Hawker Beechcraft B40

June 11th, 2017 at 10:54:48 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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What is a Hawker Beechcraft B40 aircraft? Is that a jet or a piston driven turbo?

It was widely reported that that was the model aircraft that had both engines fail while carry Jennifer Lawrence.

I think they meant a Hawker 400.


General characteristics
Crew: 2 pilots
Capacity: 79 passengers
Length: 48 ft 5 in
Wingspan: 43 ft 6 in
Height: 13 ft 11 in
Wing area: 241.4 sq ft
Empty weight: 10,050 lb
Useful load: 5,850 lb
Max. takeoff weight: 16,100 lb
Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D-5 turbofan, 2,900 lbf (12.9 kN) each

Performance
Maximum speed: 468 knots (866 km/h, 539 mph) (Mach 0.78 MMO)
Cruise speed: 443 knots (820 km/h, 510 mph) at 23,000 ft (7,000 m)
Stall speed: 92 knots (171 km/h, 106 mph) (full flaps)
Range: 1,693 nmi (3,135 km, 1,949 mi) at 45,000 ft (13,700 m)
Service ceiling: 45,000 ft (13,700 m)
Rate of climb: 3,770 ft/min (19.2 m/s)
June 12th, 2017 at 2:34:56 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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It seems she is an actress, currently the highest paid actress. Winter Bone, Hunger Games and Xmen something.

Plane lost one engine at 31,000 feet and pilot opted for a landing at Buffalo, NY, sometime during the approach to Buffalo the second engine quit also.

Fuel contamination?

No reports of what engine troubles were indicated in the cockpit.
June 12th, 2017 at 2:34:56 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Plane is reported as owned by her but most stars even if they own the plane do it thru their own leasing company. Plane probably based at her hometown of Knoxville, TN which is where flight originated, so I would assume fuel tanks at Knoxville have been sampled already. No additional reports of trouble from any other planes leaving Knoxville though.
June 12th, 2017 at 2:49:18 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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It was an air charter, not 'her private plane'. It was bound for Teterboro, NJ .
There were earlier FAA advisories for this plane a decade ago.

Plane had been on several short hop flights of an hour or so and may have taken on fuel at other airports as well as Knoxville.

No reports of pilot reducing power and no reports of whether anti icing had been activated prior to any such power reduction.

Several incidents have taken place at or about that altitude involving ingestion of ice when flying near storms.

I can not think of why the second engine would fail at a lower altitude. No reports of any attempt to restart once a lower altitude had been reached.
June 14th, 2017 at 6:04:56 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Fleastiff
It seems she is an actress, currently the highest paid actress. Winter Bone, Hunger Games and Xmen something.


Jennifer Lawrence (age 26) was ranked by Forbes as the highest paid actress in the world for two years running (2015 and 2016 starting mid year) and #6 in a ranking including both men and women. She has been in ten movies that made over $200 million worldwide out of 17 films in her eight year career.

The most spectacular flop she starred in was "The Beaver" Release Date: May 6, 2011
Director: Jodie Foster Actors: Mel Gibson, Jennifer Lawrence, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin
June 14th, 2017 at 6:31:23 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: Pacomartin
She has been in ten movies that made over $200 million worldwide out of 17 films in her eight year career.
How much would the films have grossed with a different actress?
Physical beauty? Acting skill? Luck?
June 14th, 2017 at 10:34:47 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Fleastiff
Physical beauty? Acting skill? Luck?


She made five fairly low budget films at a young age and won an Oscar for her fourth film on a $2 million budget. I haven't seen it, but she was supposed to be amazing. She had no makeup on, and it was a dark depressing subject about a young girl forced to take care of her siblings.


So she seems to be a very talented young actress who went to big time box office very quickly and made a fortune,

Age
18 Garden Party Tiffany "Tiff"
18 The Burning Plain Mariana
19 The Poker House Agnes
20 Winter's Bone Ree Dolly
21 Like Crazy Sam
21 The Beaver Norah
June 15th, 2017 at 5:44:26 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: Pacomartin
She made five fairly low budget films at a young age and won an Oscar for her fourth film on a $2 million budget. I haven't seen it, but she was supposed to be amazing. She had no makeup on, and it was a dark depressing subject about a young girl forced to take care of her siblings.
As rural mountain folk the dialog was not particularly rich, there were very few wardrobe changes . Set dressing was pretty good: old junk, much of it battered and useless. Situation was 72 hours for 17 year old girl to either produce her father in court or produce his corpse to prevent their house from being seized by the sheriff persuant to the bail bond. This was all in a world where its all kin folk and people don't hold much truck with the law or with anyone hunting the woods for a man that doesn't want to be found.