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FedEx Plane Crashes Off St. Maarten CoastAfter taking off from St. Maarten's Princess Juliana Airport on Wednesday around 6:45 pm a FedEx cargo plane en route to Puerto Rico crashed at sea shortly after takeoff. (www.thedailyherald.com) More...
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It hurts to know I flew N38OMQ out of JFK for American Eagle in the early 90's. A trusted servant. God rest the crew's souls.
God bless their families with grace and comfort.
Pilot reported to be a German national with a green card. Co-pilot US citizen from Puerto Rico. The short SH36 was owned by SkyWay Enterprises based in Kissimmee, FL and was under contract to FedEx. The plane was based in Puerto Rico.
When there is crash is of a cargo plane on takeoff, I always think cargo shift. The Emery crash in Sacramento in 2000 was a result of cargo shift. RIP pilots.
Interesting that the aircraft had been undergoing repairs for two days prior to the flight, after apparently having control problems on landing.
The BEA is going to be looking hard at the maintenance performed on this plane and those who performed it. I believe this Short was flown by a contract carrier for FEDEX deeding the Hub San Juan. I believe means since two American Nationals were at the controls and the carrier may be of American registry the NTSB will offer assistance and join the BEA in the investigation.