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AA 587 and inertia!

Reader comment on item: Why Did American Airlines 587 Crash?

Submitted by William Sherriff (United States), Sep 7, 2004 at 14:37

The 27 foot tall vertical stabilizer was struck broadside by a 0.8G force which icreated an instantaneous left "YAW". This abrupt "YAW" induced an immediate left "Dutch Roll" into the ground! (Low altitude.)

The abrupt YAW induced a tremendous inertia force which tore both engines off the aircraft and tossed the right engine to the left of the aircraft's course and the left engine to the right of the course. You can check this on the crash site diagram.

AA 587 was released for take-off 15 seconds early, despite NTSB member Black's comment to the contrary.

Obviously four miles in trail of a Boeing 747 "Heavy" is not adequate separation!

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