Cessna Citation jet crash at Van Nuys

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  1. evangilder

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    KFWB News-News,Traffic,Dodgers - Crews Put Out Fire Shortly After Crash; Cessna Citation Holds Up to 10 People
     
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    Always sad...
     
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    odd about the door though, it seems too much of a rookie mistake, perhaps it popped open iself?
     
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    Thank god they didn't take out any houses - it's bad enough Van Nuys Airport is not a loved icon in the local area!

    Poor pilots! :cry:
     
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    I have a friend who fly's those Citation jets out of Van Nuys.

    When I heard about the crash I called him up and was relieved when he picked up the phone.

    And of course he hadn't even heard about the crash untill I told him.
     
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    It could of - On many general aviation recips and smaller executive jets the baggage doors are flimsy and suffer from "user abuse." I've had many come open on me, luckily on the smaller recips they are kept closed due to their position in the fuselage (Cessna), but stuff could still fly out if one pops. It is possible it could of popped opened prior to take off and it's contents sucked into the engines, but this is merely speculation. Many of these doors have locks on them, I try to make sure they're always locked prior to take off.
     
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    but that's just as much a design fault as anything else they must've know when designing her that if it popped open things would get sucked into the engine? i realise it's a convenient place to put stuff but it under the engine or inside..........
     
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    Agree - that's could be the end result from building some GA and corporate aircraft "light and cheap!"
     
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    I read about this in the news last night. Poor folks.
     
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