Flanor
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ATR42 Missing

Sat Nov 13, 1999 2:17 am

I just heard on the news that an ATR42 is missing in Pristina. The UN plane was flying from Rome to Pristina. It may have crashed, it may have made an emergency landing somewhere. 23 or 24 pax aboard.
 
Flanor
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It Crashed

Sat Nov 13, 1999 4:29 am

The aircraft earlier reported as missing has crashed around noon local time just outside Pristina, Kosovo. The aircraft was on a daily Rome-Pristina operation for the UN/WFP. 3 crew and 21 pax dead.

Does anybody have details?
 
Sasha
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No! Stop!

Sat Nov 13, 1999 4:47 am

When will this death row end?? Heavens, it's a FOURTH major plane accident within a month... all with no survivors. What's going on? Coincedences?

Learjet 31, Boeing 767, DC-9 and now it's ATR-42. Ok, all happened to be twin-engined... not a trend yet, though. Or is it?

RIP to those died....
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Federico
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RE: ATR42 Missing

Sat Nov 13, 1999 6:04 am

Plus did you any of you hear about the cessna (i think) that crashed in Lake Michigan? 3 people on board they went down to look for them and not there...I haven't seen/followed up since 6am but it was a mystery... they didn't know where the people were? weird

flying maybe the safest way of travel...but what's been going on latley is scary if you ask me to many going down...one after the other? what's up?

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kaitak
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RE: ATR42 Missing

Sat Nov 13, 1999 9:04 am

Unfortunately, the aircraft crashed with all on board - 24 - killed. It was an ATR42, although I don't know who it was actually operated by (it was a UN flight, but it doesn't actually fly aircraft). I'm not sure if the Italian Air Force (or indeed any other air force) has ATRs, so it was more than likely an airline.

As for the accident rate, while any crash is disturbing, the recent rate of accidents does not give me any cause for major concern. The Learjet crash was not a commercial plane crash (although no less tragic). The ATR42 wasn't either strictly speaking, but even counting it, it still doesn't make 1999 a particularly dangerous year.
 
Flanor
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Si Fly

Sat Nov 13, 1999 10:44 pm

CNN reports the aircraft involved was operated by an Italian company called Si Fly and chartered by the UN/WFP. CNN says the 13 year old aircraft had been delivered to the company last july.

Does anybody have a registration or c/n?
 
Sasha
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Kaitak...

Sat Nov 13, 1999 10:54 pm

...yeas, dude. While the recent crashes do not influence the whole accident statistics at once, the frequency of accidents and number of victims could give some reasons for concern. As for me, I just want to stop counting how many of these fatals happened during this month...

I'm not sure about the situation in Kosovo now, but could the ATR-42 been shot down?
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pilot21
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RE: ATR42 Missing

Sat Nov 13, 1999 11:13 pm

From what has been siad on the news, it flew below the glide path on approach to the airport, in fog, and hit a hill. The pictures coming through show that it did impact the hill, and wasn't shot down. It's terrible about any crash, but these people were flying to Kosovo to help the people rebuilt their lives after the war. They were aid workers, UN officials there to help others, however I don't think anybody suffered, if thats any help to their poor families.
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Flanor
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Details Of Aircraft

Sat Nov 13, 1999 11:56 pm

The crashed aircraft is an ATR 42-300 with registration F-OHFV of Italian carrier Si Fly Srl. It's construction number is 012 and it had 25.000 flight hours. It made it's maiden flight in april 1986 as F-WQJB and was delivered to Si Fly july 15th 1999.

The pilot reported technical problems before the aircraft crashed.

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