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Southwest 737 strikes person on runway in Austin

Old 11th May 2020, 03:19
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Originally Posted by Islandlad View Post
Make way for its replacement?

And .....
Fair enough if required, more meant giving the engine to the coroner.
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Old 11th May 2020, 06:37
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Originally Posted by Airbubba View Post
It has already operated AUS-MDW-LAS-SFO and is parked for the evening.
Wow thank **** we got some fact out of this

Why oh why do we have to delve into history when information on the incident in question is so severely lacking.
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Old 11th May 2020, 06:46
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And this is why mental health is still such a taboo subject for so many people

Assuming this was suicide, the person involved was literally mentally ill - there would have been no reasoning, just a route to end what was perceived as suffering. That usually means feeling that the world and their family is better off without them, not that they specifically don't want to live. To that person, at that time, they're anything but selfish - they're doing this for all the right reasons, however skewed they may be.

I have complete and utter sympathy for those left to pick up the pieces, both physically and emotionally, but to blame the person involved is unfair.


Thanks for the insight Front Seat Phil!, I had always thought of a very selfish thing to do, in a public manner, but I had never considered your explanation before thank you!
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Old 11th May 2020, 12:12
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Originally Posted by Airbubba View Post
It has already operated AUS-MDW-LAS-SFO and is parked for the evening.
Wow. My operator had a 320 under pushback that slid on ice into a catering truck. A shiny LEAP 1a took the hit and the aircraft was grounded for a couple of months while the spar was repaired. Something about the angle of impact perhaps, but I guess them guppy's are tough!

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Old 11th May 2020, 21:14
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"On May 9th 2020 the airport reported the man was not employed by the airport and hopped the perimeter fence of the airport. The perimeter fence is being checked by Transportation Security Administration.

Airport Staff reported the man was a homeless person known to police. A large homeless camp is just outside Austin Airport, in the past there had been similar encounters when homeless people ended up inside the airport perimeter".
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Old 12th May 2020, 00:46
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Originally Posted by West Coast View Post
Fair enough if required, more meant giving the engine to the coroner.
Fair argument

I had assumed that with a nacelle lip strike that part of the object would have entered the engine fan. It's an easy fact to determine but so far that is not in evidence in this discussion
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Old 12th May 2020, 18:02
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The deceased has now been identified by the Austin Police Department as a 22 year-old male. An online profile suggests that he was fluent in Korean. Still no indication of any employment at the airport from any of the media releases.

The ambulance chasing lawyers have already posted this 'news item':

TEXAS WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY

Pending the investigation, the family of Junin Ko may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. Family members of wrongful death victims may seek damages for medical and funeral expenses, loss of love and companionship, pain and suffering, and emotional distress following a tragic or catastrophic accident.

“The stress and sorrow can be extremely overwhelming after losing a loved one in an accident,’’ said Andrew Wright, of Counsel with Bond Sanchez-Gordon.

“We understand just what families are forced to go through, and having their rights protected is vital. A wrongful death lawyer will stay updated on the official investigation and help ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected,’’ Wright added.

The Legal Advocate's national legal analysts Candice Bond and Andrew Wright are experienced in fatal pedestrian accidents, and if you or a family member need help they are available for a free consultation to guide you.
https://www.thelegaladvocate.com/new...destrian-crash

I have a relative out in Texas who has made millions by specializing in lawsuits involving railroad accidents. He went to Club Fed for a few years, got out and got his law license back somehow. He's on bilingual billboards around town.

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Old 12th May 2020, 20:06
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While the lawyers in question may well be ambulance-chasers, if it emerges that the airport authority was negligent in maintaining/monitoring the boundary fence, which allowed the unfortunate victim to gain access to the runway, they could well find themselves defending a wrongful death lawuit.
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Old 12th May 2020, 22:59
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
While the lawyers in question may well be ambulance-chasers, if it emerges that the airport authority was negligent in maintaining/monitoring the boundary fence, which allowed the unfortunate victim to gain access to the runway, they could well find themselves defending a wrongful death lawuit.
From what I gather, this chap deliberately or while the balance of his mind was disturbed, walked into an aircraft with known and predictable consequences. It could be argued that given sufficient determination, anyone could gain access to an airport; what this person might do there has to be within his own competence for which a third party should not be actionable. Of course, this is not a cogent defence in these days of almost non-existent personal responsibility.
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Old 13th May 2020, 03:09
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they could well find themselves defending a wrongful death lawuit
The law can be an ass, wonder if I decided to amble across a LAX freeway at peak hour and got hit it would be a wrongful death. Usually in the US it's deer on the runway getting hit, in Oz kangaroos. If a deer can get on the property so can a human.
About 1,000 white-tailed deer caused $45 million in damage in reported plane strikes from 1990 through 2015, according to a report by the Federal Aviation Administration published in November.

All passengers escaped injury on Wednesday when an American Eagle plane hit a deer while taking off at Charlotte Douglas at about noon. The plane returned to the airport, and all of the passengers walked off the plane and were bused back to the terminal.
https://www.charlotteobserver.com/ne...133003529.html
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