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by trnswrld
Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 143
Views: 29785

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

Ok that’s pretty much what I assumed. Thanks for the info. So this one apparently didn’t fly for 10 months, and had significant work done somewhat recently. That seems downright negligent for this aircraft to attempted to be flown with passengers, some of them children? Wow

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by trnswrld
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas
Replies: 143
Views: 29785

Re: Plane Crash in Waller County, Texas

IF it is true that the aircraft had not been flown in 10 months, is that normal for its first flight to be done with passengers? I’ll be honest if I boarded an aircraft and they told me this thing hasn’t left the ground in nearly a year I’d be a little concerned.

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by trnswrld
Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North Central/East Coast Florida (JAX/UST/GNV/DAB/MLB/VRB) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 73
Views: 8954

Re: North Central/East Coast Florida (JAX/UST/GNV/DAB/MLB/VRB) Aviation Thread - 2021

Does anyone know what’s up with the Virgin A350 that’s currently enroute from London to JAX? VS629

Edit: Disregard, a friend figured it out and told me the Jacksonville Jaguars played Miami in London.

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by trnswrld
Sun Oct 10, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21514

Re: Did JAX Center temporarily shutdown yesterday 10/8?

This summer, we implemented the new metroplex routes in and out of Florida which look all beautiful on paper, but I’m in reality though have absolutely no room for disruptions. SIDs, STARS, and enroute airways are separated by 6 miles. Which the whole goal was to run essentially triple the amount o...

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by trnswrld
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21514

Re: Did JAX Center temporarily shutdown yesterday 10/8?

This really doesn't clear things up at all. "ZJX often gets backlash from the command center," sounds like "We're gonna show them this time, we'll just shut down." The bottom line is that ZJX was unable to provide service. When was the last time this happened? There have been AT...

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by trnswrld
Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest operational issues 10/2021
Replies: 165
Views: 21514

Re: Did JAX Center temporarily shutdown yesterday 10/8?

Everything people are hearing about a "walkout" at ZJX or whatever is nothing more than rumors and simply not true. On Friday ZJX experienced a very difficult day due to many factors, some of which were mentioned above. Staffing has been low around the country, some facilities worse than o...

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by trnswrld
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16829

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

Yeah that’s not pretty. The amount of stress that wing had to have taken to make the entire plane twist to the left like that must have been pretty extreme. No clue what those pilots were looking at because it certainly wasn’t the area around them.

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by trnswrld
Thu May 13, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small craft midair collision near APA
Replies: 88
Views: 13920

Re: Small craft midair collision near APA

Absolutely incredible! I cannot for the life of me figure out how that damage was done to the Metroliner and didn’t take out the entire tail section. I’d love to see exactly what orientation that Cirrus was in to be able to carve out a chunk like that, but manage to leave the tail mostly untouched.

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by trnswrld
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA328 engine explosion at DEN
Replies: 607
Views: 113749

Re: UA328 engine explosion at DEN

Great job crew, glad no one was hurt in the aircraft or on the ground.

Makes me wonder if this had happened during takeoff roll and the crew aborted, it could have ended with the plane engulfed in flames like the AA 763 at ORD a few years back...or others as well.

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by trnswrld
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 717 slides off taxiway @ PIT
Replies: 74
Views: 15758

Re: DL 717 slides off taxiway @ PIT

^^^doubt it. It’s actually very likely there is no structural damage at all. Ofcourse everything will need to be inspected, but I bet that lower fuselage section is laying in snow and maybe didn't even touch the ground.

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by trnswrld
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 867
Views: 258388

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

Regarding AA587, to this day the final findings still boggles my mind. I mean if that's what the FDR shows it's what it shows, but I just cant imagine a professional pilot doing what that pilot did as far as the rudder goes. I'd imagine most pilots would really just sit there and monitor the situati...

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by trnswrld
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 867
Views: 258388

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

^^^ Remember though, statistically it's usually not mechanical failure. Since your statement is just speculation, might as well go with the most likely one and say you think its pilot error.

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by trnswrld
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff
Replies: 867
Views: 258388

Re: Sriwijaya Air 737-500 (SJ182 CGK-PNK) crashes shortly after takeoff

I wont speculate on this crash and I'm so sorry for all that perished and the families involved, but as we saw not that long ago with Atlas 3590, it is 100% possible to achieve an almost unthinkable flight profile like this from nothing more than a pilot trying to fly the aircraft. I'm not saying th...

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by trnswrld
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 vs 737 winglet size
Replies: 10
Views: 3218

Re: 747-400 vs 737 winglet size

Speaking of the huge 763 winglets, I recall a ground collision between a CRJ7/9 and a Delta 763. The 763 winglet broke off and wedged in the tail of the regional and it was literally taller than the entire tail of the Canadair lol.

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by trnswrld
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX
Replies: 441
Views: 50631

Re: FAA ungrounds Boeing 737 MAX

Between COVID19 and the public's likely unwillingness to fly the plane, only a handful will be back in the air any time soon. NO ONE CARES what they fly on....Ok I take that back, a few a.net people do, but besides that, I'd say 98% of the traveling public don't know, don't care, and couldn't tell ...

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by trnswrld
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PC-12 Ditches in the Pacific
Replies: 108
Views: 37435

Re: PC-12 Ditches in the Pacific

Amazing story and excellent work to the Alaska crew and all others involved. One question I have....in a situation like this where you are offering assistance in a regularly scheduled commercial flight and you decide to deviate from your flight plan to offer any assistance, even if it just means des...

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by trnswrld
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde 4590: Could It Have Landed?
Replies: 59
Views: 15793

Re: Concorde 4590 : Could It Have Been Landed ?

Another thing that comes to mind to complicate things even further. Ok, say the pilots were able to put the plane down in one piece, or mostly one piece whether it be in a field or back at an airport. The fire was already so intense while airborne that I think if this airplane actually landed, peopl...

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by trnswrld
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A little light hearted ATC fun...
Replies: 51
Views: 8565

Re: A little light hearted ATC fun...

Trnswrld: Wow you have been on a.net longer then me! we came a long way since Riddle - 14 years as a controller wow.. 15 years is coming up for you 8hrs leave / PP and retirement on the horizon - mad respect for you guys keeping the NAS safe , armchair VatSim guys running computers from their paren...

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by trnswrld
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A little light hearted ATC fun...
Replies: 51
Views: 8565

Re: A little light hearted ATC fun...

I didn't listen to the recording and don't really care to. I've been a controller now for 14 years and have heard it all. I won't comment on the racist thing. I personally have never joked on frequency and honestly, it does annoy me a little when I hear others do it. But we all have our own things a...

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by trnswrld
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strangest aircraft parking arrangements
Replies: 5
Views: 2222

Re: Strangest aircraft parking arrangements

Although never to the extent of a 767 with wings hanging halfway over an MD80, I did experience similar situations at STL in the 90's. I think it was when TWA started taking on it's 757's and had to start getting creative with gate usage. I believe it was the D concourse gates which at the time woul...

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by trnswrld
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 26526

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

^^^ I think the cockpit in this case was actually higher off the ground than normal and not lower even with the left side being tilted down slightly. If you notice the nose gear is practically off the ground....infact in the video as it stopped the nose gear actually did raise off the ground as it w...

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by trnswrld
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 26526

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

Does anyone know what happened with the injured pilot that fell? The high quality video posted on YouTube of the landing looks like it was edited to not show the pilot actually falling. Hopefully he didn’t fall from too high as that cockpit is up there, but I have a feeling if he fell from the cockp...

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by trnswrld
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 767 makes emergency landing at LAX
Replies: 132
Views: 26526

Re: FedEx plane makes emergency landing at LAX

kraz911 wrote:
I hope it’s a one off issue and not something on other 767s or the tankers based on the 767 airframe...

Considering the 767 has been flying for nearly 40 years, it might be safe to say it’s not a design defect that decided to show it’s face today.

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by trnswrld
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Civil Airliners with the highest climb rate. MD11?
Replies: 40
Views: 4469

Re: Civil Airliners with the highest climb rate. MD11?

I don't have any data, but I've heard the 762 is a beast.

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by trnswrld
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What would it take to revive an aircraft stored at a museum?
Replies: 19
Views: 3420

Re: What would it take to revive an aircraft stored at a museum?

Now speaking from the bare minimum stand point required for the aircraft to power up and fly without any regard for safety, rules, regulations would also be very interesting. Using that Delta 762 again as an example....put some computers back in it, fuel it up and go...I bet she'd fly ;-) lol

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by trnswrld
Tue May 19, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ground height of today’s wide-bodies
Replies: 22
Views: 3836

Re: Ground height of today’s wide-bodies

I’m no engineer, but just throwing this out there from an average Joe aviation enthusiast...... because they can, and why not? Lower to the ground could have multiple benefits. Shorter landing gear which equate to less weight and room required in the aircraft. On the ground it probably means better ...

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by trnswrld
Mon May 11, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone remember TWA 427 accident at STL?
Replies: 3
Views: 1522

Re: Does anyone remember TWA 427 accident at STL?

Picture of the MD80 found from a google search.

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by trnswrld
Mon May 11, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anyone remember TWA 427 accident at STL?
Replies: 3
Views: 1522

Does anyone remember TWA 427 accident at STL?

Some recent posts here regarding some high profile crashes where incredible airmanship saved hundreds of lives prompted me to look into some lesser known incidents which could have been MUCH worse. I googled the description of an accident which I recall someone telling me about a long time ago and w...

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by trnswrld
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 835
Views: 131013

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Wow that audio is interesting (and sad) to listen to. What I find interesting is it appears to move very slowly overhead or even stationary, Then starts to move away(possibly quickly), then just crashes. I'm no investigator, but it sounds like a perfectly functioning helicopter pretty much right up ...

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by trnswrld
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?
Replies: 48
Views: 5234

Re: Aircraft types with "spotless" safety record?

You also need to eliminate accidents not caused by design of or failures related to the aircraft. I'm pretty sure the 757 (and I think 767 also) has no accidents related to the airframe or systems. Pretty sure they are all either external factors, pilot error or terrorist attack. Although I would a...

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by trnswrld
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway
Replies: 65
Views: 11127

Re: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway

D L X wrote:
Could this be a situation where reverse thrust on a rear-engined T-tail hinders the operation of the rudder on icy runways, a la the DL mad dog at LGA?


Absolutely!

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by trnswrld
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway
Replies: 65
Views: 11127

Re: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway

Coexstud wrote:
Maybe funny looking nothing funny about a rash and ja koffs filming when the should be bracing for landing ......


Huh? I said the lady at the end with the landing comment was funny. Really don’t even know what you’re taking about anyway......

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by trnswrld
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway
Replies: 65
Views: 11127

Re: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway

I could be wrong as I’m not in the tower, but as a controller elsewhere in Chicago, I’m not so sure this had to do with the pilot trying to turn off too fast. The reason I say this is because the airplane did not skid off anywhere near a high speed turn off. Yes there were other exits, but no high s...

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by trnswrld
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway
Replies: 65
Views: 11127

Re: American Eagle ERJ 145 Slides Off Icy Runway

https://youtu.be/sfK8AtLjc4Y

You guys think that right main collapsed?
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Here is a direct link to the full landing.

https://youtu.be/sfK8AtLjc4Y

You guys think that right main collapsed?

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by trnswrld
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A380 door nearly ripped off aircraft during towing mishap
Replies: 45
Views: 13728

Re: Qantas A380 door nearly ripped off aircraft during towing mishap

How someone moves an A380 without looking around it first is beyond me...even if there were no other people assisting. Come awn guys, this is first day shit. Ofcourse I wasn't there so who knows what really happened.

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by trnswrld
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS and flight 261's aftermath
Replies: 27
Views: 8774

Re: AS and flight 261's aftermath

The post above about the pilots of AS261 continuing flying instead of immediately diverting is sort of news to me. I have read a lot of info and yes I could have missed it, but I was almost certain they were trouble shooting the problem from the get go and did their best to just keep that airplane i...

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by trnswrld
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 43780

Re: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019

Surprised to see no videos of the crash so far. Maybe there are some, but just not being released pending investigation and for the families of those involved?

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by trnswrld
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 137754

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

I spied an AA Mad Dog still at DFW yesterday, parked on the northwest side of the airport between the Envoy building and UPS terminal just west of 18R Got a blurry pic but not the tail number. I read that its N9677W that's being kept around and used as some sort of trainer. An original TWA bird bui...

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by trnswrld
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 137754

Re: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread

Someone above mentioned differences between the different model MD80 aircraft. They stated the MD88 is a MD83 with glass cockpit. Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't recall ever seeing an MD83 with the old analog cockpit, or were the original 83's the older cockpit? Even though the numbers would b...

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by trnswrld
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 77
Views: 20047

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

Got to experience this mess first hand a few days ago. First mess was I got on the wrong bus because it was just all around confusing. So then had to go to that new rental car building, get on another bus back to the terminal, only to get on another back to the correct remote parking lot. Well on th...

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by trnswrld
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 191
Views: 36803

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

WOW that’s amazing! The fact there was no fire and that they had a perfectly clear place to land saved all those lives!! Great job to the crew!!

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by trnswrld
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?
Replies: 19
Views: 4428

Re: Air Drake & CargoJet - what's the deal?!?

I have no idea how much Drake makes or his worth....or how much it would cost to own/maintain a 767....but would someone like Drake be able to afford that? Hypothetically if he did actually purchase it which we know he didn’t. I’d imagine the costs of owning a wide body jet has to be astronomical.

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by trnswrld
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 38773

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

Someone get that Paul Allen ship that’s locating all of the lost WWII wrecks on it. I hate to speculate or stir up conspiracies. But given the solid evidence of recovered flaperons and my unqualified expertise from watching pretty much every air crash documentary. I’d say MH370 is in mostly big pie...

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by trnswrld
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 43458

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

Maybe some videos will surface of the landing. Really curious what the heck happened.

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by trnswrld
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ORD Runways
Replies: 14
Views: 2870

Re: ORD Runways

I work in Chicago ATC and if I had to guess I would say west flow about 60% of the time. Today for example we are east flow as the current winds are 050 at 14. It has nothing to do with construction or anything like that, just the winds or sometimes weather. If the winds are real bad and we are forc...

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by trnswrld
Thu May 30, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 22358

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

Could flight 191 have been saved if the take off was aborted ? If they aborted the aircraft would have likely gone off the runway....what happens after that is anyone’s guess. Based on reports and investigations, it is said that had the Pilot not pitched up to reduce speed as per proper procedure, ...

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by trnswrld
Wed May 29, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 22358

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

Thanks for the response. Part of my original question remains however and that is (really hypothetical now, AA191 aside), if both engines had been operating and there was a stick shaker on only the Captain's column (as there would have been on all AA DC-10's in those days before the mandate for bot...

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by trnswrld
Tue May 28, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 22358

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

One interesting fact that doesn’t really have any significance to anyone here, but my grand mother who I never got to meet died in her own private Rockwell Commander 112 on takeoff two days after AA191. 191 went down on a Friday and my grand mother crashed for unknown reasons during takeoff on Sunda...

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by trnswrld
Tue May 28, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 22358

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

MeanGreen wrote:
The problem was the Captain’s stick shaker didn’t work because it was supplied by power from the engine that came off.


This. It’s a sad and extensive chain of events that led to this disaster....like many crashes.

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by trnswrld
Tue May 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 22358

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

There are so many people that are often affected by this type of tragedy. I was on the inbound from Phoenix that morning on a PHX-ORD-BUF after a job interview the previous day and remember looking back at the podium after disembarking and seeing the flight information as AA 191 to Los Angeles. Eve...

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