teahan
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Mobile Phone Blamed For Crossair Crash

Sun Jan 14, 2001 5:09 am

Swiss aviation investigators said that a mobile phone may have caused LX 469 (Saab 340) to crash shortly after take off from Zurich airport.

The SF 340 is particularly susceptible to external influences such as mobile phone towers near airports or even high tensions lines when on the ground.

Crossair is debating about this sad story. There is different theory:

The crew members were discussing the use of their FMS/FMC or autopilot during the initial climb, and were distracted, letting the A/C going in a high angle attitude until it stalled and crashed.

What do you think?  

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Jeremiah Teahan
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
 
MaxPowers
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RE: Mobile Phone Blamed For Crossair Crash

Sun Jan 14, 2001 11:10 am

when was this???
 
teahan
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RE: Mobile Phone Blamed For Crossair Crash

Sun Jan 14, 2001 10:33 pm

It crashed on January 10th last year killing 10 passengers and 3 crew.

Kind Regads,
Jeremiah Teahan
Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
 
MaxPowers
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RE: Mobile Phone Blamed For Crossair Crash

Mon Jan 15, 2001 12:13 am

Man, don't they stress enough not to use cell phones. Or was it the auto-pilot. We will never know.
 
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RE: Mobile Phone Blamed For Crossair Crash

Mon Jan 15, 2001 12:41 am

Well they said it was because the autopilot/flightdirector was coupled to the side of the pilot non flying! The two pilots searched for the reason and forgot about flying!
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RE: Mobile Phone Blamed For Crossair Crash

Mon Jan 15, 2001 2:00 am

'Only' 7 passenger/3 crew were on this flight to Dresden. When the Saab crashed it had an (nearly unbelieveable) angle of 147°!! I don't know what I should believe...
BTW it was the same day when Swissair had the 'bye bye 747-party' in ZRH.

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