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Old 20th Sep 2007, 14:38
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King Air down in Chattanooga

A Beech King Air has come down in a supermarket car park.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/09/20/ten....ap/index.html

http://www.firefightingnews.com/arti...rticleID=38159

Hopefully everyone patches up OK.

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Old 20th Sep 2007, 16:41
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A lucky escape for all concerned. Pure speculation of course, but with considerable impact forces and no ensuing fire, I wonder what their fuel state was?
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Old 20th Sep 2007, 18:38
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Considering KingAirs burn Jet fuel, they are much less likely to catch fire than an airplane burning Avgas.
The flight originated at Birmingham, AL, a 45 minute flight.
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Old 20th Sep 2007, 20:41
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N10TM

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N10TM
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N.../KCHA/tracklog
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Old 20th Sep 2007, 20:47
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Here is the FAA preliminary report - double engine failure.

How about the "arm chair" experts save their speculation and wait for the facts from the FAA/NTSB investigation?

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Old 20th Sep 2007, 21:22
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Please:

both engines fail on short final? and we don't think fuel might be an issue? that isn't even speculation.

now, starvation or exhaustion will be an interesting question for the NTSB/FAA.

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Old 21st Sep 2007, 04:31
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Anyone have a picture showing the props?
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Old 21st Sep 2007, 04:57
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There was a second picture showing the front but you cannot see the props due to the extensive damage.
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Old 21st Sep 2007, 09:26
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Check 6 said:

How about the "arm chair" experts save the speculation for the FAA/NTSB?
Well I don't know about you but I would rather the FAA/NTSB furnish me with facts rather than speculation!
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Old 21st Sep 2007, 12:06
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One of the bystanders who helped the pilot out stated that he said they had run out of fuel.

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Old 21st Sep 2007, 13:55
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Speculation of the cause apart (Fuel mismanagement ??) I looked at the aerial picture of the site, the pilot did a very good job finding that parking lot !!
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