B747 down in South America?

Bob_Sacamano

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I wonder what that guy did to abuse those engines so badly? In August, it will be my 20th anniversary in aviation. In that time, I've only had one engine failure in a worn-out 182. First of all, I think this guy's story is BS, just because he didn't like the job. But if it's not, with such an unprecedented failure rate, I'd be inclined to think it was pilot technique.



Someone In The Majors Section Replied That They Knew Someone Who Had 4 Engine Failures In The Time He Worked There....may Be Complete (b.s) But If Thats True There Is Something Wrong....most People Can Go A Career These Days Without 1 More Less 4 In A Short Period.
 

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Why dontcha STFU "Mr. Expert"

I don't work for Kalitta, and I don't work for the NTSB either. So I'm going to keep my opinions to myself, rather than join in with the usual crowd that likes to dogpile on the pilot's involved... (automatically assuming with their wealth of knowledge and on site intel that it was probably a fellow aviator's fault).

Are you willing to come back, and dig up this thread weeks or months from now to apologize for your remark, if the fault lies elsewhere...?

Yeah, right.

Why don't you spend your time trying to market your cure for the common poop smell instead, since your $hi% does not seem to have one... :mad:



Best wishes to the families of those killed and injured, and Safe flying for the rest of us.
 
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Condolences to all the families. Wishing all the best and quick recovery to all.

A bad day for Freight Dogs indeed.
 

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You know, I'm usually a fly on the wall during these sessions, but you really stand out. I can probably speak for many in saying that, while we are here to share opinions and ideas, your posts reek of disappointment and bitterness. So, please, unless you actually have something productive or insightful to say, please, give it a rest while the rest of us try to sort this thing out. Thanks.
 

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Two whales in the dirt, several injuries and now loss of precious life. Doesn't take employment at Kalitta to come to the realization that things aren't completely safe!!!!
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Was it just doing a BOG turn from Miami? Or did it come from some where else down there? Just trying to figure out why you would need a double crew for that.
yea dude, they went MIA-VCP-BOG-MIA.

it was a heavy actually sorry. (1 FO)
 

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Why don't we all just focus on what we can do for those involved in this tragedy, and let the investigators complete their investigation.

Has anyone been able to confirm that all 8 survived? I just heard from a buddy that 3 crew members did perish, but I consider this unconfirmed because I got the info second hand.
 

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Best of luck to the crew. In the meantime, the FAA should investigate the entire Kalitta organization. Two lives lost, several serious injuries and the lost of two B747s should warrant some serious inquiry
I have been saying that for ages. Scavengers have no place in aviation business. Sooner or later it shows. Maybe now FAA will take a closer look to Connie's business. Terrorizing your employees, using used parts made new through your own aviation parts company, using old planes is not a fair way to do business. I know many of Kalitta's little pupies bailed out jail by Connie and with no other place to go will jump barking at me but "c'est la vie".
Two planes this year is kind of too much
 

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Two whales in the dirt, several injuries and now loss of precious life. Doesn't take employment at Kalitta to come to the realization that things aren't completely safe!!!!
How many crashes has FedEx had in recent years?
 

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I have known Joe Kendall for 28 years and he is indeed a good Engineer..Was out of flying for a while,but returned to be a Check Airman on the 74.
My prayers are with his wife and kids..By the way,if any one can beat the odds, it'll be Joe...Keeping my fingers crossed....
 

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I have known Joe Kendall for 28 years and he is indeed a good Engineer..Was out of flying for a while,but returned to be a Check Airman on the 74.
My prayers are with his wife and kids..By the way,if any one can beat the odds, it'll be Joe...Keeping my fingers


crossed....
Former Emery?
 

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Anybody know why they had so many crewmembers on board?
 

countbat

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How many crashes has FedEx had in recent years
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How many aircrafts Fedex has? How huge of an operation they run? If they would crash an airplane per year it will still be way bellow 1%, but Kalitta's 2 crashes out of 20 airplanes is 10% of fleet(although they have less airplanes). Statistic Fedex( I'm not sure but they must have few hundred airplanes) should have higher risk for crashes than an operation of 20 airplanes.
 
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