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Subject: Re: A pilot's analysis of the plane crash

Aaron Yost
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Date Posted: Fri October 12, 2018 07:47:02
In reply to: Bill R 's message, "Re: A pilot's analysis of the plane crash" on Sat February 24, 2018 12:23:48

The plane could not have run out of fuel because the speedometer was stuck at 167 MPH at impact with the ground. It hadn't time to attain the 190 MPH cruising speed. The reason for no fire and smell of fuel at the fencepost is because the fuel was dispersed onto the ground during the 540 feet of cartwheeling and tumbling, distributing bits of fuel all along the way. The crumbled up ball of wreckage was the result of the whole plane finally slamming into the fencepost. If it hadn't slammed into that post it would have made it through the wire of the fence and the plane would have finally stopped somewhere after more cartwheeling and tumbling many, many feet past the fencewire it would have broken through. The final state of the plane could have wound up in any of several configurations; upside down, rightside up, nose pointed either north, south, east, west, or any direction in between the four headings. The bodies would have all been found inside the plane. It was the impact with the fencepost that jolted everyone from the plane itself, except for the pilot. He was held into the plane from being pinned in by plane parts from the front of the engine compartment and floor mechanisms; foot pedals, dashboard parts, steering, etc. There was no concentration of collected fuel with which to start a fire or explosion. It was scattered behind the final resting place of the plane within the 540 feet of violent cartwheeling after the initial feet of the right wingtip burrowing into the ground.

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Re: A pilot's analysis of the plane crashLachlanMon October 15, 2018 08:59:11

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