Was @ MEM around 1830c yesterday. Sorry sight. actually looked pretty decent fm w. no doubt a write-off. Big ole “x” (6’/6’ at least) made of bulbs set up @ 36r tdz in case some dumbass disregards atis, no rl et al and decides to land there.
rwy surface looked fine but i'm sure more than one light got knocked out...
Had the md all lit up, waiting for the ntsb honcho from atl to show up.
Just to toss a wild theory: botched crab-landing (landing too heavy on the gear already well in years)?
Don’t know who the ‘by the book’ quote came from…probly just more journo bs.
Any dc-10 pilots out there? What would be the x-wind correction for the 31023G28/32028?
Is fedex hiring? Maybe a newbie still trying to learn the ropes?
How about a heavy heavy load (x-mas) being a factor? Doubt they were coming out of cali with full tanks, what with their prices and MEM being their hub.
Theories, theories…we’ll all hv2 wait for the ntsb slowpokes (meant good-naturedly, I know they work hard) to take their sweet time to release the report…wish they at least released the hard facts ( e.g. rt lg showing red first, green after recycle…would that warrant fire/rescue call?) as they get them.
Boy, was that video shaking. A senior citizen with extra time on his hands?