King Air crash north of Ft. Worth today

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It will be interesting to see what the cause was. I've seen that aircraft on the ramp a bunch so this hits close to home.
 

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Dual engine failure and no post impact fire....there's a clue for the investigators.

I'm thankful all aboard are alive.
 

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Dual engine failure and no post impact fire....there's a clue for the investigators.

I'm thankful all aboard are alive.
Thought the same thing.....at least he managed to keep the cabin intact. Critical/serious condition is better than Dead.
 

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well I didn't want to cast negative assumptions but both engines failing in-flight.....no post crash fire.........hmmmm
 

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I've heard the same uncle rico. Probably on the arrival over MOTZA. Turboprops always get 6000 (unpublished)...wonder if they could have made it on a glide to Decatur? It'd only be 4 miles or so.
 

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Early B100 with -8's would have just about this total time fuel endurance for top off @ FTW 2 Oct:

06-Oct-2009 BE10/GWiley Post (KPWA)Fort Worth Meacham Intl (KFTW)01:50PM CDT02:43PM CDT0:5306-Oct-2009 BE10/GFort Worth Meacham Intl (KFTW)Wiley Post (KPWA)09:16AM CDT10:03AM CDT0:4604-Oct-2009 BE10/GAransas Co (KRKP)Fort Worth Meacham Intl (KFTW)02:49PM CDT04:21PM CDT1:3202-Oct-2009 BE10/GFort Worth Meacham Intl (KFTW)Aransas Co (KRKP)07:52AM CDT09:07AM CDT1:15
Hope pilot pulls through. Stupid mistakes shouldn't
cost your life. Can't imagine Low Fuel Warning wasn't
illuminated on departure from Ramp.

Sucks to tell the boss in this employment economy
you messed up and need to deplane to get the gas
you need/paid for/didn't order.

Grace? Anyone?

100-1/2
 

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interesting final hook turn...weather a factor here? ice vanes not open?
 

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B100 - Garrett powered ... no ice vanes, I'll bet there was an airport immediately west of where me made the hard turn.

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yes, the 100 and the A100 had pratts. B100 Garetts
 

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I'll bet there was an airport immediately west of where me made the hard turn.

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Copeland (Private)? The TV minister (Keneth Copeland) has his own airport and a Citation X (+ others) right around that area I think.
 

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Copeland (Private)? The TV minister (Keneth Copeland) has his own airport and a Citation X (+ others) right around that area I think.

Copeland's is just to the south of where he made his right-hand turn. Very much in the area! Check it out on flightaware under the sectional view.
 

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Owner was the pilot, that bird had -10's

No fire isn't an indicator of anything. Most of the debrit that left the aircraft was in or around a pond.
 

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No fire isn't an indicator of anything. Most of the debrit that left the aircraft was in or around a pond.
Seems to me being in or around a pond wouldn't have prevented a Jet-A fueled fire. But what do I know.
 

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I own my plane. I Am not gunna put any gas on anywhere else that I don't get wholesale fuel prices. My home base fuel is where I buy my gas. I have 5 hours of fuel on my plane and only 4 legs under an hour each am good. My king air never burns more the 100 gallons per hour.
Opps. I found out the scary way when I got vectored past the airport and back and o. Short final I noticed on of my gauges tapping the peg.
I will never let that hAppen again
 

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The water would/could prevent sparks from happening.
Just like what happened to the Hooters / Alan Kulwicki Merlin crash. As I am sure KSU will confirm , improperly managed ignitions and or lip heats can get you silence in a hurry on a Garrett.
 
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