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  • USAir Flight 1016 Crash Pictures (Courtesy of Me)

    This past weekend I spent some time at Charlotte shooting, pics soon to come, and some time in Charlotte downtown. Chris and I stumbled upon the US Air 1016 Memorial. We wanted to find it because we were told you could still see "skid marks" on the road from the aircraft.

    From what I gathered the DC-9-31 was on approach to 18R when she encountered windshear. The pilots tried to execute a go around when it impacted the ground, veering off the runway to the right... through the airport perimeter fence, across a street/walkway (what I got pics of), and into a small neighborhood.

    Here are the pictures.

    This is the road the DC-9 crossed. See how the trees are leveled in that one section? Those markings are from the Main's where I would imagine were deflated and the metal was digging into the surface.


    Here is the memorial


    You can actually see the tire tread grooves


    More markings caused by the gear


    A long stripe that crosses the road, also caused by the gear


    Assorted tire markings on the walkway and where the walkway cracked


    Finally, another tire marking.


    Hope you enjoyed the pictures. It really sent chills up and down my spine when I felt the the markings with my hand.
    Ryan Davis
    Admin, FlyerGuide.Net
    www.flyerguide.net

  • #2
    *Napoleon voice* LUCKY!

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    • #3
      I hope I don't offend anyone...
      I'm just curious to know why it says "Rescue and restoration" the picture of the memorial stone. What was being restored?


      Nice pictures by the way. Did they not repair the road even after all these years as part of the memorial, or was it the fact that nobody uses that road any more?

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      • #4
        Nice shots Ryan. Thanks for showing us a piece of aviation (Well the sad part of it) namely crashing and ends up with an evidence like in your images !
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        • #5
          Nice shots...I'll have to check that road out next time I am in Charlotte...
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          • #6
            I'm calling shinanagins...I think he just got a shovel and put those in there

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            • #8
              I understand why you posted the outside view of the *aircraft* but what's up with the toilet? why'd you include this ? Are you telling Thats the toilet of the crashed aircraft .?? do we care about the toilets ?


              Hahaha Ryan



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              • #9
                Originally posted by OY-KBN
                why'd you include this ? Are you telling Thats the toilet of the crashed aircraft .?? do we care about the toilets ?


                speak for yourself

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by OY-KBN
                  do we care about the toilets ?
                  Speaking for myself: I can't live without toilets. Don't know about you though

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                  • #11
                    LMAO. I love the throne. My good buddy.
                    Ryan Davis
                    Admin, FlyerGuide.Net
                    www.flyerguide.net

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by ExpressJet145
                      LMAO. I love the throne. My good buddy.
                      yup, if it wasn't for the toilet, I would have forgotten how to read by now

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                      • #13
                        Omg .. I hate the throne, I have seen it too many times when drunk,
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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by OY-KBN
                          Omg .. I hate the throne, I have seen it too many times when drunk,
                          as have I...the key is to drink more so that you dont remember that part of the night

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