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  • DeskFlyer
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    Originally posted by Brad1711
    I got on the ramp at TOL once... was tempted to go joy-riding but didn't feel like losing my ticket and spending the next 20 years of my life behind bars.
    But it beats dying after being ejected from a car at high velocity, suffering some truly hideous physical rearrangements along the way for your family to remember you by, and killing 4 of your friends at the same time.

    If it wasn't for the people left behind I'd say it was natural selection at its finest.

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  • Brad1711
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    I got on the ramp at TOL once... was tempted to go joy-riding but didn't feel like losing my ticket and spending the next 20 years of my life behind bars.

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  • Verbal
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    I sense a trend emerging.

    Woman Allegedly Drives SUV on Runway
    Tuesday, January 29, 2008
    (01-29) 16:01 PST Grand Junction, Colo. (AP) --

    Authorities say a car crashed through a fence at Grand Junction Regional Airport and drove onto a runway before it got stuck atop electrical equipment.

    No planes were taking off or landing when the incident occurred at about 3 a.m. Monday, the Transportation Security Administration said.

    Jamie L. Bowden was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and other counts, police said. No phone number could be found for Bowden, and it wasn't known whether she had an attorney.

    Airport manager Rex Tippett said Bowden's car went off a road and came "barreling through the fence and just kept on going."

    TSA spokesman Sterling Payne called the incident "isolated" and said Grand Junction authorities are in charge of the investigation.

    A Federal Aviation Administration official says the agency wasn't aware of the incident.

    Grand Junction is about 190 miles west of Denver.
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...9S64.DTL&tsp=1

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  • Sparky
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    Originally posted by Brad1711
    What exactly happened? Those things don't go fast enough to jump any significant distance, though it looks like they broke the knuckles and lost the front tires a good distance back...
    Looks like cheap composite road structure...

    Sparky

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  • Brad1711
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    Originally posted by Thunder Down Under
    .......Thunder tried to take off in a 797 once.....



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

    TDU
    What exactly happened? Those things don't go fast enough to jump any significant distance, though it looks like they broke the knuckles and lost the front tires a good distance back...

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  • Thunder Down Under
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    .......Thunder tried to take off in a 797 once.....



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

    TDU

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    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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  • rattler
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    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

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  • Squawk7500
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    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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  • brianw999
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    Ahhhh !......"Vorsprung Durst Fu#ked It !!"

    OK, I know that's an Audi saying but you know what I mean.

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  • Bok269
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    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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  • Digger
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    (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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  • Brad1711
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    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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  • RadarContactLost
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    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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  • Sweetheart
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    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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