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Offline BMT

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Re: 5 Dead After Florida Plane Crash
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2007, 05:04:57 PM »
Saw the smoke column while driving to work this morning.   Got that sinking feeling in my gut that it was what it turned out to be.  :(

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Re: 5 Dead After Florida Plane Crash
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2007, 06:04:14 PM »
I was listening to the KSFB feed this afternoon (UK Time) whilst also switching between KSFO & EHAM.

I dont recall hearing any comms relating to this tragic incident.

My thoughts are with all those affected.


Offline Andrew Doubleday

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Re: 5 Dead After Florida Plane Crash
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2007, 02:31:00 AM »

A few minutes into the feed you'll here the local controller ask Connections 604 to extend downwind towards smoke to figure out what was going on. If you continue listening you'll here the Connections aircraft continue to report on the smoke and what they were seeing before being issued instructions to re-enter the pattern. The local controller was soon there-after relieved from position - probably to do paperwork/reporting on the situation for records.

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Re: 5 Dead After Florida Plane Crash
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2007, 10:45:57 AM »
I posted this under the ATC Audio Feed thread as well.

Here is my personal account:

I volunteer with the Red Cross, and I was asked to assist in transport of one of the relatives to the crash site from Tallahassee, FL.  I saw first hand, closer than the media, what it looks like. The NTSB is out there investigating the crash.  It was very eye opening to see how the NTSB "disects" the crash site.  The plane crashed into the back of one house (looking at the front of the houses, it crashed into the house on the left) and a fireball blew into another house that was right beside it.  The two houses that had the plane, and the fireball, are fully destroyed.  There was some minor damage to another house just to the right of the one with the fireball.  I didnt have much time to take a look around, but what I did see was horrific, and to think that a Cessna, could destroy 2 houses, in the middle of a nice neighborhood.  It truly could happen to anybody, and that reality has since been realised, when I visited the site.  I found it very moving to see the baby blue room of one of the houses, and to know that a 6 month old child died there less than 48 hours earlier. 

On the other hand, it was very interesting to see how the NTSB disects the scene.  They label everything to a T and take anywhere from 10-30 pictures of anything the move/remove.  I have always thought that they had an interesting job, and I am considering studying something that could lead into that general career field.

Just thought I would provide some insight into this situation.