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Cargo Plane Crashed Right Off Coast Of Miami!  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33052 posts, RR: 71
Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

A cargo plane, apparently a DC-6, of Trans(Something) Airlines, approaching Opa Locka Airfield crashed in Miami this evening. The only two people aboard surived with very minor injuries. The plane crashed just off the coast of Sunny Isles Beach (North Miami Beach), and has washed ashore. The plane is in actually pretty good condition (local news crews just showed live footage). That is all I have.



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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3149 times:

Oops...that's not good.

Hopefully it's a hoax.


User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3110 times:

I think I've heard enough crash stories for tonight. If it isn't a hoax, at least everyone survived. Whew.

User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

Sorry to hear it... glad the pilots survived though!

...Serge


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3053 times:

Another fake story ??

User currently offlineMilldoh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3039 times:

Trans-Air-Link possibly?

If this story is true  Pissed


User currently offlineChrisKSDF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

It's true.

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20011207/ts/plane_crash_florida_dc_1.html


User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2193 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2867 times:

They're saying it's a twin-engine. Definately not a DC-6 then.

User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2860 times:

It's a Convair 340.

Plane ditches in Atlantic near Sunny Isles Beach
TERE FIGUERAS
tfigueras@herald.com

A pilot and co-pilot suffered only minor injuries after they ditched their cargo plane into the ocean about 200 yards off the coast of Sunny Isles Beach late Thursday night.Witnesses said the TransAir Link cargo plane had managed to bypass beachfront high-rises to the north before it made a graceful landing in the water at about 11 p.m.

The plane had left the Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale Airport shortly before and was en route to Opa-locka airport, according to Sunny Isles Beach police at the scene.

As soon as the twin-engine plane landed, George Perez and Alex Sanso climbed out and sat on the wing for a few minutes, waving to the crowd gathering on the shore. A wave knocked them off, and they were rescued by divers from the Miami-Dade Police Department. Perez and Sanso were taken to Aventura Hospital where they were treated for scrapes and bruises.``Our concern right now is to get a plan to get it out of the water because of the fuel,'' said Sgt. Tom Hopkins of the Sunny Isles Beach police. He said the pilots estimated there were 200 to 1,000 of gallons of fuel on board the plane. The U.S. Coast Guard, Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board were contacted, he said.

No one at the scene knew if the plane was carrying cargo. Hopkins said the pilots had been in contact with controllers at Miami International Airport, but it was not known what caused them to make an emergency landing. Witnesses said they did not hear engines before the plane landed.The plane, a 50-foot Convair 340, is a 50-passenger converted cargo craft registered to World Aviation Services Inc., of 7001 NW 25th St. in Miami. The corporation, which has five registered aircraft, including a McDonnell-Douglas DC-10, three Convair 340s and a Lockheed 188C, has no record of previous accidents.

Late Thursday, the plane lay bobbing in the surf, waves pounding against the fuselage, as tourists and beach regulars gathered on the shuffleboard court behind the Driftwood Hotel, 17121 Collins Avenue. As the waves pushed the plane in, the tail broke off.Armando Flores said he was on the balcony of his Driftwood Hotel unit when he heard kids on the beach screaming.``They're yelling, `The plane! The plane!' I looked up and saw it coming around the high-rises,'' Flores said. ``It was a tremendous landing, just like at the airport.''

Staff writer Keny Feijoo contributed to this report.








User currently offlineChrisKSDF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

It's actually a Convair 580F, N582HG.



User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2775 times:


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User currently offlineBigmikenice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

Haha...they waved to the crowd, and then their silly a**es got knocked by a wave.

And what kind of estimation of FOB is THAT?? Anywhere from 1200 - 6000 lbs of fuel??


User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

You know what pisses me off? I looked on CNN.com and MSNBC.com for news on this but found nothing. Has anyone noticed that only plane crashes that kill hundreds of people are carried on the big news companies? They never report on the ones that because of the pilots' skill hundreds of people are saved. They didn't report this one, and I don't think they reported on the one A340 (I think thats what it is) that ran out of fuel and glided safely to an island in the atlantic. I think that the media is too focused on trying to be a source of entertainment instead of just being a reporting service. I noticed this too when they were reporting on how Osama Bin Laden claimed to have nuclear weapons. I can recall seing headlines like "osama has nukes pointed towards US" but if one read the transcripts of what exactly he said, he said "these are used as a deterent, if the US uses bilogical or nuclear weapons, we might strike back in the same manner".

--dragogoalie-#88--



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User currently offline2cn From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 648 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

I don't think they reported on the one A340 (I think thats what it is) that ran out of fuel and glided safely to an island in the atlantic. I think that the media is too focused on trying to be a source of entertainment instead of just being a reporting service.

If I remember correct, it was some African airline, possibly even South African Airways.. was a 767, landed at a US Military base in the Azores.. I think it blew out almost, if not all, of its rear tires on landing, and had just barely made it.. had it been any further away, I think it would've had to land in the ocean... and yes, it had been on the news alot during at least a week after it happened.


User currently offlineBeefmoney From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1116 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

It was an Air Transat A330

User currently offlineWoodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1031 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

Well, if you saw it ont he news, you didnt remember very much about it!

It was an AirTransat A330-300 that glided in after running out of fuel due to a fuel leak exaserbated by the improper re-connection of fuel lines following an earlier engine change. I saw it on the news the night it happened!


User currently offlinePhlflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

That wasn't the Air Transat flight was it? A330?

User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

again?! gees....it's starting to get out of hand, let's hope there's not another for awhile now!
EGFF



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User currently offlineFishmeal From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

I was in Calgary when the Transat A330 glided into the Azores. It had good coverage in Canada because they still remember the Gimli Glider.

User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3630 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

Why would someone expect a pilot doing his job to make the national news? "This just in: today, thousands of pilots did *not* hit any buildings on their way down to the ground." The only difference in this incident is that they landed in the water - it remains to be seen why, and you could just as easily be praising a pilot who's responsible for an accident for all you know. Given everything else going on in the world, I'd call this a minor story *at best*. I'm certainly not "pissed off" that CNN didn't cover it. Obviously, a crash that involves the deaths of hundreds of people along with lots of damage on the ground is much more newsworthy than one in which the pilots were able to climb out onto the wings and wave at the crowd afterwards.



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User currently offlineDakotasport From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2376 times:

U didn't hear anything about the Transat 330 in the U.S. because IT'S A CANADIAN AIRLINE!! The U.S. has a reputaion of not giving a S**T about what goes on north of the border! And we're supposed to be brothers????? HA!

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29805 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

Actually it did make the papers up here, I remember seeing it and I saw stories on it at least a week apart!

Just because the airline is from our southern Neighbor Canada doesn't mean it isn't covered.



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33052 posts, RR: 71
Reply 22, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

Guys, what are you talking about? The Air Transat incident was ALL OVER the news for weeks in the US, especially on Dateline, which seemed to do a story on it daily for two weeks!


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User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Air Transat A330-243.
C_GITS

IN canada as the previous said, it was flooded.
The pilot was considered a hero.
Southafrican airline? WHOA!
But ya Id suspiect the US would coverage this too at the moment this happened.
If CNN or NBC didnt, until like 2-3 ddays later then Im surprised.



Chance favors the prepared mind.
User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

He's not a hero anymore. In fact he may get fired for not doing a simple check that you should do when there's a fuel leak.

He just pumped fuel from the good tanks into the tank with a broken line, so all the fuel ended up in the ocean !!

Yes, he did a great jump of landing the plane but he was the one that f****d it up to start with !!

Anyone that knows the name of the check that should have been done please advise.


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