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Derecho Flips Plane At Charleston, WV Airport  
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7204 posts, RR: 17
Posted (2 years 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6466 times:

Was reading through some of the storm reports and the polygons issued by the NWS from today's derecho and saw that an airplane at Charleston Airport (WV) was flipped. Anyone have more info? What's the weather been like today? Any diversions from other airports?


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User currently offlinecsturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1447 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6304 times:

Well that came through the Chicago area today and was crazy. But it also left just as fast as it came in. I heard that ORD had a brief ground stop when it came through at about 11AM or so.

WGN in Chicago has some good viewer pics of the weather at http://www.wgntv.com/news/wgntv-ugc-gallery,0,6695909.ugcphotogallery



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User currently offlinekcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3795 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 6258 times:

As for CRW...

Here's your flipped plane https://twitter.com/YeagerAirport/status/218878372976132096/photo/1

And some hangar doors ripped off: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...9.85323.85843703089&type=1&theater

We had a DCA flight divert to TRI, ATL diverted to LEX, and LGA held for about two hours.

Everything seems to be running back to normal here.


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6123 times:

That just goes to show you that you should always tie down your small aircraft. Usually derecho type thunderstorms (for those who don't know what a derecho is - think a squall line on steroids) are long lasting and you can see them on radar for a while, although often fast moving (which brings to mind the July 7, 1991 derecho across Michigan that travelled at 70mph and only took 2 hours to cross the state.) It is a sure bet that if your plane isn't tied down, a derecho type t-storm system will give you at least 60 mph winds and flip your small plane.

User currently offlinekpitrrat From United States of America, joined Oct 2011, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6087 times:

There was a front that swept through Ohio today on a SSE course. I was looking at the radar and I noticed that there was a pretty sizable cell heading directy towards Charleston. This report doesnt surprise me I live north of Pittsburgh and while we didn't get any heavy winds or rain it was that weird green hue outside and a couple of lightening bolts produced thunder that literally shook my house for a good minute or so. Also had 2 tornado warnings within 20 mins on our cable from the Pittsburgh weather center for Jefferson County Ohio. Hope all is well south of here!

[Edited 2012-06-29 20:35:59]

User currently offlineC767P From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 882 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6005 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 3):
That just goes to show you that you should always tie down your small aircraft.

Depending on the force, it might not matter if the plane was tied down or not. I worked at a flight school who had two 152s flipped over from jet blast last fall. Both 152s were tied down with chains.


User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5989 times:

Quoting C767P (Reply 5):
Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 3):
That just goes to show you that you should always tie down your small aircraft.

Depending on the force, it might not matter if the plane was tied down or not. I worked at a flight school who had two 152s flipped over from jet blast last fall. Both 152s were tied down with chains.


I remember seeing pics of those in the database. Crazy how planes can flip so easily.


User currently offlineNKOPS From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5340 times:

we had a helicopter flipped here in ACY and multiple aircraft damage in GA.... worse storm I have witnessed in a long time

I will try to get pics uploaded later



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User currently offlinev1valarob From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4724 times:

Had a Colgan Saab jump the chalks last night and suffer nose damage.

The lights kept going out at IAD.


User currently offlineNKOPS From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

From ACY


private aircraft by hikingNJ, on Flickr


MediVac copter by hikingNJ, on Flickr


jetbridge 5 by hikingNJ, on Flickr



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User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

Quoting C767P (Reply 5):
Depending on the force, it might not matter if the plane was tied down or not. I worked at a flight school who had two 152s flipped over from jet blast last fall. Both 152s were tied down with chains

No but tying down does help. If you don't tie down a Cessna 152/172 even a 40 mph wind could flip it if it caught it in the right direction. If only one plane was flipped in as bad of a storm that was at that airport, its a safe bet that plane was the one that wasn't tied down.

Embry Riddle at DAB I don't believe used to normally tie down their aircraft during the day because they were often in and out a lot. When Hurricane Charley went through DAB in 2004, the storm came so quick they never had a chance to fly the planes to another location also due to a line of storms coming down from the north. Embry Riddle had to tie their planes down and ride out Charley. Only one Diamond DA-20 was totalled, the other aircraft received minor damage and were back in the air soon enough to be flown up north when Hurricane Frances was coming. However, I don't believe the ERAU planes were tied down during the 2006 Christmas Day tornado and 3/4 of the fleet was destroyed.


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