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EK A340 JNB Incident On April 9th  
User currently offlineRoberta From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

Did we ever find out the reason that EK A343 nearly crashed at JNB on April 9th.

[Edited 2004-05-20 22:18:59]

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User currently offlineKa From Germany, joined Apr 2000, 686 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

The last I heard was overloaded and/or wrong weight-and-balance calculations. I am still thinking of a link and try to find it.


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8594 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2235 times:
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The aircraft is still at JNB, I saw it in front of SAA's main technical hangar when I flew to DBN this morning. Still no word of the reason for the incident.

After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4053 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2115 times:

The weight/balance calculations were re checked and the cargo re-weighed and was ruled out as there was no problem with them.

Another possible cause is pilot error - maybe linked to cross crew qualification on A332/A345/A343 and pilots being inexperianced with the A343 compared to the other 2 that have a higher power-weight ratio.


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