EK A340 JNB Incident On April 9th

Fri May 21, 2004 5:16 am

Did we ever find out the reason that EK A343 nearly crashed at JNB on April 9th.

[Edited 2004-05-20 22:18:59]
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RE: EK A340 JNB Incident On April 9th

Fri May 21, 2004 5:38 am

The last I heard was overloaded and/or wrong weight-and-balance calculations. I am still thinking of a link and try to find it.

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RE: EK A340 JNB Incident On April 9th

Fri May 21, 2004 5:54 am

The aircraft is still at JNB, I saw it in front of SAA's main technical hangar when I flew to DBN this morning. Still no word of the reason for the incident.
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RE: EK A340 JNB Incident On April 9th

Fri May 21, 2004 7:15 am

The weight/balance calculations were re checked and the cargo re-weighed and was ruled out as there was no problem with them.

Another possible cause is pilot error - maybe linked to cross crew qualification on A332/A345/A343 and pilots being inexperianced with the A343 compared to the other 2 that have a higher power-weight ratio.

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