Aviation types... What happened here?

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  1. goaliedad

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    I read some of the comments and people were suspecting the load shifted suddenly to the aft on the ascent causing the plane to stall.
     
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    From what I have read the crew reported that the load shifted aft on take-off. Improperly secured cargo is suspected. Our thoughts are with the 8 crewmen and their families.

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    Load Shift..

    Load Shift changes the center of gravity, thus unbalanced aircraft. Terrible accident. My heart goes out to the families and loves of the eight.

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  5. goaliedad

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    Pardon my ignorance in aviation, but in trucking, the driver inspects loads before departing even if he doesn't actually load the vehicle. I would hope that a similar protocol exists in the cargo end of aviation.

    And yes, it is a horrible tragedy that thankfully (at least nothing was reported) didn't involve ground casualties on top of it.
     
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    Some of us don't have to imagine it.

    We won't know the answer for a very long time, and there is much speculation about it.
     
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    Mechanical failure of the load securing system (I don't know what it is called) could also be a possibility even if they checked, much as such accidents can happen in trucking. However, I will not personally speculate on the cause and wait for the NTSB to reach their conclusions of what happened.

    RIP, and prayers to everyone involved.
     

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