Pu752
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GOL 1907 CVR

Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:49 pm

Im wondering if there are any news considering this accident from Força Aerea or ANAC, since theres been a while since this happened and I have heard no news yet.

[Edited 2007-02-16 06:50:05]
 
hardiwv
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RE: GOL 1907 CVR

Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:10 pm

Two results so far, and the investigation is now extended for a further period of 30 days:

1) Anti-collision equipment (TCAS) of LEGACY was indeed turned OFF by Legacy pilots, a decisive factor leading towards the accident

http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/folha/cotidiano/ult95u130878.shtml

2) Air Traffic controllers in BSB were held responsible for the accident by the Federal Policy in Brazil while the air traffic controller in MAO were exempted.

http://noticias.terra.com.br/brasil/...nterna/0,,OI1413320-EI7792,00.html

Rgs,
 
cedarjet
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RE: GOL 1907 CVR

Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:33 pm

God, why on earth did they turn off the TCAS on the exec jet?! That really IS criminal but there must be more to it.
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PPVRA
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RE: GOL 1907 CVR

Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:44 pm

Hardi, becareful.

It doesn't say the pilots turned it off, it says the TCAS was "OFF".

The Federal Police backs this up based on the CVR tape. Apparantly at one point one of the Pilots verbally confirms the TCAS was OFF:

One pilots says (after collision) [not exact translation, best I can] "Dude, do you have the TCAS on?" The other responds, "Yeah, the TCAS is off"

That's the only part quoted.

Now since this is from the Federal Police, we are of course going to hear from Excel Air: They said the statements is based on isolated segments of the conversation. Again we stumble on the same issue brought on by the Police being involved. . .

I think we need the CVR tape released.

[Edited 2007-02-16 14:45:49]
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