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Posted by lotp 2012-04-07 08:46||
#4 APee Report says all are accounted for now.
Posted by lotp 2012-04-07 08:48||
#5 Where's the rest of the airplane?
I say somebody brought in a tail section and set off a bomb.
I blame BushCheney.
Well ... it's not that different from some of the 9-11 troothers.
Posted by Bobby 2012-04-07 09:17||
#6 Very near water, a much better place to fuel-dump and "land" the plane on.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-04-07 10:45||
#7 BP, not really. It looks like they were trying to make the runway, which wasnt all that far. It all depends on the type of malfunction. Given the FI was very experienced, I'd give him the benefit of the doubt as to whether to ditch in the water, or try to make the runway. My uninformed guess is that he thought he could make it in and at least put it roughly on the runway (hence the fuel dump), and something else failed that prevented him from doing so.
Posted by OldSpook 2012-04-07 11:07||
#8 After reading the article and getting a few more facts, he was outbound, trying to make it to the water when the A/C failed completely. So this truly was a "best he could do" for the pilot of a broken aircraft - I'd lay off him a bit if I were you BP. He didnt ditch in the water because the aircraft did not make it that far.
Posted by OldSpook 2012-04-07 11:11||
#9 Adam Smith weren't no jet jockey.
Posted by Pappy 2012-04-07 11:18||
#10 OK, It did look odd though. I thought he was coming into land.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-04-07 11:51||
#11 Some sort of castrophic failure of the plane just after take-off, BP.
Posted by Barbara 2012-04-07 13:14||
#12 Similar crashes occur about every ten years or so near NAS Oceana/VA Beach, but very few had the miraculous lack of fatalities like this incident.
Local gov is always tweaking the flight patterns and the Navy's nose...The local Pols "...love "The Sound of Freedom", don-cha know; just so long as it's faintly heard. -cz-
Posted by canalzone 2012-04-07 23:29||
#13 Engines went down right after take off. Not many options - sorted semi vacant crash site, dumped fuel, and got his crew out. Sounds like top gun to ME.
Posted by newc 2012-04-07 23:42||