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Mobile Phone Blamed For Crossair Crash  
User currently offlineTeahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5287 posts, RR: 62
Posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

Swiss aviation investigators said that a mobile phone may have caused LX 469 (Saab 340) to crash shortly after take off from Zurich airport.

The SF 340 is particularly susceptible to external influences such as mobile phone towers near airports or even high tensions lines when on the ground.

Crossair is debating about this sad story. There is different theory:

The crew members were discussing the use of their FMS/FMC or autopilot during the initial climb, and were distracted, letting the A/C going in a high angle attitude until it stalled and crashed.

What do you think?  

Kind Regards,
Jeremiah Teahan



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
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User currently offlineMaxPowers From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

when was this???

User currently offlineTeahan From Belgium, joined Nov 1999, 5287 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

It crashed on January 10th last year killing 10 passengers and 3 crew.

Kind Regads,
Jeremiah Teahan



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineMaxpowers From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

Man, don't they stress enough not to use cell phones. Or was it the auto-pilot. We will never know.

User currently offlineFLY 8 From Austria, joined Dec 2000, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1556 times:

Well they said it was because the autopilot/flightdirector was coupled to the side of the pilot non flying! The two pilots searched for the reason and forgot about flying!
Believe me that goes fast!



yes i can handle that alone. - - -famous last words
User currently offlineSR3496 From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 792 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

'Only' 7 passenger/3 crew were on this flight to Dresden. When the Saab crashed it had an (nearly unbelieveable) angle of 147°!! I don't know what I should believe...
BTW it was the same day when Swissair had the 'bye bye 747-party' in ZRH.


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