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AA A300 Accident Discussion.  
User currently offlineFunny From Greece, joined May 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1074 times:

I would like to begin a specialised discussion on the AA A300 accident in Queens. If you have any thing to say about it please do. We can begin with the cause of the accident. I find it hard to believe that wake turbulence was responsable for the separation of the rudder, engine etc. What do you guys think?
Jason

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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6219 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1011 times:

May the victims Rest In Peace. God Bless the Victims family members and give them comfort.
Chepos



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User currently offlineDeanBNE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1001 times:

Don't underestimate wake turbulence. It can be immensely powerful. On one occassion a DC-10 flipped a DC-9 over.

And as for the loss of the tail fin being a 'first' in aviation, it seems people have forgotten the VC-10 accident that occurred near Mt Fuji.

RIP to the victims and the best wishes to their friends and family.

Cheers,
Dean


User currently offlineSleepyflyboy From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 73 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 990 times:

I highly doubt that wake turbulance could be the main contributing factor to this crash. There had to be something or some prior weakness in the airframe of the A300. Yes wake turb is very serious and can cause smaller planes to lose control but how could wake turbulance toss and dismantle a plane full with passengers and cargo. In past wake turb accidents the planes weren't filled to capacity and were therefore lighter and more succeptable to wake turb.

But on the other hand.... weirder occurrences have happened. Only time will tell.

Mike



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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 982 times:

The Mt Fuji accident was a BOAC 707. Yes, I beleive the wake turbulence theory.

User currently offlineDeanBNE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 973 times:

I stand corrected...thanks LMML. I keep (wrongly) thinking that it was a VC-10 for some reason.

BTW does anyone know if the wake turbulence of a 747-200 or -300 differ to that of the -400 !?! Wondering how much of an effect the winglets have in reducing the vortices.



User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13206 posts, RR: 77
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 967 times:

The Mt. Fuji BOAC B707-436 accident is an interesting reminder of what can happen.
The AA accident is so baffling. I'm inclined to think that wake turbulence exposed a weakness on that particular aircraft.
The NTSB will be going through the maint. records of that aircraft, back to the time of building.


User currently offlineSalim From Lebanon, joined Jun 2001, 303 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 956 times:

The prblem is that it is possible that we never know what happend because for exemple if it's aa fault, they wont say it, because aa is in a dificult situation.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13206 posts, RR: 77
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 931 times:

It does not really matter what AA think, the NTSB will impound the maint. records of the crashed A300-600.

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