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Turkish Cargo Plane crashes during foggy landing

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Turkish Cargo Plane crashes during foggy landing

A Turkish Boeing 747 Cargo plane, operated by "MyCargo" has crashed during an attempt to land in Foggy conditions killing at least 32 people in a village...

 

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/01/turkish-cargo-plane-crashes-kyrgyzstan-170116033328654.html

 

According to this report. it was on a "go around" and failed to gain enough height at the end of the runway and hit the perimeter fence before crashing into houses.. 

 

http://avherald.com/h?article=4a38d07d

 

Some pics at the end of the report. incl showing overhead at end of runway...

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Jonpe
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Re: Turkish Cargo Plane crashes during foggy landing

Sounds like ideal circumstances for autoland:  https://www.quora.com/How-often-are-airliners-landed-using-autopilot

I seem to remember having read a long time ago that automatic landing systems were, at that time, accurate to within two centimetres (less than an inch).

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Re: Turkish Cargo Plane crashes during foggy landing

I think it's a good case for not building houses by airports, and not building airports by houses...

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Re: Turkish Cargo Plane crashes during foggy landing

 

.... or we could try not building airports full stop, and even bigger ones at that. Roll eyes

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Re: Turkish Cargo Plane crashes during foggy landing

But how will the yuppies get around without their precious airports? Funny

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Re: Turkish Cargo Plane crashes during foggy landing

Yuppies?  How long is it since you flew?  Aircraft are now full of 'ordinary' people.