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American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:21 pm

Being reported by KTVO-TV in Missouri, an American Connection flight from St. Louis to Kirksville has apparently crashed near Milliard, Missouri:

http://www.ktvotv3.com/Global/story.asp?S=2452743&nav=1LFsSB78
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:24 pm

Being reported by KTVO-TV in Missouri, an American Connection flight from St. Louis to Kirksville has apparently crashed near Milliard, Missouri:
http://www.ktvotv3.com/Global/story.asp?S=2452743&nav=1LFsSB78


Doesn't sound good ... hopefully some people will survive.
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:25 pm

Would this have been a Jetstream 31??
 
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:25 pm

when it rains it pours..... my thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and families involved with all of thesee crashes. Im assuming this was a j-31. Have they explained any of these crashes yet?
 
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:28 pm

I just saw it one the news....they arent certain of any fatalities yet. The media was doing what it did best, as they werent sure whether or not it was a charter or not. Sometimes I wish the media would say theres a crash AND NOTHING ELSE
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:29 pm

I certainly hope that the situation turns out better than it looks right now.

My thoughts go out to the families. Sad
 
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:30 pm

WTF is going on with Plane Crashes and Missouri???  Crying My heart goes out to all families.
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:40 pm

Uh oh... this doesn't look good at all.
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:41 pm

Is this the dreaded Number 3 (in the recent string of crashes)?


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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:43 pm

I'm also assuming this was a Trans States operated flight??? Either a J31 or J41 yeah?
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:44 pm

Why is there nothing on aa.com?
 
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:44 pm

Flight is AA 5966 opb CEA as CEA 5966.
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:46 pm

Operated by Corporate Airlines

5966 Sun,M,T,W,Th,F St. Louis 6:42pm Kirksville 7:42pm
 
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:49 pm

confirmed

Return tomorrow morning was just zeroed out in the system

2*O#AA5967 Y0 B0 H0 M0 L0 K0 V0 N0 IRKSTL- 632A 724A *N J31 0
 
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:49 pm


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Photo © Paul Robbins

It is a miracle that this was not a bigger aircraft. My heart goes out to everyone who this affects.  Crying
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:50 pm

Good news is there are survivors.. Bad news also fatalities

Links

http://www.kirksvillecity.com/Airport/airport.html

http://www.corporateairlines.com/

Very sad. My prayers to those onboard.
 
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:53 pm

This looks to be one of those EAS services (Essential Air Service). Any news how this may affect the airport and airline?
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:45 pm

8 dead.
2 survivors.
5 missing.
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:51 pm

From aa.com:
There has been an accident involving an AmericanConnection flight in Kirksville, MO. Flight 5966 is operated by Corporate Airlines, an independent airline, which is coordinating the accident response. Individuals who believe they may have family members on board the flight should call 800.245.0999.

Further information on the accident will be updated Wednesday on Corporate's website at www.corporateairlines.com.

The thoughts and prayers of the entire American Airlines family go out to everyone touched by this tragedy.


My thoughts to the victims and their families.  Crying



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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:53 pm

EEP.

I knew those AX/Corp. Air J32s didn't feel safe when flying them between LAF and STL...

It's weird how crashes happen in bunches, but the same state? Eerie...
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 2:20 pm

Diffently not good for the airlines during this time period.

Hopefully there will be closure for the families and friends of these people.

If I had a guess as to what went wrong, it was probably wx related.
Does sound errierly fimilar to AA flight that crashed at LIT a few years back.
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 2:23 pm

http://www.corporateairlines.com/ doesn't say anything yet.

Sad news, my prayers are with the families of the perished. May God bless their souls and help the families.
Glad to hear some people survived.

Are some numbers out, like altitude, or maps?

What a week for aviation... MK, NW, now that...
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 2:30 pm

How come CNN is not reporting this accident on its website? Does it not beat "Tommy Lee goes back to school"? I guess not...
 
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 2:44 pm

My thoughts and prayers to all those affected by this terrible accident. So sad. And a quick recovery to those who survived.

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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 2:56 pm

St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 4 miles south of IRK. That would be in rural, unincorporated southern Adair County (same county as Kirksville) about 1-2 miles north of the Macon County line. KTVO, the Kirksville ABC affiliate, reports 1-2 miles south of IRK.

 
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 2:59 pm

Yikes! I live in St. Louis! Something weird is going on here...first the NW Airlink crash, now this...within weeks of each other. Any updated word on the number of fatalities, and has the registration of the aircraft been identified?
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 3:19 pm

This really hurts for me b/c I knew alot of their crews from when they used to fly as corporate airlines for Midway Airlines in RDU.
 
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 3:34 pm

So it has happened, the third in a string of crashes. Statistically this should be the last one. The victims of all the recent crashes are in my prayers. It has been a tough couple of weeks in terms of plane crashes. Lets hope all the victims have gone to a higher place!
RIP all of there great people who have passed on in the aviation world!
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 4:05 pm

8 dead.
2 survivors.
5 missing


So, 13 dead  Sad and two survivors!

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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 6:18 pm

Well there's always hope that it's 8 dead, 7 survivors.

God bless everyone touched by this accident.

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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 7:08 pm

This was only just reported on Sky News, usually they are a bit quicker than this. 10:06 GMT
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 7:29 pm

Unbelievable! I don't know what to say except my prayers of comfort for the families and loved ones.

In ONE WEEK we've had 3 terrible airline crashes and 1 GA crash that's been reported in the US so far.

Incidentally, the ASA Jetstream crash that happened in LIT some years ago wasn't weather related, but the left engine exploded in flight.

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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 8:11 pm

Incidentally, the ASA Jetstream crash that happened in LIT some years ago wasn't weather related, but the left engine exploded in flight.

ASA Jetstream?

ASA had an EMB-120 crash outside Atlanta after an engine had a prop blade failure and disintegrated without leaving the wing.
 
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 8:13 pm

That is terrible, another one...........
my thoughts go to the victims and to their families as well..........
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:19 pm

Pictures of the fiery crash to be shown on CNN. Right after the commercial break that is on RIGHT NOW!

so if you can read this and u have CNN... switch now.
 
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:20 pm

**"Is this the dreaded Number 3 (in the recent string of crashes)?"**

Theres been more than 3 already.

I can think of the MK 747 crash, the Pinnacle CRJ, The airshow crash in CA, the Beech Baron crash in Atlanta and now this, I could have sworn there was another one.

I hope this ends here.
 
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:42 pm

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/10/20/commuter.crash.ap/index.html

Here is the latest from cnn with pics.

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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:52 pm


From cnn.com
female survivor was walking around when rescuers arrived, and a male survivor was found in brush about 25 feet from the fuselage, Logston said. Rescue crews were still hoping to find survivors, he said, but added that the two who did make it were discovered "so close to the plane we're imagining the others probably should have been close to the plane if they survived,

thats the bit I find amazing, if was burning, then it doesn't sound good for the 5 missing,

This is terrible, hope the two they have found so far recover from their injuries quickly.

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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 10:21 pm

I went to college in Kirksville for 2 years... hope no fraternity brothers were aboard.
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 10:36 pm

Just out of curiousity, is it possible that the five missing walked away from the plane relatively unscathed?
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 10:53 pm

... And went home?

Can't imagine it, usually if there are people missing they are dead. It will be a miracle if they are found alive, I hope they are but the signs aren't really that good. My thoughts are with the victims, unfortunately air crashes seem to be clustered like this and we haven't really had many so far this year..
 
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:18 pm

'''The plane carried 13 passengers and two crew members, both of whom died'''

What? one pilot and one steward(ess)? That's it?

Anyway, may they rest in peace.....

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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:21 pm

When was the Airlink Crash? I did not hear anything about a NW crash?
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:21 pm

No F/A aboard with 19 seats or less.
 
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:30 pm

No no FA. FAA site reports 13 Fatal 2 injured. Three major crashes in five days. Two on the same day. 747-400 7 fatal and the NW crash. First CRJ crash in a while. Then the the Coporate crash. Its just a bad string. Also there really where alot of fatal crashes. Just a bad week.
Here is the link to FAA accident data base.
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:47 pm

Any tail numbers (a.net fotos) available of these two a/c?
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:54 pm

Guys 'n Gals,

Various industry inside-sources are quoting the tail number of the Jetstream as N875JX.

Sorry I can't provide any more info.


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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:09 am

After an Air Canada CRJ crash in Fredricton, many of the people walked away form the crash, met their families at the airport and went home without reporting to anyone. So its possible but unlikely.
 
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RE: American Connection Plane Crashes In Missouri

Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:11 am

Here is the preliminary report, directly from the FAA site:

IDENTIFICATION
Regis#: 875JX Make/Model: JS32 Description: BAe-3200 Jetstream Super 31
Date: 10/19/2004 Time: 0036

Event Type: Accident Highest Injury: Fatal Mid Air: N Missing: N
Damage: Destroyed

LOCATION
City: KIRKSVILLE State: MO Country: US

DESCRIPTION
CORPORATE AIRLINES, N875JX, A BAE-3200 JESTSTREAM ACFT, CRASHED ON APPROACH
UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, 15 PERSONS WERE ON BOARD, 8 WERE FATALLY
INJURED, 2 WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED, 5 ARE UNKNOWN, KIRKSVILLE, MO

INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 8
# Crew: 2 Fat: 2 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:
# Pass: 13 Fat: 6 Ser: 2 Min: 0 Unk: 5
# Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk:

WEATHER: NOT REPORTED



OTHER DATA
Activity: Business Phase: Approach Operation: Air Taxi (Commuter)

Departed: SAINT LOUIS, MO Dep Date: 10/19/2004 Dep. Time: 2357
Destination: KIRKSVILLE, MO Flt Plan: IFR Wx Briefing: U
Last Radio Cont: 4 M SOUTH OF KIRKSVILLE
Last Clearance: CHANGE TO ADVSY FREQ

FAA FSDO: KANSAS CITY, MO (CE05) Entry date: 10/20/2004

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