Matt D
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USAir Crash LAX 1991

Sun Nov 05, 2000 2:27 am

Does anyone have some information on the crash that happened at LAX in 1991 where a USAir 737-300 collided with a SkyWest Metroliner? I understand that the little incursion took place because a departing and landing plane were cleared to use the same runway at the same time. I am looking for the following:

The actual date
What runway was involved
The reg. # of the planes, and if any pix of them are in the database
Which plane was landing and which one taking off

Thanks for your help.


 
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RE: USAir Crash LAX 1991

Sun Nov 05, 2000 2:31 am

Go to http://www.airdisaster.com for more info.
 
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RE: USAir Crash LAX 1991

Sun Nov 05, 2000 2:42 am

On MSNBC whenever a plane crashes, they show a documentary called "Why Airplanes Crash." I have seen parts of it. The ATC said she did not see the SkyWest plane, and she thought that the USAir plane had a bomb on it. When the next plane crash occurs (hopefully in a long time), you might be able to catch the show on MSNBC.
 
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RE: USAir Crash LAX 1991

Sun Nov 05, 2000 5:42 am

The ATC thought that the USAir plane had a bomb on it? Why the hell would they clear it to take off then? Please elaborate on what you mean by this.
 
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RE: USAir Crash LAX 1991

Sun Nov 05, 2000 8:01 am

SkyWest was on runway 25L, USAir was landing. I was there at the time, waiting for a plane to arrive. I was at terminal 6 (south side of the complex) so I didn't see or hear it happen.
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Sun Nov 05, 2000 8:37 am

 
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RE: USAir Crash LAX 1991

Sun Nov 05, 2000 10:48 am

Oops, that should have read 24L, not 25. Should have proofread more carefully, sorry.
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