Fed Ex Crashed in TLH..

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Just saw it on the news, but I cannot find it on the internet yet. They say it was a 727 took off out of MEM enroute to somewhere in Florida. They also reported the plane was on fire as it was trying to make an emergency landing in TLH.
 

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A FedEx Boeing 727 cargo jet crashed and burned
short of the runway Friday at Tallahassee Airport. The three-member crew
escaped with minor injuries, the company said.

The three-engine jet, FedEx Fight 1478 from Memphis, landed a half mile short
of the runway at 5:43 a.m., said Kathleen Bergen, a Federal Aviation
Administration spokeswoman at regional offices in Atlanta.

It wasn't immediately know why it didn't reach the runway.

``We can't speculate on the cause,'' said Jess Bunn, the FedEx spokesman at
company headquarters in Memphis, Tenn. ``The National Transportation Safety
Board and FedEx's own safety team will be investigating.''

The crew members were taken by ambulance to a hospital where they were
reported in good condition, the company said.

Michelle Bono, a spokeswoman for the City of Tallahassee, which owns the
airport, said the airport would remain closed until the wreckage is cleared.
 

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Anybody know what the weather was?
 
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:( Sorry to hear about another Fedex plane lost. The news here in Memphis is not too detailed yet.

Back in the mid-90s I did the haz for the TLH flight--used to be some pretty nasty stuff went on that run. Moody AFB got a lot of it. The 727s on that run used to go MEM-MOB-TLH. That was the run that all the mx birds were on, so some of the planes were real question marks. Just glad to hear nobody was really hurt.

To reply to Huck,I haven't seen this morning's wx but the fog or haze can get real bad there.

I hate to see any area of aviation take another hit at this time, but I sure hope this wasn't a case of pilot error. (Was it another Tiger pilot?):D
 

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Just to update the reply about the TLH wx:

Wx this morning at TLH was clear, wind calm, 22/21. Can't find a report of fog or surface vis, but sure sounds like perfect conditions for fog.
 

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As far as I'm concerned the NTSB will sort out the rest of the stuff, I'm just thrilled the crew came out of this as well as they did!
 

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I too am grateful that they made it out alive.

In the 2 hrs I've been flipping between MSNBC, CNN and FOXNews, I've seen one 20 second flash on CNN and then nothing. They showed the burned 727 briefly.

I can't help but think that if that crew had not survived, it would be on every network running through the media glorification of death. But since they survived and quite possibly did an outstanding job, it just ain't newsworthy.

Sad thing is, if they find that the crew messed up in anyway, we'll be enduring yet another attack of headlines questioning airplane safety......
 

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Maybe not - cargo is usually under the media's radar....

I'll never forget, after the Newark crash, Kathie Lee Gifford said "Well there was a plane crash last night, but thank God, it was a cargo plane...."
 

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You have a point Huck. Man, I never heard that one about kathy lee. I knew there was a reason I disliked her.
 

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Glad to hear that the crew got out okay, wishing them a speedy recovery!
 

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Here is the Metar from TLH just after the crash:

KTLH 261053Z 00000KT 9SM FEW001 SCT015 SCT150 BKN250 22/22 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP200 VIS SW-NW 1/2 CB DSNT SE CB DSNT SW FU SCT015 FU PLUME OVR APCH RWY 09 T02220217

There were some low clouds in the area and nearby thunderstorms, but there's no telling if that had anything to do with the accident.

JimboGoodPilot, not a very classy comment. Hopefully no one will joke about your sobriety if you have an accident. Here's to a fast recovery by the flight crew.
 

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I still cannot tell if it was a schedual arrival or not? Anybody...Also which runway were they shooting for? I think it is 18/36 or 09/27 ILS on 18 and 09. Anybody.......? I suppose the earlier reports about the fire have been retracted.

Kathy Lee Gifford...........Geez what a MFB did she say that on Regis and Kathy Lee.
 
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If you look close you see pilot's beer cans and 40 oz. on ground, oop!!!! He can be to get job at America West airline!
 

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Jimbo

What's your problem buddy? Have you been boozin a little today? Come on, show some class. 56,000 hours, uh. I say B.S. and then some.
 

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This one is for Huck...

Hey buddy, sorry to hear about that 727 crash at Tallhassee. Have you finished training on the panel yet ? And are your 727 CAT II or III ?

Hope all is well for you and your family,

Jerome
 

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FYI

jimbo is a carry over from another site. His schtick is to get rises out of people. Take him with a grain of salt. At times he's funny if you just consider the source. Flame away jimbo, I know who you are;)
 

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I second that.. The old JIMBO was a hoot.. This guy needs to work on his english skills.
 
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