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Orioles Charter (DL8900) Diverts For Fire/smoke  
User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3045 posts, RR: 4
Posted (2 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

The charter carrying the Baltimore Orioles from BWI to the St. Pete airport diverted to JAX for a small onboard fire in the galley. Here's the flight track http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8900 and more on the story here:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/o...ksonville-20120930,0,4154435.story

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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

Back on their way now! I'm amazed at their emergency descent rate though. From 30k to 10k in less than ten minutes!! I know they were having an emergency but isn't their a point where it gets dangerous?

User currently offlinesyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2038 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2038 times:
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Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 1):
Back on their way now! I'm amazed at their emergency descent rate though. From 30k to 10k in less than ten minutes!! I know they were having an emergency but isn't their a point where it gets dangerous?

Probably not when it involves a fire.


User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4212 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2012 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 1):
Back on their way now! I'm amazed at their emergency descent rate though. From 30k to 10k in less than ten minutes!! I know they were having an emergency but isn't their a point where it gets dangerous?

30k to 10k in less than 10 minutes is only 2000-2500 fpm.. that's quite gentle and actually what you feel on a normal descent path.

An aggressive descent would be more along the lines of 6000 fpm... not dangerous at all, either.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21693 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 1):
I'm amazed at their emergency descent rate though. From 30k to 10k in less than ten minutes!! I know they were having an emergency but isn't their a point where it gets dangerous?

30k to 10k in ten minutes is almost a normal descent path.

Quoting XFSUgimpLB41X (Reply 3):
An aggressive descent would be more along the lines of 6000 fpm... not dangerous at all, either.

Thankfully, I've never had to do an emergency descent, but when I've done them in the sim we see 9000+ fpm. That'll get you from cruise altitude to 10,000 pretty damn quick.

-Mir



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User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4212 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 4):
Thankfully, I've never had to do an emergency descent, but when I've done them in the sim we see 9000+ fpm. That'll get you from cruise altitude to 10,000 pretty damn quick.

Yep, momentarily you'll peg out the VSI beyond what it can register which is well above 10k fpm. It averages a bit below that though. Point made, though.  



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21693 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

Quoting XFSUgimpLB41X (Reply 5):
It averages a bit below that though.

I can't say I'm paying incredibly close attention to the VSI during that maneuver, but every time I glance at it it seems to be right around 9k (at least until you get down to lower altitudes). I guess it varies by aircraft type.

-Mir



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