LibertyJet Flight 2683

LibertyJet Flight 2683

Jonesythemadman
On a snowy winter day in March 1995 a LibertyJet A320 carrying 107 passengers and crew in Columbus Ohio, was bound for Nashville Tennesse. At 7:31 A.M. EST the Plane was de-iced. while taxiing to the runway they had to wait in a short line for takeoff. At 7:48 A.M. EST LJ2683 was cleared for takeoff at runway 10R. Both pilots failed to realize that the snow had began to fall at a much fast pace since it did when they were de-iced 17 minutes ago. Nor did they notice that the de-ice switch was not working due to a faulty wire. They didn't realize it until it was too late the plane barely got airborne once it reached the end of the airstrip. The pilot was able to climb and maintain 300ft and a slowing decreasing airspeed starting at 165, despite being at full throttle. While it was turning back to runway 10R it stalled and struck some trees killing 86 people (5 on the ground, 2 flight attendents, both pilots, and 77 passengers) Making it the worst single airplane and one of the few aviation disasters in LibertyJets history. Cause of crash: bad weather, faulty wiring, and too much ice on both wings.
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