fed-ex plane...

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by some1else, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. some1else

    some1else Active Member

    fedex plane crash landing in tokyo; 2 pilots dead.

    looks like out of a wwII video plane bounces off runway then wings down and fireball. horrible
     
  2. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Breaking news........

    Fedex MD11 crashes at Narita http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29828648/
    airport is currently closed, condition of both crew members not known.
    UPS conducts daily flights to and from Narita.
     
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Post a link, man.
     
  4. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    I just made my own thread if you want to combine Over, in the news thing i just saw it said the condition of the pilots was not known....it was a very violent crash though.
     
  5. some1else

    some1else Active Member

    they are dead... looks like just 2 people aboard, but it burned really bad
     
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Drewed.
     
  7. some1else

    some1else Active Member

    ive really never seen one that bad; gutwrenching
     
  8. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Yea its pretty horrible, they brought down the nose before they touched down, bounced off the nose gear and rotated to its wing
     
  9. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Sympathy to the family and coworkers of the pilot and copilot.
     
  10. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    Ditto
     
  11. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    Awww man that really sucks.:dissapointed:
    I hate stories like this.
    It looked like he pulled the nose up right after touchdown and just slammed it back down. Almost like a nasty gust picked it up.
    Wow, I looked at it again. You are right. I thought at first they had already touched down the rear landing gear.
     
  12. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    They are saying the wind was the cause of this preliminarily....

    This event is tragic, and although we're ingrained with the thought fedex is the enemy they are the closest thing we have to family in this inherently dangerous industry and we lost two of brothers today. Best wishes and prayers to the friends and family.
     
  13. MechanicForBrown

    MechanicForBrown Prblm found,part on order

    This event is tragic, and although we're ingrained with the thought FedEx is the enemy they are the closest thing we have to family in this inherently dangerous industry and we lost two of brothers today. Best wishes and prayers to the friends and family.[/quote]

    Absolutely agree, very tragic, best wishes to all involved.:sad:
     
  14. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    So it may have been what it looked like to me at first. Not that it makes any difference. Two people are dead and that is tragic. I sit here thinking how their families are feeling right now. What a terrible day it is for them and all their friends. Right now nothing else in the world matters. :sad-little: I often think about this when driving all night. I worry about my fellow drivers and hope their night is safe.
     
  15. airbusfxr

    airbusfxr New Member

    No control close to the ground due to flare. These cannot be landed like a Boeing. UPS has our crew usea DC 8 type procedure to get it on deck. There have been many MD 11, DC10 crashes throughout the years.
     
  16. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Looks like the link has been blocked. Its now unavailable. Prayers to the friends, family and the employees of fedex!
     
  17. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Watching the video again....at the very beggining it looks lik they had touched down and got brought back up with the wind... Im not going to speculate anymore on this, Ill wait for the official word.
     
  18. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    Hmm, link is working ok for me. :dissapointed:
     
  19. pkgdriver

    pkgdriver Member

  20. McGee

    McGee Well-Known Member

    that is tragic, my condolences to the family.