drinkstrolley
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Korean Air 747 Cargo Crash At Stansted in 1999

Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:18 am

A few years back a 747 Cargo belonging to Korean Air crashed shortly after departing from Stansted, what was the cause of this in the end? Was it crew error?

I've been searching the net but not found too much!

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Korean Air 747 Cargo Crash At Stansted in 1999

Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:44 am

Incorrect Control Power settings
Aircraft Inproperly Balanced
lack of Crew Training and Procedures Not Followed

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backfire
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Korean Air 747 Cargo Crash At Stansted in 1999

Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:07 pm

Quoting BBJII (Reply 1):
Incorrect Control Power settings
Aircraft Inproperly Balanced
lack of Crew Training and Procedures Not Followed

This is incorrect - I think you're thinking of a completely different accident, involving the MK 747F in Canada.

Quoting Drinkstrolley (Thread starter):
A few years back a 747 Cargo belonging to Korean Air crashed shortly after departing from Stansted, what was the cause of this in the end? Was it crew error?

This is from Flight International following completion of the investigation into the Korean Air 747 crash:



Inquiry reports on KAL crash
David Kaminski-Morrow/London - Flight International (29Jul03)


UK accident investigators have attributed the fatal December 1999 crash of a Korean Air (KAL) Boeing 747-200 freighter to a faulty cockpit instrument and the crew's failure to respond to a developing emergency.

The captain's attitude director indicator (ADI) showed a correct pitch reading for the 747 during departure from London Stansted, but falsely showed the aircraft as being wings-level when it was actually in a dangerously steep left bank, says the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch's (AAIB) report.

A fault in the ADI, correctly reported by a crew who had flown the aircraft to Stansted, was not rectified by the KAL ground engineer, who was among the four crew members killed in the accident. Investigators said the engineer failed to realise that the fault lay in the inertial navigation unit, which should have been replaced, and was instead misled by a separate but unrelated problem with avionics connections.

"Despite the accurate reporting of the fault in the technical log, supplemented by a verbal briefing, the aircraft departed Stansted carrying the same fault with which it had arrived," says the AAIB. It recommends that KAL either deploy sufficient engineers at its destination or delegate maintenance to a local service provider.

Investigators also highlighted the lack of communication between the crew members. Warning alerts and comments from the flight engineer on the ADI reading and the 747's attitude went unheeded, says the AAIB. It says that there is "no evidence to explain the commander's lack of response to a number of significant cues". But it adds that he may have trusted the instrument readings, while the inexperienced first officer - already previously criticised by the captain - could have been distracted or reluctant to speak up.

Source: Flight International
 
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Korean Air 747 Cargo Crash At Stansted in 1999

Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:25 pm

See also report on Aviation Safety Network:

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19991222-0
 
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Korean Air 747 Cargo Crash At Stansted in 1999

Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:47 pm

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crazyro
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RE: Korean Air 747 Cargo Crash At Stansted In 1999

Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:01 am

"The captain's attitude director indicator (ADI)"

WOW! "Attitude" indicator...  Wink
 
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RE: Korean Air 747 Cargo Crash At Stansted In 1999

Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:07 am

Do Korean Air Cargo still go to Stansted?
I thought they went to LHR now days?
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RE: Korean Air 747 Cargo Crash At Stansted In 1999

Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:48 am

I remember the morning i was eating breakfast ready to go to school and they said that a Korean Air B747 had crashed after departure from Stansted airport.

I watched the whole news thread, and at first they said that it was carrying Paint and the aircraft exploded in mid-air because a spark lit the paint on fire.

Thanks
Mike
 
StanstedFlyer
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RE: Korean Air 747 Cargo Crash At Stansted In 1999

Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:08 am

Don't see Korean often at STN, but an Asiana cargo 747-400 and Global Supply Systems 744 come in often, as well as regular FedEx MD11 cargos.
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797charter
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RE: Korean Air 747 Cargo Crash At Stansted In 1999

Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:57 am

On "Airdisaster" you can see some (poor) pics:

http://www.airdisaster.com/photos/kal747f/photo.shtml
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pumaknight
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RE: Korean Air 747 Cargo Crash At Stansted In 1999

Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:18 am

I was on the M11 (motorway passing Stansted) about a mile past when it crashed......

Going home was fun. Shoulda seen the tailbacks!!
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backfire
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RE: Korean Air 747 Cargo Crash At Stansted In 1999

Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:41 am

Quoting Crazyro (Reply 5):
"The captain's attitude director indicator (ADI)"

WOW! "Attitude" indicator...

It's not a mistake - there is such a thing as an attitude indicator. Or did I misunderstand you?  Wink
 
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RE: Korean Air 747 Cargo Crash At Stansted In 1999

Wed Nov 16, 2005 6:13 am

I lived about 6 miles away and will never forget the 'thud' noise as it went in, with full engine power and nearly inverted if I remember correctly.

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