Xtoler From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 969 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 6078 times:
I didn't get very good audio, but did that guy say, "Oh shit!"? I think me as the pilot I'd be changing my drawers once we got to altitude. We had a close one in our EMB145 leaving out of AVP back to PIT, but seeing as how I was in the F/A jumpseat I could just look at my pax faces (we were very weight restricted that day) on the take off roll. Oh boy, that was a choice of keeping on schedule or shedding us of some pax and wait over our duty day for the regular runway got repaired and killed our crew duty time. Pax volunteered to get off (the one's who didn't have connections in PIT). We crunched the numbers, and it was possible to do it.
EMB145 F/A, F/E, J41 F/A, F/E, because my wife clipped my wings, armchair captain
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6726 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5888 times:
Rules for the majority of the world state that an aircraft has to be able to suffer an engine failure at V1, and be able to continue to clear the screen height by 35ft off a dry runway and 15ft off a wet one from memory...or something to that effect. That IL76 does not look like it would have been able to continue after sustaining an engine failure. Does anyone know what rules the Russians operate to in this regard, or whichever CIS/African country that IL76 was registered in?
It's not the plane's fault. The plane was probably overloaded or the crew decided to let it roll out a bit more for a better climb(which didn't seem that good to begin with). Either way the plane was either at or above MTOW.
Halophila From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5763 times:
When was this taken? Looks like it must've been before the runway was extended at CBR. Brings back fond memories of the IL-76 carrying the rhinos from africa to the Western Plains Zoo ca. 1993*. The crew opened the plane up to the public (for a fee of course) at the GA ramp, which I will always remember...
*A sad footnote is that all the rhinos died shortly after arriving, IIRC...