Over on another non-aviation discussion list, somebody posted this link:
prompting much discussion on what went wrong. It's a video clip of a plane landing very hard, with the whole tail section falling off while the rest of the plane carries on down the runway aparrently othewise intact.
I'd like to find the accident investigation report, but I don't have much to go on. Anybody able to fill in some of the blanks? Who/where/when etc?
Although the video quality is very poor, the plane is clearly not a tristar... looks like a Fokker 100 or an MD80, perhaps?