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The Mississippi crash

Postby IAHM-COL » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:25 am

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Re: The Mississippi crash

Postby HJ1an » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:13 am

Mid-air disintegration.. not pretty.

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Re: The Mississippi crash

Postby J Maverick 16 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:00 am

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Re: The Mississippi crash

Postby KL-666 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:10 pm

That plane looks rather "complete" to me for a mid-air disintegration. True i can't see the nose due to the smoke. But considering that all the rest is there, i suppose the nose is too.

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Re: The Mississippi crash

Postby HJ1an » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:00 am

KL-666 wrote:That plane looks rather "complete" to me for a mid-air disintegration. True i can't see the nose due to the smoke. But considering that all the rest is there, i suppose the nose is too.

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Well it was based on the article saying that the plane broke up mid air and the cockpit some ways away from the main crash site. Of course, eyewitness accounts from news reports are never reliable - it might possibly have been a collision of some sort. I was gonna say that the wreck seemed complete though, but left it out.

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Re: The Mississippi crash

Postby jwocky » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:51 pm

That looks neither like mid-air disintegration nor like collision. The plane was not that high at the time of the crash, so I would expect in case of a collision maybe two or three big parts, in case of a disintegration a higher number of parts, all kind of spread out in a cloud stretched in flight-direction.
The way this looks to me is more like something sparked the refueling system, a part exploded, but the plane actually refused to disintegrate. Like the roof was blown off over the full cabin length, but she hit the ground on her belly. It is hard to see due to the smoke where the nose is, but the damage forward makes me think, this part also broke only off when she went belly down in the field. Only I don't see any trace of sliding. As if she fell just down belly first and had no forward speed at all anymore. Maybe some weird cumulation of factors leading additional to some stall attitude while she went down?
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Re: The Mississippi crash

Postby HJ1an » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:12 am

Ir the cockpit was really separated, then it probably would be going straight down, in a flipping motion.


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