airtraffic

Author Topic: 747 Cargo plane breaks in two during takeoff  (Read 3452 times)

Offline fulanito

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 32
747 Cargo plane breaks in two during takeoff
« on: May 25, 2008, 11:08:46 AM »
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24815446/
I also saw some pictures of it(http://images.theglobeandmail.com/archives/RTGAM/images/20080525/wplanecrash0525/plane_500.jpg), and you start thinking, what the hell happened? It literally split into two parts. What could the causes be?



Offline Robin Rebhan

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 102
Re: 747 Cargo plane breaks in two during takeoff
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008, 01:31:08 PM »
Many things can cause this. Some are weather, equipment failure, FOD, weight & balance not calculated correctly, pilot error, bird strike(s). Then plane makes premature contact with earth and breakup occurs.
It will be interesting to hear what the final report says.

Offline Lezam

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 392
  • KJFK Stream Feeder
Re: 747 Cargo plane breaks in two during takeoff
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008, 03:31:57 PM »
Its also very old, might be fatigue