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Old 02-04-2015, 11:38 AM
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Amazing picture (and dash cam video) of latest Asia plane crash

TransAsia Turboprop ATR-72 Crashes Into Taiwan River, Killing 26 - NBC News

The dashcam video is embedded in the story above.




And here's the cab it clipped on the way in:



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Old 02-04-2015, 11:47 AM
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Unfreakingbelievable!
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:25 PM
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Even more dramatic dashcam footage:

TransAsia GE235
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Even more dramatic dashcam footage:

TransAsia GE235
Good Lord. That's horrifying.
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Old 02-04-2015, 03:34 PM
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Wow! The guy in the cab must have felt lucky to survive (assuming he did).
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Holy crap. It's hard to believe anyone survived that.
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Did the pilot bank the plane to miss an electric tower before heading to the river? Looked to me like he might have in that NBC video.
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Old 02-04-2015, 04:12 PM
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Sad for the loss of life.

That cab driver needs to play the lottery. Can you imagine the call to his insurance?
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Old 02-04-2015, 04:15 PM
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Almost looks as if the left prop isn't spinning?
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My thought also.
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If you stop the original video at certain points, it appears that the port engine is windmilling, while the starboard engine is still running. That could account for why the left wing dropped.
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Did the pilot bank the plane to miss an electric tower before heading to the river? Looked to me like he might have in that NBC video.
I'd say yes, but if the one prop was not spinning the torque of the other engine could turn the plane too.
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Old 02-04-2015, 04:35 PM
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I've read a couple reports that the pilot had called a mayday and stated "engine flameout."
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My guess is that he had a problem with the plane and was trying to get to the river a la Sully Sullenberger.

That cab driver survived. Had he been in the right hand lane, I don't think he would have.

This is the cab the plane clipped:

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