Funny From Greece, joined May 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1070 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?
Sleepyflyboy From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 73 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 986 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.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13194 posts, RR: 77
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 963 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.