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Fedex Plane Down In Japan

RedDogC130

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Fedex Plane Down In Tokyo,Japan

just saw on the news....looks like an MD-11...video looked like is it was a bad landing...totally burned up...no word on crew
 
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Just showed video of it on CNN...porpoising on landing it looked like, then the left wing catches the ground and it flips...good luck guys...
 

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Looks just like the landing in EWR back in 1997. That crew got out, let's hope this crew was able to get out safe.
 

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CNN now reporting one person taken off, though they dont know the condition. They are also saying that this aircraft would have 'at least one pilot, and maybe a copilot'...so at least they are up to their usual standards of useful information.
 

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What's with FedEx and approach/landing accidents?
 

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No time for this Bull Sh*t. Fox news reporting the crew passed away. God bless the families of the crew.
 

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No time for this Bull Sh*t. Fox news reporting the crew passed away. God bless the families of the crew.

Damnit, that sucks! My best friend is an MD-11 Capt at FedEx. He's fine, Thank God, just talked to him.
 

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OMG that looked horrible, nice day and then just a ball a flames. I wish they would have been able to do a balked landing off the bounce. Winds were gusting up to 49kts.
 
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OMG that looked horrible, nice day and then just a ball a flames. I wish they would have been able to do a balked landing off the bounce. I wonder what the winds were like?

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Talking now about the history of accidents similar to this with MD-11 aircraft. I don't know much about it, but they are saying that the tail of these aircraft was modified which changes pitch control on landing. Is there any truth to that?

God Bless
 

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You're both an idiot and a jerk.:uzi: Please, no more stupid questions from the peanut gallery.

You can call me whatever names you want, but it's hard to argue that FX has suffered a disproportionate number of approach/landing incidents. Yes, I feel horrible for the families, yes, I feel terrible about this happening at all, but there is a trend here, and it's an alarming one.

BTW, my best friend agrees with me on this. He must be an idiot and a jerk also.
 
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