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Nov. 5, 2005, 11:49AM
2 die in small-plane crash at Hobby Airport

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Two people died this morning around 10 a.m. when their twin engine plane, a Cessna Citation 3, crashed at Hobby Airport, officials said. The plane had been waiting on the runway to take off from Hobby to Corpus Christi when an incoming Southwest plane issued an alert, according to Tommy Dowdy, district chief for the Houston Fire Department.
Air traffic controllers then apparently told the Cessna to take off quickly, while diverting the Southwest plane to Bush Intercontinental Airport, where it landed safely.
The Cessna crashed while trying to land after the emergency take-off. Dowdy said it plunged nose first, tumbled over and skidded nearly 300 feet in the middle of the airport runway.
 
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I thought I had seen it all from the media, but an "emergency takeoff?"
 

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I better start reviewing my emergency takeoff procedures. Havent done one of those in a while.
 

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Doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Just a matter of time before Houston ATC's preferential treatment of 737s caused an accident for someone else.




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The 737 was under distress according to Airport Ops here at IAH. There were a ton of fire truck and airport police around the plane
 

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Citation II on a maintainance test flight. Owner/Physician PIC with a mecahnic along as an observer.
 

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Soooooooo let me get this straight...the cessna was holding, then the SW 73 declared an emergency, so the cessna was given a t/o clearance. The 73 was diverted to IAH, and the cessna crashed on "return" to HOU some time later after the mx flight was over...again, sooooo what the heck does one have to do with the other?!?!?!? The cessna was returning to the field to "land" as was stated in the article, so it apparently was flying just fine before the accident, and the t/o just happened to be right ahead of a 73 that had an emergency. They really seem to have no significance with each other, maybe i am wrong.
 

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starchkr said:
Soooooooo let me get this straight...the cessna was holding, then the SW 73 declared an emergency, so the cessna was given a t/o clearance.

I think you have it straight according to what little info we have, except one report said they were told to exit the runway to make room for the 737, and they departed instead. No telling if that is what really happened though.

The 73 was diverted to IAH, and the cessna crashed on "return" to HOU some time later after the mx flight was over...again, sooooo what the heck does one have to do with the other?!?!?!?

Again, I know shoot about it but one report said the citation took off (sounded like a rushed departure) and returned immediately with a problem. I guess a 'rushed-takeoff problem' could relate the two airplanes (remotely) but most takeoff problems bite you......on takeoff.
 

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FBO Girl said:
The 737 was under distress according to Airport Ops here at IAH. There were a ton of fire truck and airport police around the plane
Yea, it's a daily occurance at every airport, every day. There isn't a week that goes by that I don't see cops or fire trucks with their lights flashing out on the airline ramp or the taxi ways.

How many times do airport operations have to be disrupted by an airliner parked out in the middle of a taxi way because a circuit breaker extended during flight?

I think they ought to foam the runway down in each case and send the bill to your airline. Jeez, between the Jet Blue fk up with 0-rings in the nose gear and Alaska airlines being required to video their maintainence operations, I'm begining to think that "one level of safety" has been rolled back to 134 and half levels.
 

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Private jet crashes at Hobby, killing two


737 diverted to Bush IAH

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(11/5/05 - KTRK/HOUSTON) - A private jet has crashed at Hobby Airport, killing two people.
Also on ABC13.com:
Send us a news tip | RSS feeds | ABC13 E-lert | Info mentioned on airThe accident happened just before 10am Saturday. There was apparently a 737 coming in for a landing some type of difficulty. Air traffic controllers told the pilot of the smaller plane to move off the runway to make way for the 737. The pilot took off in the jet, circled back around, tried to land again and crashed.
The Citation aircraft skidded a distance through a grassy area and ended up on runway #22 where it caught fire. Both people on board are dead, according to HFD officials.
The 737 was diverted to Bush Intercontinental Airport where it landed safely. There's no word yet on what type of problems that plane was experiencing.
Hobby Airport was closed for about an hour following the crash. Stay with ABC13 Eyewitness News for the latest on this developing story.
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The SWA aircraft was returning to Hobby due to an oil system malfunction. An engine was shut down due to said problem. The Citation was cleared for an immediate and crashed during takeoff.

This is second hand off of the SWAPA board, thought it might shed a little light. It doesn't say if it was on the return to HOU that the Cessna crashed. The post implies that it was during T/O.


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The Citation took off, had requested a return, cleared to land, and crashed on subsequent landing. This is from the Houston Chronicle:

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/3441710

The twin-engine Cessna Citation 500 crashed at 9:58 a.m. Saturday on the Hobby Airport runway, a few minutes after takeoff. The jet's takeoff, officials said, was hurried ahead of a Southwest Airlines 737 plane that was returning to the airport because of an emergency. The pilot of the Southwest flight, bound for Las Vegas, had asked for permission to return because an indicator light showed high fuel temperatures.
 

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Fuel Temp light

Unless I need a refresher, I'm sure I don't want that, we don't have a high fuel temp indicator light. Fine reporting by the Chronicle.
 

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http://www.ntsb.gov/NTSB/brief.asp?ev_id=20051110X01829&key=1

Sounds like it happened on takeoff, not a return to the airport. Notice that the NTSB says nothing about the SWA aircraft. The last time the airplane flew was back in January, and he may have rushed the takeoff due to the inbound emergency (my speculation.)

So basically there's a doctor flying a hangar-queen airplane who rushes his takeoff... sounds like a recipe for getting on the news to me.
 
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