Private Plane Crash at Charlottesvill...

Private Plane Crash at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport

There are 19 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from May 9, 2013, titled Private Plane Crash at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

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Local

Rocky Mount, VA

#1 May 11, 2013
American Airlines dos not fly into CHO.
American Eagle does. Different airline.
Employee

Bryan, TX

#2 May 11, 2013
It's an American Eagle plane operated by American Airlines
ValleyVARealtor

Waynesboro, VA

#3 May 11, 2013
Splitting hairs "local". Go buy a ticket from CHO on eagle's website. I think you'll end up at AA.com .
Lol

Macomb, MI

#4 May 11, 2013
LOL... Semantics. It will show AA on the tik. Who cares anyway. Glad the passengers are ok.. Now tow the damn thing off the runway and open the friggin airport
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#6 May 12, 2013
Local wrote:
American Airlines dos not fly into CHO.
American Eagle does. Different airline.
And Delta Connection/Expressjet flies to Atlanta, not Delta.
Good to see a renaissance in airlines these days.
amaithi

Charlottesville, VA

#9 May 12, 2013
kind of a stretch to call this a crash...a belly landing, maybe...the two people in the plane walked away and the plane looks like it will be easily repairable. nbc 29 sensationalism, i guess...
slow news day?
local

Rocky Mount, VA

#10 May 12, 2013
Gosh. I didn't want to make anyone angry, but don't shoot the messenger.
American Eagle is not American. The report is wrong.
Colgan is not United nor Continental,though they sometimes operate as United Express or Continental Express, same as Piedmont calls itself USAir Express.
They are completely separate and operate under different FAA certificates, as does American Eagle, regardless of web sites or marketing agreements.
Comair, Chautauqua, Shuttle America and Freedom Airlines all do the same thing. They bid for feed routes to majors.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#12 May 12, 2013
"American Eagle Airlines and Executive Airlines are wholly owned subsidiaries of AMR Corp."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Eagle_A...
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On November 22, 2011, both ExpressJet and Atlantic Southeast Airlines achieved a single operating certificate that will allow them to operate as one carrier. Effective December 31, 2011, all flights began operating under the name ExpressJet making it the largest regional airline in the world with more than 400 aircraft.[5] ExpressJet currently operates as American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExpressJet
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From a consumer choice view however, their fares/schedules are determined by UA, DL, AA and US dinosaurs, and when AA/US merge, we will be left with the big bad three.
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Go Southwest, jetBlue!
UnreL

Macomb, MI

#17 May 12, 2013
local wrote:
Gosh. I didn't want to make anyone angry, but don't shoot the messenger.
American Eagle is not American. The report is wrong.
Colgan is not United nor Continental,though they sometimes operate as United Express or Continental Express, same as Piedmont calls itself USAir Express.
They are completely separate and operate under different FAA certificates, as does American Eagle, regardless of web sites or marketing agreements.
Comair, Chautauqua, Shuttle America and Freedom Airlines all do the same thing. They bid for feed routes to majors.
I fly every week!! When I fly CHO, I buy through USAir. I get my perks on USAir. I get mileage, my ticket states USAir operated by piedmont. Bottom line, they are USAir for all intents and purposes. Your logic is ridiculous. It does not matter who operates the airline. If a problem occurs, I go to USAir.. Not Piedmont.

AA is going to have to answer for American Eagle. You're delusional if you think opposite.
Bill Camp

Myrtle Beach, SC

#19 May 12, 2013
The plane was headed for Weyer's Cave/ Verona International Airport.
Local

Rocky Mount, VA

#20 May 12, 2013
UnreL wrote:
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I fly every week!! When I fly CHO, I buy through USAir. I get my perks on USAir. I get mileage, my ticket states USAir operated by piedmont. Bottom line, they are USAir for all intents and purposes. Your logic is ridiculous. It does not matter who operates the airline. If a problem occurs, I go to USAir.. Not Piedmont.
AA is going to have to answer for American Eagle. You're delusional if you think opposite.
I guess I'm delusional then, but I know with absolute certainty that they are not the same airline. I work for one of them, and I'm kinda sure.

American Eagle operates under it's own certificate. It is not American Airlines, and has never been. I get that it might be confusing, but they are completely separate carriers.
amaithi

Charlottesville, VA

#21 May 12, 2013
Local wrote:
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I guess I'm delusional then, but I know with absolute certainty that they are not the same airline. I work for one of them, and I'm kinda sure.
American Eagle operates under it's own certificate. It is not American Airlines, and has never been. I get that it might be confusing, but they are completely separate carriers.
does it really matter? this was a private plane that did a belly landing.
Local

Rocky Mount, VA

#22 May 12, 2013
It doesn't matter except that it is an incorrect report.
It wasn't a belly landing as you suggest.
It was a hard landing that resulted in the landing gear collapsing.
Not an easy fix, because when that happens, the prop hits the runway, destroying the shaft and essentially the engine.
Glad all are OK, but we should expect accuracy from our media, and if reasonable mistakes are made, we should correct them, as in this case.
duuuu

South Saint Paul, MN

#23 May 12, 2013
amaithi wrote:
kind of a stretch to call this a crash...a belly landing, maybe...the two people in the plane walked away and the plane looks like it will be easily repairable. nbc 29 sensationalism, i guess...
slow news day?
yea well all days are slow news days i n charlottesville. They need some filler stories so they will have a reason to even have a newscast. Otherwise the local media might have to start reporting on all the crime in this area.
Golfer

Charlottesville, VA

#24 May 12, 2013
We have a story of a minor crash landing and you all want to talk about stupid ignorant **** that no one cares about. Im glad that no one got hurt and i hope the pilot received a failing grade on his drivers test.
Back to Reality

Charlottesville, VA

#25 May 13, 2013
I'm happy that nobody was hurt, but wouldn't an instructor be expected to correct for a mis-judged landing before the fact?
Ron

Charlottesville, VA

#26 May 13, 2013
Local wrote:
It doesn't matter except that it is an incorrect report.
It wasn't a belly landing as you suggest.
It was a hard landing that resulted in the landing gear collapsing.
Not an easy fix, because when that happens, the prop hits the runway, destroying the shaft and essentially the engine.
Glad all are OK, but we should expect accuracy from our media, and if reasonable mistakes are made, we should correct them, as in this case.
It is not an incorrect report! Yes it was a hard landing, but the gear collapsed which made it a belly landing which is very dangerous. 1.Because the run way was not foamed, so the plane could have caught fire. 2.When prop made contact with the ground in a lot of cases the plane will flip. These people were lucky that neither happened. I was a jet engine mech. in the navy and have seen everything including loss of life. Navy jet fighters have tail hooks which helps for a short emer. landing even on land. But jet fighters do not glide very far if they lose power, they will drop like a rock. There is nothing wrong with this report and it is considered a crash. It also may not have been pilot error, it is possible the gear did not lock, that is a old plane 1961. Glad to see they were OK, they may have needed a change of underwear.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#27 May 13, 2013
Local wrote:
we should correct them, as in this case.
I think CHO should be notified about important distinction as well.

http://www.gocho.com/index.php/flight_info/ai...
phaques

Weyers Cave, VA

#28 May 13, 2013
It was not a hard landing with gear collapse. Both pilot and instructor forgot to extend the gear before landing. Plain gear up landing.

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