Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Fact, or Fiction? Holy "HAIL"!

My good buddy Larry Danard sent me an e-mail and pics regarding an aviation incident that apparently happened Aug. 10th. I did a little research and did find some info on one other site about the incident, but many times incidents that happen are not widely publicized. Anyhow, there is no doubt in my mind that the following COULD HAVE taken place, and would have been "one helluva' ride" for everyone onboard. I never heard about it or read about it in the papers, but, see what you think! Check it out!

Subject: BAX Global Flight 705BX

Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 15:56:01

Last night circa 2300 our BAX aircraft flight 705BX encountered severe weather over Alberta, Canada. The aircraft was cruising at 35,000 feet when it encountered tennis ball-sized hail. The pictures below show some of the damage. All landing lights were destroyed, as was the radar. The crew was forced to make a "blind" emergency landing. Upon safe return to the ground the first officer and flight engineer quit. It is expected that the aircraft is a total loss as its structural integrity has been compromised.

Regards, Eric Collins

Outbound Operations Supervisor

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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As you can see, this aircraft, which I believe is a Boeing 727, encountered a "severe environment". I can just imagine the "racket" inside the airplane. Anybody have any additional info on this incident? Leave a "comment"!


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