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FedEx Cessna Lands On Highway

Wed Apr 28, 2004 1:13 am

Southside Irish...our two teams are the White Sox and whoever plays the Cubs!
 
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RE: FedEx Cessna Lands On Highway

Wed Apr 28, 2004 1:48 am

Tough day for FedEx... a Fokker 27 landed in flames in Melo, Uruguay this morning I think.

http://www.elpais.com.uy/04/04/27/ultmo_90906.asp

It basically says that the plane departed from the US, touched down in Campinas, Brazil, and was going to Buenos Aires when basically the tail and cockpit caught fire. It asked to land in MVD, but since the plane was near the Brazilian border it was diverted to Melo.

Now, the article doesn't identify the plane as belonging to FedEx, but another newspaper, El Observador does. Plus, Campinas is a FedEx hub.

http://www.observa.com.uy

The pilots are in a local hospital, but they are OK.
 
aviationwiz
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RE: FedEx Cessna Lands On Highway

Wed Apr 28, 2004 6:25 am

I'm glad my FedEx air package wasn't on it!

I'll stick with UPS, thank you very much. Only reason why this package went FedEx was because I wasn't paying for it.
Proudly from the Home of the Red Tail.
 
lima
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RE: FedEx Cessna Lands On Highway

Wed Apr 28, 2004 4:27 pm

Hi PU151,

Great to hear the pilots are fine!

I remember years ago that near the Brazilian border (near Chui) the route is also an emergency landing strip.

Lima
 
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RE: FedEx Cessna Lands On Highway

Wed Apr 28, 2004 7:29 pm

Slightly off-topic, but... You're right Lima, the route just in front of the Sta. Teresa fortress is an emergency landing strip, 3000m long. Although it ain't all that emergency. I've seen a C-130 from the Uruguayan AF use it. That was one COOL day.

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