|Quoting Irobertson (Reply 9):|
As for a Herc keeping up with a 757, lets use some common sense here. By the time it was nearing Trenton, it was probably well below 20,000 feet, maybe even at 10,000, and highly unlikely it was doing cruise speeds (450 knots). Hercs can manage 300 knots, probably do 275 comfortably, and if the 757 was at a lower altitude, it would probably be around this speed (my own guesses). The reason it was a Herc was probably one of coincidence; it was probably the only plane in the area that was reasonably ready to scramble, and any set of eyes in the event of a disaster is beneficial to rapid response (you know exactly where and when the crash is and how bad it looks, etc etc etc). That it was a Herc and not something else like a CF-18 is irrelavant, imho.
|Quoting Tristar2000 (Reply 8):|
YYZ is busy, so more complications... more delays for flights etc...