speedbrds From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 98 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 20750 times:
I have seen this video here and there over the last ten years or so, but I've never really heard/seen much about the crash. Was a report publically released? Was a recreation even made on those air crash investigation programmes? When I was younger, I remember seeing this video, but when I would think about it, I always felt it was a bad nightmare.
rfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 6810 posts, RR: 29 Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 20190 times:
Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 4): What I want to know is, why were there planespotters spotting during a typhoon?!
The winds at the airport were a maximum of 30 kts, with gusts to 45 kts. The center of the storm was 50 miles past the airport - moving away, and the airport was in the lowest wind quadrant. The storm had been downgraded to a tropical cyclone.
When this crew was 14 miles out, they were given weather of 1,600m visibility, winds 25 at 320 gusting to 33.
The Captain of the B747 that landed six minutes earlier than this aircraft on the same runway reported moderate turbulence after passing 1,000 ft, and moderate to severe turbulence at 250 ft which decreased at 150 ft.
The Crew of the B777 which landed on the other runway about four minutes before this plane crashed reported gusts between 200 and 100 ft which resulted in speed fluctuations including 'a large speed reduction' when they entered flare. That crew countered with a rapid manual increase in thrust.
Max Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3778 posts, RR: 18 Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 18780 times:
There was a caption next to the above picture a few years ago quoting the Captain of the Mandarin MD11 on the PA as he taxied past the wreckage:
'Ladies and Gentleman, for those of you seated on the left side of the Aircraft you have a fine view of Hong Kong's new Chek Lap Kok Airport while those of you on the right can see our, er, other Aircraft..'
[Edited 2012-08-01 19:08:33]
The best contribution to safety is a competent Pilot.
rfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 6810 posts, RR: 29 Reply 19, posted (1 year 4 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5364 times:
The part of the accident report I linked above says that many injuries were to head, shoulders, neck and back - caused by passengers releasing their seat belts while handing inverted - and falling to the ceiling.
trex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4259 posts, RR: 14 Reply 20, posted (1 year 4 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4581 times:
IIRC from reports at the time the final report came out that both Boeing and NTSB were unable to replicate in simulators the aircrafts last seconds suggesting, to some, there was a severe downdraft or other issue which may not have been recorded but contributed significantly to the accident besides the pilot error. This was the first of several MD11 landing accidents revealing the planes difficult handling in certain situations.