snopes.com  

Go Back   snopes.com > Non-UL Chat > Crash and Burn

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 21 February 2017, 07:21 AM
Graham2001's Avatar
Graham2001 Graham2001 is offline
 
Join Date: 21 January 2006
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 709
Default 'Like bomb going off': Impact of Melbourne's worst plane disaster in 30 years

Quote:
Melbourne’s worst aviation disaster in 30 years has claimed the lives of five people.

The plane was carrying four American tourists when it slammed into the Essendon DFO, metres from the busy Tullamarine Freeway, and exploded in a fireball.
Link to full article with several witness videos

https://au.news.yahoo.com/vic/a/3445...-yahoo7/#page1
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 21 February 2017, 03:50 PM
WildaBeast's Avatar
WildaBeast WildaBeast is online now
 
Join Date: 18 July 2002
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 14,237
Default

Quote:
3. The plane’s engine failed resulting in the aircraft crashing into the DFO shopping centre building.
A King Air has two engines. The failure of one of them, in and of itself, should not cause a crash. The engine failure was almost certainly a contributing factor, but something else must have gone wrong in addition to that to result in the crash. That something else could well be that the pilot didn't react properly to the loss of the engine, of course. Would a small plane like a King Air flying for a charter company in Australia have a cockpit voice recorder?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 21 February 2017, 07:26 PM
BoKu's Avatar
BoKu BoKu is offline
 
Join Date: 20 February 2000
Location: Douglas Flat, CA
Posts: 3,807
Airplane

Probably no CVR. But chances are good that one or more of the airplane's systems collected and logged enough data to reconstruct the flight. What remains to be seen if enough of the system memory survived. The NTSB has an entire department that does nothing but extract data from damaged devices.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 22 February 2017, 01:41 AM
Graham2001's Avatar
Graham2001 Graham2001 is offline
 
Join Date: 21 January 2006
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 709
Default

Here is the link to the ATSB investigation, not much there at the moment, but when it is this will be the place to go:

http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/...r/ao-2017-024/

And a link to the latest speculation, looks like the media is shifting focus from the engine failure onto how the pilot reacted to it.

Quote:
The pilot in yesterday’s tragic plane crash, who’s been hailed as a “champion bloke”, was under investigation over a midair “near collision” in 2015.

Max Quartermain, 63, who had more than 38 years’ flying experience, died along with four US golfing tourists yesterday when the plane he was piloting exploded in a fireball after crashing into the Essendon Direct Factory Outlet in Melbourne’s north.

Mr Quartermain has been remembered as a “fine pilot”, but he was involved in a “close shave” less than two years ago.
http://www.news.com.au/national/vict...bad77a17a0d331
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Man accused of writing bomb note on Denver-bound plane Psihala Police Blotter 3 19 January 2017 11:54 AM
Christmas Day bomb plot foiled in Melbourne: Australian police Sue War, What Is It Good For? 1 23 December 2016 09:34 PM
27 hurt after man sets himself on fire in Melbourne bank branch Graham2001 Police Blotter 1 19 November 2016 12:13 AM
N. Korea develops H-bomb, Kim Jong-un says//H-bomb claim draws skepticism A Turtle Named Mack Soapbox Derby 6 07 January 2016 02:19 PM
World’s Worst Employee Makes Dozens of Bomb Threats to Get Out of Work A Turtle Named Mack Business Bytes 0 22 May 2014 01:45 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.