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Incident Questions

Fri Jun 08, 2001 7:22 am

A couple of questions concerning this incident:

1) I assume that American Intl Airways is/was a cargo carrier?

2) Would you consider this pilots actions:
a) Normal
b) Questionable, but safe
c) Dangerous

In the
full narrative it says that they even considered continuing to ATL @ 8000ft.

Would a DC-8 fly at normal speed @ 8000ft ?
That would be interesting to see go overhead.
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RE: Incident Questions

Fri Jun 08, 2001 7:30 am

You will get a better response in tech ops with this one.

My .02: Piss Poor CRM.

RE: Incident Questions

Fri Jun 08, 2001 8:30 am

I am not going to pass judgement on the dession to continue as I am unfamiliar with cargo operators procedure. However if your FE said that the emergency exit seemed to be inplace during the pre-flight inspection I highly doutb that was thought twice about.
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RE: Incident Questions

Sat Jun 09, 2001 12:03 am

American International was a fairly large contract freight carrier. It used to be known as Kaliita.
A DC-8 could probably go near max speed at 8000 ft, but it would be illegal. Max speed below 10000 ft is 250 kt.
As for the pilots judgement. Stupid, very dangerous, and license losing. I'll bet he can't even fly a Cessna 150 anymore.
The day you stop learning is the day you should die.