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Quite The Story: SGU Closed After Incident W Plane  
User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 19744 times:

Fair use from the news story below:

"The St. George Airport was closed Tuesday following an incident involving a SkyWest plane. The terminal at the airport sustained minor damage and vehicles in the parking lot were also damaged as well as a SkyWest plane, according to St. George spokesman Mark Mortensen. The FBI and St. George police are investigating the incident."

http://www.myksl.com/index/story/sid/21291573

Maybe someone took a joyride?

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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 19752 times:

I'm confused, what actually happened?nIt doesn't say anything except that there was an "incident"

User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 19735 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 1):
I'm confused, what actually happened?nIt doesn't say anything except that there was an "incident"

Whatever it is will turn out to be a good story. It involved the plane, the terminal, and cars in the parking lot, and the FBI is investigating. I'm thinking someone jumped in the plane for a joyride, or jumped in a car for a joyride?


User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 19724 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 2):

LOL probably. Probably a drunk driver ranthrough the parking lot, terminal and hit the plane.


User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1378 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 19688 times:

Not much more info, but there is a photo in this article: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8...g-incident-with-SkyWest-plane.html



There is a quote from Skywest in the article: "While the airport was closed overnight, a SkyWest aircraft at the St. George Municipal Airport in Utah was involved in a ground incident while the aircraft was not in service." It also says this started around 3am.

[Edited 2012-07-17 08:36:33]

User currently offlineSLCGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 19516 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 3):
LOL probably. Probably a drunk driver ranthrough the parking lot, terminal and hit the plane.

Appears to be the other way around. Drunk gets in plane, hits terminal and runs into parking lot. LOL


User currently offlinexjet From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 492 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 19362 times:

Quoting SLCGuy (Reply 5):

This isn't far from what actually occurred...


User currently offlineredzeppelin From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 572 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 19182 times:

"Details remain sketchy"

Also from the Deseret News article (http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865559149/St-George-Airport-closed-following-incident-with-SkyWest-plane.html):



[Edited 2012-07-17 10:08:20]


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User currently offlinetan1mill From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 19058 times:

Any idea what the tail number of the aircraft involved was?


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User currently offlinegoosebayguy From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 18967 times:

They're clearly loading it onto a truck here but won't the wings stick out an itsy bitsy too far?

User currently offlineredzeppelin From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 572 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 18943 times:

Probably just trying to get it back over to the ramp area.
More photos here:
http://www.thespectrum.com/viewart/2...-aircraft-closes-St-George-airport



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User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1378 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 18919 times:

They were quick painting over the tail - the first photos there clearly show the Delta Connection livery - in the later ones (like the one in reply 7) the plane (at least the tail) is grey.

Edit - it looks like it is wrapped, not painted.

[Edited 2012-07-17 10:34:43]

User currently online4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3012 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 18851 times:

This is gonna be one of those Flight Sim nuts who put FS videos on Youtube who was convinced they could really fly!
Not serious, of course, but wonder how this can happen in 2012.



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User currently offlineredzeppelin From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 572 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 18829 times:

Quoting ADent (Reply 11):
They were quick painting over the tail - the first photos there clearly show the Delta Connection livery - in the later ones (like the one in reply 7) the plane (at least the tail) is grey.

Given that the OO corporate headquarters is in St. George, they probably have the top brass managing the damage control.



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User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21511 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 18781 times:

Quoting redzeppelin (Reply 13):
Given that the OO corporate headquarters is in St. George, they probably have the top brass managing the damage control.

Could it have been a sabotage act by a disgruntled OO person (current or ex)? Considering it's the HQ, it's more than a coincidence, no?



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User currently offlineKLASM83 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 629 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 18769 times:

Those pictures show quite the damage to that airplane! I wonder what happened for this occur? That is going to be one juicy NTSB report for sure, unless it was a simple case of not chalking the jet right.

I'd hate to be the guy whose pickup was ran over!



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User currently offlineSLCGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 18633 times:

KSL-TV in SLC is reporting the individual who stole the aircraft committed suicide onboard after crashing into the parking lot.

User currently offlinemax550 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 18638 times:

More info here.
http://fox13now.com/2012/07/17/groun...incident-closes-st-george-airport/

A fugitive tried to steal the plane and committed suicide after he crashed it. Probably would have been much better off with a prop, it doesn't look like he had much experience with jets.


User currently offlinelegion242 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 18570 times:

Wow, what a crazy-ass story.


Don't make me release the monkeys!!
User currently offlinestillageek From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 18453 times:

http://www.abc4.com/content/news/top...pVXSNLRCo0i-6lGyj_rEjQ.cspx?rss=20

Allegedly a Skywest Pilot who had a really bad day was the one found in the plane.

[Edited 2012-07-17 11:40:49]

User currently offlineSLCGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 18429 times:

Sounds like a desparate individual, RIP.

[Edited 2012-07-17 11:50:15]

User currently offlineSLCGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 18378 times:

Latest reports say it was a Skywest pilot wanted for a murder in Colorado Springs last Friday.

User currently offlineredzeppelin From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 572 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 18199 times:

http://www.thespectrum.com/viewart/2...-aircraft-closes-St-George-airport

This story indicates that he clipped the jet bridge with the wingtip and may have dragged the jet bridge around. You can see in the photos that the leftt winglet appears to be broken off. I believe that SGU has only one jet bridge.



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User currently offlinetp1040 From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 18182 times:

Wow, sounds like the guy suffered a massive mental breakdown. I wonder why he had been placed on leave by Skywest?

User currently offlineAcey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 18145 times:

Quoting SLCGuy (Reply 21):

Also what I've heard from friends I have at other airlines, including OO but nothing confirmed by any official sources.


25 clickhappy : I wonder what he planned to do if he had gotten airborne?
26 jcs17 : I hope the CRJ is okay. A desperate individual kills themselves. Someone who is hellbent on destruction does something like this, and it could've bee
27 n92r03 : Yes and news reports are saying the person was a pilot for Skywest. Horrible story, however it is better that only one life was lost vs a plane full.
28 tp1040 : Could have been the first post 9/11 shoot down of a civilian airliner by the USAF.
29 BMI727 : Probably nothing good. What happened is probably just about the best case scenario, with the exception of not letting him get in the fence in the fir
30 Post contains images ADent : It is not. Look at the linked photos and you will see it is missing at several feet of wing on the port side.
31 redzeppelin : Perhaps somebody more familiar with airline ops can answer this: The plane was overnighting at SGU, and presumably was set to operate the early mornin
32 clickhappy : I doubt he was trying to "fly away." After allegedly murdering someone, and being suspended by his employer, I doubt he was trying to run away from hi
33 rwy04lga : OK, maybe not! Sympathy only for the families involved and the person killed. Was there an ante 9/11 civilian airliner shoot down by the USAF?
34 redzeppelin : I agree that it would be near impssible to run away and disappear with a commercial airplane, and he certainly understood that too. But I still wonder
35 Post contains links irelayer : CBS News article: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-...ttempts-to-steal-plane-kills-self/ -IR
36 SLCGuy : Agree, comments made in posts were made as details were changing rapidly on TV and Web.
37 KingAir200 : N865AS, as far as I can tell.
38 tp1040 : Good question, but could not think of one. I am sure somebody would point out my error if I had not qualified it. I know the US Navy shot down Iran A
39 spacecadet : Correction: two lives were lost (and that was known when you posted). This isn't a story we can just laugh about because some nutjob hurt only himsel
40 slcdeltarumd11 : Colorado Springs to St George is quite a trip on a motorcycle! I bet he was headed to Vegas or Mexico and got scared i mean he was wanted for murder s
41 jetjack74 : I think it's pretty safe say that this airplane is toast, but if they can re-wing a DC9, they could probably r-wing a CRJ.
42 SLCGuy : Why would they bother? The world already has more CR2's than we need. Now a -700 or 900 might be a different matter.
43 micstatic : Airlines are pretty much raising to get rid of this type, so I'm sure that makes this a certain write off.
44 micstatic : Now that I look at some more pictures, I'm almost shocked at this time of night it wasn't immediately noticed that the engines were starting. I've nev
45 Goldenshield : "Patrolling the airport" means a lot more than doing donuts around a 10,000 sq ft. passenger terminal. It means patrolling THE AIRPORT. You know, the
46 FlyASAGuy2005 : A/c are fueled before it's scheduled flight not the night before. Even if it's a RON. Did you ask him?
47 ghifty : Condolences to all involved. At the risk of sounding paranoid, is it just me or does it seem like a lot of "strange" things seem to be happening to De
48 FlyASAGuy2005 : If you had said the past couple days I would say yeah but "post 9/11"? Not really. Not any more than other carriers IMO.
49 n471wn : Not this a/c as it is nearly 12 years old.....it is sadly toast
50 maxamuus : Well the local media is saying the reason the airport was closed all day was the parking lot was "flooded" with jet fuel. So while it may not have be
51 KDAYflyer : You bet. I'll buy that plane for a dollar!
52 fshplns : TYVM FlyASAGuy, exactly correct. We do it that way at UA
53 rfields5421 : According to the news stories - a security guard on patrol notice the motorcycle, checked and found the engine warm and a clothing item thrown over t
54 Goldenshield : Even without tankering, the plane would have still had nearly 450 gallons of fuel on board. Take half of that, and you've still got yourself one larg
55 Post contains images KaiGywer : I am just waiting for somebody to comment on one of the news stories and ask how he got a hold of the plane keys in the middle of the night
56 maxamuus : Like this post - "I never leave my keys in my car, but leaving the airplane unlocked with the keys in the ignition. Sounds like some new step measure
57 DiamondFlyer : Personally, it wouldn't surprise me to see him doing something like Auburn Calloway planned on doing with FedEx 705, taking the plane into company HQ
58 maxamuus : Thankfully, we will never know. Yet the trend these days seems to be going out with causing the most amount of collateral damage on your exit. Hittin
59 FlyASAGuy2005 : Well most certainly there was fuel in the tanks. There's always going to be "what's left" from the last flight. Thankfully. Clearly this guy was dist
60 beau222 : I never recall fueling the RON's in anticipation of the next day. To much can change in the time elapsed. Weather, People Cargo. Fueling is always co
61 Goldenshield : He powerbacked out of the gate, and misjudged how much room he had. So, essentially, he was impatient, and stopped the powerback about 2-3 feet short
62 FlyASAGuy2005 : Thanks. I mean I read the article but still wasn't clear as to how he got out the gate. So that makes perfect sense. Truly scary when you think about
63 PSU.DTW.SCE : I have a feeling there will multiple ramifications and security measures coming from this event. Some of those will be logical and justified, and of c
64 UA777lover : Sorry about the 2 lives lost and very glad that no one else was injured. This is never good for the surviving families. On the upside, there will be o
65 Post contains images FlyASAGuy2005 : Let's also forget that BBD a/c don't require keys while Boeing does Some of the comments in the news threads are too funny.
66 Post contains links YLWbased : "According to press reports, the aircraft began taxiing with no communication between the crew and the tower; maneuvering erratically, it entered a r
67 Post contains links and images redzeppelin : A few aerial views of the terminal and the damaged aircraft can be seen in the photo gallery in this article from the SL Tribune. I was having trouble
68 F9animal : I have a suspicion of this too. He went to SGU for a reason, and it was obvious he was seeking revenge against OO. I would imagine once he realised h
69 XFSUgimpLB41X : Landing fuel in a -200 without an alternate is around 2000 lbs of fuel... add in an alternate and it can get above 3000 lbs. That's plenty to spread
70 bueb0g : The person on the plane was a person too, and we don't know that he actually committed the murder, just that he's accused of it.
71 Gulfstream650 : Agreed. Eitherway, I don't see DL sending a team to SGU to rebuild the aircraft (or even build a dedicated hangar to house the rebuilding if there is
72 Goldenshield : It's not DL's aircraft. Why would they care? And there are plenty of replacements in the desert practically ready to go.
73 SLCPilot : One report I have seen (don't remember where), said ANOTHER aircraft was damaged. Has anybody else heard this? Also, the is some speculation the nosew
74 nwaesc : Hadn't heard that, but it would explain a lot. I suppose that given the state of mind he was likely in, it's not something that would've crossed his
75 Post contains links redzeppelin : It's worth noting that there was another over-night incident at SGU several weeks ago. A private plane with 4 people inside crashed while attempting t
76 MikeCT : Just to be clear though, the airport wasn't closed. The facilities at the airport may have been closed, but the airport itself was open.
77 flyawa : ABC World News Tonight showed a graphic of the CRJ's left wing colliding with the right wing of another CRJ last evening when describing this story. T
78 Post contains links redzeppelin : Deleted. Pics not displaying properly.[Edited 2012-07-18 10:20:56] Good photo gallery showing damage to plane and terminal here: http://www.thespectru
79 jmc1975 : What was the reg. # of the SkyWest CRJ that was damaged?
80 Maverick623 : Innocent people, in my experience, do not drive hundreds of miles to steal an airplane for God knows what purpose, and then kill themselves when it d
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