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Korean Air 747 Cargo Crash At Stansted in 1999  
User currently offlineDrinkstrolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 22107 times:

A few years back a 747 Cargo belonging to Korean Air crashed shortly after departing from Stansted, what was the cause of this in the end? Was it crew error?

I've been searching the net but not found too much!

Cheers.

Dan.

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User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 21955 times:

Incorrect Control Power settings
Aircraft Inproperly Balanced
lack of Crew Training and Procedures Not Followed

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Remember: The Bird Hit You, You Didn't Hit The Bird.....
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 21432 times:

Quoting BBJII (Reply 1):
Incorrect Control Power settings
Aircraft Inproperly Balanced
lack of Crew Training and Procedures Not Followed

This is incorrect - I think you're thinking of a completely different accident, involving the MK 747F in Canada.

Quoting Drinkstrolley (Thread starter):
A few years back a 747 Cargo belonging to Korean Air crashed shortly after departing from Stansted, what was the cause of this in the end? Was it crew error?

This is from Flight International following completion of the investigation into the Korean Air 747 crash:



Inquiry reports on KAL crash
David Kaminski-Morrow/London - Flight International (29Jul03)


UK accident investigators have attributed the fatal December 1999 crash of a Korean Air (KAL) Boeing 747-200 freighter to a faulty cockpit instrument and the crew's failure to respond to a developing emergency.

The captain's attitude director indicator (ADI) showed a correct pitch reading for the 747 during departure from London Stansted, but falsely showed the aircraft as being wings-level when it was actually in a dangerously steep left bank, says the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch's (AAIB) report.

A fault in the ADI, correctly reported by a crew who had flown the aircraft to Stansted, was not rectified by the KAL ground engineer, who was among the four crew members killed in the accident. Investigators said the engineer failed to realise that the fault lay in the inertial navigation unit, which should have been replaced, and was instead misled by a separate but unrelated problem with avionics connections.

"Despite the accurate reporting of the fault in the technical log, supplemented by a verbal briefing, the aircraft departed Stansted carrying the same fault with which it had arrived," says the AAIB. It recommends that KAL either deploy sufficient engineers at its destination or delegate maintenance to a local service provider.

Investigators also highlighted the lack of communication between the crew members. Warning alerts and comments from the flight engineer on the ADI reading and the 747's attitude went unheeded, says the AAIB. It says that there is "no evidence to explain the commander's lack of response to a number of significant cues". But it adds that he may have trusted the instrument readings, while the inexperienced first officer - already previously criticised by the captain - could have been distracted or reluctant to speak up.

Source: Flight International


User currently offlineRtfm From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 21368 times:

See also report on Aviation Safety Network:

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19991222-0


User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1637 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 21215 times:

This is the link to the official report

http://www.aaib.dft.gov.uk/cms_resources/dft_avsafety_pdf_023258.pdf



I don't like signatures...
User currently offlineCrazyro From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 19290 times:

"The captain's attitude director indicator (ADI)"

WOW! "Attitude" indicator...  Wink


User currently offlineLazyshaun From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 548 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 19246 times:

Do Korean Air Cargo still go to Stansted?
I thought they went to LHR now days?



I came. I saw. I conquered
User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 18980 times:

I remember the morning i was eating breakfast ready to go to school and they said that a Korean Air B747 had crashed after departure from Stansted airport.

I watched the whole news thread, and at first they said that it was carrying Paint and the aircraft exploded in mid-air because a spark lit the paint on fire.

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineStanstedFlyer From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 18473 times:

Don't see Korean often at STN, but an Asiana cargo 747-400 and Global Supply Systems 744 come in often, as well as regular FedEx MD11 cargos.


View the photos by C Newman on Airliners.net!
User currently offline797charter From Denmark, joined Jun 2005, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 18143 times:

On "Airdisaster" you can see some (poor) pics:

http://www.airdisaster.com/photos/kal747f/photo.shtml



Keep it clear of the propellers
User currently offlinePumaknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 17723 times:

I was on the M11 (motorway passing Stansted) about a mile past when it crashed......

Going home was fun. Shoulda seen the tailbacks!!


User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 17190 times:

Quoting Crazyro (Reply 5):
"The captain's attitude director indicator (ADI)"

WOW! "Attitude" indicator...

It's not a mistake - there is such a thing as an attitude indicator. Or did I misunderstand you?  Wink


User currently offlineTrent900 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 528 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 17168 times:

I lived about 6 miles away and will never forget the 'thud' noise as it went in, with full engine power and nearly inverted if I remember correctly.

D.


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