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Engine Explodes On Take Off From Panama  
User currently offlineKilroy From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 22 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9261 times:

On take off roll Reg. N280AT a Westwind air ambulance jet with 6 aboard including 17 yr old female patient crashes into a hanger killing all aboard and a local messenger on the ground. The engine exploded on take off sending pieces of metal into the fuselage severing a rudder cable. The airplane banked right hit the ground on 90 degree right wing down rolls inverted then slams into a hanger killing all and a innocent bystander who was at the wrong place ant the wrong time. Scary stuff I have 500 hrs in this aircraft

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User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9017 times:

Very scary. this is the aircraft
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User currently offlineJetAv8r From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8958 times:

Read that in the paper this morning. The co-pilot was a family friend. They never had a chance Sad

User currently offlineKDTWFlyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 835 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8932 times:

How does an engine just explode? Isn't it a sudden imbalance in the spinning equipment that causes it to destruct?


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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8857 times:

How does an engine just explode? Isn't it a sudden imbalance in the spinning equipment that causes it to destruct?

Any number of reasons... a fan disk could disentegrate leading to an uncontained engine failure. We'll have to wait until the investigation is complete to understand the cause of the engine failure. Truely sad...


User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 8663 times:

That is horrible... It is even more horrible the irony involved in this.  Crying

User currently offlineKilroy From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8553 times:

another note about this the engine was overhauled in December. Take about liability.

User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13198 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8413 times:

Thank you here for the follow up on what may have caused this disaster. Of course, further investigation will take place. Will this involve the US NTSB? Was it a failure of the engine or perhaps contact damage of the engine with the runway?

User currently offlineKilroy From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8285 times:

They found engine parts on the runway prior to lift off . also the found pieces of tire on the runway .hinting that a piece of tire was thrown into the engine. not really sure the ntsb was there the last 3 days now there are in Punta Gorda Florida investegating Air Trek the owner

User currently offlineGr325 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 715 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8265 times:

Scary, if I am right this plane came down to GCI a few months ago and my airline handled it.


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User currently offlineKilroy From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8237 times:

I used to fly this plane all over the world.and this plane was at gci with the same pilots that crashed in Panama

User currently offlineAndrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6476 times:

Just saw this:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/aplatin_story.asp?category=1102&slug=Panama+Plane+Crash

Very sad, God bless the families.



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User currently offlineLuisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6127 times:

This is a thread that i posted as the news broke here in panama.
Black Box has been sent to US, both engines show no sign of Explosion or falure. Fuel inbalance is the New teory here.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1635122/6/


User currently offlineGr325 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 715 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5394 times:

Sorry to hear that Kilroy, I suppose you know them? RIP to the pilots and pax. The were two very friendly people although I have only seen them for a split second.



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User currently offlineKilroy From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4502 times:

LUICIA

Wow I was just talking to some one about the fact the fuel load they got out of Panama did not seem right. wasn,t enough to get to IAD may be they didn,t turn on the 2 switches for refueling. If only one switch was turned on only one side of the aircraft would get fuel resulting in a 500 to 800 pound imbalance. Impossible to fly . 300 pound imbalance is the max limitation for take off


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