“Alaska 1512, cleared for takeoff, runway 29.” Were the last words spoken to flight 1512 for Alaska Airlines. The flight, started routine, turned into a catastrophe, adding to the hundreds of crashed aircraft scattered around the state. The aircraft, a 737-800, with 26 aboard, crashed into a mountain somewhere between Wrangell and Juneau, AK. Here are the events that perused the moment of takeoff.
17:00 Local: On time departure, Wheels up for Alaska 1512, bound for Juneau. All is normal, the pilots may think they have enough fuel, but they do not know the truth.
17:22 Local: 22 minutes into the flight, between Ketchikan and Wrangell, Alaska 1512 loses all autopilot functions, and they cannot hear ATC transmissions from Anchorage Center. The pilots are forced to fly VFR, their flight plan involves landmarks as well to guide them, which may become a problem.
17:46 Local: Alaska 1512’s fuel has depleted, causing both engines to fail almost simultaneously. They have deviated roughly 70nm from the flight path, as the pilots can’t see mountains and rivers, their main source of navigation. Their radio has failed completely, they cannot tell anyone about their inevitable crash.
17:58 Local: A near miss by account from some of the passengers, probably 40 feet. The pilots of Alaska 1512 have realized their inevitable fate is closer than they think. The plane is on a direct collision course with the ground.
18:03 Local: Roughly 1 hour from takeoff, Alaska 1512 makes a direct nose-first hit to a mountain. There is no fire, as the fuel is fully depleted.
10:44 Local (5 days later): A hiker hiking the mountains, by coincidence, finds the plane crash. He heard a loud bang at his campsite, but didn’t expect anything. He found all 26. survivors, they must have all gone to the safest place in a crash, the back. He called 911 and they were at the scene in an hour.
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And if you’re wondering why there were so little passengers, it was an under booked flight, between 2 small airports. Well, thanks for viewing this, I hope you enjoyed it, and turned up your brightness. I guess @Charles_B started a trend 😏, so thanks for inspiration! Feedback is accepted and have a great day, be safe!