|Quoting NYC777 (Reply 5):|
Did ATC ever clear them for that altitude?
|Quoting DeltaA380 (Reply 3):|
Well, at least their place in this year's Darwin Award's is assured... seems like the Pinnacle of stupidity to me.
That being said; I too feel sympathy for their friends and families.
|Quoting ContnlEliteCMH (Reply 13):|
don't know about you guys, but the first thing I'm doing when one engine fails at 41k is to make for a lower altitude, *as fast as I can*.
|Quoting Lee (Reply 17):|
descending would only give you less time to find somewhere safe to land.
|Quoting Aa777jr (Reply 9):|
Just like the HP pilots that tried to fly drunk, I don't have any sympathy for stupidity.
|Quoting FinnWings (Reply 12):|
Lesson number one is that don't EVER believe what journalists write about aviation as there is almost always wrong information.
|Quoting Azjubilee (Reply 29):|
Any of you brilliant armchair quarterbacking flightsim wanna be pilots ever think about the tempurature on that day? Sure the plane can go to FL410... but not at every weight and tempurature. There is a chart available to the pilots that will tell them if based on tempurature and weight, if that altitude is possible. Hmmm... I wonder why the engines flamed out? Perhaps lack of airspeed and excessive angle of attacks might have something to do with it.
You all need to listen to some of the hearings and READ the CVR transcript. I guarentee you'll think twice about making comments about stuff you are clueless about.
While the final report is not out... TONS of evidence is now public. It will make critical discussions that more intelligent about the issue. Training, company culture, lack of experience, pilot error, lack of professionalism, lack of accountability and lack of oversight will all be players in this unncessary and tragic accident.