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by litz
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19341

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

Utah744 wrote:
How much would it cost to bring it up to Air Force 1 specs?


Security-wise, billions ... interior furnishings-wise, probably more like "bring it down to AF1 specs"

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by litz
Wed May 27, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154420

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

I wonder whether the thrust levers were idle or beginning to spool back up at moment of touchdown. I would think an A320 at idle touching the ground would decelerate quickly. To the contrary, the LOT 767 that did a gear up landing seemed to take awhile to decelerate. I’m only judging on the video s...

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by litz
Wed May 27, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154420

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

They were optimists. Maybe that and... If you are about to crash somewhere else than on a runway anyway, every joule of energy which goes into ripping the landing gear apart is one joule less which goes into hurting the passengers... Well, the gear gets shoved up into the plane on impact, I think. ...

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by litz
Mon May 11, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 250170

Re: DL retiring MD-80/90s quickly

Per today's Atlanta newspaper, June 2nd is the final flights for the MD-88 and MD-90, all morning flights arriving in Atlanta prior to 9am.

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by litz
Mon May 11, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11378

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

Didnt UAL 232 had two engines remaining? I recall the pilots having to shut the tail engine off, but again what puzzles me if as you said using the throttles wouldnt have worked, why did using them in the final moments allowed the aircraft to slightly level off? 232 did indeed only have two engines...

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by litz
Mon May 11, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232
Replies: 61
Views: 11378

Re: Could TK 981 have been saved like UAL 232

OO-DLL was hit by a SAM climbing through 8.000 ft. It caused the loss of all hydraulics and set the outboard wing on fire. That crew didn't just manage to regain control, bring the aircraft around and perform an approach. Finding themselves drifting away from the runway, they performed a go-around,...

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by litz
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 336834

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

I believe they're bringing medical supplies over, just like the AA cargo flight was

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by litz
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread
Replies: 358
Views: 58299

Re: Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread

Atlanta United flew today to Honduras for Concacaaf Champions League aboard DL Ship 3603, which is N303DQ (a 737-732). Per FR24 : 17 Feb 2020 Atlanta (ATL) San Pedro Sula (SAP) DL8873 2:47 12:00 PM 12:32 PM 2:30 PM Landed 2:19 PM Coming back tomorrow morning: 19 Feb 2020 San Pedro Sula (SAP) Atlant...

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by litz
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread
Replies: 358
Views: 58299

Re: Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread

Atlanta United flew today to Honduras for Concacaaf Champions League aboard DL Ship 3603, which is N303DQ (a 737-732).

Per FR24 : 17 Feb 2020 Atlanta (ATL) San Pedro Sula (SAP) DL8873 2:47 12:00 PM 12:32 PM 2:30 PM
Landed 2:19 PM

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by litz
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread
Replies: 358
Views: 58299

Re: Soccer Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc. Discussion Thread

There are some interesting changes to the MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement that was settled this past week, that would affect this thread ... 1) all MLS teams traveling to/from international competitions (e.g. Concacaaf Champions League) must now use charter flights 2) the number of allowed intra...

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by litz
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Citation missing on Atlanta to Nashville flight
Replies: 16
Views: 5371

Re: Citation missing on Atlanta to Nashville flight

Not only snowing ... but we're talking serious, thick, heavy snow ... not flurries.

And they were flying in the thick of it ...

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by litz
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What to expect in Singapore Airshow?
Replies: 21
Views: 3325

Re: What to expect in Singapore Airshow?

I'd be pretty surprised if the show even occurs, with the health issues at stake.

China, as a whole, is essentially an island right now, travel-wise.

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by litz
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supply and demand of used Aircraft engines
Replies: 21
Views: 2626

Re: Supply and demand of used Aircraft engines

This isn’t a general response but I know the high demand and low supply for JT8Ds has brought delta to buying old Allegiant birds in Victorville for replacement parts. I imagine their value is pretty high, are there any other engines in high demand right now? Could we foresee this being a trend whe...

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by litz
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)
Replies: 290
Views: 49470

Re: Pegasus Airlines Flight PC2193 Runway Overrun at Istanbul (SAW)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51384667

Glad there was no englufing fire.


Just realized ... it's not immediately apparent from the pictures, but the nose section is upside down ...

Man there are a lot of very, very lucky people there ...
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readytotaxi wrote:
Video here.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51384667

Glad there was no englufing fire.


Just realized ... it's not immediately apparent from the pictures, but the nose section is upside down ...

Man there are a lot of very, very lucky people there ...

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by litz
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caspian Airlines MD-83 Crash Landing on Runway and Skidding Onto a Major Highway in Iran
Replies: 24
Views: 8872

Re: Caspian Airlines MD-83 Crash Landing on Runway and Skidding Onto a Major Highway in Iran

Who needs slides when you can just walk out on the wing, and step down to the street?

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by litz
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1133
Views: 250170

Re: DL retiring MD-80s quickly

Short local legs out of ATL? Just look for intra-southeast US legs and see what's assigned to them.

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by litz
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Costa Rica A319 in-flight upset at FL370, 8 injuries
Replies: 3
Views: 1583

Re: Avianca Costa Rica A319 in-flight upset at FL370, 8 injuries

I can't imagine such a drop was either intentional or controlled ... what was the weather?

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by litz
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 155223

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

Stirring the pot, makes me wonder if we're looking at a potential 757/767 style combination new design, for commonality purposes.

That was a large driver/selling point of those models, after all ...

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by litz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752

There was some speculation from some of the wreckage that one of the missiles impacted the EE bay directly under/behind the cockpit ... If that were true, and it was the first hit, almost assuredly all data stopped at that point ... no computers, no EE, no data. In "theory" the plane would...

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by litz
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School
Replies: 565
Views: 56654

Re: A DL 772, Flying LAX-PVG, Makes Emergency Landing And Dumps Fuel On School

The only reason to dump fuel that low while returning that quick is a fire. Terrain isn’t an issue in LA the ocean is straight out. An engine out does not require this type of expeditious return to field. Speaking of fire, in the unlikely event of the dumped fuel landing on an open flame (wild fire...

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by litz
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Class act by Iran, for sure. Yes the evidence was overwhelming ... however, we've seen other governments flat out refuse to admit error (*cough* EgyptAir), despite overwhelming evidence.

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by litz
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Changing subjects, in the aftermath of this event ... what's been happening with schedules in/out of Tehran's airport?

There have been reports of a lot of flights (gee, surprise) being canceled ...

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by litz
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

So, riddle me this ... Iran is a very proud country. They do not like to be "told" what to do ... They've, by all evidence, had members of their air defense make a horrible, tragic mistake ... How exactly do they extricate themselves from this, considering their air minister is already off...

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by litz
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

TBH, My bet is, when they finally get the readouts from the boxes ... the data will just suddenly stop. It would fit what we saw from the transponder data ... a sudden cessation. And Iran can say "see, no evidence there that it was a missile" Heh, well if you want to nitpick ... they woul...

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by litz
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

TBH,

My bet is, when they finally get the readouts from the boxes ... the data will just suddenly stop. It would fit what we saw from the transponder data ... a sudden cessation.

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by litz
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Also, as they've stated categorically that they don't have the CVR data extracted, that can only be a summation of radio communications between the aircraft and ATC.

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by litz
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

johhnieonion wrote:
Don't know if this is a new development but Sky News UK just had a breaking news alert that Iran will announce the cause of the crash tomorrow.


Well, that'll be interesting to see what they've come up with ...

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by litz
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

A country that's not directly involved still has a responsibility to protect it's citizens. I would expect there's at least a small number of Russian and Chinese citizens that go to Iran as tourists. Therefore it isn't unreasonable to assume that countries that have knowledge of a missile downing a...

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by litz
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

No one is disputing that. But when someone is distrusted by many of their peers then the onus is on them to prove they are being truthful. The NTSB is invited by Iran as an observer. The recorders will be turned over to Ukraine. That should be sufficient. Anything else would be inappropriate and ag...

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by litz
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Something important to look at in all the news reports, government statements, et al ... nobody has accused Iran (the country) of perpetrating the act. To suggest otherwise, that this was sanctioned by the state entity ... Not even the current White House occupant ... whose relationship with Iran ca...

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by litz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Other accounts on twitter say Iranian state media reports it had a “technical fault after taking off”... totally unconfirmed, but if it was indeed a Ukrainian airliner, would imagine it would be PS752 headed to Kiev based on the timeline Technical fault like a Manpad missle? Well, they would’ve bee...

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by litz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Doesn't even have to be the 2nd missile ... If this whole thing started with a technical issue (compressor stall, birdstrike, etc), that alone could have made enough noise to attract the filmographer's attention. All you need is a "BANG!" sound in the sky, and you go "what was that?&...

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by litz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

This would be advantageous if you were concerned about enemy forces geolocating a stationary radar source to take out. No kidding ... with only a few seconds of radar pulse, following by a launch, you can boogie on out to another physical location in next to no time, making any kind of reprisal dif...

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by litz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

dara88 is either a troll or a ....... Either case, just ignore him. Troll with over 250 photos on A.net. You guys can just say whatever you want, but definitely the Boeing company wants to blame it on others, so would Donald Trump. Ah. That's where this was heading. I just dunno for what reason. An...

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by litz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

The target acquisition radar is a 3D F band pulse doppler radar, equipped with a truncated parabolic antenna, and a mechanically, later electronically, scanned in azimuth with a 32-degree sector view, and has an average power output of 1.5 kW, which provides a maximum detection range of 25 km/16 mi...

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by litz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Nobody will take a video of the dark sky with the target being right in the middle of the frame; at 6:15 AM. And without any reaction after the so called missile hits the target! I saw a note earlier that the person who filmed that video was walking their dog. Trust me, when a dog decides it's gott...

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by litz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

If a missile hits a plane with a full tank, don't you think that the plane would explode immediately? Or become a fireball? In that video no such thing is visible. Also, why should anyone record a video of the dark black sky without any purpose? In my opinion, it's definitely fake. This has been ex...

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by litz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I have one question. Given this was deeply in Iran territory, why would Iran military use some mobile radar and such (according to news, US intelligence detected radar turning on). Shouldn't they have some stationary radars around the country and these would be active all the time. Why use this mob...

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by litz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Those ISNA photos make it pretty clear that aircraft impacted with pretty good forward speed, at a fairly shallow angle, and plowed through at least two very, very solid walls. It also shows clearly the aftermath of that kind of impact ... there simply isn't much left that's intact ... whether it's ...

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by litz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Apparently there is already some confirmation that the buildings in the missile hit video are from the area; and the NY Times has apparently gotten a high resolution copy of the original and is working to obtain pictures to verify the location of the buildings and structures. This per... https://tw...

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by litz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Per CNN,

Iran's IAB has stated they will go to BEA or TSB for assistance on the black boxes, due to damage. No great surprise there, considering the NTSB would be ruled out due to politics.

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by litz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Like I said earlier, a fireball requires that fuel flowing from the stricken aircraft meet an ignition source. Only if you had active fuel pumping into a running (and stricken) engine would you have fire. The airstream would pull the fuel immediately well past the wing (and engines), otherwise. Wher...

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by litz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Looks like he was walking his dog and probably heard a missile launch so he quickly took a video and then barely caught the impact. Someone wrote, that the suspected launch site was very close to the impact zone. That camera was ready. See how fast that projectile moves? I am not trying to defend t...

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by litz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

I haven't seen to many videos of missile strikes but wouldn't there be a fire coming from the 737 right after it gets hit by missile from all the fuel? That video shows what would appear to be a missile hit something and then there is nothing afterwards. You'd need an ignition source to have a fire...

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by litz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA
Replies: 232
Views: 28737

Re: Delta “Waiting To Order” Boeing NMA

Delta will go with whichever model/manufacturer fits the mission and has the cheapest price. That's called business. The last several orders, Airbus has won out. Boeing may well (or may not) win on the NMA ... There's been some speculation DL may launch the NMA, and might get a goodly discount by do...

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by litz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Gasoline and jet fuel only weigh .8 pounds different Heavy like "heavy oil" vs "light oil". Heavy = difficult to ignite. Maybe I did not use exactly the most appropriate words, but jet fuel is closer to diesel than to gasoline regarding the flammability. You can drop a lit match...

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by litz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Additionally, the other major news networks in the US are now running with the same story that CBS did ...

As a reminder, these primary news sources independently verify something like this before running with it.

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by litz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

What about the possibility that there was some technical fault that caused/required them to turn right (slightly) off the SID putting them on a direct trajectory for the air defense site. Air defense site quickly reacts and fires a missile. Impact was at the time ADS-B ceased. Aircraft still partia...

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by litz
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2719
Views: 293316

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Why would a missile strike on an essentially-unpressurized aircraft necessarily eliminate the ability to turn back to the airport? If the pilots were still alive, and the plane's hydraulics weren't immediately inoperative, one would expect them to turn back towards safety. Well. Not too far away th...

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