2001 Milan Linate Airport Runway Disaster: SAS Scandinavian Airlines Flight 686

2001 Milan Linate Airport Runway Disaster: SAS Scandinavian Airlines Flight 686

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October 8th, 2001: The accident occurred in thick fog, with visibility reduced to less than 700ft. The Cessna was instructed to taxi from the western apron along the northern taxiway (taxiway R5), and then via the northern apron to the main taxiway which runs parallel to the main runway, a route that would have kept it clear of the main runway. Instead, the pilot taxied along the southern taxi route (taxiway R6), crossing the main runway toward the main taxiway which lay beyond it. At 08:09:28, the SAS MD-87 was given clearance by a different controller to take off from runway 36R. 53 seconds later, the SAS aircraft, traveling at about 150 knots, collided with the Cessna. All four in the Cessna were killed on impact. The MD-87 lost its right engine; the pilot, Joakim Gustafsson, attempted to take off, reaching an altitude of approximately 39 ft. The remaining engine lost thrust due to debris ingestion, and the plane, having lost the starboard landing gear, came down. Gustafsson applied thrust reverser and brakes, and tried to slow the plane down. All this was insufficient to halt the jet's momentum, and it crashed into a luggage hangar located near the runway's end. Some of the MD-87's 110 passengers survived the initial impact. The survivors died of smoke inhalation in the minutes after; all 110 aboard the MD-87 eventually died. The crash and subsequent fire killed four in the hangar, and injured four more. Thanks to nuclearkitten, Sketchy@Best, and TESLER. #2001 #686 #8th #Airlines #Cessna #Citation #CJ2 #DIEVX #Disaster #Flight #Italy #Jet #Linate #Milan #October #Runway #SAS #Scandinavian #SEDMA #SK
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