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2nd Sep 2008, 21:15
NTSB and FAA Investigators have disclosed after hearing the CVR of USA Jet Airways DC-9 N199US that crashed on final approach to Saltillo Mexico, that a Racial Dispute took place between the Pilot and Copilot briefly before landing, it was specifically mentioned that there were racial slurs, and a brief struggle took place amongst pilots to handle the aircraft during the final approach phase, there are several youtube videos were you can see the aircraft rock it's wings 45+ degrees just a few feet off the ground.

Anybody have anymore information?


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Translation: Spanish English

Litigation in the cabin causes avionazo
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02/09/2008 - 06:19 AM
Saltillo, Coah .- An explosion of racial hatred on board the cabin (the pilot was white, the black co-pilot) avionazo culminated in the DC-9 U.S. Jet Airlines dawn on July 6 in the Libramiento Lopez Portillo, Ramos Arizpe.

The recordings contained in the "black box" of the aircraft give verbal evidence of the lawsuit, shouts and manotazos between the pilot and co-pilot from taking off in Detroit, Michigan.

The pilot John McKintosh, who died at the scene of the accident, was white, while the co-pilot, James Christopher Martins, who suffered burns and injuries that were treated in the Hospital Muguerza here in Saltillo, is black.

IN festering whole journey

The racial bitterness broke out in the cabin of the jet, and was increased along the seven hour flight, said a source credible that had access to the recordings.

Already in the vicinity of Saltillo, the intensity of the litigation between the pilot and copilot white black was such that the plane-and-out of control could have collapsed anywhere, the source explained. Fortunately, the device fell on the Libramiento and only took a life, the pilot McKintosh.

Investigators from the Federal Aviation Agency of the United States and the Directorate of Civil Aviation of Mexico left Saltillo as heard recordings that gave testimony to the cause of the accident.

Background accident

On Sunday, July 6 at 01:18 pm, the DC-9 jet plunged to the height of 3 km Libramiento Lopez Portillo, back to the airport plan Guadeloupe, where he intended landing.

The aircraft, loaded with automotive components of Magna Power Train, broke in two on contact with the pavement and then exploded.

The plane started its journey in Detroit, where the company owns the aircraft.

It continued to Hamil, Canada, stopped in Clifford, Louisiana and cascaded toward Saltillo.

No one imagined what was happening in the cabin, nor the consequences.

2nd Sep 2008, 21:40
Nothing listed on either the FAA or NTSB sites, sounds like CRM was a dirty contraction in this carriers crewing prog?

3rd Sep 2008, 00:28
YouTube - Avionazo Ramos Arizpe - Momento del Impacto (http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=eptEIOdApSs&feature=related)

5th Sep 2008, 21:25
These are false allegations.

7 hour CVR? Please.

the moderators on this website should remove such racially charged lies