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Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:27 am

Tampa media is reporting that an aircraft has just crashed into a skyscraper downtown...
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:29 am

Any more info?
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:30 am

hm...? Got a link or anything?

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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:33 am

http://www.baynews9.com/

Also just hit CNN....
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:36 am

Thanks
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:40 am

Bay news until now only says a small plane crashed into a downtown Tampa Skyscraper.
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:41 am

Initial reports (take em with a grain of salt the size of a 1969 Buick) are that it was a Cessna 150, and it was a student pilot. If so, it would appear that he's just flunked...
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:42 am

CNN saying a 15 yr old student pilot.
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:43 am

What "Tampa media" had this story? The TV? The radio? There are no reports on CNN or the internet via Reuters or the Associated Press at this time on any such event. Got a link?  Confused
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:44 am

Just saw it on CNN. No fire. No other injuries that are known.
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:45 am

...also now hearing that it was an unauthorized takeoff...

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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:47 am

???Still can't find any info...
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:48 am



On TV now, looks like a Cessna. No fire.
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:50 am

Check out MSNBC.
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:50 am

Blurb from CNN now on.......

A 15 year old STUDENT PILOT crashed into the Bank of America building. No additional details.

Interesting, since you can't solo until you are 16! Wonder if it was an instructional flight?
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:51 am

MSNBC NEWS BULLETIN
Small plane hits Fla. building
No fire reported after impact
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:52 am

I am seeing it in MSNBC, hopefully it is just an accident as GA does not deserve a bad wrap like this would bring.
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:53 am

 Sad This is awful... I hope this doesn't impact GA with a lot of restrictions now... God be with the pilot.

...Serge
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:54 am

FIRST ARTICLE

Reuters.com

Small Plane Crashes Into Tampa Building

January 05, 2002 05:47 PM ET

MIAMI (Reuters) - A small plane crashed into the Bank of America building in Tampa, Florida late on Saturday afternoon, the Tampa Tribune reported in its Web site.

The newspaper said the plane was being followed by a Coast Guard helicopter.

Television footage showed the tail of a small plane hanging out of the window of the building. The plane's number was X237IN.

There was no sign of smoke or fire.

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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:54 am

The building is the
Bank of America Building 2floors dammaged rest of building ok
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:56 am

Geez... Now one is reported down in the LA area...
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:58 am

damn, why was a helicopter following it?

Was it Cuban or something!?!?!
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:58 am

Where did you hear of the LA crash?
Was it a large or small aircraft?
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:58 am

:::Shocked:::

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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:59 am

Whats going on?????????
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:59 am

Sure? Source. Reuters ain't catched on to it if it is one yet...
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 7:59 am

Also heard of a crash in L.A. on CNN
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:00 am

Hey guys, here is a link to the building, copy it and it is 42 floors

http://www.skyscrapers.com/english/worldmap/building/0.9/128612/index.html

Sincerely,
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:00 am

Any chance these two crashes are related? I doubt it, after hearing the pilot in Tampa was a 15 year old.

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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:01 am

NBC Cleveland just showed pictures of BOTH.

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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:02 am

that's right, a small plane crashed 27 miles southeast of Los Angeles according to CNN
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:02 am

What kind of plane crashed in LA? OMG

and details?

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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:02 am

CNN: crash in LA was a small 2-engine. Crashed into a vacant lot. At least 1 dead. That's all for now.
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:04 am

Funny I don't see anything about this on Newsworld or CTV Newsnet. If there are two crashes, whoever planned this needs a brain transplant as it is Saturday...
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:04 am

The crash in LA is not really in LA. It is in Orange County somewhere in some vacant lot. Not in any building. It looks like a big coincidence.
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:04 am

They don´t seem to be connected, or???
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:06 am

Of course they are not connected.
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:06 am

>>>Any chance these two crashes are related? I doubt it, after hearing the pilot in Tampa was a 15 year old.

Agree... Tampa has the media all hyped-up since the aircraft went into a building downtown, "just like" you-know-when. The one in LAX sounds like it just got noticed because the medi ahad been awakened. Had the Tampa aircraft crashed into a vacant lot, neither accident would have made the national news.
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:08 am

To add to OPNL guy's comments, the one in LA is in as un glamourous area as you can get. It really is far from LA and is near many ga airports in the area. Most likely a landing that went wrong.
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:08 am

U. S. Coast Guard statement saying it was a 172.
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:09 am

Local TPA news says airspace is closed..as is downtown Tampa...area within two blocks blocked off..
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:09 am

Coast Guard statement (from MSNBC)

Coast Guard notified that there was an unauthorized takeoff from st. petersburg / clearwater aircracft. Coast Guard helicopter gave visual signals to land but cessna ignored and crashed into building.
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:10 am

These crashes are no big deal. No sites have any info and the ones that do don´t really seem to care very much.
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:10 am

N number makes no sense for a 172.
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:11 am

TV news websites seem like a load of pap tonight!

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR @ them
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:11 am

took off from PIE, crashed at 5:05pm. Wings came off as soon as plane hit the building, coast guard helicopter chasing it for not having flight plan.
 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:11 am

These small plane crashed are becoming all too common! Thank god everyone is okay in the Tampa accident. These are the third and fourth small plane crashes in the US this week (there was the one that crashed in Miami on Tuesday and the Birmingham incident yesterday).
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:12 am

Small plane crashes into Tampa skyscraper
January 5, 2002 Posted: 5:59 PM EST (2259 GMT)



The plane's tail hangs from the Bank of America building in Tampa, Florida.

TAMPA, Florida (CNN) -- A single-engine private plane crashed Saturday into the Bank of America building in downtown Tampa, police said.

A 15-year-old student pilot was at the controls of the plane when it took off from a nearby airport in St. Petersburg, according to a spokesman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department.

There were no immediate reports on casualties or injuries as a result of the crash.

Commercial airports in both Tampa and St. Petersburg temporarily suspended operations following the crash.

The skyscraper is located on Ashley and Kennedy Boulevard, according to Katie Hughes of the Tampa Police Department. The plane struck the building, built near the banks of the Hillsborough River, about two-thirds up, she said.

The tail of the plane was hanging from the side of building, and windows on at least two stories had shattered, according to reports. The structure remained intact and no smoke or flames were immediately evident at the scene.

The plane, built in 2000, is owned by National Aviation Holdings of Clearwater, Florida, according to Landings, a Web site that tracks information on individual aircraft.
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:12 am

 
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RE: Tampa Crash

Sun Jan 06, 2002 8:12 am

Yea, but they weren't into biuldings.
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