From a reader: Analysis of the crash of flight HOG 243


“From an aeronautical engineering perspective, I think I see where they miscalculated:
Clearly, there is sufficient runway length, The length of declination, supported the the rate of rise (imperative for a near -vertical take off), as well as the lift-assist structure, appear to be well within industry standards for heavy/cargo aircraft operations. Based upon the very slight movement of the trees, she was facing into the wind which, combined with downward acceleration, structural and wind lift assist, was optimum conditions for take-off, There was a slight amount of water accumulated at the end of the runway, but it did not adversely affect take-off at that point, because the wide-bodied craft was partially airborne.
A detailed inspection and analysis of the crash site, specifically relative to the distance of take-off and non-recoverable ground contact, ascertained the presence of extensive deep, and long, burrows, which originated at the point of contact and…

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