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Aerosucre 727 crashes on takeoff

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posted on Feb, 20 2017 @ 11:57 AM
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And the mystery deepens. Investigators have been unable to determine the weight. There was no manifest or weight and balance located at the airline offices. They're estimating 19,820 pounds on 9 pallets based on documents found to date.

The flight plan filed showed five people on board, but six were found at the crash site. Five crew and a cargo specialist. One survived the accident.




posted on Feb, 20 2017 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The fact that anyone at all was able to walk away from that makes it arguably the best show of piloting skill ever seen in the civil aviation world imho.

But yeah, the DC-10 was a scary bird.



posted on Feb, 20 2017 @ 01:16 PM
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a reply to: Barnalby

It's really starting to look like there was more than scheduled cargo on board.



posted on Feb, 20 2017 @ 01:42 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I was talking about 232, haha.

I wonder how much Street value went up in flames in the 727 crash. It reminds me of my parent's story about flying through Manaus as an overnight fueling stop in 1982 and seeing all the completely unmarked aircraft on the tarmac.

Nothing's quite as scary as 3rd-world jet aviation.



posted on Feb, 20 2017 @ 01:44 PM
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a reply to: Barnalby

Yeah, i know. I just tagged your post, because it was easier than scrolling back up to the top of the page to do a generic reply.


I'm a truck driver, I'm lazy.



posted on Feb, 20 2017 @ 05:08 PM
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More information. The airport was operating uncontrolled at the time, and it appears the crew was unaware of the winds. The wind at the time was 010 at 8 knots, which should have led them to use runway 07. Instead they headed to runway 25, resulting in a 4 knot tailwind on takeoff.

The crew was attempting a fuel dump after takeoff, and allowed the aircraft to roll to 60 degrees.

www.flightglobal.com...



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