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Small Plane Crashes Into Biddeford, Maine House.  
User currently offlinePWMRamper From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 646 posts, RR: 3
Posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3649 times:

A small plane crashed into a house in my hometown this evening.

Biddeford is about 20 miles south of PWM, for the record.

The house isn't far from the nearby municipal airport. No idea on the kind of plane, or any casualties.

http://www.pressherald.com/news/Plane-crashes-into-Biddeford-home.html

http://media.timesleader.com/images/A1.plane.5.0411.jpg

Here's a Google Earth shot, showing the crash site's relation to the airport.

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/215105_2012720801396_1345077397_32357467_394679_n.jpg

[Edited 2011-04-10 18:11:07]

[Edited 2011-04-10 18:58:41]

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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4165 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3568 times:

My Dad lives on Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport, and I know West Street very well. It's the road we always take to/from 5-Points. It seems as though this is across the street somewhat from the little variety store. It also appears as though it is a straight line from the runway heading to where it went down; no chance for any sort of emergency maneuver, apparently.

User currently offlinePWMRamper From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 646 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3544 times:

Yeah, it's right behind Ray's Market, right next to the cemetery.

Initial reports are one casualty. The family wasn't home when the plane hit the house.


User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3525 times:

Hmmm, tip tank would lead me to believe it's a C310, or some other light Cessna twin.

[Edited 2011-04-10 18:46:07]

User currently offlinePWMRamper From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 646 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3356 times:

News report...

http://www.wmtw.com/news/27497300/detail.html


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3330 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 3):
Hmmm, tip tank would lead me to believe it's a C310, or some other light Cessna twin.

   I concur on the 310. The baggage lockers at the back of the engine nacelles are another giveaway...

RIP to those on board   



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User currently offlinePWMRamper From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 646 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3027 times:

Apparently the aircraft had come from Tampa, Florida.

http://www.pressherald.com/news/main...biddeford-crash-pilot-florida.html

NTSB will be there today according to the news.


User currently offlineTPAJAY From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3011 times:

Just an observation, but doesn't a "moving propeller" usually bend or fracture if its rotating when it hits an object? In the first picture it's totally straight and looks perfect. Again I'm not an expert or anything like that but just making an observation.

Jay


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2921 times:

Quoting TPAJAY (Reply 7):

Just an observation, but doesn't a "moving propeller" usually bend or fracture if its rotating when it hits an object? In the first picture it's totally straight and looks perfect. Again I'm not an expert or anything like that but just making an observation.

Jay

Good observation! I would agree that that would seem to indicate a failure of the #2 engine....



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User currently offlinePWMRamper From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 646 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

NTSB says the pilot did not call with any sort of distress call.

http://www.pressherald.com/news/main...biddeford-crash-pilot-florida.html

Also, the aircraft is a Cessna 402B, not a 310.

Investigators say the plane was burned to the point of not being able to identify the tail number. Is this a common occurrence? How do they identify it now?


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2749 times:

Quoting PWMRamper (Reply 9):
Investigators say the plane was burned to the point of not being able to identify the tail number. Is this a common occurrence? How do they identify it now?

Probably the aircraft's data plate (assuming it didn't get totally consumed by a fire). They can also go off the log books (assuming the owner didn't have his maintenace logs on board, or the MX logs magically survived the fire) and look for parts with serial numbers. The FBOs and mechanics who worked on the plane will also have records with serial numbers on parts installed and/or removed.

Not sure how common an occurrence it is, except when the plane is a stolen Cessna 206 coming up from Mexico loaded to the gills with mota...  



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User currently offlineNorthwest727 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

It looks like we already have a registration number, N402RC.

User currently offlineHarleyDriver From United States of America, joined May 2010, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

I am vaguely familiar with the area. I grew up just south of Bangor and flew into Biddeford on one of my cross country flights and went through there anytime I was heading heading south on I-95. My condolences to the family of the person who passed away.


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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 10):
Probably the aircraft's data plate (assuming it didn't get totally consumed by a fire). They can also go off the log books (assuming the owner didn't have his maintenace logs on board, or the MX logs magically survived the fire) and look for parts with serial numbers. The FBOs and mechanics who worked on the plane will also have records with serial numbers on parts installed and/or removed.

Also, the simple fact that someone will probably miss the plane or pilot should help. Even the ramp guy at its home base.

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 3):
Hmmm, tip tank would lead me to believe it's a C310, or some other light Cessna twin.[Edited 2011-04-10 18:46:07]

The louvered cowling would suggest it's not a 310. If I had to guess it'd be either a C402 or 414 (not 421 due to the cowling front).

Edit: Just saw that I missed the airplane has already been identified as a 402...sorry!

[Edited 2011-04-11 18:07:00]


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