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UPS 744 Crash in Dubai

Posted: 03 Sep 2010, 22:21
by seahawks7757
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11183476

Aaron I am hoping and praying that your brother wasn't on board. :(

Re: UPS 744 Crash in Dubai

Posted: 04 Sep 2010, 06:44
by DMM200
Same hear, fingers crossed.

Re: UPS 744 Crash in Dubai

Posted: 04 Sep 2010, 17:35
by steve63
When I was in Newark for the farewell event I believe Aaron said his brother was
flying MD11's. I should have asked him what routes he was flying.

Re: UPS 744 Crash in Dubai

Posted: 04 Sep 2010, 18:04
by seahawks7757
Ok, I know he at least used to be flying 747's.

Re: UPS 744 Crash in Dubai

Posted: 08 Sep 2010, 03:11
by Aaron Robinson
He was not on board, but someone else's relatives were, sadly. I was out of the country at the time and very worried when I heard it. My brother is flying the same flight any day now.

Re: UPS 744 Crash in Dubai

Posted: 08 Sep 2010, 07:28
by caps1237
Glad to hear Aaron, though you're right, it's a shame to see this happen regardless.

Re: UPS 744 Crash in Dubai

Posted: 08 Sep 2010, 15:10
by Aaron Robinson
My dad's close call was in 1983 (KAL007), and my brother's this year. I wonder what my fate will be...

Re: UPS 744 Crash in Dubai

Posted: 08 Sep 2010, 19:26
by caps1237
Hopefully one that when it comes to this, has boring stories to tell.

Re: UPS 744 Crash in Dubai

Posted: 16 Sep 2010, 04:09
by Aaron Robinson
Just confirmed with him, he flew the very next flight on the route.

Re: UPS 744 Crash in Dubai

Posted: 16 Sep 2010, 05:20
by DMM200
Aaron Robinson wrote:Just confirmed with him, he flew the very next flight on the route.
It must have been nerve racking (thought time will tell what caused the crash). I give your brother a lot of credit.

Re: UPS 744 Crash in Dubai

Posted: 12 Oct 2010, 05:28
by detpilot
Update- Apparently the flight was full of lithium batteries. Expect tighter regulation of them in the future. Sidenote- I managed to stop by the memorial in the flight crew weather room at SDF, and it was very nice. Your lives were not lost in vain.

Re: UPS 744 Crash in Dubai

Posted: 21 Oct 2010, 00:22
by frogdude4993
detpilot wrote:Sidenote- I managed to stop by the memorial in the flight crew weather room at SDF, and it was very nice. Your lives were not lost in vain.
Didn't know you were in town. I'll have to try and check that out someday.