Just wanted to include the information here about the tragedy.  As you may or may not know I had an opportunity to fly a simulator in Memphis several years ago and enjoy aviation, but not type of aviation story.  Sympathy for the families in in due order.  After watching the video, it appears there was no much of a chance for them to emerge alive.  I saw the report immediately when it came across Twitter yesterday from FedEx.  The MD-11 is one of the most advanced aircrafts in service, many of which are now navigated with Tablet PCs.  I have spoken to a couple of pilots that fly the aircraft from FedEx and they are all very high on the use of this technology as well.  Back to the story, a real tragedy for all.  BD  

Memphis, Tenn. (March 23, 2009) -- FedEx Express Flight number 80, an MD-11F, was involved in an incident early Monday morning (local time) en route from Guangzhou, China to Narita, Japan with two crew members on board. The incident occurred upon landing. We are sad to report that there were no survivors.
“We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of these crew members,” said Frederick W. Smith, chairman, president and chief executive officer, FedEx Corporation.  “This loss pains all of us at FedEx.  Right now our focus is on doing everything we can to assist the family and those affected at this difficult time.”
Following are the names and information about the two crew members on board Flight 80:

  • Captain Kevin Kyle Mosley, 54, joined FedEx Express on May 1, 1996.
    • Hometown: Hillsboro, Oregon
    • Total career flight hours: 12,800
  • First Officer Anthony Stephen Pino, 49, joined FedEx Express on July 10, 2006.
    • Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
    • Total career flight hours: 6,300

 

FedEx Express Releases Additional Information Regarding FedEx Express Flight 80 | FedEx Global Newsroom

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