It seemed nothing would go right on March 8, 2017, for the crew of Ameristar Charters Flight 9363, an MD-83 flight from Willow Run Airport (KYIP) in Ypsilanti, Michigan, to Washington Dulles International Airport (KIAD) in Virginia — at least that was the case until the captain’s quick decision-making averted tragedy by aborting the takeoff well after accelerating through V1. Still, the aircraft ran off the 7,543-ft.-long Runway 23L (including a 200-ft. blast pad) and traveled ...

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