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Old 15th Jan 2015, 10:12
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Australopithecus
 
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A real time empennage failure from the archives...

For those of you born too late, Google "MD 80 test flight crash" to find a youtube video of a intentional hard landing. The tail separates, and that's at about 1200 fpm descent from memory. Imagine hitting water instead of a runway with the gear down and its not too hard to expect to see exactly what is being seen in this debris field.
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