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mhawke
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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2009, 07:26:52 PM »

The aircraft appeared to rotate after less than 2000 feet down a 12000 foot runway.
Considering the gust factor, I suspect the density altitude was not calculated.
lifted the gust spun the plane.
The NTSB has been silent.  Let's see what they find as probable cause.


From everything I have read, they never rotated.  The initial NTSB preview of the data recorder and voice recorders showed a rumble noise, the co-pilot stated they were veering off center line, then either pilot or co-pilot called for aborting the takeoff.

The plane was all wheels on ground until it went over the embankment.
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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2009, 06:54:25 AM »

wow i did not even think about the density altitute. wow good call. i guess we just have to wait and see
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tower: right delta ground point niner
pilot: Uh tower did you mean to say ground point 8 or do you want us to try them on point 9.
tower: Oh yea point 8 would work better, wouldnt it
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