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I'll tell ya why Winnipeg is scarier...

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by acheron, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    FedEx plane crashes in downtown Winnipeg

    Oct 6, 2005 — WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - A small aircraft carrying cargo for FedEx Corp. — including six vials of research viruses — crashed in downtown Winnipeg on Thursday, killing its pilot, the only person on board, but sparing injury on the ground.

    The Cessna 208 crashed on railway tracks in the western Canadian city just before 6 a.m. (1100 GMT), leaving only a "twisted heap" of wreckage behind, local radio said.

    The crash occurred close to a Masonic Lodge at the intersection of several major streets that is known locally as "Confusion Corner."

    The crash incinerated all cargo aboard the plane, including four frozen 0.5 milliliter (0.015 fluid ounce) vials of herpes virus and two of influenza, a spokeswoman for FedEx Canada said.

    The viruses were not hazardous, Karen Cooper said, although they were packaged and handled as dangerous goods.

    There was no danger to the public from the viruses, she said.

    "It's not unusual for FedEx to send specimens, because this is what we're trained to do," Cooper said. "We have special packaging and we're licensed to transport dangerous materials."

    The plane, which was on its way to Thunder Bay, Ontario, from Winnipeg, was operated and maintained by FedEx subcontractor Morningstar Air Express Inc., Cooper said.

    Federal aviation inspectors and police have not yet determined the cause of the crash, she said.

    Winnipeg was hit by an unusually early and heavy snowfall on Wednesday.

    as was said on Fark, check back with Winnipeg 28 days later!
  2. glych t.anomaly

    glych t.anomaly TRIBE Member

    it was herpes

    winnipeg now has herpes


    as we all know

    the peg herp is some scary shit

  3. annec

    annec TRIBE Member

    You're worried about herpes, when influenza can kill? 50 million in the Spanish flu outbreak/pandemic--killed more in 1918 than the total for WW1
  4. liserloo

    liserloo TRIBE Member

    When the lab first opened there was an ibola scare, it's not that scary:p
  5. Stormshadow

    Stormshadow TRIBE Member

    Is that an Apple accessory?
  6. liserloo

    liserloo TRIBE Member

    EBOLA heh sorry:p
  7. AdRiaN

    AdRiaN TRIBE Member

    Hmmm ... makes you wonder if this crash was really an "accident?"
  8. basketballjones

    basketballjones TRIBE Member

    winterpeg sucks
    went to private school just outside of winterpeg..it is flat, barren and or desolate...
  9. basilisk

    basilisk TRIBE Member

    Saul Goodman and Barny Muldoon are on the case... dun dun dun.
  10. Mephisto

    Mephisto TRIBE Member

    she was a good pilot who knew her shit cold and anyone who's flown that model of airplane has no doubt as to what happened. always saddening to hear of another set of wings being clipped.

    rip and godspeed
  11. Bumbaclat

    Bumbaclat TRIBE Member

    can you elaborate please?
  12. Mephisto

    Mephisto TRIBE Member

    the caravan (aka the 4 tonne spamcan) is notoriously bad in icing conditions even though it's certified in it. ice forms everywhere...i'm talking on the wings, tail, landing gear, wing struts, cargo pod, on your armpit hair and donor card in your wallet. it's equipped with de-icing equipment (heated blades, inflating boots, etc) but the airframe packs on ice so quick you're never able to shed it all and you lose airspeed everytime you cycle the equipment. it gets to the point when you're carrying so much of that shit that you can have the power pinned and can't do anything but ride it down in a controlled descent into warmer air at 700feet/min.

    put it this way- for most airplanes, there's a wk to 2wk course to learn the systems and how to fly it in the simulator. for this airplane you do an extra, dedicated weekend course on top of that to find out what to do with it in ice. basically the wing stops flying and its compounded by the weight of the buildup. but the worst case is if you haven't been paying attention since it builds up on the tail twice as fast which can get you into the situation where you lose pitch control and the tail stops flying before the wings. that's the point you call for the "sock and toes check" which is- "pull up your socks and point your toes" because you're going in
  13. Mephisto

    Mephisto TRIBE Member

    same thing happened to the van that packed er in off of pelee island two years ago

    this is its true natural habitat, not the frozen winter:
  14. Bumbaclat

    Bumbaclat TRIBE Member

    thank you
  15. Mephisto

    Mephisto TRIBE Member

    c/o ywg sun-
  16. kline

    kline TRIBE Member

    you should go to selkirk... at least you get that massive, yet classy animated catfish statue to greet you on your way through town.

    that's where my grandparents live: the catfish capital of the world :rolleyes:

    love the summers, will never EVAR visit in the winter again.

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