Boeing 74 Crash

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Boeing 74 Crash

Post by PLAYLIFE on Wed May 01 2013, 16:23

Unbelievable video footage of a Boeing 747-400F (cargo) aircraft stalling and plummeting towards earth just after take-off. 7 crewman perished.

Been discussing with the guys at work as to the cause. My take from the very short video, is that there was a load shift (loose cargo) causing the aircraft to be out of balance as the CG moves back, forcing rapid nose-up and consequently a stall at very low altitude (~1200ft). It was taking off from Bagram (Afghanistan). A fellow colleague (who has been trained to be an air crash investigator, although I don't think he knows much about aircraft! >Smile reckons it's an engine failure but I can't see how that could possibly be the case given the attitude of the plane.

Warning, shows a fatal aircraft accident:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlfRjnH656M
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Re: Boeing 74 Crash

Post by Gelert on Wed May 01 2013, 21:05

Within the informed and gracious comments on YouTube, the lame and dumb ones are almost as shocking, ffuxache.

Jeez. What can I say?
RIP doesn't seem to cut it enough.

Thanks for the link, PL - but it really is quite harrowing.
Especially the silence...

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Post by eso on Thu May 02 2013, 02:38

Playlife, I agree it looks like a major load shift. I was discussing this elsewhere and the plane was reportedly carrying 5 military vehicles. A load like that shifting during the takeoff and initial climb out could easily pitch the nose up like that.

Really devastating footage there.

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Post by TopContender on Thu May 02 2013, 13:15

A friend posted on Facebook claimed to have known one of the guys. I'll have to ask her to see what she knows.
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