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Libyan 727 Incident In Lebanon  
User currently offlineRams777 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 58 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1669 times:

About three weeks ago, a Libyan B727 took-off from Beirut International Airport on a flight bound for Tripoli, Libya. After take-off, the flight crew discovered that the autopilot was not functioning properly. They executed a "fuel dump" six miles west of the airport and returned for actually a very tidy landing on RW17...

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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30408 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1653 times:

My god....Doesn't anybody know how to hand fly an aircraft anymore???

What the hell did pilots do before they had autopilots.

Losing an autopilot should not be an emergency, especially on the homebound leg. Maybe on the outbound one, but not the inbound leg.

User currently offlineCraigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1615 times:

They probably thought that auto pilot failure may be indicative of more underlying electrical / instrument failure.

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6811 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

Yes, there was probably more to it than a simple A/P failure. Most aircraft these days are allowed to dispatch with one inoperative, unles the route you are flying or the approach you plan makes it neccessary.

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