Cycling circuit breakers in flight is not a good idea or condoned. And I believe actually forbidden. I clearly remember a Mayday episode where doing that led to something very catastrophic. One example of this was the LOT 767 that belly landed. While the circuit breaker hadn't "popped" fr...Jump to post
Even before knowing the details of the failure, a few things need to be said . . 1) Engine shutdowns are rare. I think it was noted after US 1549, that the dual failure was the first time either of the crew had ever had an in-flight engine failure. Think on how long both of those careers were at th...Jump to post
I think it boils down to a question of can you be profitable essentially shuttling people up and down the west coast ... there apparently is sufficient profitability moving people around the midwest/east cost. Lots more people too. (and as others have pointed out above, SWA basically has that market...Jump to post
Are they going to pull a bird from the desert or are they just going to fix the powerplant and keep flying the frame? If there's no damage to the airframe why wouldn't they just hang a new engine on it and send it on its way? It's in ATLANTA, for pete's sake ... where they FIX the things in the fir...Jump to post
As to why the cabin crew was removed ... if you're investigating this, you look first at the common items that could affect all passengers : the crew, the food, and the air. A sick cabin crew member walking up and down the aisle ... you can see what kind of effect that could have. Clear the crew, cl...Jump to post
I don't know how to interpret this data. I think we need to consider what percentage of the pax count is connecting vs O/D. I have been a Delta Diamond Medallion since its inception (and Platinum for a decade prior to that) and I have been to ATL over 100 times, but only once did I actually leave t...Jump to post
On August 13th I flew on a Delta MD-90 from El Paso to Atlanta. The aircraft had just come in from Atlanta, and the cabin temperature upon boarding was very comfortable. As we were backing out of the gate, a flight attendant announced that we were to open our air vents all the way and to lower our ...Jump to post
dcajet wrote:Work was about to start @ hangar 3:
And work has started: https://desdeelpatioblog.com/2018/08/24 ... lufthansa/
These are diesel motors. Most common failure on a diesel motor is a fuel injector tube breaking off, or splitting. This spits atomized fuel directly onto manifolds, and kaboom. You have a pressurized fuel fire for as long as the fuel pump keeps running. Essentially the same type of fire/failure (on ...Jump to post
Nose gear is gone, and she's wrinkled all the way down to the tail on the bottom.
Structurally things might still be ok (I doubt it, but who knows), but for sure, that's a major skin job down the entire length of the belly.
Pure politics based on the results of last week's gubernatorial primary runoff election.Jump to post
regarding AF066 ... you gotta wonder how much the fan housing absorbed before the whole thing ripped away. Anyone have an idea if it could have sapped just enough energy off the disintegrating mess, to prevent really high velocity projectiles? (it also helps that this stuff all spins much slower tha...Jump to post
The second is a high pressure turbine disc failure. I think this incident is pretty impressive. Especially this picture: http://www.dauntless-soft.com/PRODUCTS/Freebies/AAEngine/aa%201.JPG At first you might think the part just barely got contained... untill you realize this is the other engine and...Jump to post
Not being a jet engine mechanic or engineer ... is the idea that too little airflow (due to lower rpms) doesn't allow the hot air/gasses from combustion to get out the back end fast enough?Jump to post
One thing to point out ... these engines are designed to contain a failure like this. From the apparent lack of damage elsewhere on the airplane, it's a fair guesstimate that's exactly what it did ... then the damage from the containment + the airflow removed the affected parts from the airframe. (t...Jump to post
Reminds me of a data center I once did an install at ... they were so proud of their backup generators for the building (not the equipment inside, the entire building), the battery storage for holdover at genset startup, all the good stuff. then lightning destroyed the switchroom that allows all tha...Jump to post
at $4bil for two airplanes, it may come down to a contest of which costs more : Air Force One or a Space Shuttle orbiter ..Jump to post
If there's a hole in the weather, certainly a plane can try and "punch through" ... Or you do like DL431/302 did, and go in between the bands. But flying OVER the eye? that's "in theory" possible, but hardly likely ... smaller hurricanes top out around 30,000 feet, larger ones at...Jump to post
On the subject of aviation (not looting), the track is now forecast to go basically across Atlanta, after driving straight up the middle of Florida. At the very least, that's going to put a major hurricane directly over Miami, Ft Lauderdale, and possibly Tampa and Orlando as well. And possibly exten...Jump to post
This thing may now be a major hurricane when it hits land ... it's fairly safe to presume there's going to be quite an impact on Houston, the very least of which is going to be monsoon levels of rainfall (10-20 inches). It's not likely to impact Houston directly, but it may well hit close enough tha...Jump to post
I once landed at ATL just before a massive thunderstorm hit ... we did a go-around on the first try, circled back, and literally hit the storm front halfway down the runway (it's something to hear GPWS yelling "PULL UP" while rolling out; the pressure differential was THAT large). The expl...Jump to post
Fun part was the pilots of several jetliners that paced the eclipse path, actually flew with an increased bank angle, to make it easier for people to see the eclipse. That's pretty neat of them!Jump to post
The difference in the distinction to me is that when I hear "Delta Connection", I think "small jet". When it's a mainline DL aircraft, we could be talking about a 777 ending up with deflated tires on takeoff, which I think would be more interesting than it happening to an RJ. Ac...Jump to post
I had a passenger train held up once because a FRA inspector discovered a grab iron (the handle things next to the doors on the train) was 1/8" too close to the carbody. Had to hold up departure until -- literally -- someone ran to Ace Hardware for two fender washers to install under the feet o...Jump to post
Plus, referring back to the original issue ... if the plane is struck, and the pilots don't have warning lights, don't have error messages, the airplane is flying and handling normally, and nobody in the cabin complains of fire/smoke/etc .... why wouldn't they just keep going? All those warnings, er...Jump to post
As someone who has never been to SXM, what's to stop them extending the runway the other way and moving the threshold back a few hundred meters? That way you keep the low landings over the beach (albeit a little higher) and remove the risk of people riding the fence. Either that or replace the conc...Jump to post
Safe to say, that's a fairly expansive and expensive skin patch job headed their way ...Jump to post
More than just that A340 .... the World DC-10 that ran off the end of the runway broke the whole cockpit off ... the #2 engine kept running, with no way to shut it down. (IIRC, someone climbed up into the wreckage and manipulated control cables to do so) Also, QF32, due to wire harness damage, could...Jump to post
per that video, 51 feet of clearance at the lowest point ... how much less is there above the top of the vertical stabilizer?Jump to post
If it comes to you ready to go, and all you gotta do is fuel it and load the catering, why would you wait?
esp. if you've already received several of the type and know what to do ....
Anyone know why airliners.net comes up as an UNSECURE website?? Because it doesn't use the https protocol. As a result none of the information sent between your browser and the website is encrypted by Transport Layer Security, or its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer. This means that neither the au...Jump to post
Well some new info from NTSB and the AC jet passed over PAL115 at 106ft. (PAL115 is an A343 with 55ft height). That gives he closest point of contact to 51ft. Then it continued to descend to 81ft above ground in between the 2nd and 3rd aircraft and then proceeded to go around. That is much closer t...Jump to post
I believe it was in the Michael Creighton book, Airframe, where a plane either lost control or lined up on a taxiway (I believe the former) and the pilot of the plane holding short saw it coming and tried to spool up his engines and move the plane but it took too long and the landing aircraft struc...Jump to post
Assuming it was a Boeing 737 800, the distance from the aft end of the aircraft at normal takeoff position on TNCM runway 10 to the concrete barrier wall and fence would be around 230 ft. Based on Boeing published exhaust velocities (no wind, standard day) for a 737 800 at takeoff thrust, the appro...Jump to post
Didn't a Delta 767 actually land on a taxiway in ATL some years ago? DL60 in 2009 ... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ntsb-complex-error-chain-preceded-delta-767-taxiway-336663/ IIRC, that taxiway is actually one of the original runways from the pre-midfield terminal airport configuratio...Jump to post
Great picture of the can of beer with a bag tag wrapped around it ...
Is there a brief "explain it like I'm five" version of how engine fire suppression systems work? Not specific to this incident, but generally. Shuts off fuel flow to the engines and dispenses a Halon (not sure if Halon is still in use or not) or CO2 charge to cut off oxygen from the fire,...Jump to post
I think they had removed their tie downs in preparation for flight, and the microburst caught them flatfooted.
Note the guys throwing themselves on the glider to keep it from going airborne, too