1. Taht's because the light were not bright enough. But still irrevalant, since he still turned on to the wrong runway. Also, the international standard would have required runway 5R to have i believe different color of light.
Not irrelevant actually as lights guide people. You believe the colour of the lights are different, however do you know that?
2.Again, this is the captain's call. However, under such poor weather condition it is his duty to switch on the PVD. But he choose not to. Hence it is his responsitility.
Do Airline and International Air rules state that the Captain must use a PVD for category 1 and 2 airports in bad environmental conditions? Someone find out plesae.
China Airlines has no right to interrupt SQ006's communication with tower. As they are probably on different frequencies. And CI simply can't jump in and interrupt crucial conversation between the tower and SQ006
Would you have done the same Chiawei?
Not all the airport has ground radar. Therefore should not be used as an excuse.
But it would have helped would it not?
POst2, point 5.
Not everyone remembers an airport layout. That's why taxilights are used to guide the pilot to the runway. Lights are turned on for that matter, not switched off so the plane can take off in a wet ditch.
The points you made are good, and are better than what other people have written, however I disagree with most of them and the way you have written off other "factors" and are nearly trying to put all the blame on the flight crew. I think this is unfair, and is uncalled for as as I've said many times, there are more reasons to the crash.
Post2 point 3
This was the first time he flew into CKS for a long time and the first time he has flown into the apt., where the runway 05R was closed. Also the map he was given was old and showed 05R active. However i will disregard that as 05R should not have been used anyway. Also, why weren't international CLOSED signs put on 05R? If that was so and the pilot again went onto 05R, I would be one of the first to say that the crew were in the wrong. Completely. Well duh the plane just hit a closed sign at the middle of the start of a runway and it was the wrong runway. How can you not blame a crew for that.
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