TAP flies to several Cape Verdian islands (SID, RAI, BVC, VXE) - well prior to Corona they did. If demand is higher than supply (when corona restrictions ease), they can always deploy bigger aircraft so I don't think the government would need to worry about connections to/from LIS. Short hops betwee...Jump to post
AF-KL just announced they'll reduce their flights by 90%.Jump to post
As of 18.00 local time today, the Dutch govt will ban aircraft coming from Italy, Iran, China and South Korea. https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2020/03/13/coronablog-13-maart-a3993668 (Dutch only) All Slovak airports closed. Kuwait bans all flights, Kuwaiti nationals still allows to fly home. (But on what ...Jump to post
FR24 shows that the aircraft transponder was transmitting every 6 seconds, and at the time of the last transmission everything seemed fine (assuming the right turn was part of the SID). So within 6 seconds of that last transmission, something happened that made the transponder stop transmitting, bu...Jump to post
FR24 shows that the aircraft transponder was transmitting every 6 seconds, and at the time of the last transmission everything seemed fine (assuming the right turn was part of the SID). So within 6 seconds of that last transmission, something happened that made the transponder stop transmitting, but...Jump to post
KLM is suspending all flights to Iran and Irak today. Boeing is not allowed to examine the black boxes and Iran blaimes Boeing for the accident with the Ukrainian 737.This was on Dutch radio half an hour ago.. KLM doesn't fly to Iran or Iraq - the Tehran flights ended in September 2018. Maybe you m...Jump to post
Just happened to look at FR24 for LH's FRA-SIN route, clearly flies just north of the Iran/Turkmenistan border. Although SIN-FRA flies via China half of the time, it seems. KL AMS-SIN still flew over Iran Dec 31, Jan 1 no more (also Turkmenistan). Westbound SIN-AMS it didn't overfly Iran in any case...Jump to post
quote="sandyb123"]This video claims to show the Fokker being de-iced about 10 minutes before the crash. https://youtu.be/5Qm9s_mEXp0 However it would appear that only the left wing and tail are treated. If this is the actual flight (which is contested) then all involved failed to notice th...Jump to post
I also think only the left side ruptured as there only seemed to be a single trail of fire behind the aircraft, the winds and gushing pool of fuel would be enough to engulf the fuselage. If both sides failed then would that indicate a unknown stress point? When comparing the videos, it is indeed tr...Jump to post
ikarlson wrote:This morning video from crash site, https://youtu.be/ALl-eb1o0h4
To me it looks like the crash site is located here: 8°52'38.04"N 39°15'4.28"E This is approximatley 18NM to the southeast of the last FR24 data point. I have looked at different pictures and videos of the crash site. The Street pattern, the small canyon or ravine and the hill with trees i...Jump to post
When I read the thread title I immediately thought of the Icelandair network model - would be very cool if they made it.Jump to post
Correction to my post above. They are indeed keeping rwy 01/09, the N-S runway. So at least that is a good thing, albeit with the environmental constraints that I mentioned and an even shorter runway. New video here: https://www.jornaldenegocios.pt/multimedia/negocios-tv/detalhe/expansao-da-capacid...Jump to post
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcR2oqldop_fpBALy3jDTgJsiF1ksa-zZ6mbMO_AisfKDM7htpSY [/quote] Air India also did this with some B727's so they could land on unimproved runways. Years ago I worked for a company that Bought them for spare parts. The Gear Legs could be converted ...Jump to post
Considering this is FR they were probably under pressure to turn the aircraft quickly and just used the excuse to hurry people off the plane. Not in this case, the plane didn't fly until the next day. Yes, this problem in the 737-800 is real and, while I have never seem them tip, from the front of ...Jump to post
Last week I flew FR on an almost full 737-800; we were sat at the back of the plane, deboarding used only a jetbridge so exit was through the front only. At some point, when just over half of the pax had left already, there was an announcement by the cabin crew on the PA urging the remaining pax to ...Jump to post
I'd still say they flew from Alverca, that's where the Embraer maintenance facility is. It is on the river bank just a few km north of LPPT. By the way, I read somewhere above they didn't have ADS-B, is it even allowed to fly like that in EU airspace? They'd have to request some derogation then? I'...Jump to post
On the YouTube video of the actual ATC recording that was previously posted your notice that at the beginning of the video at 00.07 seconds it states that the aircraft ''an Air Astana Embraer ERJ-190LR (PK-JCK) performing flight KZR1388/KC1388 from Lisbon LPPT to Cairo HECA''. I'd still say they fl...Jump to post
The most dangerous flight in an airplane is the first one after MX. Most airlines have expanded checklist procedures for precisely this reason. MX will move knobs and switches out of normal position (that are usually never touched) causing great confusion for the pilots if they aren't caught before...Jump to post
If the final vertical speed was in fact -30,000 ft/min, will the recorders even be salvageable? Is -30.000 ft/min even possible? Maybe someone knows or can calculate? Nose down, probably.. But when a plane stalls or something what minus vertical speed can it reach? 30.000 ft/min is only about 300 k...Jump to post
Besides the smoking and the pressure problems (very bad already), what struck me as incredible was that after the oxygen masks had deployed, they climbed back to cruise altitude!! What if there would have been a depressurisation after that?Jump to post
https://www.publico.pt/2017/08/02/sociedade/noticia/avioneta-atinge-banhistas-na-praia-de-sao-joao-da-caparica-1781142 (in Portuguese) The plane was silent when descending (due to engine failure or fuel starvation, the former more likely if they had just taken off), that's why people were taken abac...Jump to post
I'm surprised this topic faded into oblivion so quickly, especially as new info has come up. The latest is that the black boxes have been found and that the plane allegedly suffered from flap asymmetry: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-airplane-black-box-idUSKBN14G0CY Question: after how man...Jump to post
Mentioned again on BBC now.Jump to post
BestWestern wrote:Urumqi - perfect for China and north Asia to Europe on 321LRs. The city is closer to Copenhagen than it is to Hong Kong.
LaMia had their offices raided today, the CEO was arrested.
They crashed near the VOR beacon on El Gordo mountain. FR24 shows that they entered a holding pattern, flew two circuits, and then started descending. It seems the signal stopped at about FL160ish, not sure if that was impact altitude or the signal stopped before impact. https://drive.google.com/ope...Jump to post
And then there is also Athens Hellinikon Airport if it hadsn't been mentioned before:
http://jalopnik.com/athens-abandoned-in ... 1605936877
Aha, it makes a lot more sense now that LH was taking off rather than landing. Still, a very serious incident.Jump to post
http://www.bruzz.be/nl/actua/botsing-vl ... t-vermeden (in Dutch) Belgian authorities are launching an investigation into a near-miss that happened Oct 5th when an LH E195 from MUC was coming in to land on rwy 01, when an EI A320 from DUB was also coming in to land on rwy 07R, and the two runways in...Jump to post
Well it is not a new airport, just a new terminal. And one of the old runways (12R/30L) was replaced by another, parallel to it, and was then turned into a taxiway. Rwy 11/29 was broken up (already in 2011), all visible on Google Earth. G Earth has tons of historical images of it, far more frequent ...Jump to post
On those pics where the wreckage is lifted, I don't see the lock links that connect to the side strut and the drag strut.
3 fatalities, 4 injured.
https://www.publico.pt/sociedade/notici ... jo-1737938
And then there is always Courchevel of course:
Pic comes from the following blog, with many more pictures:
http://www.jamiiforums.com/threads/bawa ... a.1070044/
And the analysis in English is done here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3hz01juchtwxl ... 6.pdf?dl=0
By the looks of it is 99.9% likely to be MH370.
I have to correct myself - not the outer aileron but outer flap. Mods could you please change the title of the thread? Supposedly the part is this one:
As this is a significant find I though it deserved its own thread. https://d31fjbthwxlyse.cloudfront.net/blogs.dir/10/files/2016/06/ClpWnD_WIAE2cUO-e1466722443775.jpg https://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalkin ... yet-found/ It should be easy to check if said part really is from a 777.Jump to post
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That looks big indeed, should be easy to check if it is part of the 777.
Yesterday at about 18.00 a Pilatus aircraft crashed near Beja airport, Portugal. The 7 skydivers bailed out safely using their parachutes but the pilot, a Belgian national, was killed. Witnesses reported an explosion in the tail section at altitude - what is there in the tail section of a Pilatus th...Jump to post
Yesterday the F-35 was introduced to the Netherlands by flying over various towns in he country. An F16 chase plane took pictures: <a href="http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2016/06/08/jsf-vliegt-kennismakingsrondje-boven-nederland" target="_blank">http://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2016/06/08/...ennismakingsrondje-bo...Jump to post