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Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now

Sat May 07, 2005 9:10 am

CNN just reported, and showed pics of a crashed turbo prop, The Pilot had a fatal heart attack and one of the pax with NO TRAINING was able to land the plane although it looked pretty banged up. Please, any a.netter with photos or more info jump in.
 
KC135R
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Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now

Sat May 07, 2005 9:13 am

That happened Thursday, I heard it on the news this morning, the pilot later died - passengers were mostly unhurt.

Pretty amazing story though, passenger landing the plane.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-05-06-passenger_x.htm

[Edited 2005-05-07 02:17:36]
 
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RE: Plane Crash In Las Vegas Just Now..

Sat May 07, 2005 9:31 am

Can you replace "Just Now" in the title with "May 5th"?  Wink
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FlyHoss
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RE: Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now

Sat May 07, 2005 10:31 am

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the G-I a (required) two pilot airplane? Where was the other pilot? Or did the USA Today article get the aircraft type wrong?
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RE: Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now

Sat May 07, 2005 10:44 am

The gulfstream I is a two crew aircraft. Hopefully more info will follow.
 
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RE: Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now

Sat May 07, 2005 10:59 am

Quoting Fokkerf28 (Reply 4):
The gulfstream I is a two crew aircraft

Even if it's just a private plane?
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FlyHoss
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RE: Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now

Sat May 07, 2005 11:01 am

As I suspected, they got the aircraft type wrong. It was a Turbo-Commander, thus not requiring two pilots. Model type 695A (a.k.a. 980 or 1000) and was registered as N337DR.
I found this preliminary data at Aero News Network.
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RE: Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now

Sat May 07, 2005 11:02 am

N337DR

No pictures in the DB.
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sconym
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RE: Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now

Sat May 07, 2005 9:41 pm

Here is an article form the local Review Journal here in Vegas.

http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_ho...May-07-Sat-2005/news/26466768.html

Also, here is another article from our local NBC affiliate with a video link included.

http://www.kvbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=3309589&nav=15MVZZD2

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JBirdAV8r
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RE: Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now

Sat May 07, 2005 9:41 pm

Looked more like an Aero Commander to me...
I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
 
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RE: Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now

Sun May 08, 2005 1:00 am

I wonder why they took the chance to crashland on North Las Vegas Airport VGT, which is, if I recall my only flight out of it correctly, pretty much surrounded by any kind of housing ...
Wouldn´t it have been much safer for people on the ground to "divert" to nearby Nellis AFB with its much more open space?
Or is it (still) prohibited to make any emergency landings on a USAF AFB? Speaking for Germany, I positively know that they direct light airplanes in trouble to military airfields in order to cause as little disruptions on civil airports as possbile.

P.S. Of course I ruled out any "Diversion" to McCarran KLAS because of the severe disruptions this would have caused ...
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GulfstreamGuy
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RE: Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now

Sun May 08, 2005 1:08 am

JBirdAV8r,

You're right, it WAS an Aero Commander..
Here's the Reg. info for N337DR

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twincommander
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RE: Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now

Sun May 08, 2005 1:24 am

That was one of our customers up here...

We just installed an egwps-530, and had scheduled a double hot section.

Beautiful airplane before its back got snapped.
 
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RE: Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now

Sun May 08, 2005 6:00 am

Here is a pic for those who are interested...


Image Copyright = Brian Lockett

Sad story, its fortunate that not too much harm was done to the passengers.

Cheers,
Ian.

[Edited 2005-05-07 23:02:16]
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RE: Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now

Sun May 08, 2005 10:27 am

I thought US laws now prohibit passengers in the cockpit on all US registered aircraft or aircraft flying to/from the US? or does this case let those rules go so the aircraft can try and land safly?

Surly ATC or someone on the ground who knows how to fly that type of aircraft was guiding the passenger throu landing
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FlyHoss
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RE: Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now

Sun May 08, 2005 10:34 am

In the U.S.A., passengers are not permitted into the flight deck of air carrier aircraft in flight. This prohibition does not apply to private (a.k.a. General Aviation) aircraft.
Indeed, many private aircraft are only two-seaters (most trainers); there would be no other way to carry a passenger (than in the cockpit).
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