Monday, January 7, 2008

Update: Plane With 10 Aboard Crashes in Alaska

(A plane similar to the to the one that crashed on Saturday)

According to The Seattle Times, one of the survivors from Saturday's crash of a PA-31 Chieftain stated that the door of the nose baggage compartment popped open shortly after take-off.

A baggage door opening shortly after takeoff can be a terrifying event, but every good pilot knows that first and foremost, when dealing with any inflight emergency, is to fly the plane first. In this case, it cost six people their lives.

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