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May 2nd, 2013
03:23 PM ET

Could cargo have caused 747 crash?

Chris Lawrence looks into what caused a 747 plane crash, which was purportedly recorded by a nearby vehicle's dash cam.


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  1. Ed LeFeber

    Plane as pictured as context: the only way we can think of saving the plane is to drive it forward powered by JATO pods as used in Anartica. Is there enough height? Don't know, but at least they would have a chance.

    May 9, 2013 at 5:44 pm |
  2. John D. Romo MS ME

    As velocity increases, pressure decreases in a fluid flow. Daniel Bernoulli's s 200 year old statement should be known by now. It particularly should be known by the Aircraft manufacturer of the cargo plain that crashed in Aghfanistan early this month. The cause of the crash proves once again that placing the engines under the aircraft wings minimize the lifting vector intended by the airfoil design of the wing in blatant contradiction of Bernoullis, principle.
    The pilot did not stand a chance to gain the necessary altitude to be able to maneuver the aircraft and avoid the crash.
    Having the engines mounted on top of the aircraft wings would have made all the difference.
    This time, poor design is criminal. Does anybody has the guts to prosecute the Manufacturer?

    May 3, 2013 at 10:51 pm |
    • JT

      Really...... It was a simple stall, In fact putting the engines on pylons on top of the wing reduces the wings effective lifting area. You sound all rocket science but your statements are unfounded.

      A FAA licensed Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic

      May 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm |

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