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  • Gabriel
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    Originally posted by 3WE View Post

    The day of the crash from one of the news choppers (TV station website). It was a still photo. Perhaps the link is elsewhere.

    You could see it wasn’t a super duper wide runway and lacked the “count-down piano keys” at 500 ft intervals.

    Disclaimer: Don’t want to say there were no tire tracks…but no OBVIOUS tire tracks/skid marks.

    Update: I’m not finding the pic. A helicopter probably zoomed way back showing the runway and the plane (you know…BAD PHOTOGRAPHY…clutter, lighting, cropping, categories). Also, the news ratings gurus know that a close up of burning aluminum porn sells more ads than a loosely shot photo of a smoke plume and a runway…who needs useful facts?…bubble headed bleach blond comes on at 5:00…tell you ‘bout the plane crash with a gleam in her eye…
    Ok, this is the footage I was wanting. Clear view of the plane and the runway end.... and quite obvious tire marks on the runway and a good way beyond probably up to the point where the plane spun around and the gear collapsed.

    The plane was not flying, and it was braking (at least with the wheels, because the reversers are not deployed so a scenario of having the engines at full thrust but brakes applied unintentionally is still possible).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du6tgqA9R1Q

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  • 3WE
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    Originally posted by Gabriel View Post
    Where did you see the end of the runway?
    The day of the crash from one of the news choppers (TV station website). It was a still photo. Perhaps the link is elsewhere.

    You could see it wasn’t a super duper wide runway and lacked the “count-down piano keys” at 500 ft intervals.

    Disclaimer: Don’t want to say there were no tire tracks…but no OBVIOUS tire tracks/skid marks.

    Update: I’m not finding the pic. A helicopter probably zoomed way back showing the runway and the plane (you know…BAD PHOTOGRAPHY…clutter, lighting, cropping, categories). Also, the news ratings gurus know that a close up of burning aluminum porn sells more ads than a loosely shot photo of a smoke plume and a runway…who needs useful facts?…bubble headed bleach blond comes on at 5:00…tell you ‘bout the plane crash with a gleam in her eye…

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  • Gabriel
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    Originally posted by 3WE View Post
    Didn’t see any noticeable tire tracks off the end of the runway.

    Interesting plane and one heck of a post-crash fire.
    Where did you see the end of the runway?
    I tried to find pictures / videos that have the plane and the runway to understand the relative location and orientation but I couldn't. I heard for example that the plane did not end up pointing in the direction it was moving so I don't even know where from the plane to start looking for drag marks.

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  • 3WE
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    I read gossip that the pilot said the plane wouldn’t rotate, and gossip that this was the first flight of the aircraft in almost 18 months. (Edit: December 2020).

    Also, of note. The plane was apparently carrying rich people going to the baseball playoffs.

    Ban all baseball, or at least the DH.

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  • Evan
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    18 pax on board. I guess we can rule out being overweight. The last of the MD-87's rolled out of the factory in 1992, so it was no spring chicken. Aside from a second-life as air tankers, I think there are only a handful of these mini-maddogs left in service.

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  • flashcrash
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    Originally posted by 3WE View Post
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    Interesting plane and one heck of a post-crash fire.
    Agreed. Pretty amazing.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Something positive is all passengers and crew members are alive and safe.

    Soon we will discover what went wrong

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  • 3WE
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    Didn’t see any noticeable tire tracks off the end of the runway.

    Interesting plane and one heck of a post-crash fire.

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  • MD-87 hits fence after takeoff from TME. All passengers survive the crash.

    Houston plane crash: at least 2 injuries reported after plane crash in Waller County - CNN

    "The information we have at this time indicates that the plane did not attain altitude at the end of the runway and went across Morton Road, coming to a rest in the field just north of the airport, where it caught on fire".
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