Message posted by Toms on June 18, 2002 at 16:05:12 PST:
I've watched the video several times on TV news today - it looked like flames were coming out of the wing root immediately when the wings snapped off! So even if some fuel lines wrere raptured when the wings broke off due to fatigue and pulling too many Gs, I wouldn't expect the fuel to ignite so rapidly. So maybe there was a fire onboard that CAUSED the wings to come off?!?
Truly a horrible thing!
In Reply to: c130 crash posted by J Klier on June 18, 2002 at 12:37:33 PST: