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Small plane crashes at big airport; no one notices
CNN ^ | October 29, 2013 | Mike M. Ahlers

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: aviation; faa; ntsb
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1 posted on 10/29/2013 7:17:34 PM PDT by EveningStar
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2 posted on 10/29/2013 7:18:43 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Oops.


3 posted on 10/29/2013 7:19:05 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: EveningStar
This just sums up modern newspaper reporting

But exactly what time remains a mystery.

4 posted on 10/29/2013 7:19:52 PM PDT by DManA
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To: EveningStar

What’s international about Nashville. Flights north of the Mason Dixon?


5 posted on 10/29/2013 7:20:04 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: EveningStar

wow


6 posted on 10/29/2013 7:20:37 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: EveningStar

Cruz’s fault, no wait Cruz and Bush’s fault. Yeah that’s better.


7 posted on 10/29/2013 7:20:46 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: DManA

How’s that?


8 posted on 10/29/2013 7:21:59 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

don’t they have cameras and radar tapes from all these international airports, can’t they pin down the time with those?


9 posted on 10/29/2013 7:22:17 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: EveningStar

Who what where when, don’t ask us.


10 posted on 10/29/2013 7:22:39 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Sure sounds like Obama’s and his cronies are running the airport. We are screwed.


11 posted on 10/29/2013 7:25:12 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: EveningStar
I was at that airport ~11:30pm Sunday night... (2 days ago)

The place was deader than a doornail
It could be The Second Coming
and not be noticed

12 posted on 10/29/2013 7:25:13 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: GeronL

0300 and dense fog. All the runway camera caught was a blur and a fireball.


13 posted on 10/29/2013 7:28:35 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: EveningStar

From the Tennessean...

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20131029/NEWS/310300057/One-reported-dead-small-plane-crash-Nashville-airport

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.


14 posted on 10/29/2013 7:31:26 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: EveningStar

They thought it was Willie on his bus flyin by, lightin’ up a spiff.


15 posted on 10/29/2013 7:31:51 PM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: morphing libertarian

“What’s international about Nashville. Flights north of the Mason Dixon?”
Yep, one of these days.


16 posted on 10/29/2013 7:33:30 PM PDT by MCF
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To: TADSLOS

You would think a fireball would at least set off some type of sensor warning


17 posted on 10/29/2013 7:34:10 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: morphing libertarian
What’s international about Nashville. Flights north of the Mason Dixon?

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.)

18 posted on 10/29/2013 7:35:21 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: TADSLOS

Uhm.. our satellites see hordes of bats escaping caves for midnight snacks on radar scatter.


19 posted on 10/29/2013 7:38:01 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: EveningStar
Here we have, folks the Rodney Dangerfield of general aviation- no respect.

CC

20 posted on 10/29/2013 7:38:21 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: GOP Poet

Reagan Natl is quite busy...but shuts down around 11p. Noise ordinances. Probably same reason w Nashville


21 posted on 10/29/2013 7:39:23 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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To: morphing libertarian

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!


22 posted on 10/29/2013 7:39:25 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: EveningStar

May have been low on fuel

Cessna 172, Range 736 miles
Driving distance is 769 miles
not sure “as the crow flies”


23 posted on 10/29/2013 7:40:56 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: txhurl

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.


24 posted on 10/29/2013 7:45:00 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

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


25 posted on 10/29/2013 7:46:58 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: bleach

A person was killed. Lets have some more jokes, people!!!!!!!!!!


26 posted on 10/29/2013 7:52:14 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: GeronL
don’t they have cameras and radar tapes from all these international airports, can’t they pin down the time with those?

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.

27 posted on 10/29/2013 7:54:01 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: morphing libertarian
I believe Nashville is a major cargo hub for Federal Express. Or is it DHL? Or UPS?

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.

28 posted on 10/29/2013 7:57:09 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: HangnJudge

Coorection Windsor to Nashville 535mi. (not 769)


29 posted on 10/29/2013 7:57:16 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: EveningStar

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.


30 posted on 10/29/2013 7:58:07 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: EveningStar

real darn comforting NOT


31 posted on 10/29/2013 8:02:54 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Vigilanteman

“I believe Nashville is a major cargo hub for Federal Express. Or is it DHL? Or UPS?”
_____________________________________
FedEx is headquartered in Memphis.


32 posted on 10/29/2013 8:08:19 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: morphing libertarian

Flights to the loony-lands on both coasts technically qualifies.


33 posted on 10/29/2013 8:08:30 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: morphing libertarian

Airlines Destinations Concourse
Aeromexico Seasonal: Cancún[34] A
Air Canada Express operated by Jazz Air Toronto-Pearson C


34 posted on 10/29/2013 8:09:17 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. J.F. Kennedy)
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To: Vigilanteman

Unless they crash near a desert island in the pacific. It’s good if you always carry a volleyball too.


35 posted on 10/29/2013 8:13:50 PM PDT by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: chessplayer

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


36 posted on 10/29/2013 8:13:57 PM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: EveningStar

Good lord !!!


37 posted on 10/29/2013 8:14:25 PM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art of being easily offended.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Heathrow even has a silent period and it’s chaotic during the day.

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38 posted on 10/29/2013 8:16:35 PM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art of being easily offended.)
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To: EveningStar

No one is more outraged than our Dear Leader.


39 posted on 10/29/2013 8:18:55 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: EveningStar
It's Obozo's fault.

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.

40 posted on 10/29/2013 8:19:57 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Mastador1

Actually it’s Reagan’s fault. He dismantled the air traffic controller’s union and fired all who went on strike.


41 posted on 10/29/2013 8:21:13 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: morphing libertarian

Mexico


42 posted on 10/29/2013 8:24:46 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: morphing libertarian

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!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJxzDYJ4C3Y


43 posted on 10/29/2013 8:33:29 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: SeminoleCounty

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).


44 posted on 10/29/2013 8:36:23 PM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: AlexW

Thanks for the correction and clarification. The UPS hub is in Lexington, Kentucky. Nashville is neither.


45 posted on 10/29/2013 8:47:12 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: morphing libertarian

“When I land in charleston, I’m just glad the plane doesn’t 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.


46 posted on 10/29/2013 8:51:26 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: Mastador1

“Cruz’s fault, no wait Cruz and Bush’s fault. Yeah that’s 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!


47 posted on 10/29/2013 8:55:29 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: morphing libertarian
What's international about Nashville.

They serve international cuisine: Mexican food, Chinese food, Colombian coffee, and the McDonald's serves French fries.

48 posted on 10/29/2013 8:57:47 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: TADSLOS; GeronL; EveningStar
News Channel 5 reported that the camera caught the blur and fireball at 1:30 a.m.

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.

49 posted on 10/29/2013 9:02:12 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: EveningStar

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/algoof.wav


50 posted on 10/29/2013 9:02:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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