Plane crash in Delaware

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  1. skoker macrumors 68000

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    Just getting word in from my news sources that a plane has gone down in Delaware, initial reports say crash was at 6:45 AM with 17 people on board.

    EDIT: It's a C-5 HUGE military transport plane. Crashed outside Dover AFB.

    Here's a picture from wire services:

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  2. iGary Guest

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    I go to Bombay Hook Refuge all the time to bird watch - its right in the approach path to Dover - these things are huge.

    Hope no one ie hurt too badly. It will be interesting to see if they ground anything.

    I forget - is this a Lockheed or Boeing plane?

    Edit: It's a Lockheed product.
     
  3. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Yikes.... :eek: ...hopefully everyone onboard the plane is okay. :(
     
  4. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    At least it looks like there was a possibility for survival.... :eek:
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Yes it does.
     
  6. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Yes they are. Rode on them a few times. Can easily put Hueys and Cobras in their belly along with a variety of vehicles.
     
  7. emw macrumors G4

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    Seems like all survived...

    Link

     
  8. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Good to hear that everyone survived.

    The problem with a flameout is that it can be hard to ascertain the cause.

    Additionally, a flameout may only be a symptom of something more serious.

    Edit: spelling
     
  9. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    The C5 has one of the best safety records of all aircraft used by the US military. I'm surprised to see this.

    A flameout in a single engine shouldn't have caused this airplane to go down. Something else went wrong for sure.
     
  10. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Agreed. The slides look like they worked as planned though, which is a very good thing™
     
  11. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I am glad to hear that everyone survived the crash. :)
     
  12. Apple Hobo macrumors 6502a

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    I hate to see my favorite plane cracked-up, but no deaths is a Good Thing.™ ;)
     
  13. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816

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    Most certainly a good thing that no one died. A bit of good news is refreshing.
     
  14. skoker thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I wonder why they did not try to dump fuel? Does that model aircraft even have that capability? (I should know, but I try and stay on the civil aviation side of things :D)
     

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