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Air NZ/XL Airways A320 Crash Final Report Findings  
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 12336 posts, RR: 18
Posted (4 years 3 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7125 times:
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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

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User currently offlineSXI899 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2008, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6903 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.

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User currently offlineKaiarahi From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 3070 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6854 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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