Breaking News You Won't See On CNN

Discussion in 'The Archives' started by rckfrd98, Dec 18, 2002.

  1. rckfrd98

    rckfrd98 Guest

    ROCKFORD Illnois} -- A 42-year-old pilot was killed early this morning when his Cessna 208D single engine cargo aircraft crashed near the Greater Rockford Airport.

    Rescue personnel rushed to the scene near the SM & SF clubhouse shortly after 2 a.m. but found a plane broken into several pieces after crashing into trees on the edge of an open field. They found the pilot lying outside the aircraft.

    Officials have identified the pilot as Donald Emmons, 42, of Montgomery.

    Emmons worked for a Chicago company that was flying small package for United Parcel Service (UPS). He was approaching the Greater Rockford Airport when he crashed. UPS has removed all of the packages from the accident scene.

    Officials are not allowing reporters or photographers anywhere near the crash site. Airport director Bob O said he didn't know if the airplane was in contact with Rockford's air traffic control tower prior to the crash.

    The Federal Aviation Authority and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.

    Although a fatal airplane accident has not happened at the airport in at least 20 years, there have been several planes crashing close to or just after taking off.
     
  2. mountaingoat

    mountaingoat Guest

    As a pilot of small, single-engine aircraft, it's always somewhat scary hearing about other pilots going in. It's almost good in a way that this wasn't covered on CNN, because then you'd have the bevy of reporters trying to explain death spirals and spatial disorientation who never had any flight training in their life. What reporters need to realize is that they were not in the cockpit and the pilot was probably doing the best job that he could at the time.

    This was a rant, wasn't it?
     
  3. johnny_b

    johnny_b Guest

    but it wasn't long enough mountaingoat. very good point. I thought CNN was too much and now there are like 18 24 hour news channels.
     
  4. dannyboy

    dannyboy Guest

    What about the 60 minutes segments that started UPS putting monitors on the back of package cars. The made sure EVERYBODY knew we had backed over 3 small children within 16 months. At least two of the drivers had the class not to blow their horn on TV. The one that did really made it sound like it was UPS's fault that it happened. The way he explained it, he pulled into an appartment complex, had large parking areas, and pulled up to the appartment. Made the delivery and backed away from the delivery, killing the child as he went. Made me sick to listen to him. Copied it on tape and viewed it at a PCM.

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  5. dannyboy

    dannyboy Guest

    What about the 60 minutes segments that started UPS putting monitors on the back of package cars. The made sure EVERYBODY knew we had backed over 3 small children within 16 months. At least two of the drivers had the class not to blow their horn on TV.

    The one that did really made it sound like it was UPS's fault that it happened, and came off as a real ass. The way he explained it, he pulled into an appartment complex, had large parking areas, and pulled up to the appartment. Made the delivery and backed away from the delivery, killing the child as he went. Made me sick to listen to him. Copied it on tape and viewed it at a PCM.

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