Skip to comments.Small plane crashes at big airport; no one notices
Posted on 10/29/2013 7:17:34 PM PDT by EveningStar
Authorities struggled to explain how a small plane crashed at an international airport, erupted in fire, but evidently went unnoticed for hours.
The incident occurred early Tuesday in Nashville.
But exactly what time remains a mystery.
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But exactly what time remains a mystery.
What’s international about Nashville. Flights north of the Mason Dixon?
Cruz’s fault, no wait Cruz and Bush’s fault. Yeah that’s better.
don’t they have cameras and radar tapes from all these international airports, can’t they pin down the time with those?
Who what where when, don’t ask us.
Sure sounds like Obama’s and his cronies are running the airport. We are screwed.
The place was deader than a doornail
It could be The Second Coming
and not be noticed
0300 and dense fog. All the runway camera caught was a blur and a fireball.
From the Tennessean...
The small, single-engine Cessna-172 crashed sometime after 3 a.m., killing the pilot, according to National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson. The crash was reported to Nashville emergency crews shortly after 9 a.m.
They thought it was Willie on his bus flyin by, lightin’ up a spiff.
“Whats international about Nashville. Flights north of the Mason Dixon?”
Yep, one of these days.
You would think a fireball would at least set off some type of sensor warning
As someone who flies in and out of Nashville quite often from and to LAX, I had to laugh at this. If the Nashville airport truly was international the airport would at least be populated at 3 AM and someone would have noticed. (Shaking head.)
Uhm.. our satellites see hordes of bats escaping caves for midnight snacks on radar scatter.
Reagan Natl is quite busy...but shuts down around 11p. Noise ordinances. Probably same reason w Nashville
I guess it’s just a case of ‘WWBS’ (Walking While Being Southern). Just a bunch of hicks, ya’ know. We even have airports ‘n’ stuff. And they FLY! Believe it or not! In fact.....our planes are complete with outhouses attached! With a carved out moon on the door!
May have been low on fuel
Cessna 172, Range 736 miles
Driving distance is 769 miles
not sure “as the crow flies”
Cessna 172 from the Windsor ON Flying Club. 0300 and fog. No comms with ATC or tower, presumably - otherwise crash rescue would have/ should have been notified. Pretty odd, given the limited information, so far.
Relax. I’m from West Virginia
When I land in charleston, I’m just glad the plane doesn’t fall off the runway and down the mountain
A person was killed. Lets have some more jokes, people!!!!!!!!!!
I was an air traffic controller for 20 years. There may be cameras, because it seems like there are cameras everywhere, but are somewhat limited. I worked with radar too, and unless they have made some advances in technology, I never knew of any radar that recorded anything. When I was at Tempelhof, in Berlin, (1982) there was a VCR camera pointed at a scope, to recored when the Russians were violating their airspace. Air to ground radio is recorded, but not radar.
Anyway, a lot of auto parts move through Nashville on their way to Japanese and Korean automobile transplant factories in the area.
These sometimes includes a few passengers as well.
Coorection Windsor to Nashville 535mi. (not 769)
My first airplane was a 172. It is a fine starter plane.
I upgraded to Beach Bonanzas, based in Memphis.
The crashed plane could have had a catastrophic power failure, resulting in no lights, and no radio, or the pilot could have been unconscious, maybe from CO or other natural causes.
At that time of morning, the controllers are not scanning the field, so this accident can be quite understandable.
real darn comforting NOT
“I believe Nashville is a major cargo hub for Federal Express. Or is it DHL? Or UPS?”
FedEx is headquartered in Memphis.
Flights to the loony-lands on both coasts technically qualifies.
Airlines Destinations Concourse
Aeromexico Seasonal: Cancún A
Air Canada Express operated by Jazz Air Toronto-Pearson C
Unless they crash near a desert island in the pacific. It’s good if you always carry a volleyball too.
Having over ten years experience as an airborne traffic reporter, I’ve had my fair share of near misses. I was involved in helicopter-airplane collision which I was fortunate enough to walk out of the hospital and was able to attend the funeral for the airplane pilot. We all used gallows humor to get by and return to the air. No one is laughing at the deceased.
Lighten up Francis. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6cxNR9ML8k
Good lord !!!
Heathrow even has a silent period and it’s chaotic during the day.
No one is more outraged than our Dear Leader.
It appears that the pilot was told via a text message his insurance was canceled because of Obamacare and shortly thereafter lost control of the aircraft.
Actually it’s Reagan’s fault. He dismantled the air traffic controller’s union and fired all who went on strike.
LOL! The Brits even have their ‘rednecks’, too. I lived in Yorkshire and totally GET this! XD
“Eh up, and away! Wipe thy bloody feet!”
Actually Reagan Airport is open 24 hours. There is a nighttime curfew only for noisy jets. Quieter ones (any aircraft with an engine manufactured after 2000 is quiet enough).
Thanks for the correction and clarification. The UPS hub is in Lexington, Kentucky. Nashville is neither.
“When I land in charleston, Im just glad the plane doesnt fall off the runway and down the mountain...”
LOL, I have been there, small plane and commercial jet. I would rather be in and out of there in a small plane. One night on a flight from Atlanta to Cleveland the pilot set the plane down on the third attempt. It was a really nasty night, with lousy visibility. And after leaving Charleston and on our way to Cleveland, one of the stewardess’s (Yes, in those days we were not yet calling them cabin whatever) got sick from the turbulance.
“Cruzs fault, no wait Cruz and Bushs fault. Yeah thats better.”
Wrong! Gotta be Reagan’s fault...he is the one who screwed with the air traffic controllers! Doesn’t matter that it was 30 years ago!
They serve international cuisine: Mexican food, Chinese food, Colombian coffee, and the McDonald's serves French fries.
On the 10:00 p.m. report, they mentioned that planes landing at smaller airports don't necessarily have to contact traffic controllers and this pilot might have thought he was landing at one of the airports close by. That with the fog so thick, he might not have known he was landing in Nashville -- might have thought he was over Smyrna or Murfreesboro.
Very sad over all.