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  • FedEx Flight 80 Narita Crash Update
    Posted by Christopher Fotos 9:50 PM on Mar 23, 2009

    There's not too much new information on the crash of a FedEx MD-11 at Tokyo Narita airport. The video below shows the now-familiar crash sequence and was brodcast by New York City-based NDT-TV (New Tang Dynasty TV). I wanted an English-language video report of the accident embedded here for future reference. The report does mention that the pilots' bodies were recovered from the wreckage.

     

    FedEx posted a statement at their site that identifies the deceased pilots: Capt. Kevin Kyle Mosley, 54, of Hillsboro, Ore., joined FedEx Express on May 1, 1996 and had 12,800 total carrier flight hours. First Officer Anthony Stephen Pino, 49, of San Antonio, Tex., joined FedEx Express on July 10, 2006, and had 6,300 total flight hours.

    This Asahi Shumbun story says it took 48 fire engines to put out the flames, and that the MD-11's cargo included "flammable liquid."

    As of 6:03 p.m. Washington DC time, or 7:03 a.m. Tuesday, March 24 in Tokyo, Narita airport reports it plans to open Runway A later on Tuesday.


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    Tags: tw99, FedEx, Narita, crash

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