Originally Posted by CaptainRon
A little off topic, but here's a gut wrenching video of a 747 freighter crash a couple days ago. I didn't know the crew, but they were US pilots. Apparently a large cargo pallet broke loose and slid to the back of the airplane.
Some accidents, like the one in Buffalo a few years ago, could have been avoided by a better pilot. But this one, there was nothing anyone could have done.
Boeing 747 Crash Bagram Airfield 29 APR 2013 - YouTube
Horrible. Didn't even hear about it till just now!
However, in engineering, we're always taught, accidents can always be avoided. In this case, it sounds like improper load securing or inspection of the anchors. Nothing the pilot could have done, but could have been prevented.
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