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by mzlin
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 744
Views: 111315

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

OK, I know it's enough already, but I made another version of my helicopter crash reconstruction :) I have been learning how to generate better clouds and scenery in X-Plane, and I thought the improvements were enough to warrant another version. Just don't click on the link if you had enough of thi...

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by mzlin
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 38972

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Is it too late to bring Alan Mulally back? Anybody heard anything about what he is up to lately? He's getting up there in age (74) but these days it seems 70s is the new 50s.

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by mzlin
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1919
Views: 446284

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

GA switch hit by mistake by captain, somatogravic illusion of FO caused him to push nose down, as I postulated in post #1500. I took some flak for that post but figured I'd just wait for the report. Same basic cause as in FlyDubai 981 although that was the captain dialing nose-down trim in that case...

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by mzlin
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739268

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

It's still very difficult for me to wrap my mind around the idea that they unintentionally let this slip through. I agree that there's no smoking gun, and no evidence we are privy to that may legally/technically implicate anyone in intentionally letting safety slide for profit, but it's all just ve...

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by mzlin
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739268

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Has the justice department started any investigation for negligence if not culpable homicide ? No one seems to remember that 350 persons lost their lives, and at least half could have been saved if Boeing had been transparent after the first crash and not resorted to shirking responsibility. And th...

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by mzlin
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739268

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

"Independent Review of Boeing 737 Max Finds Design Changes ‘Safe": https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-09/independent-review-of-boeing-737-max-finds-design-changes-safe Review is by the Technical Advisory Board. "The TAB was established shortly after the 737 Max was groun...

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by mzlin
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739268

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Panel of experts have given there blessings that the MAX is ready to return to the skies https://airlinerwatch.com/independent-flight-safety-experts-find-boeings-737-max-mcas-update-safe/ This is the same story as post 2584. The panel only said the MCAS revision was okay, but the recertification is...

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by mzlin
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739268

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

"Independent Review of Boeing 737 Max Finds Design Changes ‘Safe": https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-11-09/independent-review-of-boeing-737-max-finds-design-changes-safe Review is by the Technical Advisory Board. "The TAB was established shortly after the 737 Max was ground...

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by mzlin
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Department of Justice investigation into Boeing and FAA prior to ET302
Replies: 20
Views: 5514

Re: Department of Justice investigation into Boeing and FAA prior to ET302

Why and how does this effect the MAX not returning to service? My guess: If Boeing and FAA has gone over the testing data with a fine-tooth comb already during the grounding, essentially double-checking the MAX certification, then this news of the focus of the DOJ investigation from prior to the gr...

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by mzlin
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Department of Justice investigation into Boeing and FAA prior to ET302
Replies: 20
Views: 5514

Re: Department of Justice investigation into Boeing and FAA prior to ET302

Some more important details on the timeline of events: turned out Forkner asked the FAA to remove MCAS from the flight manual AFTER the text messages about MCAS running wild in the simulator. Per the Washington Post (https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/text-messages-show-boeing-...

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by mzlin
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Department of Justice investigation into Boeing and FAA prior to ET302
Replies: 20
Views: 5514

Re: Department of Justice investigation into Boeing and FAA prior to ET302

I missed this earlier article that confirms the DOj investigation began before the ET302 crash: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/probe-of-faas-oversight-of-boeing-737-began-before-second-crash/ However that article had no specifics on the investigation beyond being about certification. The rece...

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by mzlin
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Department of Justice investigation into Boeing and FAA prior to ET302
Replies: 20
Views: 5514

Department of Justice investigation into Boeing and FAA prior to ET302

This is big news to me, and since it precedes the ET302 crash and the grounding of the MAX I think it is worth a separate thread from those topics: The DOJ had opened an investigation into Boeing and the FAA in February 2019, prior to the ET302 crash, on a topic related to the 737 MAX certification....

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by mzlin
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739268

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Finally some real news: "A select group of US and international airline pilots are expected to participate in the final round of simulator testing of Boeing's new flight control system software for the 737 MAX as soon as early November... Once these crucial simulator tests conclude, which could...

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by mzlin
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739268

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

A little beside the point, but I learned something very interesting from this thread which is that the L1011 had a single-piece stabilator for trim and pitch control, instead of the whole stabilizer for trim and the smaller elevator section for pitch. This then led me to the incredible story of how ...

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by mzlin
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 739268

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Is it not curious that in order to meet the FAR, the way devised to do so involved manipulating the control surfaces in a way which produces a nose down result? Surely, a stick pusher seems like a simpler solution? Ah, right, but then you’d have to add hardware, and certification would be more comp...

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by mzlin
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 4380
Views: 663531

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

More bad news for Boeing from the WSJ: https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-delays-could-keep-boeing-737-max-grounded-into-holiday-travel-season-11567376957 Fair-use excerpt: "The latest complication in the long-running saga, these officials said, stems from a Boeing briefing in August that was cut...

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by mzlin
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 23772

S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

Headline is 737 almost ran out of runway Reality is it completely ran out of runway; looks like it managed to get wheels up right after the pavement, hitting lights along the way. If there had been any structure or hill at the end, it would have been a very bad result. Scary video at: https://samchu...

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by mzlin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL
Replies: 361
Views: 82081

Re: Unconfirmed: DL closing NRT. Suspends NRT-SIN, Announces ICN-MNL

I just have one question: Does it mean that ANA's purchase of the A380 contracts from Skymark was all for naught? Did ANA really not have any way to foresee that new slots would open up and be assigned to Delta anyway?

Well I guess that's two questions.

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by mzlin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 46296

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

United is welcome to do what they wish, but persecuting hidden city ticketing is not going to win United any favors. For the average consumer, the idea of getting in "trouble" for not consuming a service that you have paid for borders on insanity. The average consumer won't view hidden ci...

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by mzlin
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United going after hidden-city travellers
Replies: 372
Views: 46296

Re: United going after hidden-city travellers

[quote="ethernal"][/quote] the funniest and most intelligent post of the thread so far :thumbsup:

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by mzlin
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KE is considering removing first class entirely from their fleet
Replies: 49
Views: 6327

Re: Korean Air drops first-class on 27 routes

I think as others have said that New Business is becoming the First class of 20 years ago. The main problem I see is the HUGE gap between those lie flat J seats and the W experience. Economy plus is in no noticeable way becoming the Business of 20 years ago. And it should to complete go full circle...

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by mzlin
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: KE is considering removing first class entirely from their fleet
Replies: 49
Views: 6327

Re: Korean Air drops first-class on 27 routes

From what I read - seems like there are times where F cabin is not really filled up (if not empty), but J is full. On planes that have the exact hard product (i.e. A330 or 787), this basically means KE lose money making opportunities when they could have sold those F seats as J. I think as others h...

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by mzlin
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 411930

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Anyone interested in when the storage of the MAX a/c start affecting the other programs that need the space, in particular the 787? Thankfully they have another location to produce the 787 that does not have space being taken up by the MAX a/c., can they increase the rate there, are the production ...

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by mzlin
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 9655

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

This is Dr. Dao all over again. Passenger pays for seat on plane (which the law says shall be free of vomit). Passenger is the only person on the plane told they are not going to get what they paid for. Poor reasons are given as to why they can't. Passenger is told to leave and is arrested when they...

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by mzlin
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Well your theory is clearly wrong as all 737s are produced in Renton. I must have stayed up too late last night. Got things confused with the engine nacelles story that I read. Thanks for pointing it out. Let me change my bet to both planes suffering from poor ADIRU installation processes. Edit: Wi...

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by mzlin
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Just to be fair, I'm sure fadecfault applied the circle to the diagram to highlight the SYMDs for us. We should let him make that statement, assuming he's willing to speak in more than a few words at a time. The MAX block diagram in the Preliminary Report also shows the SYMD as a separte entity to ...

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by mzlin
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

New article by Scott Hamilton of Leeham News: https://leehamnews.com/2019/04/15/training-is-a-factor-in-max-crashes/ What a load of dreck that article is; a bunch of words with no substance. And, Scott Hamilton's sense of self-importance is nauseating. It's an article with zero new information, and...

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by mzlin
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I'm not sure if the trimming instruction would have changed anything with respect to the ET accident: the crew did do just that: uptrimming before cutting out electric trimming. In fact, the released FDR graphs shows the largest amount of uptrimming was right before the electric trimming was cut. T...

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by mzlin
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

To clear up confusion, here is a good description of why MCAS was implemented (to meet longitudinal stability requirements): http://newsinflight.com/2019/03/29/what-causes-boeing-737max-to-stall/ (This was also first pointed out by Bjorn at leehamnews after the Lion Air crash.) MCAS was passed off a...

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by mzlin
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

If there wasn't a stability issue inherent in the Max, then why was MCAS introduced for an airframe that is identical to previous 737 models? Because it's identical with exception to the engine size and placement on the wings. MCAS was added so that the Max handled the same as the NG, which the air...

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by mzlin
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

[quote="morrisond']But they didn't follow Boeing's procedures - they didn't bring the nose up to Neutral Trim before disengaging Electric Trim -[/quote] Can someone point out to me where this is in the published Boeing procedure?[/quote][/quote] It is the final paragraph in this directive whic...

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by mzlin
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Still, all would cause the nose to pitch down. Flaps change the wing chord line and actually cause it to "pitch up" (the fuselage may not, but the wing does) until speed is reduced enough for it to pitch down. If flying manually, you actually need to push the nose down to maintain altitud...

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by mzlin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Can somebody correct me if any of this is wrong... From following things so far, after the initial MCAS activation the pilots were able to hit the cut off switches as per the checklist and were able to get the aircraft to a roughly level flight at 5000 ft above the ground. However at this point, th...

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by mzlin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Shall we just all agree no pilots should have had to figure out how to deal with all of this? Would any of you volunteer to go on a test flight with the above conditions with any confidence? And that's even with the test pilots knowing what to expect The test pilots would be training like hell for ...

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by mzlin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I think it may not have been desperation. They were already at 13000 feet, their selected attitude. They probably felt safe. A clue comes from the transcript; the captain asks if manual trim is working, and the FO replies no. Afterwards, sometime before 05:43:15, someone flips on the electrical pow...

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by mzlin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I don't think they would have touched the stab trim switches again unless they were getting desperate. I think it may not have been desperation. They were already at 13000 feet, their selected attitude. They probably felt safe. A clue comes from the transcript; the captain asks if manual trim is wo...

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by mzlin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I love all the armchair QB dissecting all of the pilots possible mistakes from the comfort of their home computer without impending death facing them. Actually we do like to do that, because we are interested in learning more about civil aviation, including understanding the risks involved when get...

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by mzlin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

This is consistent with what I suggested earlier. At 05:43:00, the flight was doing okay, the the pilots apparently have saved the flight from the initial MCAS malfunction. They then turned electrical trim power back on and made a small upward manual electrical trim input at 05:43:15, I don't think...

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by mzlin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I love all the armchair QB dissecting all of the pilots possible mistakes from the comfort of their home computer without impending death facing them. Actually we do like to do that, because we are interested in learning more about civil aviation, including understanding the risks involved when get...

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by mzlin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

At 05:43:20, approximately five seconds after the last manual electric trim input, an AND automatic trim command occurred and the stabilizer moved in the AND direction from 2.3 to 1.0 unit in approximately 5 seconds. The aircraft began pitching nose down. Additional simultaneous aft column force wa...

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by mzlin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

ET-AVJ Preliminary Accident Report, pp26-27 .. https://i.ibb.co/DR4mSb1/gr1-et-avj.jpg .. .. https://i.ibb.co/FHfRhqz/gr2-et-avj.jpg This is consistent with what I suggested earlier. At 05:43:00, the flight was doing okay, the the pilots apparently have saved the flight from the initial MCAS malfun...

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by mzlin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Condolences to the families of all involved: Here is my understanding of what happened. 1) The pilots correctly cut out electric trim controls; at which point they could manually fly the aircraft in a somewhat stable configuration, and apparently were doing so with difficulties. 2) Key difficulty i...

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by mzlin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

To me the events seem to confirm what I posted above, that the pilots almost DID save the flight. I do believe their efforts were professional and heroic. Sadly it also appears they could have saved the flight too. Let me explain below. At some point between 5:41:46 [ At 05:41:46, the Captain asked ...

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by mzlin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The listing of events is a short read. I'll post it here to save others trouble and so we can have an informed discussion. If everybody could read this BEFORE posting any questions or comments, that would be nice. 1.1 HISTORY OF FLIGHT On March 10, 2019, at about 05:44 UTC1, Ethiopian Airlines fligh...

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by mzlin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Per WSJ (https://www.wsj.com/articles/pilots-take-aim-at-instructions-for-boeing-737-max-11554347116) "Preliminary findings from the second crash, which occurred last month in Ethiopia, are expected to stoke criticism from pilots that Boeing and U.S. regulators fell short in highlighting steps ...

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by mzlin
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

From what ive read the pilots seems to have done what they could. MCAS was activated and after the 2nd time they cut the switches, which seems quite normal. They correctly identified the issue and used the correct procedure to handle it. But now they where left with a misstrimmed aircraft they coul...

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by mzlin
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Wait so the pilots didn't follow Boeing's procedure at all? I would say that following Boeing´s procedure killed them. There is a need for a switch automatic trim off. After the action of MCAS you need the electric trim to FAST trim the frame again, but Boeing's procedure compels you to switch elec...

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by mzlin
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Wait so the pilots didn't follow Boeing's procedure at all? If the latest reports are to be believed then yes, they did. And they found that it couldn't be made to work, at least not quickly enough to save the aircraft. I don't think it's accurate to say "it couldn't be made to work." In ...

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by mzlin
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 743233

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Okay this is disturbing, WSJ is reporting ET302 pilots DID cut off electrical power to the horizontal stabilizer, tried manual trim, then turned ON the electric trim again, after which they for some reason were not able to counteract errant MCAS-directed downward trim, although that should have been...

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by mzlin
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly
Replies: 96
Views: 18511

Re: First 737MAX10 fuselage arrives for final assembly

1L and 1R look a whole lot closer to the cockpit on the -10 compared to the -8 and -9. Is this just me or does anyone else notice it? It is especially prevelent in the picture which the 2 are being compared. Oh that's because the photo of the -9 is actually flipped left to right. You are looking at...

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