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View Full Version : Aeroméxico 2431 Durango Crash

08-02-2018, 08:41 AM
Video taken by passenger..... one word comes to mind: microburst.
Luckily, everyone survived.....

08-02-2018, 08:44 AM
That looks like some seriously heavy rain as visibility goes down to like half a wing span.

08-02-2018, 05:47 PM
Seemed like an intense, concise storm, from the bits I see. Not long afterwards, during the rescue phase, it’s nice out again. It’s a fair amount easier dealing with adverse weather planning to takeoff, delay.

Yes, let the investigation run it’s course. I can also go back to the adage, ‘things can work, right up until they don’t. If operating with reduced margins, one day Mr Murphy will pay a visit.

08-02-2018, 05:56 PM
On Avherald there are videos taken by left and right side passengers. The videos make it seem like the plane got airborne for a few seconds and then came back down to the runway hard enough to make the engines shear off. They are all really fortunate that fire waited a few minutes to engulf the fuselage.

There is also a time lapse of the storm that they took off in as it moved over the city. That doesn't look like a pretty thing in which to attempt a takeoff.