Sushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 11215 times:
Yes I did, I was taxiing out for a XC flight when a twin was doing touch n goes right infront of us while we were waiting for our clearance. After we took off and were no more than 10 miles out my friend saw a flash and approach told us that there was a crash. It was that plane and all three died.
AR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6617 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 11048 times:
I really believe this trail is morbid and offensive to the memory of everybody who died on that crash, as well as to their families. I even find posting the picture to use it in this way disconcerting.
I have no problem discussing crashes, but this thread is too much.
As739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6200 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 10829 times:
Back in 1987 I believe, I was on a SFO-CLE flight with a stop at DTW. Its was a quite night at the airport with a few thunderstorms around. We took off and the only other plane departing was a NW DC-9. Apon arrival in CLE I was told that plane had crashed on takeoff. That was the flight were only the little 3 year old surived.
I will never forget the look on my Moms face when we arrived. I can't even imagine the feeling of hearing a plane crashed in Detroit at almost the same time your son was leaving there. No doubt a feeling I never would have wanted.
"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
APP From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 546 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 10469 times:
I have a photo on this site of a Britannia 737 which crashed around 3 months after the photo was taken (while on lease in Panama), and I didn't know until some years later when I was researching the details of the aircraft to post the photo on this site. That was quite a strange feeling.
N766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8379 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 9922 times:
As739x: I remember that DC-9. My dad was working at Cleveland Center that evening. When he came home he told us all about it, and said that all metro tower told them was "don't be expecting him, he crashed off the end."
As for the photo- I find it a fitting tribute. It should stay.