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DC-3 crashes in Columbia 14 dead!

Discussion in 'Airplane, Aircraft & Jumbo Jet Talk' started by Richard Wyeroski, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    It has been very busy these last few months with large transport category plane crashes. Three to be exact......all fatal! and the stories have reach around the world,

    A DC-3 has crashed in Columbia killing all 14 aboard. It did not show up in the news because it was just too small!......There was more interest in the horrific crashes reaching around the world and grounding hundreds of Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft.

    >>>>>>>>>MORE

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    Exuma Guy Hangar Silver Member VI

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    The failed engine's prop would not feather. It spun in.
    Classic Vmc loss of control.... Some things never change.
    This would have been highly survivable if they had maintained control.
     
  3. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Yes a prop that can not be feathered will bring down any twin.
     
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    Kevin Hangar Bronze Member III

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    This news got lost over the weekend with the B737MAX8 coverage. Again I hate writing this but my prayers go out to the victims and their families.
    It still amazes me that 150 DC-3's are still in service with the final version being built in1945. When I flew my Air New England flight back in the 70's because they were phasing out their DC-3's and figured that would be last opportunity to fly on one it's amazing the plane that was about 40 years old then is still in service 40 years later.
    If they couldn't feather the prop there would be no way they could maintain control. Sad and tragic.
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VII

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    And another one......:(
     
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