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2020-09-02 6:34:15 AM  
FTFA:

"What exactly caused the 1969 twin-engine Aero Commander to come crashing down Friday during a quick trip from Pompano Beach to Opa-locka is still unclear."

That might be part of the problem.
 
2020-09-02 6:34:33 AM  
He got his wish.
 
2020-09-02 7:02:16 AM  

portnoyd: That might be part of the problem.


Airworthiness is usually not ruled by the calendar, but by the hours on the airframe.  Usually.
 
2020-09-02 7:16:47 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: portnoyd: That might be part of the problem.

Airworthiness is usually not ruled by the calendar, but by the hours on the airframe.  Usually.


Yep.  If it came down out of the sky with the wings, tail, and engines still attached, it wasn't a catastrophic structural failure.

NTSB guys will sort it out, they're really good at their jobs.
 
2020-09-02 7:19:27 AM  
My money is on gravity
 
2020-09-02 7:24:10 AM  
Mid-air BJ?
 
2020-09-02 7:28:46 AM  

naz-drala: Mid-air BJ?


go on...
 
2020-09-02 7:33:53 AM  

naz-drala: Mid-air BJ?


Would that make it air head (instead of road head)?
 
2020-09-02 7:38:23 AM  

portnoyd: FTFA:

"What exactly caused the 1969 twin-engine Aero Commander to come crashing down Friday during a quick trip from Pompano Beach to Opa-locka is still unclear."

That might be part of the problem.


Yep...you guessed it. Bryan Adams is the problem.
 
2020-09-02 7:52:03 AM  

Sorelian's Ghost: portnoyd: FTFA:

"What exactly caused the 1969 twin-engine Aero Commander to come crashing down Friday during a quick trip from Pompano Beach to Opa-locka is still unclear."

That might be part of the problem.

Yep...you guessed it. Bryan Adams is the problem.


So what you're saying is that, "no one, no one, no one ever is to blame?"
 
2020-09-02 7:55:35 AM  

portnoyd: FTFA:

"What exactly caused the 1969 twin-engine Aero Commander to come crashing down Friday during a quick trip from Pompano Beach to Opa-locka is still unclear."

That might be part of the problem.


Age is irrelevant on an airframe. Its hours and maintenance.

The B-29 I flew on a couple years ago was more pleasant to rollout and takeoff on than any modern jet I've been in.
 
2020-09-02 7:57:25 AM  

portnoyd: FTFA:

"What exactly caused the 1969 twin-engine Aero Commander to come crashing down Friday during a quick trip from Pompano Beach to Opa-locka is still unclear."


Gravity. It's a constant.
 
2020-09-02 8:23:58 AM  

Salmon: naz-drala: Mid-air BJ?

go on...


If body language in that picture is anything to go on...they were really close.
 
2020-09-02 8:28:15 AM  

PapermonkeyExpress: Sorelian's Ghost: portnoyd: FTFA:

"What exactly caused the 1969 twin-engine Aero Commander to come crashing down Friday during a quick trip from Pompano Beach to Opa-locka is still unclear."

That might be part of the problem.

Yep...you guessed it. Bryan Adams is the problem.

So what you're saying is that, "no one, no one, no one ever is to blame?"


Umm....how did Howard Jones get involved in this?
 
2020-09-02 8:42:13 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: PapermonkeyExpress: Sorelian's Ghost: portnoyd: FTFA:

"What exactly caused the 1969 twin-engine Aero Commander to come crashing down Friday during a quick trip from Pompano Beach to Opa-locka is still unclear."

That might be part of the problem.

Yep...you guessed it. Bryan Adams is the problem.

So what you're saying is that, "no one, no one, no one ever is to blame?"

Umm....how did Howard Jones get involved in this?


Damn. I always get them mixed up. Rofl
 
2020-09-02 8:42:37 AM  
IMO. Gofundmes are in large part just a scam. people want to feel like they're helping out, But most of the proceeds are spent on everyday items like rent, groceries, liqour, etc. boot straps, do you have them?
 
2020-09-02 8:52:05 AM  
That building sure took it like a champ. A single broken window and scuffed up paint.
 
2020-09-02 9:00:34 AM  
Two engines means twice as many chances to die because of an engine problem.  Twins be crashing a lot this year.
 
2020-09-02 9:13:44 AM  

Resident Muslim: Salmon: naz-drala: Mid-air BJ?

go on...

If body language in that picture is anything to go on...they were really close.


I don't think the person in the photo with the female pilot (Nissan) is the dead dude (Magana.) The pics of Magana with his family appear to be a completely different person.
 
2020-09-02 9:18:30 AM  
Nissan Giat was one letter away from being two cars.
 
2020-09-02 9:20:13 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: portnoyd: That might be part of the problem.

Airworthiness is usually not ruled by the calendar, but by the hours on the airframe.  Usually.


I would say more ruled by the maintenance.  I fly a 45 year old plane that is in _better_ than new condition when you factor in things like technological improvements (better ignition system) and ADs fixing design problems.  The only thing you really can't avoid is hours on the engine.  But even then it means a rebuild and then keep on flying.
 
2020-09-02 9:41:14 AM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Resident Muslim: Salmon: naz-drala: Mid-air BJ?

go on...

If body language in that picture is anything to go on...they were really close.

I don't think the person in the photo with the female pilot (Nissan) is the dead dude (Magana.) The pics of Magana with his family appear to be a completely different person.


3 some?

This is getting juicier.
 
2020-09-02 11:02:17 AM  

nobody11155: Marcus Aurelius: portnoyd: That might be part of the problem.

Airworthiness is usually not ruled by the calendar, but by the hours on the airframe.  Usually.

I would say more ruled by the maintenance.  I fly a 45 year old plane that is in _better_ than new condition when you factor in things like technological improvements (better ignition system) and ADs fixing design problems.  The only thing you really can't avoid is hours on the engine.  But even then it means a rebuild and then keep on flying.


Exactly. Especially since the cost of sophisticated avionics retrofits has come down faster than a Baron full of doctors.

Folks seem surprised that over half of the 40+ y/o Bonanzas on barnstormers.com have glass Avidyne or Garmin systems.
 
2020-09-03 11:21:31 AM  
Baron full of doctors. New one for me. Thanks.
 
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