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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:39 am
Post subject: The Kalitta crash in BOG

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Images from the Kalitta crash in Bogota Columbia last week.

Message to Kalitta from the Captain's union rep who visited the scene and survivors in hospital:-

The following message is forwarded from Captains Rep Mack McCurry. Please do not reply to this message.[address details edited for privacy]


Dear Fellow Kalitta Air Crewmembers from your Captain Representative:

When I accepted the position of Captains representative, I did so because I felt the need to help. I never imagined that "helping" would included visiting fellow crewmembers in the hospital, but that is what myself and Bill Gonzales and Dan Gardner, along with Gene Sowell have been doing here in Bogota , Columbia for the last few days. We have been here representing the Union, your Union , and doing whatever is needed for the guys, including helping them dress. I can tell you first hand that these guys went through hell and have the bruises to show for it! This crew, all of them, did everything possible in the face of extreme adversity.

What I can tell you now, I will as follows; The operating crew was Bryant Beebe as Capt., Ivan Danka as F/O, Joe Kendall as F/E. Steve Szynkowski was sitting in the aft observers seat. The two loadmaster, Mo & Jimmy were sitting on the left and Frank Holly & Richard Dunlap were on the right. Everything, life, was normal until just after rotation. It was then, as described in all accounts, the number four engine failed. Immediately, as briefed and as set up on the FMS Fix page, the crew proceeded with the "special engine out procedure". However before any checklist could be accomplished or turns back to the airport, it appears that number one engine failed. It was then that years of experience demonstrated by cool and matter of fact thinking lead them to the "dark spot" on the ground. Everyone knew what was happening, that they would soon be landing "off airport" because they just didn't have the thrust to get them back. All they could do was not stall the airplane and try and hit wings level in the shallowest descent possible and that is what happened. The impact and the seconds following were described as surreal. When things came to a stop reality set in and now all that mattered was getting out and getting the injured to the hospital. As you can imagine everything was in a disarray. The ceiling was now the floor, the "L" windows were now the "R" windows and there was no discernible way out. Frank Holly used a fire extinguisher and the the crash ax after it was located, to bust out the L1 window. Steve, Joe and Bryant were removed via a backboard and the others exited on their on and were all taken to the hospital. Amazingly, Mo & Jimmy were basically unhurt while Frank had slight injuries and Richard was pinned in his seat until the rescue workers were able to free him. Richard suffers from large and numerous bruises, a fractured lumbar and tail bone. Bryant initially wa l ked on his own to the back to check on everyone else after releasing himself from his seat upside down but soon discovered that he had moderate back injuries and is now physically recovering as expected, but wearing a back brace. Ivan broke his nose again and was readmitted to the hospital only to discover that he has a cracked lumbar and is in a back brace. The nurses say, in Spanish, he looks like a Panda Bear and I told them to stay away from Bears. Steve severely injured his back/spine. He is very alert but in pain and will be facing a long recovery period in which his mobility is in question. I was able to spend over 30 minutes alone with him and assured him that if he needed his house in Atlanta modified so he can get around that WE would see to it. Now Joe. Joe was injured the worst and was found out of his seat lying on the ceiling, conscience. He was given the portable O2 mask and First Aid rendered. Joe had surgery as previously reported and is in a induced coma to aid in his healing. We all know Joe as a strong, tough, stubborn guy and with OUR PRAYERS and the excellent care he is receiving he will recover. The next 48 hours will tell a lot and hopefully all can be transported back to the USA soon as to ease the burden on their families, who are all here now.

Guys, all I can say is PLEASE PRAY for Joe, Steve, Bryant, Ivan, Richard, Frank , Mo and Jimmy. Pray for their physical well being as well as their emotional well being. What they experienced, I wish on no one. There is guilt over the lives lost on the ground and what effect this will have on OUR company. When able I will get addresses for all so you can express your feelings to them. Also don't forget that Bob, Steve and Luis from 704 went through similar feelings and a word of encouragement to all of them would be nice.

Remember.....FLY SAFE, STAY STRONG and DEMONSTRATE your PROFESSIONALISM to ALL!

Fraternally,

Mack McCurry

Your Union Captain Representative.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 5:29 am
Post subject: Re: The Kalitta crash in BOG

seems someone out there has a giant "fly swatter" specially trimmed to wack Kalitta aircraft................................... Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:13 am
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