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Incident In St. Thomas (STT) 17Jan11  
User currently offlineqqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2239 posts, RR: 13
Posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5114 times:

Apparently a cargo aircraft has gone off the runway in St. Thomas. I'm working a flight there this morning, and it has been delayed due to the airport being closed because of the incident. I've checked several websites for more details, but have not been able to come up with any more details yet. If anyone finds details, please post. Thanks!

FYI, I've searched Google News, the Virgin Islands Daily News, the FAAs delay maps (which oddly enough show no info about Caribbean airports, like SJU and STT) and STT's website. Again, any info is appreciated!


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User currently offlinetjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2380 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4935 times:

Found this:

http://www.stthomasblog.com/?p=6840

Doesn't look too serious- at least it didn't go off the end of rwy 28.... ker splash! Wow! Looks like they veered off rwy 10 and through the fence blocking the airport access road- that will screw things up for STT big time until they get her moved.

N8277Q registered to Kestrel, Inc.


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I've seen this beautiful a/c fly overhead a couple of times last month when we were in the VI's. Loved hearing those P&W radials.... hopefully she'll take to the skies again soon!






[Edited 2011-01-17 07:48:55]


Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2278 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4899 times:

Looks like an expensive piece of hedging equipment for those bushes.


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User currently offlineasuflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 135 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4741 times:

From the picture, It must have exited the runway and crossed taxiway Alpha too, strange place to end up. It broke through the fence in front of the Emerald Bay Resort, it is in the middle of the access road to the terminal. Its good that it didn't overrun the runway one end is water, the other end has two gas stations.

User currently offlinetjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2380 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4682 times:

Blog update says engine fire upon departure from rwy 28, turned back. Subsequent loss of hydraulics, IE no brakes. Looks like loss of steering too.


Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlinetjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2380 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4135 times:

King Airport Reopens After Emergency Landing:

http://stthomassource.com/content/ne...rt-reopens-after-emergency-landing

Shipment of bread to STT- interesting cargo.



Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1286 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

Quoting tjwgrr (Reply 5):
Shipment of bread to STT- interesting cargo.

Not really; bread shipments seem to be rather common down there. I remember reading a book from the 1980s called "Caribbean Props", which was a pictorial of the various aircraft that could be found in the Caribbean between the '70s and late '80s. It featured some DC-3s running cargo, and one of them (possibly Four-Star Aviation) had a DC-3 painted up in red with black trimming and said "Holsummmmmmmmmm!" along the side, promoting the brand of bread it was carrying at the time. The caption underneath the photo seemed to indicate that, anyway...



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User currently offlinexdlx From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 612 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

Quoting tjwgrr (Reply 1):

I am glad no one was hurt! But the question is.... HOW can you make money flying Bread at the
high rate of consumption that those propliners have?

This aircraft must consume 120usg an hour of GAS ALONE!


User currently offlinercair1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1292 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2466 times:
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Quoting xdlx (Reply 7):
I am glad no one was hurt! But the question is.... HOW can you make money flying Bread at the

If you have not bread - bread becomes very valuable. However, I bet this is some sort of food subsidy and paid for out of 'our' collective pockets (i.e. money paid airline far exceeds the cost of shipment)



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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

And probably 10 gallons of oil too.

At least the cargo is fairly light, they can probably stuff it full like a Christmas turkey.

Quoting xdlx (Reply 7):

This aircraft must consume 120usg an hour of GAS ALONE!



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