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"There is a trail of jet fuel from their impact area, which was in the grass, to where it sits now to the right of the runway north of the terminal."I wasn't aware there was a jet-variant of the ATR-42 Glad everyone's ok.
Never mind, I'll go sit in the corner. Still glad everyone's ok though...
From what I've seen and read they landed short is that correct? Just tryin to get the facts for future speculation. What are the natural factors that could contribute to that? Low level windshear?
"There is a trail of jet fuel from their impact area, which was in the grass, to where it sits now to the right of the runway north of the terminal."
The ATR-42 is a turboprop aircraft.
And, wasn't it an American Airlines ATR-42 that crashed outside of Chicago in a holding pattern at 13,000 feet due to ice back in the early '90s, setting off a major advance in the understanding of the perils of airframe icing?I am too lazy to look up the aircraft type specifically but I recall it being an ATR model.(not that this has anything to do with the current accident under question other than bring up a discussion point)
Back in my deicing days in SYR, Continental Express was still flying ATRs into the airport. On the rare days it wasn't snowing the BTA ATRs would be our only customers. They'd come in with so much ice on them we'd have to deice the turn flight just to get the inbound ice off the airframe.
Yes I believe it was. I'll see what I can find on the NTSB reports about that. Heck, there have been a couple of airframe icing accidents since then that involved airlines. I recall a CRJ in the late 90s near Detroit.