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Tragic Plane Crash In Mexico  
User currently offlineLPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 15333 times:

I did a search and couldn't find this topic on the forum, so please excuse me if someone posted it already.

Four children were "rewarded" for getting good grades by getting a ride on a light plane in Mexico. The plane tragically crashed killing all the kids and the pilot. The story can be found here: http://abcnews.go.com/International/...ry?id=2178340&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312

LPLAspotter


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User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 15257 times:

Yeah this is sad news. What type of airplane was it, multi-engine airplane or single engine? turbo or piston engine? How was the weather? I guess more info will come later.

User currently offlineDeC From Greece, joined Aug 2005, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 14796 times:

Very, very sad. Do we have any more info?


DEC
User currently offlineMarcus From Mexico, joined Apr 2001, 1799 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 14578 times:

Saw it on the news yesterday they showed a crashed small plane.....it looked like a one engined cessna, weather seem sunny at the place of the accident and the reported mentioned it had crashed during climb.

Sad day indeed............my condolences to the families.



Kids!....we are going to the happiest place on earth...TIJUANA! signed: Krusty the Clown
User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 14542 times:

 Sad  Sad  SadA reward for good grades turns out to be deadly. Terrible. RIP and my thoughts go to their families.


Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5222 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 14372 times:

It was on a one engine Cessna, I think a C152. Indeed sad ending for this 4 kids!

ghooost77 APM



Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
User currently offlineLPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 14271 times:

Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 5):
It was on a one engine Cessna, I think a C152. Indeed sad ending for this 4 kids!

A 152 is a 2 seater. So it must have been at least a 172 at the minimum. I haven't seen any photos so it could just as well be a Piper or Beech toy.

LPLAspotter.



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User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5222 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 14155 times:

Ok, it was XB-PER, C172.

ghooost77 APM



Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5417 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 14127 times:

5 in a C172 ???

Did they all have seatbelts?

The 172 I rent is over CG limits with 3 adults and some good amount of fuel.

Not to speculate of course  Sad Very sad.


Jimbo



I'd rather be on the ground wishing I was in the air, than in the air wishing I was on the ground!
User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks ago) and read 13958 times:

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 8):
5 in a C172 ???

Did they all have seatbelts?

I don't know what the regulations are in Mexico, but here you may put two children (i.e. someone 3-12 years old inclusive) in a single seat, provided their combined weight is less than 77kg, and the seat belt is secured around both of them. The number of extra passengers you may carry in this fashion depends on the number of seats in the aircraft - for a 172, you can carry one extra person, giving a total capacity of 5 people including the pilot...

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineFly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks ago) and read 13926 times:

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 8):
Did they all have seatbelts?

I think there is a mod to install a fifth seat in the small cargo area, provided such and such weights are not exceeded. Should have to dig into my old manuals though.

Also, the news indicate that "The children were between the ages of 10 and 14 years old", their weight plus the light fuel load for the short scenic flight shouldn't make of CG a big deal on the accident. Of course, we should wait for the final report to see what really happened.

I read it was usual for the owner of the small air taxi to reward local students each year. What a sad sad story!

RM.



There are no stupid questions... just stupid people!
User currently offlineTheRonald From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 13427 times:

yes indeed...  frown  thoughts/preyers to the families...i know exactly what the kids where thinking when they knew of the flight for good grades...i was in that age group when i took my first plane ride in a TWA 707 out of SFO, a 30-min flight around the bay area, back to SFO. my school had a program for students who NEVER flown, get grades back up to get the flight of your life  airplane 


I already have the quilty concious, may as well have the money, too.
User currently offlineJetflyer From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8394 times:

Not to speculate but it sounds like a typical case of an overloaded/off balance aicraft attempting to climb in severe high density altitude conditions with inevitable results...

User currently offlineAF1624 From France, joined Jul 2006, 659 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7641 times:

My condolences to all the people who have been hurt by this terrible accident.

It just won't stop will it ? First the A310 at Irkutsk, full of kids, then this Cessna.

Very sad news indeed.



Cheers
User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5222 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5014 times:

The first media link is wrong! Kids had between 8 and 10 years. That was in fact the 3rd flight of the day... the first two flights both with 4 pax plus pilot went ok... that day they were going to give free rides to a total of 20 children.

ghooost77



Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
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