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by Brick
Wed Jul 06, 2022 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two injured after the tail cone of a MD-83 fell on ground
Replies: 23
Views: 7535

Re: Two injured after the tail cone of a MD-83 fell on ground

How often has the emergency exit at the rear of the plane been used in real life? In the video above, there is a baggage cart that drove the jettisoned tailcone away. Seems to me if the plane is stationary, the jettisoned tailcone will impede the proper inflation of the rear slide? The tail cone is...

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by Brick
Mon Apr 18, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CDC plans to extend mask mandate
Replies: 82
Views: 5314

Re: CDC plans to extend mask mandate

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ravel.html
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A federal judge has struck down the Biden's extension of the mask mandate that was originally set to expire today:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ravel.html

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by Brick
Fri Apr 15, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gasoline prices, it hurts.
Replies: 753
Views: 55127

Re: Gasoline prices, it hurts.

BTW, why is regular gasoline in Colorado only 85 AKI? It's the altitude. You'll find 85 octane gas in CO, WY, and UT because the altitude in those states lets you get away with using a slightly lower octane fuel in certain vehicles. Most people compare the price of 85 octane in Colorado with the na...

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by Brick
Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CDC plans to extend mask mandate
Replies: 82
Views: 5314

Re: CDC plans to extend mask mandate

It was the flight attendants that were the ones who demanded the mask mandates to begin with. Now they complain about the stress and hardship they have in enforcing it. Maybe they and their union should have thought about that before pushing for it.

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by Brick
Wed Mar 16, 2022 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality
Replies: 86
Views: 4903

Re: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality

I think this whole debate comes down to one thing: Morning people don't want all year DST. Night owls do. Not a fan of permanent DST. Living in a northerly latitude, It'll be dark until after 8:30 AM in the winter. Too many people seem to fail to realize that you don't get more daylight, it just shi...

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by Brick
Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality
Replies: 86
Views: 4903

Re: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality

Its never phased me but I say get rid of it - tired of all the whining about such a non-issue every flippin' year. Funny how people never throw such a hissy fit when the cross a time zone when they travel like from BC to AB. Some in my family are a prime example of this. Twice a year they go on soc...

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by Brick
Wed Mar 16, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality
Replies: 86
Views: 4903

Re: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality

I'm generally agnostic on the whole DST issue except that I would want ALL U.S. states to either do it or don't do it, but having AZ and IN and a few other select counties close to some other state lines not participating drives me crazy. It drives me crazy when I fly from an airport in MDT to Phoe...

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by Brick
Wed Mar 16, 2022 5:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality
Replies: 86
Views: 4903

Re: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality

Which reminds me about the last time the federal government implemented year round DST back during the "Energy Crisis" of the 70's. Parents with small children complained about their children going to school in the dark. Congress repealed it. Back in the 1970s, a lot of kids walked to sch...

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by Brick
Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality
Replies: 86
Views: 4903

Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the US Getting Closer to Reality

The Senate passed a bill today that would make Daylight Saving Time (DST) permanent, starting in November 2023. The bill will be considered by the House next and if passed, will need to be signed into law by President Biden. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10616433/Senate-PASSES-bill-make-d...

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by Brick
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anybody know the reason for out of way diversion to BOS on Icelandair from DEN-KEF Sunday night?
Replies: 20
Views: 4983

Re: Anybody know the reason for out of way diversion to BOS on Icelandair from DEN-KEF Sunday night?

Since the diversion wasn't a "land immediately at the nearest suitable airport" situation, I'm guessing it had to do with something ETOPS related. Some equipment probably failed that wouldn't allow for a legal ETOP flight, so off to BOS.

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by Brick
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes Trains and Automobiles Movie
Replies: 43
Views: 7065

Re: Planes Trains and Automobiles Movie

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles had the first-ever on-screen appearances for Ben Stein (pictured) and Kevin Bacon (in the race for the taxi scene). Kevin Bacon's first on-screen appearance was in Animal House from 1978. Guess everyone has forgotten his role in the original Friday the 13th movie as ...

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by Brick
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 173365

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

The intra-Colorado flights are the worst load factors out of DEN....oof! HDN is 28%, MTJ is 38%, and COS is 61%. That's not at all surprising for May. It's "mud season" in the Rockies. The ski areas are closed, and hiking and biking trails are still covered in snow or mud. Lot's of restau...

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by Brick
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work
Replies: 37
Views: 1779

Re: U.S. Fed Reserve chmn Powell on remote work

Innovation and internal promotions have completely stopped at my company because remote working has resulted in the loss of ability to gain ambient knowledge and ideas from hallway, lunch room, and pre/post meeting conversations.

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by Brick
Sun Aug 15, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 895
Views: 173365

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2021

Here are the number of passengers, number of seats, and load factors for WN flights out of DEN in May 2021: ABQ-DEN - 26241 passengers, 28234 seats, 92.94% load factor ATL-DEN - 30078 passengers, 35853 seats, 83.89% load factor . . . DEN-TUL - 16342 passengers, 18382 seats, 88.90% load factor DEN-T...

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by Brick
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed
Replies: 185
Views: 17400

Re: Miami Condo Partially Collapsed

What would be the case that the insurance company wouldn't pay out? If the property owners are compensated from the sale of the land and are "made whole", then insurance will not pay out. If you are in a car accident and the other driver pays out of their own pocket to repair your car, yo...

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by Brick
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: LA Times: Dodgers Need To Cut Accused Domestic Abuser Trevor Bauer
Replies: 21
Views: 1177

Re: LA Times: Dodgers Need To Cut Accused Domestic Abuser Trevor Bauer

The "victim" was so traumatized, she went back a second time. Uh huh. She knew exactly what she was doing and was hoping to cash out on it: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9765025/Trevor-Bauer-accuser-told-enjoyed-choked-texts-reveal.html https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9...

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by Brick
Wed May 12, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 14697

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

Would either of the aircraft involved be TCAS equipped? I would imagine that the Metro would have TCAS, but what about the Cirrus?

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by Brick
Wed May 12, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 14697

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

Do I see correctly that there's not only fuselage damage but also a piece of rudder missing? The lower most forward corner? Yes, in addition to the damage to the fuselage, there's a small chunk missing from the leading edge of the tail of the Metro. Based on some of the photos, it looks like the Ci...

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by Brick
Wed May 12, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 14697

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

Video of the Cirrus floating toward the ground shows the aircraft is very much intact. Maybe the landing gear(s) is missing...it's hard to tell due to the video quality. Both wings are intact, so I'm assuming the Cirrus' landing gear is what hit the fuselage of the Metro. In the ATC audio, the contr...

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by Brick
Wed May 12, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 14697

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

Low wing aircraft making a wide right turn to final...likely lost sight (or never sighted in the first place) the Metro coming in fast from the left. Not the first time this has happened and it won't be the last, but what a great outcome! I too thought about how the Cirrus couldn't have been more th...

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by Brick
Tue May 11, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reuse/repurposeing of former Airport terminal buildings
Replies: 19
Views: 2345

Re: Reuse/repurposeing of former Airport terminal buildings

Stapleton Denver is shopping and housing, IIRC. I don't know if the tower is still there. The control tower is still there, though no one knows what to do with it. A Punch Bowl Social opened at the base of the tower, but it has since permanently closed. There are a couple of original hangars that a...

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by Brick
Sun May 09, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA in Greenville, SC
Replies: 19
Views: 5710

Re: BA is Greenville, SC

Several airlines utilize maintenance facilities at GSP.

Edit: These look like cargo flights, not maintenance flights. I had the wrong airport in mind when I responded. GSP is Greenville/Spartanburg Int'l.

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by Brick
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 117819

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

9News out of Denver showing a house with a hole in its roof. Looks like the house at 13251 Sheridan Boulevard has a pretty good hole in its roof. Behind that house and 2 houses to the north is the house with the engine cowling in the yard. Watching the live footage on 9News, I see other houses in t...

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by Brick
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What to do in NW Oregon?
Replies: 7
Views: 1065

Re: What to do in NW Oregon?

The Hughes Flying Boat (Spruce Goose) among many others is in the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum at McMinnville. This is southwest of Portland about an hour's drive away. I've been once way back in 2012 or so...it is a nice place. There is an Evergreen 747 on top of a building housing a water ...

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by Brick
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What to do in NW Oregon?
Replies: 7
Views: 1065

What to do in NW Oregon?

I'll be in Hillsboro for a business trip which afterward I'm lingering in the area for 3 days to do whatever I please. I would like to go up to the NW corner of the state which I really haven't spent much time in. What are the good areas to visit and things to do? I see several state parks along the...

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by Brick
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out
Replies: 92
Views: 4783

Re: First US Federal execution in 17 years carried out

The death penalty is not supposed to be a deterrent nor was it ever implemented to be one.

It is a punishment. You take a life, we take your life. Period.

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by Brick
Thu May 28, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Q for plumbing experts:
Replies: 14
Views: 1633

Re: Q for plumbing experts:

If the toilet wants to "top off" the level in the tank every so often, the most likely cause is the flapper is leaking. They are about $5-$12 at Home Depot and are easy to install. If you are unsure about doing it yourself, there are plenty of You Tube videos that show how to replace the f...

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by Brick
Fri May 01, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: PAX complain because WN plane too full
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: PAX complain because WN plane too full

I believe both the WN and AA complainers were thinking they would have the plane to themselves and when their anticipated Instagram moment was ruined by a full flight they both decided to complain "unsafe!".

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by Brick
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 757 Flight?
Replies: 33
Views: 5625

Re: Longest 757 Flight?

I have flown ATL-BSB several times on a DL 757 which I believe is the longest 757 flight. Yeah it was a long flight, but being on a 757 didn't bother me any more than if it were a widebody.....my butt certainly doesn't know the difference between a 757 and a 767 seat cushion. Some GCMap distances on...

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by Brick
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How long to produce a new aerial map?
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: How long to produce a new aerial map?

I had no idea Bing maps was a self-supported entity. Every time I use them there's a cookie to clear from Digital Globe, so I assumed that's who Bing maps contracted with for everything. Bing Maps stopped in-house production in 2015 after all of the Microsoft mapping assets were sold to Uber for a ...

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by Brick
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: April Fools Day Thread 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 1768

Re: April Fools Day Thread 2020

Wow, some people managed to wait until the 4th post to get political in a non-political thread.

Can't everyone just keep their noise holes shut and leave politics out of what could have been a fun thread?

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by Brick
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How long to produce a new aerial map?
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: How long to produce a new aerial map?

When I worked for Bing maps, from image capture to push to the web it could take anywhere from 3 to 18 months. Production times depended on a lot of factors, too many I care to list. The mission in the OP's screen shot is not a classic aerial photography mission. The aircraft is owned by Raven Air i...

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by Brick
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 24106

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

And these are the type of comments Republicans and conservatives accept as OK nowadays. It is pretty sad. No reason to say it. Basically childish, just wanting mock others. But now so many think it is just fine and OK and even should be said. Talk about a slippery slope, the party has slipped a lon...

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by Brick
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread
Replies: 688
Views: 24106

Re: 2020 Democratic Primary Thread

einsteinboricua wrote:
It's official. Just broke: Warren is out.

Don't let the tee pee flap hit you on the way out...

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by Brick
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA2167 Bermuda Smoke Diversion. 13Feb
Replies: 1
Views: 798

Re: BA2167 Bermuda Smoke Diversion. 13Feb

G-VIIX was only on the ground for about 2 hours in Bermuda before it continued on to TPA. It then operated the return TPA-LGW flight, though running about 3 hours late.

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by Brick
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Fox News-Republican party connection is confirmed
Replies: 129
Views: 4337

Re: The Fox News-Republican party connection is confirmed

So by your reasoning, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, NY Times, BBC, MSNBC, Washington Post, NPR, Time, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today are all extensions of the Democrat party. Which is something everyone has known for the past 20 years.

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by Brick
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: High end mall for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: High end mall for sale

So a mall is up for sale and there is no indication anything will change with the property, but "Could Mean Big Changes" in the headline is pure click bait.

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by Brick
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Please add a like button
Replies: 3
Views: 1735

Re: Please add a like button

Will never happen as it will not increase ad revenue. No effort will be expended on this site unless it increases ad revenue.

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by Brick
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pickup Truck Crashes Into Starbucks in Illinois
Replies: 32
Views: 1685

Re: Pickup Truck Crashes Into Starbucks in Illinois

And this is of interest to an international audience why?

ANet is not a local news service.

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by Brick
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 45791

Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

During the past several Christmas seasons, Delta has used the 767-300 and 767-400 on the Atlanta flight. Now that they are at the end of Concourse A, I assume this is no longer possible as they no longer have a widebody capable gate?

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by Brick
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Honestly, what is going on with California?
Replies: 93
Views: 4545

Re: Honestly, what is going on with California?

casinterest wrote:
in a domestic dispute, the other guy stopped him? Looks like the dispute was over.

No. The armed citizen that intervened and stopped the shooter was not involved in the domestic dispute that lead up to the shooting.

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by Brick
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Honestly, what is going on with California?
Replies: 93
Views: 4545

Re: Honestly, what is going on with California?

casinterest wrote:
Well the armed citizen didn't stop the shooter, apparently the shooter shot himself.

The shooter shot himself when he was confronted by an armed citizen according to local media coverage. So yes, an armed citizen did stop the shooter.

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by Brick
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Honestly, what is going on with California?
Replies: 93
Views: 4545

Re: Honestly, what is going on with California?

Here comes Oklahoma with an answer. https://kdvr.com/2019/11/18/at-least-3-killed-in-shooting-in-oklahoma-walmart/ Local media is reporting the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute. Oh, and an armed citizen used their firearm to stop the shooter preventing additional people from being targ...

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by Brick
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Santa Clarita High School Shooting
Replies: 61
Views: 2551

Re: Santa Clarita High School Shooting

I wish the Democrats would make this big of a deal about guns every time a police officer is shot in the line of duty.

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by Brick
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airline still censoring movie content
Replies: 24
Views: 2207

Re: Airline still censoring movie content

Why all of the fake outrage? Movies shown on television are frequently edited for content, yet I don't hear any complaints about that.

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by Brick
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Greenville, TX
Replies: 15
Views: 4241

Re: Mass Shooting in Greenville, TX

Definitely was a bunch of gang bangers, so this will drop out of the news cycle quickly as there is nothing that can be exploited about it.

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Our thoughts and prayers go to those affected by this event.


"Our" thoughts and prayers? Do you have a mouse in your pocket?

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by Brick
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights News, Discussion and Questions Thread
Replies: 482
Views: 10221

Re: Skyliner Gondola at Walt Disney World Stalled

And why is this minor news story of particular interest to a wide variety of people from many different countries that visit ANet?

ANet is not a news site.

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by Brick
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 45220

Re: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019

The engine that is embedded in the building seen in the NTSB B-roll footage does not look like it was turning at the time of impact.

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by Brick
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 45220

Re: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N93 ... /KBDL/KBDL
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The Flightaware trajectory suggests the aircraft never really gained speed or altitude immediately after take off and an immediate return to the airfield was initiated.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N93 ... /KBDL/KBDL

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