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LGB Airport Plane Crash  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25424 posts, RR: 49
Posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 21837 times:

About 1-hour ago Beechcraft King Air 200 N849BM enroute to Salt Lake City crashed on take off within the airport boundary.

Initial reports are 5 fatalities and with one person taken to hospital.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...M/history/20110316/1530Z/KLGB/KSLC




From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
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User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 21852 times:

Oh man that looks horrible. RIP to those who did not survive and prayers go out to the one taken to the hospital.

FX1816


User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9037 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 21824 times:
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This report says 2 dead...

http://www.presstelegram.com/breakingnews/ci_17626355

Sad news  

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User currently offlinerikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1647 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 21722 times:

My Condolences to the victims families, and I wish a speedy recovery to the survivor.


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25424 posts, RR: 49
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 21526 times:

Long Beach fire spokesman Steve Yamamoto, confirming 5 deceased, and one taken to the hospital.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...red-in-long-beach-plane-crash.html




From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 21478 times:

Good grief. I wonder what had to happen to bring a King Air down on takeoff on what appears to be a nice day. Thoughts and prayers to all the victims.

Does anyone have a view or any sort of location of the accident relative to the airport?



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User currently offline93Sierra From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 21345 times:

The aircraft looks somewhat intact....obviously a post crash fire ensued, however the initial impact doesn't to be at an odd or uncontrollable angle.

I look at an airport diagram for LGB, and am unfamiliar with the airport. Someone familiar with the area can you point out the location?

http://204.108.4.16/d-tpp/1103/00236AD.PDF


User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7615 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 21317 times:

Is it just me, but what happened to the tail.

User currently offlineflyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2004 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 21238 times:

Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 5):
Good grief. I wonder what had to happen to bring a King Air down on takeoff on what appears to be a nice day.

According to the article posted, it departed and was returning for landing and crashed on landing. I would suspect some kind of mechanical issue then.

Quote:
The twin-engine turbo prop plane had just taken off and was circling to return to the airport when it crashed just after 10:30 a.m.


User currently offlineBD338 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 709 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 21206 times:

SLC tribune reports the aircraft was owned by a CA developer. Accident appears to be on the NE side of the airfield towards the old DC factory area? Also confirms 5 dead. RIP.

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/51...6/plane-beach-calif-dean.html.csp#


User currently offline93Sierra From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 21043 times:

I wonder if crash fire rescue was rolling when they declared an emergency in the air

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 20849 times:

Approx accident location, based on images.


http://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.816....155996&spn=0.002202,0.003449&z=18


It appears they crashed within 200 meters of the ARFF station. RIP all those on board  


[Edited 2011-03-16 13:07:02]


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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5055 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 16529 times:

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 7):
Is it just me, but what happened to the tail.

They showed video of the crash site from the air. It appears that the aircraft tail separated from the body after leaving what appears to be a runway. Another clue to the fire starting before the aircraft came to rest is the swath or trajectory shown from the runway to the planes resting spot. It appears that the fire was very intense, and likely the cause of the deaths. So tragic, and so sad. They came so close to coming out of whatever they were facing.  

I reviewed video that appears to have been taken very shortly after the crash in the link provided above. It is safe to say that a fuel tank ruptured, and spewed fuel as it slid to its resting spot. The video shows no crash rescue crews nearby, so it must have been pretty fresh video. Just to know that people are trapped in that video gives me goosebumps. That was a very intense fire, and I am surprised anyone survived. Pictures of the right side of the aircraft show a big hole, which is what I think was cut open by rescue teams to get people out? If you look closely by the #2 engine, a landing gear is visible above the engine. Could this have caused a fuel tank to rupture? Maybe a hard landing? So many possibilities.  Sad

[Edited 2011-03-16 16:46:51]


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User currently offlinemcflyii From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 11691 times:

I was there. My office is on the airport and faces due North. The aircraft departed off from runway 30 and was airborne prior to crossing runway 25L. Whatever problem the pilot encountered resulted in the aircraft turning left, taking it on flightpath between runways 25R and 25L. Initial impact, from video shot by news helicopters and from a personal vantage point from a flight later in the day, was around midpoint of runway 16R/34L, approximately 15 feet from the westside edge of the runway. The aircraft then slid approximately 2-300yds. to it's final resting place, in close proximity to the Airport Fire Station and taxiway "Bravo." An aviation radio was on in the office at the time, but due to what was I was seeing, I can not recall if an emergency was declared. Yes the big hole on the rightside is the result of Airport Crash Fire and Rescue and their efforts to rescue the individuals. I don't wish what I saw unfold on anybody. Prayers and Thoughts go out to the Family, Friends and Loved Ones, well as to the Response Team and Airport Officials at the Long Beach Airport.

User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 11438 times:

Quoting mcflyii (Reply 13):
I was there

I agree, RIP to those who perished in this incident and I hope you too will be ok. It has to be very hard to have witnessed this.

FX1816


User currently offlinemcflyii From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5293 times:

Thanks for your kind words. It has been very interesting watching, reading and listening to the reports. Family, Friends and the Long Beach Community has some healing to do. The last report I heard this morning was that Mr. Mike Jensen remains in critical condition at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. The FAA and the NTSB removed the aircraft this afternoon, as seen from my photos. The investigation will most likely take months to thoroughly complete, but at least they completed the initial part so the healing can begin without the obvious reminder sitting in it's final resting place. Again, Prayers and Thoughts go out to the Family, Friends and Loved Ones, well as to the Response Team and Airport Officials at the Long Beach Airport and all those who were effected.


User currently offlineicebird757 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 662 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5022 times:

It was not a pretty site to watch as the plane went down. I have heard that two eye whitnesses over at AirFlite said that it appeared prior to impact that the left engine was shut off. Also the plane was suppose to depart at 7:45ish in the morning but was delayed due to maintenance.


LGB....where you can watch the grass grow because the traffic is so slow.
User currently offlinespchamp1 From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 4788 times:

I have heard from several sources that the maintenance that was performed on this aircraft was for communication equipment. It did not have anything to do with airframe or power.

User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5055 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4611 times:

Quoting icebird757 (Reply 16):
It was not a pretty site to watch as the plane went down. I have heard that two eye whitnesses over at AirFlite said that it appeared prior to impact that the left engine was shut off. Also the plane was suppose to depart at 7:45ish in the morning but was delayed due to maintenance.

Engine failure perhaps? Whatever it was, that fuel tank ruptured. That fire swath is evidence to that theory. I just can't believe that they could not get out of that plane. But, after watching the video taken shortly after the crash..... It just makes my heart ache. The inferno was instant.  



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User currently offlineicebird757 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 662 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4536 times:

Quoting spchamp1 (Reply 17):

I have heard from several sources that the maintenance that was performed on this aircraft was for communication equipment. It did not have anything to do with airframe or power.

I hope that is the case. Otherwise that would suck for the mechanic.



LGB....where you can watch the grass grow because the traffic is so slow.
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