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Topic: Air NZ/XL Airways A320 Crash Final Report Findings
Username: 777ER
Posted 2010-09-16 06:14:31 and read 6961 times.

The crash of Air NZ A320, ZK-OJL just off France in 2008 was a result of the Pilots making a risky manoeuvre and poor maintenance by ground crews washing the A320 resulting in water getting into key instruments

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4137...lt-in-Air-New-Zealand-crash-report

Topic: RE: Air NZ/XL Airways A320 Crash Final Report Findings
Username: SXI899
Posted 2010-09-16 07:41:51 and read 6739 times.

No real surprises, as the preliminary reports had already indicated this.

The manoeuvre itself isn't necessarily risky, just doing it at the height this crew did leaves little room for error. The Airbus In Service Aircraft Test Manual requires an altitude block between FL140 and FL100 for this test. Doing it at approx 4000ft in the approach is a big no-no in my book, but that seems to be covered by the BEA commenting that the did not have experience in performing testflights, and therefore didn't appreciate the aims of the ISATM, and the reasoning behind the requirements contained therein.

Yorden

Topic: RE: Air NZ/XL Airways A320 Crash Final Report Findings
Username: Kaiarahi
Posted 2010-09-16 08:02:01 and read 6690 times.

Full report (English version) is here: http://www.bea.aero/docspa/2008/d-la081127.en/pdf/d-la081127.en.pdf


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