AirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4642 times:
Questions involving FedEx/UPS/Airborne and others like them.
When an aircraft is crashed/destroyed, does FedEx know what shipments were on them? Do they notify the people who lost items in the crash and do they compensate them for it? Or is there no way of telling besides the package never arriving at tis destination?
Airways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4593 times:
Tony: But you can be sure that they know exactly what shipments are one which plane. I often receive or send shipments by FedEx, UPS or TNT and they all have excellent tracking systems, where you can track your shipment. You can always see where the shipment is.
So, I'm sure they can get a list with each single envelope in the plane out of their computer systems. Otherwise, the system woulnd't work!
AirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4573 times:
I knew you could track them but I wasnt sure that they would be tracked down to a specific flight, although it would make sense that they would. Do they have "manifests" like passenger airlines do?
Wannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 678 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4328 times:
If I am recalling the past FedEx incidents properly where the aircraft have been destroyed, they have lost at least four aircraft in the past number of years but have not lost a crew member. (other than the crew flying Tom Hanks MD-11/DC10/A300??? )
Newburgh, NY - DC-10 Inflight fire. Aircraft destroyed by fire after emergency landing.
Newark, NJ - MD-11 Landing Accident. Aircraft destroyed after hard landing and rollover.
Philippines - MD-11. Aircraft landed long and ran off runway and into Freeport Bay.
And now this incident in Florida. They must hire some hardy people to have them continue to walk away from these accidents. Whatever the reason, thank God no one either in the plane or on the ground was hurt.
Airplanelover From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 329 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4231 times:
Its a shame for Fed Ex! . I read it on justplanes.com. Heres what it says: FM1478, a Boeing 727 en route from Memphis to Tallahassee, crashed half a mile short of the runway at 0543 this morning (26Jul) as it was on final approach at Tallahassee. The crew escaped serious injury.
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4197 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4132 times:
I am just throwing out considerations, not making any sort of conclusions:
First, these planes are often landing at small secondary airports in pre-dawn hours before the towers even open up. I know these crews are trained for the hours they work, but geez...amen to those who can fly such aircraft at middle-of-the-night hours!
Also, I am wondering whether these jet crews can build any sort of familiarity with the cities they serve...Tallahassee one morning, Bangor, Maine the next, Akron, Ohio; Manchester, NH; Fargo...et al. Save for any weather-related reasons for the accident, I serve these issues up for discussion. On balance, I do have to admire these Freight crews: up here in Manchester, NH FedEx uses A310s, A300s, and DC-10s (in addition to 727s) while UPS uses A300s (in addition to 757s). In the past FE has used a DC-10 on a MEM-MHT-BOS(!) routing (now it is a A310 until our runway 17-35 finishes getting extended to 9,000+ feet). Watching either of these widebodies take off, empty, for the 50-mile flight down to Logan is amazing.
Cabal From Colombia, joined Sep 2001, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4048 times:
ok all cargo flight have manifests, it has to show every single box inside the plane. Fedex has Multi Piece Shipment but every single box has an Master Airway Bill or a House Airway Bill. So you can be pretty sure they know what was inside this plane...I worked two years for CO in Bogota Colombia and we carried Fedex stuff to and from Quito Ecuador....daily...so take my word..lol
Fsuwxman From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 439 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4031 times:
To all wondering about the events of this morning...I was the weather observer on duty during this event. I missed the actual impact by about a minute or two (had to use the mens room), but I had been outside doing a routine weather observation. I saw the aircraft when it was about 15 miles NW from TLH, I assumed that the aircraft was going to do one of its two normal approaches, either crossing over the airfield and making a left downwind for 27 or making a right downwind for 27. Only once have I seen them attempt the approach for 09. While I was in the restroom I heard a boom, then two consecutive booms and ran outside to see what had happened. All you could see was the area on fire about 100 yards before Runway 09. Lets put it this way, it was one of the most horrifying things I have ever witnessed in person. Thank God the crew was able to walk away.