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CREW ON BOARD SURVIVED. Actual takeoff weight was 342,000lbs. 242,000lbs was the takeoff weight calculated, this is the result. Flight routing was JFK-BRU. I arrived on the site a couple of hours after the crash and PAPD/FDNY were still putting out the smoldering cargo inside. Luckily 3 crewmembers and 2 pax survived. More photos of the site to come in the future. My friend Dave Kaufman actually witnessed this aborted takeoff from the control tower, perhaps he can add more in the comments section.

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Guest_Dave Kilo   [Mar 05, 2009 at 09:47 PM]
Yes, March 12, 1991, as I worked in an office on 9th floor of the old control tower at JFK, I was looking out the north-facing window. I saw N730PL come into sight rolling very fast toward the end of Runway 4L with its main gear tires burning. The speed calculations had been way off using a grossly wrong weight, so when he tried to lift off it stalled back onto runway and set tires on fire. He thought the service road at end was a public road so he jammed hard right rudder and spun

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