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FedEx Cessna Lands On Highway  
User currently offlineCwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 17
Posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks ago) and read 4113 times:

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/South/04/27/emergency.landing.ap/index.html

It can happen!


Southside Irish...our two teams are the White Sox and whoever plays the Cubs!
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User currently offlinePU151 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 4 weeks ago) and read 3938 times:

Tough day for FedEx... a Fokker 27 landed in flames in Melo, Uruguay this morning I think.

http://www.elpais.com.uy/04/04/27/ultmo_90906.asp

It basically says that the plane departed from the US, touched down in Campinas, Brazil, and was going to Buenos Aires when basically the tail and cockpit caught fire. It asked to land in MVD, but since the plane was near the Brazilian border it was diverted to Melo.

Now, the article doesn't identify the plane as belonging to FedEx, but another newspaper, El Observador does. Plus, Campinas is a FedEx hub.

http://www.observa.com.uy

The pilots are in a local hospital, but they are OK.


User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3633 times:

I'm glad my FedEx air package wasn't on it!

I'll stick with UPS, thank you very much. Only reason why this package went FedEx was because I wasn't paying for it.



Proudly from the Home of the Red Tail.
User currently offlineLima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3338 times:

Hi PU151,

Great to hear the pilots are fine!

I remember years ago that near the Brazilian border (near Chui) the route is also an emergency landing strip.

Lima


User currently offlinePU151 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3227 times:

Slightly off-topic, but... You're right Lima, the route just in front of the Sta. Teresa fortress is an emergency landing strip, 3000m long. Although it ain't all that emergency. I've seen a C-130 from the Uruguayan AF use it. That was one COOL day.

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