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FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:48 am

The FAA has put a ground stop on flights heading to MEM due to "AC Incident".

Anyone have any details?
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FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:58 am

According to this media report, a DC-10 caught fire after landing, and they have runway 18 closed...

http://www.wmctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=5210979

As with most initial reports after an accident/incident, facts are not necessarily correct. The headline says it "crashed" but the brief text of the article says that it caught fire after (a presumably normal) landing, which, of course, is not a "crash".

I'm sure more details will be out during the day, but in the meantime, we'll probably see most every media cliche in the book...

[Edited 2006-07-28 19:01:36]
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:05 am

One of my buds is a pilot for RU... He just called me from the cockpit of his aircraft... sitting on the taxiway in IAH... Waiting on clearance to MEM .. ATC is telling them info at 1230hrs.
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FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:09 am

For those of you who can't get the streaming video, it appears that the left main gear folded up and the aircraft is sitting on its left wing/engine and tail, just to the left of the runway centerline, and still on the runway. There's fire-fighting foam on the ground on the left side of the aircraft.

It appears that it's going to be awhile before they get that particular runway opened again.
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FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:21 am

Wow, hasn't been a good week for FedEx, a runway overrun at SDF yesterday and this.
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FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:35 am

Good video. Glad no one was hurt.

AC made it look like an Air Canada plane had the incident. A/C would be better to mean aircraft.
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FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:42 am

Good point, EWRCabincrew. I can understand your concern.

Thanks for the quick responses everybody. I'm glad nobody was hurt.
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FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:10 am

Correcting myself, it's actually 18R-36L that's closed, on the far west side of the airport. There's a good bit of distance between it and 18C-36C and 18L-36R, so ops on those runways shouldn't be adversely affected. Curious to so see if ATC puts in a ground delay program later tonight for all the FDX inbounds...

Just a guess, but I'd expect 18R-36L to be closed for 2, maybe 3 days. Nothing will move until NTSB has a look, and after that I'd presume that FDX will try and get it unloaded where it sits, both to get the customers their packages ASAP, and to make the aircraft lighter for eventual jacking and removal/towing off the runway.

Very glad that nobody was hurt...
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FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:04 am

We are pretty screwed right now...GSO isn't sending a/c out and today is the start of Dell's EOQ.

It's gonna be a really really really long night...  Sad  no 
 
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FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:16 am

Quoting FXramper (Reply 13):
We are pretty screwed right now...GSO isn't sending a/c out and today is the start of Dell's EOQ.

Speaking of Dell and FedEx... Any idea when our FedEx ramp / cargo building will begin operations at BNA? When I was walking around out there last night it looked like everything is ready to rock. Looks like they also purchased all new ramp equipment (except for the pushback and a few tugs)...


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FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:24 am

Quoting Mattbna (Reply 14):

Speaking of Dell and FedEx... Any idea when our FedEx ramp / cargo building will begin operations at BNA?

I can't tell you an exact date for FX ops at BNA, but we plan to open a huge facility there and feed off MEM and IND there. FX has a nice Dell contract for that ramp waiting...


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Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:49 am

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 4):
For those of you who can't get the streaming video, it appears that the left main gear folded up and the aircraft is sitting on its left wing/engine and tail, just to the left of the runway centerline, and still on the runway.

Look closer, its not on the runway, its on the taxiway, meaning the gear collapsed after it exited the runway, you can see the runway to the right of the aircraft.
 
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:55 am

...and Anet gets mentioned in the info box on the left side of the TV station's site:

Internet Insider
Click here for a pre-accident picture of the actual plane from Airliners.net
Click here for flight tracking information on FexEx Flight 630 from FlightAware.com
Click here for the airplane's registry information from the FAA
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FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:37 am

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 18):
Click here for a pre-accident picture of the actual plane from Airliners.net

I just noticed that when I was checking out the article. Sweet that someone knows what they're doing for a change and can credit the website for something they want to use.
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FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:11 am

Quoting KATL757 (Reply 14):
I just noticed that when I was checking out the article. Sweet that someone knows what they're doing for a change and can credit the website for something they want to use.

I mentioned all of that in my original reply from earlier this afternoon...which had to be removed to fix an error (on my part). Here is my original post again, which was originally reply # 9:



I love the fact that WMCTV actually provides some useful information to people on their site as far as aircraft incidents are concerned... They have a link to an a.net photo of the a/c involved, a link to the Flightaware track of that flight and a link to the FAA registration information for that a/c. Kinda rare that the media actually does that much homework on something...

We had a FedEx MD-11 (FDX90 from ANC - A/C N628FE) divert to BNA last night due to weather at MEM. We chalked the mains on it and stood under the wing talking with the captain for a few minutes while it was being fueled. They stuck around long enough to let the brakes cool off and then they headed back to MEM at around 0220. The next thing I know, I'm getting phone calls waking me up this morning telling me that a FedEx 3-holer just had a gear collapse at MEM. Kinda eerie to be 1/10 awake and have someone telling you that a few hours after you were standing next to the left main gear on a FedEx 3-holer...

No cockpit shots last night, unfortunately... The captain had to climb down out of the cockpit through the hatch and wasn't too keen on us following him back up there without air stairs. I didn't mind, but he's the boss.

The sad thing is, they parked on the ramp of the new FedEx facility (right next door to China Air) that is about to open at BNA and there were 2 sets of FedEx air stairs sitting across the ramp from us...with no one there to drive them over to the aircraft. I'm sure the captain was thrilled when he parked and realized that he'd be using the ladder!  banghead 



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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:56 am

Quoting FXramper (Reply 11):
I can't tell you an exact date for FX ops at BNA, but we plan to open a huge facility there and feed off MEM and IND there. FX has a nice Dell contract for that ramp waiting...

Well, I don't know about a "huge" facility... It is only a little bit bigger than the warehouse that services a single China Air Cargo 744 each night. I briefly walked around inside the building last night while returning some of the wheel chalks that we used on the MD-11... Everything is nice and new in there and the place looks really good.  Smile

Looks like there are spots on the ramp for 4 aircraft and certainly enough ramp gear to support them. There are, however, only 2 sets of air stairs and 1 push-back tug.


I'll try to get a photo of the new place sometime soon.



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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:07 am

http://files.wmctv.com/planefire.jpg

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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:13 am

I wonder if this spells the death of this poor girl... seems like a fair bit of damage on the left side there. You'd need probably a whole new wing, engine, and parts of the fuselage. What a shame...
 
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:19 am

Foxecho,

Great photo... Thanks for posting it...

From the teevee news report:

The left landing gear failed on the airplane during landing, sending sparks into grass beside the runway that ignited a fire. Three people on board the plane used an emergency landing chute on the right side of the plane to safely escape, avoiding the burning engine on the other side.

So, the sparks set the grassfire and that set the aircraft on fire?  Yeah sure

The photo you posted shows that it must have been some really oily grass....  Wink
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:35 am

Foxecho thank you for posting such a one in a time shot please pass on Kudos to Jim Caroll

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Quoting Irobertson (Reply 18):
I wonder if this spells the death of this poor girl... seems like a fair bit of damage on the left side there. You'd need probably a whole new wing, engine, and parts of the fuselage. What a shame...

Agree, brakes my heart........  brokenheart 

Glad to hear the crew is ok.

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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:44 am

Thank God everyone of the crew got out ok..... This will be a write off. I can't see them repair this back to normal.

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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:55 am

Quoting Mattbna (Reply 15):
The captain had to climb down out of the cockpit through the hatch and wasn't too keen on us following him back up there without air stairs.

What type of ladder or is it a regular the ground staff props up next to the door?? Are there any pictures of this system?
 
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:14 am

At least a decent pix to figure out what happened. Thank God the crew got out ok.
Probably this a/c will be a write off, and will never fly again although hopefuly some of it's parts will. Sad to see an old 'Mad Dog' die. At least it wasn't a situation as bad as the FedEx at EWR a number of years ago, where the a/c broke up on landing, totally went up in flames but with the crew able to escape alive.
 
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:53 am

Didn't this happen with another DC-10 just about a year or a year and a half ago?
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:13 pm

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 23):
At least a decent pix to figure out what happened. Thank God the crew got out ok.
Probably this a/c will be a write off, and will never fly again although hopefuly some of it's parts will.

Absolutely. If you're going to take a hull loss, an accident like this were there are (1) no fatalities and no apparent injuries, (2) no burned up payload, and (3) an intact (albeit damaged) aircraft where many things can be salvaged is the way to do it...
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:17 pm

Didn't the other MD10 that had a hard landing accident drop its right landing gear?

Maybe they can graft its left wing onto this one ...

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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:46 pm

Quoting Irobertson (Reply 18):
I wonder if this spells the death of this poor girl

As much as it hurts me as someone who loves the DC-10, it will most definitely be a write off. Just look at the wing, it's burned up, part of the rear left wingbox area is totally torn up, flaps, engine and engine pylon are destroyed, so this should be a write off. Besides, since this is apparently an MD-10, the avionics alone are lots worth as spares for MD-11 operators or even for FX and the rest of their MD-10 fleet.
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:08 pm

Quoting Mattbna (Reply 16):
Well, I don't know about a "huge" facility...

I meant Dell's presense in Nashville.

The company manufactures its Inspiron laptop model in the 300,000-square-foot building in Nashville. A 360,000-square-foot office building nearby houses Dell's technical support call center and sales operations.


Just got home from work at AUS. Two MD11 and a DC10. We had more frieght that didn't fly tonight.

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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:48 pm

Quoting FXramper (Reply 28):
I meant Dell's presense in Nashville.

The company manufactures its Inspiron laptop model in the 300,000-square-foot building in Nashville. A 360,000-square-foot office building nearby houses Dell's technical support call center and sales operations.

I am quite familiar with the Dell facilities on Murfreesboro Road (AO-1 & AM-1) and out in Lebanon... I've been in several of their buildings a few times over the years since they've been in town.


I was guessing (based on your alias on a.net) that your work for FedEx and assumed from your post that you were talking about the new FedEx warehouse at BNA.


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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:26 pm

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 19):
The photo you posted shows that it must have been some really oily grass....

 rotfl 

Quoting Foxecho (Reply 17):

Thx for the pic...

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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:44 pm

Quoting Brons2 (Reply 24):
Didn't this happen with another DC-10 just about a year or a year and a half ago?

A bit longer than that. Here's what I found:
http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20031218-0
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:25 pm

Definitely a write off
What a terrible shame
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:27 pm

http://www.wmctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=5210979

The top picture looks more like an engine fire or uncontained failure.
 
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:20 pm

There are quite a few photos on the Net (more specifically, A.net!) of FX aircraft which have landed heavily - a recent MD11 shot at CDG comes to mind; I've seen a fair few myself and FedEx MD11s do tend to be thrown at the runway. They do tend to land pretty heavily and yes, one can understand that freight isn't likely to complain, but on the other hand, just as one doesn't do a max power takeoff every time and try to derate where possible, the same should apply with landings: consistent heavy/firm landings MUST take their toll. Maybe a little more finesse - and more emphasis on this in training - should be considered?
 
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:23 pm

I understand that the MD11 is tricky to land, something to do with lateral stability.
 
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:23 pm

Quoting Brons2 (Reply 24):
Didn't this happen with another DC-10 just about a year or a year and a half ago?



Quoting Litz (Reply 26):
Didn't the other MD10 that had a hard landing accident drop its right landing gear?

Maybe they can graft its left wing onto this one ...



Quote:
N364FE, crashed while landing at Memphis International Airport
(MEM), Memphis, Tennessee. The right main landing gear collapsed after touchdown on runway 36R, and the airplane veered off the right side of the runway.

2 Findings of interest:

Quoting The first officer did not properly apply control wheel and rudder inputs to align the airplane with the runway centerline or apply appropriate back pressure on the control column to arrest the airplane's rate of descent before touchdown; as a result, the airplane touched down extremely hard
while still in a crab. [/quote
:

[quote=The excessive vertical and lateral forces on the right main landing gear during the landing exceeded those that the gear was designed to withstand and resulted in the fracture of the outer cylinder and the collapse of the right main landing gear.

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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:57 pm

Hi!

It's sad indeed to see another DC-10 beeing a write-off. Can anyone know what particular DC-10 was? When I was waiting to take-off from EWR to BOG inside my CO 737-700 I took a picture of one FedEX that was taxiing of, this one was N321FE, a ex: SABENA DC-10-30.
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:00 pm

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 35):
I understand that the MD11 is tricky to land

Definitely! Nine years ago, Airways mag published an article about both DC-10 and MD-11 when Boeing merged MDC. With the MD-11 report, was published pilot perspective of the MD-11, and this was written by Richard S Drury, then regular colomnist of the magazine. He said then in the subsection he named: A landing challenge.

"The fact is, there is a rather marked tendency for the airplane to pitch-up on touchdown resulting in a tail-strike. In something like 500,000 or more MD-11 landings, there have been 16 tail-strikes. Comparatively few, but more than usual. [...] Can we say that the airplane has a tail-strike problem? The autopilot scores zero, pilots 16. [...] On almost every landing tail-strike, there was an excessive sink rate coupled with a high pitch change. [...] One thing the MD-11 pilot must learn is that increasing pitch in not the answer as it might be in other types. What is essential is a generous addition of power. Keep the pitch to around 7 or 7 1/2° and let those big engines accelarate the airplane out of harm's way."

He may have wrote that report just before N611FE landed so heavily at EWR, following a high sink rate and and unstable approach that it ended belly up!

Quoting CV990 (Reply 37):
Can anyone know what particular DC-10 was? When I was waiting to take-off from EWR to BOG inside my CO 737-700 I took a picture of one FedEX that was taxiing of, this one was N321FE, a ex: SABENA DC-10-30.

The flight that had the accident originated at SEA, and looking closely to its tail engine on the photo that Foxecho provided, it really looks like a MD-10-10F.

[Edited 2006-07-29 12:06:31]
 
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:16 pm

Brings us to the incident of the Mandarin Airlines MD-11 which flipped over when landing in bad weather in Hong Kong as well.
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:18 pm

Quoting CV990 (Reply 37):
Can anyone know what particular DC-10 was?

Answer's in the thread....

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 13):
...and Anet gets mentioned in the info box on the left side of the TV station's site:

Internet Insider
Click here for a pre-accident picture of the actual plane from Airliners.net
Click here for flight tracking information on FexEx Flight 630 from FlightAware.com
Click here for the airplane's registry information from the FAA



Quoting Flybnkr (Reply 2):
live streaming video on homepage:

http://www.wmctv.com/Global/category...u59_1

...or since people are lazy:

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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:24 pm

Quoting CV990 (Reply 37):
Can anyone know what particular DC-10 was? When I was waiting to take-off from EWR to BOG inside my CO 737-700 I took a picture of one FedEX that was taxiing of, this one was N321FE, a ex: SABENA DC-10-30.

That newspage has a link to the FAA that says its N391FE, besides that they link a.net with a picture of it.
 
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:47 pm

Hi!

NA - Thanks for beeing precise!
Nosedive - Thanks for calling me lazy...I just woke up.....it's saturday here... and you know in this part of the world life is just starting!!!
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:19 pm

Many kudos to the fire crews! It appears that they knocked out the fire with only moderate damage to the fuselage and maybe most of the cargo will be salvageable, depending on what it is. Glad the crew made it out safe to fly again another day.

One theoretical point I was pondering: What if this had been a configured as a passenger-carrier? Let's say it had about 225 pax aboard and the same situation occurred. I realize that this is total speculation, but I would think that at least 99% of them would have not only survived this but the only injuries might be from the egress.

Not trying to hijack the thread, just wanted to use this situation as a basis for continued discussion.
 
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:31 pm

Quoting FXramper (Reply 28):
I meant Dell's presense in Nashville.

The company manufactures its Inspiron laptop model in the 300,000-square-foot building in Nashville. A 360,000-square-foot office building nearby houses Dell's technical support call center and sales operations.

Actually, laptop production was moved to another Dell facility in Penang, Malaysia. From there, Inspirons and Latitudes are shipped worldwide, primarily via FedEx or UPS.

The Nashville facility still builds Dell Dimension and OptiPlex desktop computers, though, and also houses the aforementioned call center as well as a distribution center.

Still, it's sad to see another FX tri-jet bite the dust.
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:10 am

Quoting Magyarorszag (Reply 38):
"The fact is, there is a rather marked tendency for the airplane to pitch-up on touchdown resulting in a tail-strike. In something like 500,000 or more MD-11 landings, there have been 16 tail-strikes. Comparatively few, but more than usual. [...] Can we say that the airplane has a tail-strike problem? The autopilot scores zero, pilots 16. [...] On almost every landing tail-strike, there was an excessive sink rate coupled with a high pitch change. [...] One thing the MD-11 pilot must learn is that increasing pitch in not the answer as it might be in other types. What is essential is a generous addition of power. Keep the pitch to around 7 or 7 1/2° and let those big engines accelarate the airplane out of harm's way."

This sort of physics is confusing at first but it's quite valid, and you reminded me of a book I read a while back. According to author and former USN A-6 pilot Stephen Coonts, when landing on a carrier, your throttle controls your altitude and your stick controls your speed, quite the opposite of what you might think. But in truth, it's about controlling the decent rate. Pulling back on the stick causes you to drop faster and adding power causes your decent rate to flatten.
 
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:30 am

Queso

Given that the fire does not seem to have penetrated the fuselage, that seems a reasonable assumption.
 
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:29 am

I was at MEM earlier today and had not even heard of the incident until I saw aircraft on the side of the runway. What a shock. When we were pushing back out of the gate, I noted a group of people on that runway looking at a charred peice of debris that was probably 1000' to 2000' short of where the aircraft came to a stop. From a distance it almost looked like a burnt up baggage tug. Is there a chance this could have been the left main I was looking at?

Steve
...where the rubber hits the runway...
 
nosedive
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:35 am

Quoting CV990 (Reply 42):
Nosedive - Thanks for calling me lazy...

You're welcome!  Silly

As for the cargo, from the Washington Post:

Quote:
The plane's left wing and engine were damaged, and initial reports indicate the freight on the board was not damaged, spokeswoman Denise Lauer said.

Story at 11...or whenever you click on this
 
m404
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RE: FedEx MD-10 Incident At MEM

Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:11 am

As of 3pm Sat the Right/West side is already painted out for viewers from Airways Blvd along Runway 18 but not on the other or terminal side. Since the other east two runways are a bit away the name would be difficult at best to make out. Colors of course easy to see until whited out.

Large flatbed truck on left side possibly to take engine away. Two cranes with slings, one on each side, look like they are being readied to lift fuselage for that engine removal.

Sorry no pics as had not expected to be there.
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