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Bagram Airfield Crash - 7 dead

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Phaze5ive, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. Phaze5ive

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    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    It doesn't appear that the pilot made any attempt at all to recover from that stall. They just held the nose high until they fell right out of the sky.
     

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    Suspected load shift. 5 up-armored vehicles onboard. Only takes one to roll.

    Oops...guess I could have read the entire post.
     
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    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    Ah, that would explain it. They couldn't get the nose down.
     
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    A few of my friends work there, fortunately they weren't on that flight. As said, all speculation and eyewitness accounts (there is a dashcam video of the crash, as well) point toward a load shift.

    This one hits very close to home, as it is a small company, and the chance of a very close friend having been at the controls was extremely high.
     
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    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Silver Member

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo51Be2jL8c"]Bagram Airfield Crash April 29th 2013 Dashcam footage - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Boy Howdy !

    Agree on the load shift cause.

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    Improperly secured cargo......that'll get you every time.



    Prayers for the families. atleast it was over quick.
     
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    That driver was pretty calm for having a 747 crash in front of him
     
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    Just showed it to my GF and all she could say was OMG OMG OMG! I was thinking the same thing. Wow just wow.
     
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    That is probably how I would have reacted as well. Not calm, but not screaming and running around like a little girl either. I tend to become speechless if something shocking happens in front of me. It would probably take me a few minutes to be able to process words after seeing that first hand.
     
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    Speculating but probably a load shift. Awful and RIP to the crew. Here is a massive load shift off the carrier, circa 1970...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlDmMwI9cik"]Navy C-2 Greyhound Crash - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    ASIs at GE, Boeing and a host of Safety Center guys just canceled their Cinco de Mayo plans. Unfortunately, so did a lot of families in Michigan.
    Prayers to all.
     
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    Well, not to be callous, but what could he do?


    There is no surviving, or preventing a crash like that, all you can do is sit back and watch, and hope it doesn't land ontop of you.
     
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    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Silver Member

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    It's weird. Just the night before this crash, I was watching the new episode of Air Disasters on Nat Geo and it featured a Korean Air Cargo 747 that went down in England, just after takeoff. It was a different cause though. In the case of the Korean 747 cargo aircraft, a faulty inertial navigation unit sent bad info to the pilot's artificial horizon, during a port turn. It told him he was still level, so instead of checking the other two instruments, he just kept reefing in left bank. They were at ninety degrees of bank and nose way down when they hit.

    When seeing an aircraft that large on takeoff or landing, I've always thought that it simply did not look possible for it to fly. To see one lose lift and fall out of the sky is wrenching though. Eric
     
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    Roger that. This is not a new mishap, on just one of my tours in Germany, the USAF lost a C-130 and a C-5 at EDAR Ramstein Airbase due to load shifts.
     
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    JLeòdhas Alba gu bràth!!

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    Bless their hearts, wonder what they was thinking during that.
     
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    5 up armored what? A 747-400 can carry a lot of weight, I would not think it would be so heavily impacted by 1 vehicle but I don't know much about flying. It sure seemed to lose all forward airspeed.

    It is odd how quiet the video is. There are noises that indicate there is audio but the crash makes noise and the drive does not say anything.