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The West Caribbean MD 82 Accident 6 Years Ago  
User currently offlinehotelima From France, joined May 2009, 23 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1766 times:
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Exactly six years ago, on august 16th, a West Caribbean MD-82 surprisingly lost altitude en route during a flight from Panama to Fort-de-France (French West Indies) and crashed in Venezuela, leading to death 160 persons. As reported in ASN, the status of that accident is always reported as "preliminary". As anybody something new about any causes of that disaster ?

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User currently offlinen800nn From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

the a air crash ep about that coming out augest 19 2011

User currently onlinemoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2245 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

http://avherald.com/h?article=4308e7d6&opt=0

Sounds eerily familiar - failure to properly respond to a high altitude stall...



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User currently onlineavek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4282 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

I actually flew a Copa Airlines flight in Panama City that was boarding 1 gate over from that ill-fated flight...I got a freaked-out call from my mom the next morning (she knew I flew through Panama City, but she didn't remember what airline or destination).


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24084 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1281 times:

The official accident report (in Spanish).
http://www.bea.aero/docspa/2005/hk-x050816.es/pdf/hk-x050816.es.pdf


User currently offlinecarl50mq From Martinique, joined Nov 2007, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1134 times:

Nothing new.
All the technical details are readable in the BEA's report as mentionned above.
On january this year, AVCA (the victims'association of this air disaster) gets proofreading black boxes. They suspect errors of analysis.
Sorry for poor english...


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