Qantas744er
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Plane Crashes In Italy.

Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:59 pm

Yesterday in Italy on the 13th of August a algerian cargo C-130 Crashed, in Piacenza killing all 3 Pilots on board. The plane was heading from Algeria to Frankfurt, Germany.

Shortly before the crash the pilot told MXP's ATC he lost engine power, but he did a great job avoiding any houses, and then crashed in a field. The aircraft was fully destroyed on impact. Nobody on the ground was killed. A eye witness reported seeing fire from the plane shortly before impact.

Heres from Italy's news paper corriere del la sera. Sorry only in italian.

http://www.corriere.it/Primo_Piano/C...e/2006/08_Agosto/13/piacenza.shtml

May the pilots RIP  Sad

They did a great job not killing anyone on the ground.

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RE: Plane Crashes In Italy.

Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:06 pm

Quoting Qantas744ER (Thread starter):
A eye witness reported seeing fire from the plane shortly before impact.

Which would mean there is no fire.

Anyway, very sad and if they did avoid homes etc then a great job.
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RE: Plane Crashes In Italy.

Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:23 pm

Quoting Qantas744ER (Thread starter):
They did a great job not killing anyone on the ground.

Well, you always have to take carefully those "pilot-hero" statements from the news... the wreck is scattered over an area of several miles, and there is a big crater on the main impact site, looks like the airplane was falling apart before impact and then crashed out of control. It is more likely that those poor souls onboard had no chance of directing the flight anywhere in its final moments...  Sad
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RE: Plane Crashes In Italy.

Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:47 am

Quoting Curlyheadboy (Reply 2):

Well, you always have to take carefully those "pilot-hero" statements from the news... the wreck is scattered over an area of several miles, and there is a big crater on the main impact site, looks like the airplane was falling apart before impact and then crashed out of control. It is more likely that those poor souls onboard had no chance of directing the flight anywhere in its final moments...

agreed. Probably engine exploded, took the wing with it.

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RE: Plane Crashes In Italy.

Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:48 am

Very sad story -

Other information of this accident http://www.jacdec.de/news/news.htm
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RE: Plane Crashes In Italy.

Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:04 am

May they RIP  Sad
I ask myself what could realy happened cos I think those Hercules are real workhorses and very robust so what could a plane like that take out of the air? Engine explosion & ripp off the wing sounds for me unlikely but I could be wrong!
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RE: Plane Crashes In Italy.

Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:37 am

 Sad really sad to hear. May the pilots RIP. Thoughts are with their families.

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RE: Plane Crashes In Italy.

Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:39 am

Oh that's very sad! Just a couple of weeks ago I took some photos of this nice aircraft. It was very interesting to see. They parked right next to me while I was waiting for my TAM A330 coming in behind. I was impressed by this one as I have never seen one in real. My thoughts to the families who lost their beloved members.

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RE: Plane Crashes In Italy.

Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:47 am

Very sad. Not of fan of C130's myself. I wonder if they were navigating with a range rover again???
 
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RE: Plane Crashes In Italy.

Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:09 am

May the pilots RIP. My condolences go out to their families.

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RE: Plane Crashes In Italy.

Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:45 am

Quoting Piercey (Reply 3):
Quoting Curlyheadboy (Reply 2):

Well, you always have to take carefully those "pilot-hero" statements from the news... the wreck is scattered over an area of several miles, and there is a big crater on the main impact site, looks like the airplane was falling apart before impact and then crashed out of control. It is more likely that those poor souls onboard had no chance of directing the flight anywhere in its final moments...

agreed. Probably engine exploded, took the wing with it.

No offense, but how do you come to that conclusion from this:

Quoting Qantas744ER (Thread starter):
Shortly before the crash the pilot told MXP's ATC he lost engine power,

 confused 

Regardless, my prayers are with the families of these airmen.

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JoeCattoli
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RE: Plane Crashes In Italy.

Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:05 am

Italian media reported that the black boxes are in a good condition and will soon explain what caused the crash.
May the pilots R.I.P.

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