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Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now  
User currently offlineNsfguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 12695 times:

CNN just reported, and showed pics of a crashed turbo prop, The Pilot had a fatal heart attack and one of the pax with NO TRAINING was able to land the plane although it looked pretty banged up. Please, any a.netter with photos or more info jump in.

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User currently offlineKC135R From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 726 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 12653 times:

That happened Thursday, I heard it on the news this morning, the pilot later died - passengers were mostly unhurt.

Pretty amazing story though, passenger landing the plane.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-05-06-passenger_x.htm

[Edited 2005-05-07 02:17:36]

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 12458 times:

Can you replace "Just Now" in the title with "May 5th"?  Wink

User currently offlineFlyHoss From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 12266 times:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the G-I a (required) two pilot airplane? Where was the other pilot? Or did the USA Today article get the aircraft type wrong?


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User currently offlineFokkerf28 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 152 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 12205 times:
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The gulfstream I is a two crew aircraft. Hopefully more info will follow.

User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 12138 times:

Quoting Fokkerf28 (Reply 4):
The gulfstream I is a two crew aircraft

Even if it's just a private plane?



Try not to be jealous, we can't all be Czech.
User currently offlineFlyHoss From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 12110 times:

As I suspected, they got the aircraft type wrong. It was a Turbo-Commander, thus not requiring two pilots. Model type 695A (a.k.a. 980 or 1000) and was registered as N337DR.
I found this preliminary data at Aero News Network.



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User currently offlineUnattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 12111 times:

N337DR

No pictures in the DB.



Slower traffic, keep right
User currently offlineSconym From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 11097 times:

Here is an article form the local Review Journal here in Vegas.

http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_ho...May-07-Sat-2005/news/26466768.html

Also, here is another article from our local NBC affiliate with a video link included.

http://www.kvbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=3309589&nav=15MVZZD2

Scott


User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4489 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 11090 times:

Looked more like an Aero Commander to me...


I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9305 times:

I wonder why they took the chance to crashland on North Las Vegas Airport VGT, which is, if I recall my only flight out of it correctly, pretty much surrounded by any kind of housing ...
Wouldn´t it have been much safer for people on the ground to "divert" to nearby Nellis AFB with its much more open space?
Or is it (still) prohibited to make any emergency landings on a USAF AFB? Speaking for Germany, I positively know that they direct light airplanes in trouble to military airfields in order to cause as little disruptions on civil airports as possbile.

P.S. Of course I ruled out any "Diversion" to McCarran KLAS because of the severe disruptions this would have caused ...



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9200 times:

JBirdAV8r,

You're right, it WAS an Aero Commander..
Here's the Reg. info for N337DR

GulfstreamGuy airplane 



"If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane. " -Jimmy Buffett
User currently offlineTwinCommander From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 9013 times:

That was one of our customers up here...

We just installed an egwps-530, and had scheduled a double hot section.

Beautiful airplane before its back got snapped.


User currently offlineIanatSTN From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 577 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6853 times:

Here is a pic for those who are interested...


Image Copyright = Brian Lockett

Sad story, its fortunate that not too much harm was done to the passengers.

Cheers,
Ian.

[Edited 2005-05-07 23:02:16]


Ian@STN ::
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12104 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5443 times:
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I thought US laws now prohibit passengers in the cockpit on all US registered aircraft or aircraft flying to/from the US? or does this case let those rules go so the aircraft can try and land safly?

Surly ATC or someone on the ground who knows how to fly that type of aircraft was guiding the passenger throu landing


User currently offlineFlyHoss From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5434 times:

In the U.S.A., passengers are not permitted into the flight deck of air carrier aircraft in flight. This prohibition does not apply to private (a.k.a. General Aviation) aircraft.
Indeed, many private aircraft are only two-seaters (most trainers); there would be no other way to carry a passenger (than in the cockpit).



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