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FEDEX crash at Narita March 22

FEDEX crash at Narita March 22

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Old Mar 22, 09, 4:34 pm
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FEDEX crash at Narita March 22

Apparently Fedex plane crashed and is burning at Narita. Sketchy details...

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/T155026.htm

http://tv.dee.cc/jlab-maru/s/maru1237759357761.jpg
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Old Mar 22, 09, 5:08 pm
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Yikes!

That photo (second link) shows the fuselage fully inverted. That isn't good at all.
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Old Mar 22, 09, 5:15 pm
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CNN showing video of actual crash.
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Old Mar 22, 09, 5:21 pm
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Looks like severe winds.. it bounced the plane a couple of times before listing to the left..
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Old Mar 22, 09, 5:23 pm
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Oh dear. Hopefully the crew managed to escape !?
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Old Mar 22, 09, 5:28 pm
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Wow. That is a scary video. Just switched to CNN to catch it. Not a very good day for aviation today. My thoughts to all those involved.
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Old Mar 22, 09, 5:32 pm
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Wow. That is a scary video. Just switched to CNN to catch it. Not a very good day for aviation today. My thoughts to all those involved.
Can't find it on CNN.com yet.
All they have so far is:
"(CNN) -- A FedEx airplane ran off a runway at Tokyo's Narita airport in Japan and burst into flames Monday, an airport official confirmed.

No other details were immediately available"

OK, now some more info: (edit)

"A FedEx airplane ran off a runway at Tokyo's Narita airport in Japan and burst into flames Monday, an airport official confirmed.
Images from Tokyo's Narita airport showed the scene from the cargo plane bursting into flames.

Images from Tokyo's Narita airport showed the scene from the cargo plane bursting into flames.

Strong winds may have played a role in the crash, said Masaru Fujisaki, an airport official. The status of the pilot and co-pilot was not immediately known.

Video from the landing showed the plane bouncing at least twice on the runway before bursting into flames. The fire destroyed the aircraft.

The plane crashed at 6:50 a.m. (5:50 p.m. Sunday ET), according to Japan's Kyodo news service.

The cargo plane arrived from Guangzhou, China, and was manned by a two-person crew, according to Japan's transport ministry.

The plane landed on Runway A, the longer of Narita's two runways, Kyodo
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They captured the actual crash on video, and it looks very bad. Keeping my fingers crossed that the crew managed to survive somehow.
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the only video link i could find is this one (about 20 seconds in). it's in japanese but it really doesn't look good-hoping the crew survived
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http://atdhe.net/tv/watch_cnn.html
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Old Mar 22, 09, 6:32 pm
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I am in Japan watching TV.

TV said police had confirmed 2 of 2 crew members dead.
NRT's main runway, "A" , is closed.
TV Asahi reports there will be some divertion to HND, NGO for JL, SQ, GA flights.

Video from TBS.
http://news.tbs.co.jp/newseye/tbs_newseye4089545.html

V from NNN
http://www1.ntv.co.jp/news/wmtram/dw...1&n_url=131528

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My condolences for the crew and their family

Most JL flights today show as "Cancelled" and the majority of the rest show as "Indefinite". It will be one hell of a day at NRT... and might take days to sort out.
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Very Sad.

Scary Video.

CNN Clip up on YouTube with crash 11 seconds into clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-OQK...layer_embedded

It is grainy and hard to see. For those unable to check out video:

-Looks like main gear down first.
-Nose gear seems to touch down hard and fast
-Nose gear then appears to bounce upward, with main gear and whole plane going airborne
-Next, nose gear seems to come down again, this time ahead of the main gear
-Main gear comes back down a second time.
-Nose gear bounces back up a second time.
-At this point plane is already rolling left.
-Second nose gear bounce is so high there is a tail strike
-At the time of tail strike the roll makes it look like the left engine and possibly the entire left wing strikes the ground.
-Plane continues to roll left
-At this point the plane has rolled 90 degrees, right wing is pointing straight up, and massive flames are coming out of the aircraft (my guess is from the fact that the left wing at this point is completely destroyed so any and all fuel left in it ignited.)

All that is only 10 seconds on the clip - and the clip is in slow-mo.
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Old Mar 22, 09, 7:31 pm
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Wow.. thats one scary landing with some bouncing.

My condolences to the pilot's family.
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Reminds me of Sioux City Iowa.

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/bo...ort/3289760694
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