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  • Our Airport Lost an Airplane This Morning

    TBM 700 left Indy South Greenwood Airport this morning and crashed near Lansing, Michigan. So far three confirmed fatalities. Three others are fighting for their lives.
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  • #2
    TBM is known as a family killer. Rich people buy them and crash them.

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    • #3
      https://eu.lansingstatejournal.com/s...ng/3850352002/

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      • #4
        Bad news gets worse as I just learned that a friend from our teenage years died in that crash. He had one son and I coached him last year and the year before.

        RIP old friend.
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        • #5
          Sad news, indeed. My condolences to you on the loss of your friend.
          "I would really like to go to NASCAR. I really enjoy NASCAR and if I could be there in a couple of years that's where I'd want to be." - Jeff Gordon (after testing a Formula Super Vee)

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          • #6
            I always hate news like this. My Dad lost his good friend and flight instructor in a crash 40 years ago. I went to school with his son and remember just feeling awful. Condolences to you Truth.

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            • #7
              https://fox59.com/2019/10/04/greenwo...oi65560xGxKvAM
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              • #8
                A fourth died a couple days ago.
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                • #9
                  https://fox59.com/2019/10/09/fifth-i...h-in-michigan/
                  quote:
                  "It is sad that open-wheel racing has become a buy a ride situation, but it is what it is."

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                  • #10
                    The report didn’t reach a firm conclusion about the cause of the crash. But it notes that the plane was about 126 pounds (57 kilograms) over the maximum allowable landing weight when it crashed and about 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) past the center-of-gravity limit.
                    I still find it interesting that the plane hit its belly hard enough to kill five people but there was no fire.
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                    • #11
                      Saw the FAA report. It was pilot error.
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