Author Topic: Expressjet hits lighting at KDEN, anyone got it?  (Read 13221 times)

Offline dlarokk

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Expressjet hits lighting at KDEN, anyone got it?
« on: April 04, 2012, 08:19:58 AM »
http://avherald.com/h?article=44d72e46&opt=0

Curious about the ATC recording



Offline mielsonwheals

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Re: Expressjet hits lighting at KDEN, anyone got it?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012, 08:56:34 PM »
Here's what I found.... The emergency response must have been coordinated on a different frequency. Didn't hear much related to the accident after the clip ends. The clip starts soon after the jet touches down (presumably) when the controller asks for minimum time on the runway.

http://avherald.com/h?article=44d72e46&opt=0

Sounds like this could have turned out much worse that it did..

Sources at the airport reported that the smoke began to emanate when the aircraft was on short final descending through about 1000 feet AGL, quickly filling the cockpit. When the aircraft was just about to overfly the numbers the crew had lost visual reference due to the smoke and brought the aircraft down rapidly stopping as fast as they could. Tower did not believe the first Mayday Call (already after touch down) and pressed the crash button after the second Mayday Call.
-AV Herald
« Last Edit: April 04, 2012, 09:12:24 PM by mielsonwheals »

Offline dlarokk

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Re: Expressjet hits lighting at KDEN, anyone got it?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 09:13:29 PM »
Sounds like something, I wonder why the controller thought it wasn't real?

Offline mielsonwheals

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Re: Expressjet hits lighting at KDEN, anyone got it?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012, 09:31:42 PM »
Good question.

Here is some ground audio. Again, not much on the frequency about it after the clip ends. Accident aircraft call sign is  United 5912.

Offline Henry455

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Re: Expressjet hits lighting at KDEN, anyone got it?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 04:19:54 PM »
Appears that controller and the incident is under investigation:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/06/faa-investigation-launched-after-plane-emergency-ignored/

Offline Maxx

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Re: Expressjet hits lighting at KDEN, anyone got it?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2012, 01:22:42 PM »
Here is a clip of the initial emergency call (after a few sec commercial):
http://www.vgtv.no/#!id=51574
« Last Edit: April 08, 2012, 01:24:16 PM by Maxx »