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tiger9999187 8th May 2020 04:14

Southwest 737 strikes person on runway in Austin
 
Not many details yet.



Airbubba 8th May 2020 06:32

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Edited LiveATC.net audio.

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tiger9999187 8th May 2020 07:08

https://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2...hursday-night/

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fox niner 8th May 2020 08:24

Could this be a suicide? Brought on by the covid layoffs? Pure speculation of course, but since this happened in the usa with all their security, in stead of an african nation, it does come to mind.

hoss183 8th May 2020 10:47

Clearly suicide, and with all sympathies to the individual, what a selfish way to do it.
I had a buddy who was Transport Police - he told me a few tales of railway suicides. Firstly the poor BTP guys had to hunt for all of the bits, and the drivers would often need counselling and be affected for a long time. The last i heard he was on long t term leave for PTSD.
So my sympathies not to the ingested, but to the drivers.

ATC Watcher 8th May 2020 10:51

Do not know how the fencing is done in Austin , but climbing over a simple fence and running is not that complicated and even if detected can take a while to stop . In San Jose Costa Rica domestic airport , just outside the fence is a large psychiatric hospital , it not uncommon to have patients escaping and jumping the fence and wandering on the runway, fortunately they have bright colored overalls,so they can be spotted early. but not so much if a night :(

lomapaseo 8th May 2020 12:34

I don't recall ever seeing a dent in an inlet cowl of that magnitude

iggy 8th May 2020 12:55


Originally Posted by lomapaseo (Post 10776297)
I don't recall ever seeing a dent in an inlet cowl of that magnitude

https://patch.com/texas/across-tx/te...tates-u-s-2018

hoss183 8th May 2020 13:32


Originally Posted by lomapaseo (Post 10776297)
I don't recall ever seeing a dent in an inlet cowl of that magnitude

Bird strike test spec 1.8kg
Suicidal texan circa 100kg

Una Due Tfc 8th May 2020 13:37


Originally Posted by hoss183 (Post 10776196)
Clearly suicide, and with all sympathies to the individual, what a selfish way to do it.
I had a buddy who was Transport Police - he told me a few tales of railway suicides. Firstly the poor BTP guys had to hunt for all of the bits, and the drivers would often need counselling and be affected for a long time. The last i heard he was on long t term leave for PTSD.
So my sympathies not to the ingested, but to the drivers.

It’s one of the reasons why train drivers are still highly paid here in Ireland, because of what they have to go through when someone throws themselves off the platform.

Auxtank 8th May 2020 13:41

The damage looks more like it hit a vehicle.

DaveReidUK 8th May 2020 15:51


Originally Posted by hoss183 (Post 10776196)
Clearly suicide

How do you know that ?

Sailvi767 8th May 2020 16:06


Originally Posted by Royal Jelly (Post 10776039)
Blimey, very sad. Never been to Austin but I’d be intrigued to see how one manages to get to the runway..

Happened in ATL a few years ago.



Airbubba 8th May 2020 16:48

Listening to the Travis County EMS communications on radioreference.com it appears that they found an approximately 30 year-old male, 'obvious DOA'. There was some minor confusion about access to the scene for the med units for the pronouncement.

DaveReidUK 8th May 2020 18:36


Originally Posted by Sailvi767 (Post 10776461)
Happened in ATL a few years ago.

If yesterday's victim had got onto the runway by exiting from an aircraft, I think we'd know by now.

capngrog 8th May 2020 19:09


Originally Posted by ATC Watcher (Post 10776202)
Do not know how the fencing is done in Austin , but climbing over a simple fence and running is not that complicated and even if detected can take a while to stop . In San Jose Costa Rica domestic airport , just outside the fence is a large psychiatric hospital , it not uncommon to have patients escaping and jumping the fence and wandering on the runway, fortunately they have bright colored overalls,so they can be spotted early. but not so much if a night :(

In the U.S., the FAA establishes requirements for airport perimeter security fencing. Generally, a minimum of 8ft. high chain link fencing topped by 2ft. of barbed wire is required, and the barbed wire leans outward at a 45 degree angle. Climbing over such a fence would be a real challenge, and "jumping the fence" would be a feat of Olympic caliber. As with most security measures, almost any can be compromised or defeated, but hopefully the trespasser would be sufficiently slowed that security personnel could take appropriate action. One cannot just innocently wander onto an airport property and then stroll onto an active runway. Significant effort is usually required to defeat airport security, and the casual or "innocent" individual is usually deterred.

Cheers,
Grog

Euclideanplane 8th May 2020 19:51


Originally Posted by DaveReidUK (Post 10776578)
If yesterday's victim had got onto the runway by exiting from an aircraft, I think we'd know by now.

Jhyrin Jones (19) did first climb a fence around Hartsfield-Jackson before climbing onto the wing of an aircraft on a taxiway. The initial report that he had been a passenger of the plane and had used an exit door was incorrect.

Airbubba 8th May 2020 20:36


Originally Posted by Euclideanplane (Post 10776629)
Jhyrin Jones (19) did first climb a fence around Hartsfield-Jackson before climbing onto the wing of an aircraft on a taxiway. The initial report that he had been a passenger of the plane and had used an exit door was incorrect.

More on the 2018 ATL incident.


After scaling a barbed wire fence, a 19-year-old Georgia man ran across the tarmac at Atlanta’s busy airport and pulled himself up onto the wing of a Delta jet and began pounding on the aircraft’s windows as shocked passengers watched from inside.

Jhyrin Jones, 19, was arrested yesterday afternoon minutes after running up to the airplane, which had just arrived from Miami. Jones, who had stripped to his underwear, gestured to passengers while ranting incoherently.

As seen above, at one point, the agitated Jones mounted one of the jet’s wings and began pacing and banging on cabin windows (as travelers photographed his bizarre antics).

Jones was subsequently subdued by airport police and charged with trespassing, damage to property, and obstruction of law enforcement. He was also hit with a public indecency count for allegedly exposing himself to the plane’s stunned passengers and crew.

During a court hearing this morning, a judge set Jones’s bond at $18,000. Jones is pictured below on a Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport runway and in court today.
Crazed Man Jumps Atlanta Airport Fence, Climbs Atop Wing Of Packed Delta Jet | The Smoking Gun

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neilki 8th May 2020 21:17

Luv Struck
 

Originally Posted by DaveReidUK (Post 10776449)
How do you know that ?

Jungle Drums (OK, WhatsApp) speak of a suicide note discovered.
I hope this poor individual wasn't a recently furloughed airport worker. As a weekly or more visitor to the South Terminal in AUS I've met some lovely folks there..


tdracer 8th May 2020 21:45


Originally Posted by hoss183 (Post 10776196)
Clearly suicide, and with all sympathies to the individual, what a selfish way to do it.
I had a buddy who was Transport Police - he told me a few tales of railway suicides. Firstly the poor BTP guys had to hunt for all of the bits, and the drivers would often need counselling and be affected for a long time. The last i heard he was on long t term leave for PTSD.
So my sympathies not to the ingested, but to the drivers.

Suicidal people seldom consider how their actions might affect others - Andreas Lubitz (Germanwings) being an extreme example.
My sister's husband was a locomotive engineer (now retired) His train once hit an auto in what was believed to be suicide attempt. The driver of the auto survived (the train wasn't going very fast at the time), but according to my sister her hubby took it quite hard with nightmares and the like for many months afterward.


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