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Recognition Of Pilot Bravery - Iran Air Vs LOT  
User currently offlineqantas747flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

Just came across an article contrasting the treatment of the pilots of Iran Air and LOT Polish airlines, who both recently managed to safely land their aircraft following landing gear failures.

LOT Airlines pilot, Tadeusz Wrona has received no end of praise following his superb emergency landing at Warsaw International Airport, however contrast this with the treatment of Iran Air pilot, Hooshang Shahbazi, and it's a very different picture as he has been suspended from his duties:

http://upgrd.com/matthew/recognizing...an-air-vs-lot-polish-airlines.html

Is anyone aware of other instances where a pilot has been suspended following a successful emergency landing caused by technical failure?

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User currently offlinemaxpower1954 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 1097 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2674 times:

Different cultures around the world often have ways difficult to understand to the Western mind.

In the Far East, it's not uncommon to arrest a pilot or entire flight crew after an accident, or even incident. In the late 1990s a Northwest 747 experienced an engine fire after takeoff from Narita and quickly declared an emergency, returned to the airport.

IIRC, during the overweight landing a few main gear tires blew. In the aftermath, the entire flight crew was arrested by the Japanese authorities and detained several days for questioning!

Having spent time in the Middle East flying for Saudia, I can tell you I'm not suprised in the least the Iranians would give that guy a few months off, probably to deflect any critisism of the airline's maintenance practices towards the pilot, who is just an individual. It's the kind of abuse that exists in a society that isn't free.


User currently offlineLarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1471 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

Quoting qantas747flyer (Thread starter):
Is anyone aware of other instances where a pilot has been suspended following a successful emergency landing caused by technical failure?

The pilots of the BA38 emergency landing were grounded after the accident.

Quote:
Captain Burkill and Senior First Officer Coward were grounded for a month following the crash while they were assessed for posttraumatic stress disorder.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Airways_Flight_38#Aftermath

I thought it was standard practice to ground the pilots for a short amount of time after any major incident og accident.

/Lars



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User currently offlineamccann From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

Quoting qantas747flyer (Thread starter):
Just came across an article contrasting the treatment of the pilots of Iran Air and LOT Polish airlines, who both recently managed to safely land their aircraft following landing gear failures.

I'm not commercial airline pilot, but in my honest opinion, the LOT crew deserves a higher praise than the Iran Air crew. While both situations are challenging and require a highly skilled crew, the LOT situation required more skill than the Iran Air situation.

Iran Air (727) Situation
With a nose landing gear failure directional control can be maintained through the use of differential main landing gear braking. With a rear engine aircraft reverse thrust can also be applied for directional control and assist in slowing the aircraft.

LOT (767) Situation
With no deployed landing gear and an under wing engine aircraft the only directional control available is the rudder, which becomes less effective as airspeed decreases.



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User currently offlineThrottleHold From South Africa, joined Jul 2006, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

Flight crew being stood down from duty after an incident is standard industry practice. It allows time for preliminary investigations.

User currently offlinekoreana380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

Contrary to the Iran Air pilot's initial remarks (i.e. that he was not thanked for his actions) the pilot has since been recognized and given a celebratory reception of thanks by the Iranian Minister of Transportation, Ali Nikzad:
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/208783.html


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