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Of an aerodynamic stall.  This is when the wing loses airflow over the wing, causing the boundary layer to separate and quit producing lift.


In most aviation circles this is just called a stall.  I've seen media explain this as "the engine quits and the plane falls out of the sky."  If you have any altitude, you may just glide to the safest spot.


Seven people died in this crash.  This looks very similar to a crash in California of a Flying Tigers DC-8, where the load wasn't secured properly.  When the aircraft rotated at takeoff, the load shifted to the rear of the cargo hold and that was all she wrote.  Nobody will ever regain control of any aircraft that far out of balance, feet off the ground.






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