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Old 03-08-2014, 03:09 PM   #11
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Lou - it looks to me like the tail of that C-130 is located in a populated area. Where was that?
Tegucigalpa Honduras

Honduras Crash-1 Apr 1997 [Archive] - C-130 Hercules.net

https://www.google.com/search?q=tegu...w=1497&bih=885

Lots of bad info out there on causes and such, so Caveat Lector. Anyone who knows; can't say due to "privilege."

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Old 03-08-2014, 04:25 PM   #12
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Tegucigalpa Honduras

Honduras Crash-1 Apr 1997 [Archive] - C-130 Hercules.net

https://www.google.com/search?q=tegu...w=1497&bih=885

Lots of bad info out there on causes and such, so Caveat Lector. Anyone who knows; can't say due to "privilege."

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One of the people called the pilot a "hotshot". The pilot of that B52 who deliberately crashed at Fairchild AFB was also known as a "hotshot" or similar.
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Old 03-08-2014, 04:47 PM   #13
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One of the people called the pilot a "hotshot". The pilot of that B52 who deliberately crashed at Fairchild AFB was also known as a "hotshot" or similar.
While the B-52 pilot in the Fairchild mishap "fit the mold" of "hot shot"; the pilot of the Honduras aircraft did not. Like I said, there is a lot of misinformation floating around.

Here is an "open source" look at the Fairchild crash.
I am not sure there is similar treatment for the Honduras one.
(Though there should be)

http://www.uscg.mil/safety/docs/CRM/...es_of_Blue.pdf
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Old 03-08-2014, 04:54 PM   #14
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sounds like the underwater acoustic beacon attached to the FDR is inop, it does have a limited life but our underwater network should of picked up it signature ping
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:05 PM   #15
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sounds like the underwater acoustic beacon attached to the FDR is inop, it does have a limited life but our underwater network should of picked up it signature ping
As you know,those beacon batteries are part of an air carriers maintenance program and should be replaced or tested ( whatever method is approved for them) as called out by the program. I believe (but not sure ) that their operating life is longer than the amount of time the aircraft crashed has been.

I have read that in some cases, the Ping has been blocked if the fuselage wreckage is laying over it.

Don't know much more. I'm a little surprised that the media is saying two oil slicks have been spotted that could have come from the aircrafts fuel tanks.

Oil slicks from fuel tanks?
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Jet-A is wide cut Kerosene (#1 Fuel Oil) with anti-gel additives.
It floats on water and looks a lot like "oil"...
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:35 PM   #17
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Jet-A is wide cut Kerosene (#1 Fuel Oil) with anti-gel additives.
It floats on water and looks a lot like "oil"...
Yes and it also evaporates after some time exposed to air, so it could be.

In addition, I haven't heard any definite repots that the aircraft crashed into water,unless I missed it.
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While the B-52 pilot in the Fairchild mishap "fit the mold" of "hot shot"; the pilot of the Honduras aircraft did not. Like I said, there is a lot of misinformation floating around.

Here is an "open source" look at the Fairchild crash.
I am not sure there is similar treatment for the Honduras one.
(Though there should be)

http://www.uscg.mil/safety/docs/CRM/...es_of_Blue.pdf
Just too bad that Col.Holland elected to destroy a valuable aircraft and take the crew members with him.
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If it were flying over N. Korea, something sinister could have happened. Hope that's not the case as the repercussions could be bad.
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They were 1 hour after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur, Maylasia, over the South China Sea near Vietnam.

UPDATE: Vietnamese Authorities Report Oil Slick, Which Could Be Sign Of Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370; 239 Passengers, Crew Missing

There are now reports of a distress signal (unconfirmed).
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