Hull-loss description
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:- (No safety board investigation)
Date:Thursday 8 May 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR-42-320
Operator:FedEx Express
Registration: N905FX
C/n / msn: 271
First flight: 1992
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW121
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Greensboro/High Point-Piedmont Triad International Airport, NC (GSO) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
A powerful storm system in the evening between 21:30 and midnight spawned an F2 tornado with winds between 113 and 157 mph. Several aircraft were damaged by the tornado. One FedEx ATR-42 parked at the Greensboro/High Point-Piedmont Triad International Airport, NC (GSO) was blown into a ditch, suffering damage to the wing and fuselage. Another was blown into a fence, coming to rest with the right wing touching the ground.

Classification:

Sources:
» Tornado Damages Planes at Greensboro Airport (digtriad.com)
» Five Aircraft Damaged By Tornado At GSO (ANN, 11-5-2008)
» Aviation Letter 504


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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