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Another Let-410 Down  
User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Listening to BBC this morning and heard that 19 pax and crew died after a Tropical Air LET-410 crashed shortly after take-off in Haiti. The early prognosis was that a door opened shortly after take-off. I would be interested to know how this could bring down a modern twin...perhaps it detached and hit the stabiliser as happened with an HS.748 in the 70's.

It did remind me however of an incident I saw at Flores, Guatemala last March, when I witnessed exactly the same thing happen to a TAG Let-410. In the incident I watched (with horror) there was just enough runway left for the a/c to land safely after the door opened just after rotation.

The little LET seems to be involved in a lot of incidents. Is this just just perhaps the fact that this apparently rugged aircraft operates in hostile environments, or a result of design deficiencies?

L1011 - P F M
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