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  • #16
    Originally posted by DAL767-400ER
    Darwinism at work :rolleyes: . Doesn't Jumbolair's runway have a displaced threshold? You'd think that once those guys passed that mark they would have attempted to brake.
    They ? What can the passenger on the right back seat do to brake this car ? Blame the idiot behind the wheel.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by MaxPower
      They ? What can the passenger on the right back seat do to brake this car ? Blame the idiot behind the wheel.
      But the passengers are partly to blame. They let him do it. I am sure that if all the passengers had not agreed to go, this incident wouldnt have happened.
      You've got to try to find what's right before your eyes-Finger Eleven


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      • #18
        Originally posted by ASpilot2be
        But the passengers are partly to blame. They let him do it. I am sure that if all the passengers had not agreed to go, this incident wouldnt have happened.
        Concur....at that age, I probably would have called out V2.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by MaxPower
          They ? What can the passenger on the right back seat do to brake this car ? Blame the idiot behind the wheel.
          I don't think these guys just saw a runway and on a whim decided to go speed on it. They probably knew about it beforehand and had some planning. The pax most likely had the opportunity to op out.

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          • #20
            Not that hard to reach over and turn the key off. I have had to do that in the past.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Brad1711
              Not that hard to reach over and turn the key off. I have had to do that in the past.
              IMO, these kids got caught up in how fast they could go. Unfortunately for them, 7500' +/- doesn't last very long at high speeds.
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              • #22
                Jumbolair has a huge berm at the south turn around, like a dirt blast fence. I didn't think it was 80 feet tall, maybe 20 or 30.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Sweetheart
                  IMO, these kids got caught up in how fast they could go. Unfortunately for them, 7500' +/- doesn't last very long at high speeds.
                  Oh I know. I was just responding to what someone said earlier about the passengers being powerless to stop it.
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                  • #24
                    (Fuzzy recollection follows):

                    10 or so years ago, a guy attempted takeoff from Allegheny County (KAGC) in a Buick (or similarly bulky American sedan).

                    He was a Saudi national, attending the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, and the speculation was that he was attempting suicide, rather than return home to serve in the military. He literally raced a departing Cessna down Rwy 28, where the Cessna continued flight. The Buick did not. Despite a forced landing several hundred feet past the departure end of the runway (which also features a steep drop off), he survived. Oh, also, he was clad only in a bath towel...

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Brad1711
                      Not that hard to reach over and turn the key off. I have had to do that in the past.
                      Even easier-I think the M5 is a push button start.

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                      • #26
                        Ahhhh !......"Vorsprung Durst Fu#ked It !!"

                        OK, I know that's an Audi saying but you know what I mean.
                        If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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                        • #27
                          Google satellite view of the crash site.
                          http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...&t=h&z=18&om=0

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by ptbodale
                            Still it is tragic. Five young men dead because of a stupid decision.
                            Indeed. R.I.P.

                            And, the young Polish guy with the drive to race his Audi (of cause smth like this would *NEVER* happen to you), take advice.

                            Rattler
                            AD.info? Rings a bell somehow...

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by rattler
                              And, the young Polish guy with the drive to race his Audi (of cause smth like this would *NEVER* happen to you), take advice.
                              Of course that would never happen to me because I wouldn't be that stupid to race on a private runway. I would take her for a spin on a public highway...
                              But hey, that subject is closed.

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                              • #30
                                .......Thunder tried to take off in a 797 once.....



                                .......completely phlucked the undercarraige....

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