Another unresponsive plane over the Atlantic-TBM 700

killbilly

Vocals, Lyrics, Triangle, Washboard, Kittens

JEP

Malko In Charge
Staff member
Very New a/c:

Serial Number1003StatusValid
Manufacturer NameSOCATACertificate Issue Date04/14/2014
ModelTBM 700Expiration Date04/30/2017
Type AircraftFixed Wing Single-EngineType EngineTurbo-prop
Pending Number ChangeNoneDealerNo
Date Change AuthorizedNoneMode S Code (base 8 / oct)53070032
MFR Year2014Mode S Code (base 16 / hex)AC701A
Type RegistrationCorporationFractional OwnerNO
Registered Owner
NameNEW 51LG LLC
Street259 ALEXANDER ST
CityROCHESTERStateNEW YORK
CountyMONROEZip Code14607-2514
CountryUNITED STATES
Airworthiness
Engine ManufacturerP&W CANADAClassificationStandard
Engine ModelPT6A66DCategoryNormal
A/W Date03/06/2014
 

JEP

Malko In Charge
Staff member
not looking good anyone hear anything on live act?
Nope.. saw something in CNN about frosted over windows:

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Two F-15s were flying with the plane east of Florida. The windows, according to a NORAD spokesman, were frosted and it was unknown how much fuel was left.

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msmspilot

Well-Known Member
Nope.. saw something in CNN about frosted over windows:

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Two F-15s were flying with the plane east of Florida. The windows, according to a NORAD spokesman, were frosted and it was unknown how much fuel was left.

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I've wondered about the frosted windows thing. I don't have a lot of experience in the flight levels, but I flew a PA46 for a while, and on some days, we'd be running the defogger to keep the inside frost to a minimum just because it was humid in the plane (left from south Alabama) and it was cold up there. How do you tell between that kind of frost and the rapid decompression frost?
 

Hacker15e

Blue Eyed Murder in a Size 46L Uniform
Years ago these guys would have just disappeared and nobody would have any idea where to look for the wreckage or even have a clue what the cause might have been.
 

Flymia

Well-Known Member
At what point do you think Cuban officials get involved?
Now. Plane is in Cuban airspace and a mig is trailing it. If it starts going down over a populated area they will shoot it down first, which is the right thing to do IMO.

Its all over CNN. Don't think they ever spoke about the Cirrus that went down not long ago. This one was heading towards Cuba so CNN can have people fantasize about some secret Cuban meeting thing at first. Unfortunate situation. Its been a bad 30 days or so with all these GA incidents. Is it just a popular time for lots of GA to be up there? Or media just reporting more, including us on here reporting more.
 

Nick2024

Well-Known Member
crazy the techno these days we can sit at home now at watch this happen. Sad day for the families involved.
 

killbilly

Vocals, Lyrics, Triangle, Washboard, Kittens
1550 NM range on the 850 according to Wiki.
It's about 1050 miles from ROC to MIA in a straight line....so if they had full tanks when they left, that thing might cruise for quite a while longer.
 

KLB

Well-Known Member
Now. Plane is in Cuban airspace and a mig is trailing it. If it starts going down over a populated area they will shoot it down first, which is the right thing to do IMO.

Its all over CNN. Don't think they ever spoke about the Cirrus that went down not long ago. This one was heading towards Cuba so CNN can have people fantasize about some secret Cuban meeting thing at first. Unfortunate situation. Its been a bad 30 days or so with all these GA incidents. Is it just a popular time for lots of GA to be up there? Or media just reporting more, including us on here reporting more.

Outside of Havana and a few other cities, Cuba isn't very populace... Especially the flight path that they are flying. I flew over Cuba near that path quite a bit.
 

Derg

New Arizona, Il Duce/Warlord
Staff member
Outside of Havana and a few other cities, Cuba isn't very populace... Especially the flight path that they are flying. I flew over Cuba near that path quite a bit.
"You will not return fire if fired upon. Do you read?"
 

Hacker15e

Blue Eyed Murder in a Size 46L Uniform
Always a slim chance the pilot could wake up from the hypoxia....and the hypothermia....for hours.....
 
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