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Old 12-10-2005, 07:35 PM   #11
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No offense to anyone.... But I really don't give a crapp that its a bonneville or white for that matter...

There was a loss of life... I think the airport will be sued in a major way...

My heart goes out to family of the people in that car... A very sad day for them I'm sure as they suffered a major loss...

In the end its not the car that matters, but the people in them...

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I wouldn't want to be in the Captians shoes right now.
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I wouldn't want to be in the Captians shoes right now.
ditto, I can only imagine the guilt.
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wow. its amazing anybody could survive that if a plane runs over you.
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wow. its amazing anybody could survive that if a plane runs over you.
shows how good our cars really are
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what is the curse of the white bonneville that everyone talks about?


My heart goes out to those who have suffered in this major loss.
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what is the curse of the white bonneville that everyone talks about?

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white Bonnes have a way of finding trouble (getting vandalized, wrecking, getting hit by other cars, and all other kinds of weird crap)
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I do not think that the pilot has any fault in this. The front wheel broke off and there is virtually nothing to stop the plane. I actually give credit to the pilot for saving hundreds of lives on board.

If you were blaming the aircraft engineers and maintenance personnel, my viewpoint would have been different.
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This incident was not due to pilot error, or mechanical failure, nor was it a problem with the airport, Midway sucks as an inner city airport but it falls within FAA regulations.

It was weather, apparently the visual distance was exactly the length of the runway making the distance hard to judge.

Kenn mentioned he was near the crash site at the time, I bet he could easily confirm the state of the weather at the time.
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Kenn mentioned he was near the crash site at the time, I bet he could easily confirm the state of the weather at the time.
It was snowing one incp per hour and i believe the plane landed in a tail wind
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This incident was not due to pilot error, or mechanical failure, nor was it a problem with the airport, Midway sucks as an inner city airport but it falls within FAA regulations.

It was weather, apparently the visual distance was exactly the length of the runway making the distance hard to judge.

Kenn mentioned he was near the crash site at the time, I bet he could easily confirm the state of the weather at the time.
I agree 100% Jim, Midway has very short runways, and as soon as they hit ground, they have to slam the brakes on, and on take off, some times mom said she could feel the back of the plane feel like it was scraping the ground. and she used to travel that way everyday to work and back when we lived there
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