Skip to comments.Plane Crashes at Hanscom Air Force Base (Mass.)
Posted on 05/31/2014 7:19:16 PM PDT by kristinn
BEDFORD, Mass. (WHDH) - Bedford Police confirmed that a plane crashed at Hanscom Air Force Base Saturday night.
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Mot much info yet, but as a general rule, you don’t get a lot of large planes or advanced military stuff at Hanscom. Helicopters, private jets, that sort of thing. It’s more of a small civilian airport than military, though, of course, it is a military base.
Lexington Police confirm that the plane went down close to Gate 4 on Hartwell Avenue.
Waiting to get more info, have to see if the breaking news alert from twitter reveals any new info will keep everyone posted
#BREAKING - FAA statement on small plane crash at Hanscom. #wcvb live from the scene at 11 pic.twitter.com/RRwbMnbEJW
I cry for our military.
They just said that it’s a civilian aircraft....not military.
Of course traffic problems are for the bitter-clingers.
USAF Gulfstream IV
I pray no children are involved.
Pray for all Gulf Streams are in and out of there at all times of day and night, military, commercial and private aircraft.
God Bless them all.
This gathering at Hanscom today may have had some people fly in on corporate jets: http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/05/31/leading-cyber-minds-converge-at-hanscom-a-511869.html#.U4qRyChbwU8
Eh never mind that wasn’t today, sorry.
I do, too. Prayers up, here.
There is more there than you think. I work and live in the flight path and we get occasional very large aircraft landing there.
My wife and I were hanging out outside the fence waiting to watch a plane take off and we I saw a 747 parked down there (not Air Force One)
I work in a trailer off of a main building, and I am only one of a handful of people who have a real, honest to goodness window I can actually open to the air.
I used to work in military aviation so my face is constantly to the sky when I hear planes. Military stuff sounds so different from commercial stuff.
I saw a few planes fly over that were variants of 707s, (possibly JSTARS) I have seen KC-135s, and I recall seeing a B-52 land there.
Just yesterday, something really big came in low, and I didn’t catch a sight of it.
I love living around planes.
Perfect weather and a long runway - very unusual location for an accident with these conditions....
I haven’t seen or heard anything unusual, no odd flight paths.
It's disgusting and outrageous.
This appears to be the aircraft involved: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N121JM
N121JM, scheduled to fly to Atlantic City and then to Wilmington, DE later tonight.
I posted this a few minutes ago but then asked the mods to delete my post because I wasn’t sure I was right - but it appears to be confirmed at this point.
I sit outside at night and watch the show for hours of relaxation. I've taught my son the sound of all the different planes. The high and low pitch of the 727's, and the steady drone of the A360's and A320's. They are stacked and spaced as far as you can see.
A lot of C-5's have been getting their crews current on night and instrument currency requirements lately as well. That tells me something military is going down soon. No C-130's. Just the monsters.
US Air and Delta fly out of National and BWI every effin hour.
I didn’t even mention the private airline run by the US Justice Department. Hundreds of executive jets.
Aircraft registration address matches a law firm in Raleigh NC - might be the registered agent for the owner...
Dang, you get to see and hear aircraft before anyone else, anywhere.
Company officials are listed as Lewis Katz and Emil Solimine.
Katz, a former owner of the New Jersey Nets, recently won control of the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper.
Solimine appears to be an insurance executive.
Of course there's no way to know whether either was on the airplane at the time - it's entirely possible that the aircraft is an investment that gets leased out regularly, or that other associates were using it, or even that it was an (empty) repositioning flight to pick up other passengers.
Plane crashes, catches fire at Hanscom Field
A plane headed to Atlantic City crashed on take-off and burst into flames at Hanscom Field in Bedford tonight, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The Gulfstream IV twin-jet plane apparently ran off Runway 11 at 9:40 p.m. and caught fire, the FAA said. Massachusetts Port Authority spokesman Richard Walsh said it was a private plane.
Flames could be seen from Route 128.
There was no word on any injuries. Massport has scheduled a media briefing for 11:25 p.m. at Hanscom Field.
The FAA said it didnt know how many people were on board, which was headed to Atlantic City International Airport in New Jersey.
Walsh said Massport had no information on the condition of the crew or passengers or the cause of the incident.
Massport emergency personnel were responding to the scene. Hanscom Field is now closed.
The FAA said it, along with the NTSB, are investigating the crash.
What are 360s? I am familiar with most Airbus models.
press conf to begin shortly; Ch 4 Boston TV on in background.
Bos Herald, Globe; TV station info so far similar to what I posted above
WBZ TV reporter: press conf running a bit behind sched start
Gulfstream IV private plane took off from Hanscom; burst into flames, # of pass. etc unknown
Fire in woods a bit further back from vantage point.
Heading to Atl City Intl Airpt, now in wooded area in town of Bedford.
Small plane, can handle up to 12-14 passengers
Just curious. How should they move from base to base? Their commands are not located at one airfield. Even in the Army I know Brigade commanders who fly all over the place to be with their troops.
several twitter posts say 7 were on board
there was an unconfirmed twitter report of three crew which would imply a flight attendant was aboard - could be a charter...
7 on board
no info on cond of crew or passengers
addl briefings as info becomes available, at this time airport remains closed
OK...in other words no new info. Yet. (Local authorities may issue names of passengers, it was said earlier)
“you dont get a lot of . . .advanced military stuff at Hanscom”
Actually, you do, or you did, maybe not a lot, but more than you’d think. So advanced it’s not in production yet. There’s an Air Force/DOD research laboratory right next to it.
The AF also provides air travel service for high government civilian officials, those planes aren’t just for Generals.
Right. I recall that when Nancy P. was Speaker, she had an AF jet that flew her from DC to SF every Friday and then back to DC on Monday. She also, supposedly, “required” wine and chocolate covered strawberries on the flights. ....Read somewhere that the AF crews hated her, just like the AF-1 crews hated Hillary. Both women are bossy and demanding.
Boehner flies commercial between DC and OH, plus return.
I saw 2 of those coming out of Eglin AFB today