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Plane crash at San Francisco International Airport

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Joe Kidd, Jul 6, 2013.


  1. Kichigai

    Kichigai 気違い Was Mr30s

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    6 different people posted on this who can be first
     
  2. czsmithGT

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    Saw some pictures of the crashed plane taken by a passenger after he evacuated. Sounds like a lot of people did get off. The tail came off- don't know but maybe a nose-high landing possibly short of runway?
     
  3. vart

    vart

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    I'm sure it's not the first time there's been a rough tail hit in San Francisco...:whistling:
     
  4. ArtyGuy

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    That plane certainly came in contact with the runway well before it should have-- the debris trail begins immediately. Hopefully there are not fatalities and/or serious injuries.
     
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  5. packin23

    packin23 Welcome Wagon

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    Parts of the tail are floating in water just before the runway starts.
     
  6. *ASH*

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    pilot came in to low hit the rocks and start of runway

    someone reported everyone got out . which is amazing if true
     
  7. Bruce M

    Bruce M

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    Hopefully that is true - that everyone made it off ok.
     
  8. Paul_J

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    The shots from the helicopter sure look like the pilot hit the leading edge of the runway right at the waters edge.


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  9. czsmithGT

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    Yes that seems what happened- hit there with tail which then broke off. Report said the plane then slid down the runway and did a 360 degree spin before stopping.
     
  10. Mrs. VR

    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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    I was supposed to be enroute to SF airport when it happened. Inlaws were diverted back to Reno. :faint:
     
  11. czsmithGT

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    This incident highlights the problem with eyewitness testimony. CNN interviewed a guy who saw the crash. He said the wings broke off and the plane cartwheeled. I am sure that is what he thought he saw, but pictures of the plane post crash clearly show those things didn't happen.
     
  12. countrygun

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    I think it would be great to couple that "eyewitness" statement (not "testimony" BTW) with the pictures as a permanent example of the reliability of witness statements.
     
  13. AggiePhil

    AggiePhil ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I wonder if the fatalities are members of the flight crew. :frown:
     
  14. Mrs. VR

    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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    I think I've merged them all. If I missed any, please PM me.
     
  15. ChinaCave

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    Hear hear.

    Pure speculation, I am guessing a problem on approach / final (electrical fire?) And pilot was just able to make the runway...

    Total blather on CNN, as per sop
     
  16. Looks like a ramp strike. Could the left engine be in the water?
     
  17. ERASER

    ERASER Nyuk,Nyuk,Nyuk!

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    I see what you did there..........:rofl::rofl::rofl: