Lagos Crash Aircraft Originally Delivered to Alaska

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  1. Seacarl
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    Dana Air MD-83 ship that went down in Lagos yesterday was originally delivered to Alaska Airlines in 1990. Registration N944AS. I've probably flown on it since I did plenty of MD flights on AS.

    It had an incident with smoke due to electrical arc'ing at LGB in 2006. Went into service with Dana Air in 2009.
     
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    I wish I could spell - or edit the title
     
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    Seacarl - Feel free to report your own original post with a note about the spelling error in the title :) I'm sure the admins will be able to fix it for you!
     
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    done
     
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    Never understood why that was necessary (vs. giving posters the ability to fix their own titles). Doesn't seem to be good use of time for admins.

    Back on topic: according to CNN, the captain was an American, the FO was Indian and the flight engineer Indonesian.

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/04/world/africa/nigeria-plane-crash/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

    I didn't know that MD-83s required flight engineers.
     
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    "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of guests who were involved in the Dana Air mishap," the airline posted on its website. "May the souls of the deceased rest in peace."

    It's a bit more than a mishap.
     
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