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    American made 737-800 disintegrated upon crashing Russia -62 dead

    Flydubai plane crashes in Russia; 62 aboard reported dead

    failed first approach to runaway (aborted)
    Crashed on second attempt
    weather probably contribited
    Airport did have instrument landing system-not sure if working at the time

    New airline 2013 startup
    Tail impacted first -appearing to indicate that they experinced a wind shear close to the ground.
    Visulaize a hand (wind) suddenly pushing the airliner down.
    Hard to recover from windshear when close to ground (no room)
    WInd shear on landing often results in a stall --kinda fits with tail strike being the first event in the accident sequence.

    Flight FZ981

    3:41 flight time

    circled two hours (waiting for weather to settle?) which is long time after a missed approach (very).
    OR makes me ponder if there was some issue with the aircraft that they were problem solving while circling so long
    The only time an aircraft would circle that long is if they need to burn off fuel, which was obviously not needed in this instance- in that the aircraft (earlier approach) was not to heavy to land on that runway.


    737-800 is the newest model in the 737 series. They go 100,200,300,400,500,....each new deritive of the plane is longer , better computer stuff etc.
    Its like getting a better "model" iphone!!
    Next generation "version".

    This is the 12th loss of a 737-800
    A very young aircraft -5 years old-purchased new by carrier.

    There have been 587 deaths on this model with 12 versions destroyed
    Both flight recorders located - we should get answers soon!

    They cost about $96 million each
    First version flew in 1967
    8920 of the entire series built, with over 4,000 on order
    The series had a very bumpy beginning. She was ugly, and was not an instant hit with airlines! Only 37 ordered intially which hideous!! Boing almost shut down the house!!
    As travel demands changed she sold better and better. Southwest has only flown the 737 from its inception. Back then using only one model was unheard of.

    The 737 series is the best selling airliner in history


    https://aviation-safety.net/database...?id=20160319-0

    CNN

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    Last edited by CARIIS; 03-19-2016 at 10:30 AM.

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    Doing only a couple pics at a time sometimes it goes nutsola!!

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    There is CCTV footage of crash - not good quality

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/flydubai-flight-981-plane-crash-russia-cause-dubai-airliner-nosedive/


    They have 48 737s.

    There safety video is animated!

    Profitable 2014

    Fell in 2015
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    Wind shear: see DFW 1985.
    "If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."
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    Unless I provide a link or refer to a specific link, all my ramblings are theories, speculation, scenarios based on what info is available and my own unique life experiences.

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    This pic is somewhat confusing, reports said it crashed short of the runway so maybe this means debris flew to the airport?



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    http://indianexpress.com/photos/picture-gallery-others/flydubai-plane-crash-in-russia


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    all from link


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    Def a very high speed impact accident sequence- goodness

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    Wanna see aerial footage and see how big the debris field is.

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    Ahhhh Maybe that is high by that part of the world ....but it really is midrange in our country

    pilot and co-pilot had 5,965 and 5,769 hours of flying time respectively, -

    See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/wor....HXyfc4py.dpuf

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendybtn View Post
    Wind shear: see DFW 1985.
    Daeta 191 follwed that one intensily - it was an L-1011 my favoritest (!) airliner ever built.

    She was stunning in the sky - just pretty. And her engines just "purred"!!!

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    Wanna see aerial footage and see how big the debris field is. Hard to tell but she may have been on fire beofre impact. Check out the CCTV posted earlier - doesnt it look like she was on fire before impact??

    If so must have been one heck of a windsheer
    speed at impact will telling also IMO

    Has anyone else had a hassle with the "edit" time being so short.

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