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by cat3appr50
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN
Replies: 44
Views: 9339

Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

Thank God Earnhardt and family and crew survived this crash and post crash fire. It was IMO a close one. It was reported that the Dale Earnhardt and family plane crash during landing at Elizabethton, TN airport yesterday was at 3:50 pm local so 1950Z. The METAR 151953Z for this time, for KTRI Tri Ci...

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by cat3appr50
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO
Replies: 41
Views: 11992

Re: Norwegian plane loses small pieces over inhabitated area at FCO

So, a Norwegian (DY7115) B788 with around 290 passengers on board and with RR Trent 1000 engines had an engine failure in initial climb (BTW based on the calculated normal loading for number of passengers and route and associated fuel requirements, etc. the flight likely was able to takeoff with a d...

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by cat3appr50
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 156
Views: 39511

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

From looking at the final report video, the Vref40 speed was 134 knots. With the report stated total block fuel loaded of 13,800 kgs / 30,424 lbs, with only 35 passengers, assuming normal passenger weights and normal passenger baggage loading and minimal other cargo (IMO 1,000 lbs would seem reasona...

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by cat3appr50
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23331

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

Not sure this belongs in this forum. The (drama extraordinaire and tirade of F words) individual procrastinated in buying an airline ticket for a priority event which surely this individual knew about many months or possibly a year or so earlier (after all it’s a wedding), and (beyond comprehension)...

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by cat3appr50
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air to launch TPE-MXP on 77W
Replies: 15
Views: 3493

Re: EVA Air to launch TPE-MXP on 77W

The est. route LIMC TO RCTP (assuming 7/15/19) would be around 5700 NM. Based on a B777 300ER estimated 350 3 Class Pssgrs. and B787 900 estimated 270 3 Class Pssgrs. with cargo loading to approach max. takeoff wt., and typical contingency and final reserves fuel, total flight time would be around 1...

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by cat3appr50
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7459

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

Per calcs. with noted assumptions, typical cargo loading and contingency/final reserve fuel, same initial FL and final FL, IMO if DAL185 (B777 200LR), departing KATL to ZSPD on 7/11/19 at the same dep. time was on a modified polar route incorporating most of the polar route waypoints of the DAL583 (...

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by cat3appr50
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387570

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Let me note first, I strongly believe Boeing manufactures great aircraft and aerospace systems, which aviation history going back over a hundred years (i.e. for aircraft) objectively proves…the B737 Max situation being, IMO (as an American) a sad and troubling inflection point relative to the curren...

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by cat3appr50
Sat May 25, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387570

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

My oh my, all of this discussion by the FAA and others regarding the returned to service projected date for the MAX (which BTW seems to change every time the acting FAA Administrator makes a statement in the media) and yet there is no formal projected date for when the Final Accident Reports (FAR) a...

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by cat3appr50
Wed May 22, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 387570

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

The Lion Air JT610 accident occurred on Oct. 29, 2018. The KNKT Preliminary Accident Report was issued November 2018. This report contained preliminary DFDR data, minimal ATC to/from cockpit conversations, and no CVR data. No accident investigation updates (or the final report issued) have occurred ...

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by cat3appr50
Mon May 06, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142787

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Gods grace be with the families and loved ones of those who sadly lost their lives. Based on some comments that the aircraft was at excessive speed during landing, not seeing that. From both FlightRadar24 and Flightaware data (assuming accurate) at around 1,000’ (press. alt.) on landing the GS was i...

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by cat3appr50
Sun May 05, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 42051

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

No idea what the Tower told them regarding the winds (and gusts if active) at the time of landing. From calcs. for estimated loading including fuel from route and altitude and winds aloft the estimated Vref30 speed would be approximately 141-142 Kn. The closest METARs to the landing time notes (from...

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by cat3appr50
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 116
Views: 25983

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

Before any American made aircraft goes into commercial operation, the US FAA needs to approve. Every aircraft development activity from initial design through final engineering and detail drawings to the construction/production in any manufacturing or assembly Plant, to first flights and check out a...

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by cat3appr50
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 151
Views: 45149

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

KJFK runway 31L is 200 ft wide X 14,511 ft long. According to the ACAMP data the AAL300 flight A321-200 with sharklets has a total wing span of 117.5 ft. The distance from aircraft vertical centerline to wing tip is 58.7 ft. The distance from the runway centerline to the (5000 ft) runway distance re...

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by cat3appr50
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719825

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I think Boeing aircraft are great (this does not in any way imply anything about Airbus, I think they are a great aircraft Company as well and have great aircraft) and think that they are in general very pilot user friendly and rock solid to fly. In addition, all should remember that throughout hist...

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by cat3appr50
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719825

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Why would any airline not have wanted the “option” of knowing by cockpit indication when a AoA disagree (between installed L and R AoA sensors and their associated output signals) condition occurs, since it could potentially lead to the MCAS automatic trim nose down cycle (including stick shaker, et...

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by cat3appr50
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719825

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

In response to post #2340 Regarding the Lion Air JT610 accident flight, at 23:22:05 UTC, the DFDR recorded the aircraft altitude was approximately 2,150 feet and the flaps were retracted. After the flaps reached 0, the DFDR recorded automatic aircraft nose down (AND) trim active for 10 seconds follo...

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by cat3appr50
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719825

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

In the Lion Air JT 610 flight accident, the aircraft was in climb at around 2,150 ft msl FL/UP (2,117’ aal) when MCAS was apparently activated and resulted in a very sudden descent to 1,475’ msl (1,442’ aal), a total 675’ altitude loss, with GS increasing from 260 kn. to 327 kn. This initial descent...

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by cat3appr50
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719825

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

If going by the FlightRadar24 (unfortunately some of the data and especially vertical speed doesn’t make aeronautics sense) ground speed and altitude data (and neglecting vertical speed), from the time the flight took off reported to be around 05 38 43Z to the time data was lost at around 05 41 02Z ...

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by cat3appr50
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 719825

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

May God comfort the loved ones of all these innocent people who lost their lives in this terrible aviation accident. Not seeing how one can deduce much from the preliminary FRadar24 data at this point. For example, at 05:38:45Z the current data indicates altitude at 7,250’ and v/s +1280 fpm. At 05:3...

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by cat3appr50
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 388282

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

May God comfort the loved ones of the three flight crew who lost their lives in this tragic accident. From the available data, GTI3591 diverted to the North after GILLL waypoint for weather (obviously radar signature). It returned from the diversion toward its original flight path approach direction...

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by cat3appr50
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened
Replies: 72
Views: 11404

Re: CLT new 12000ft runway shortened

Not sure why there would be flights from KCLT to such remote locations in the near future, whether with a 10,000’ runway or 12,000’ runway. But in any event, taking a quick technical look at a hypothetical flight from say KCLT to RKSI with a B777F at an estimated flight time of around 14.5-15 hours,...

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by cat3appr50
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency
Replies: 184
Views: 34710

Re: Southwest Airlines Declares Maintenance Emergency

There’s an old saying “dance with the one that brought you.” Wise words for Southwest’s Senior Management to consider. It was the SWA pilots, technicians, mechanics, flight attendants, ticket agents, etc. who primarily brought SWA to the big airline “dance” and the music and dancing goes on because ...

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by cat3appr50
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 70351

Re: Gatwick drone closures

IMO deal with the drone(s) issue, either at LGW or any major airport in the world, by instituting very strict criminal penalties to the equality of purposeful and criminal endangerment of innocent lives, and criminal sentences of maybe 10+ years in prison for any person knowingly and purposefully op...

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by cat3appr50
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake
Replies: 47
Views: 12867

Re: El Al Plane Takeoff. at Stall Speed After FMC Input Mistake

There were four (each with significant total hours on commercial aircraft) pilots on this flight. All four should have been reviewing the preliminary (and final) dispatch data which would have included the takeoff weight, and a discussion of V speeds. This was obviously not the first LLBG to KEWR B7...

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by cat3appr50
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596821

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

The INTS Committee reported that the inbound connecting flight (same aircraft) JT43 WADD to WIII had an AoA discrepancy between the L (Captains) and R (F.O.) AoA’s of 20 degrees. Peter Lemme’s (IMO excellent) website DFDR data interpretation at the following confirmed same: https://www.satcom.guru/2...

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by cat3appr50
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596821

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Adding to my post comments #1708 above: There seems to be no current media coverage regarding what is actually going on in proactive efforts for recovery of the (absolutely critical in this aviation accident) CVR. The (recovered) DFDR data is not providing all of the required answers. It was reporte...

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by cat3appr50
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596821

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

The Lionair JT610 accident impacting the Java Sea around only 8 NM off the coast and in around only 90 ft. of water was on October 29, 2018. It is now November 26, 2018 and the CVR hasn’t been found/recovered yet. It was reported in early November that “low ping signals” most likely from the CVR wer...

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by cat3appr50
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596821

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

The flight went from 5,050’ to ocean impact in around 40 secs. For over 6 previous minutes including just before the rapid descent to impact, they held (somehow) the aircraft at a mean altitude of around 5,200’ with no excessive climb or descent excursions. Despite whatever anomaly they were fightin...

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by cat3appr50
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596821

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Since one of the AoA sensors provided incorrect readings per the “Operations Manual Bulletin to all Boeing 737 Max Operators” regarding the JT610 accident, it would then seem logical that an AoA sensor is a/the root cause. So, what was the root cause of the sensor providing incorrect readings? Was o...

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by cat3appr50
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596821

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Just to be clear, relative to the KNKT breaking comments being reported (after preliminary investigation of the DFDR data) regarding damage to the JT610 accident flight airspeed indicator, it is specifically relative to the last four JT flights of THIS SPECIFIC 737 Max 8 aircraft, registration numbe...

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by cat3appr50
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596821

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Regarding the posts/photos #712 above of the “government crowd” ramp checking en masse that aircraft, just wondering if that same crowd was/will be standing over en masse the airline maintenance department regarding those maintenance logs post the inbound JT43 flight WADD to WIII where IMO a UAS eve...

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by cat3appr50
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596821

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

The inbound connecting flight JT43 WADD to WIII departed Oct. 28 at 1422Z. It arrived at WIII Oct. 28, 2018 at 1559Z. Per FlightAware data (assuming accurate), in climb at 1425Z the flight was at 4,950’ msl @ 282 gs and +1554 fpm. At 1425.5Z it was at 5,425’ msl @ 291 gs and -68 fpm. At 1425.9Z it w...

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by cat3appr50
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596821

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

God’s comfort be with the family and loved ones of those who lost their lives. From the F’Aware and F’Radar24 data, seems somewhat normal climb from takeoff to 2,050’ msl (at 260 Kn grd. spd.). Then an unusual, sudden descent to 1,475’ msl occurred, with ground speed increasing from 260 kn. to (a ve...

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by cat3appr50
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018
Replies: 169
Views: 42202

Re: Inaugural SQ SIN-EWR A359ULR 11 October 2018

Not understanding the financial ROI on this flight with the A350 900ULR with only 161 passengers maximum. Looking at A350 900ULR data that is (minimally) available, given the actual flight route, 161 (max.) passengers and associated normal passenger weights and baggage loading, minimal other cargo (...

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by cat3appr50
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop
Replies: 35
Views: 11977

Re: Can a 747-400 fly JFK-HKG non-stop

IMO, yes there would be “limitations.” Utilizing a B747 400 assuming a flight in September 2018 KJFK-VHHH, with a (as currently flown by the B777 300ER) route over the poles (with RESUM WP as highest latitude flown), estimate 14 hrs. 40 min. (w/ winds aloft), M.850 avg., FL290 initial and typ. S/C, ...

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by cat3appr50
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 156
Views: 39511

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

If the PTKK Rwy04 RNAV approach had been set up properly in the FMC and flown in LNAV/VNAV/AP when arriving at FIGBI IAF and thereafter, and the MCP altitude reset to Rwy04 TCH (around) 60 ft MSL at or just before crossing FIGBI (at 2,500 ft MSL), this accident should not have happened. And with pro...

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by cat3appr50
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 18530

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

No reporting of actual number of passengers. By the aircraft Registration No., the maximum passenger capacity is 168Y. Assuming 160 passengers, minimal cargo above the normal passenger baggage weights, calculated total fuel for this route, full takeoff thrust, FL2, I can arrive at no takeoff conditi...

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by cat3appr50
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop
Replies: 90
Views: 20576

Re: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop

It’s a certainty that the vast majority of airline passengers don’t give a diddly squat about RR’s share price. They are interested in getting from point A to point B safely and without worry or inconvenience. That being said, what is the specific technical root cause of this XWB shutdown? Some asse...

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by cat3appr50
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB A346 serious close call at UIO
Replies: 26
Views: 9953

Re: IB A346 serious close call at UIO

Based on IB 6453 landing SEQM at 2107Z 8/11/18 (F'Aware) as reported, with METAR SEQM 112100Z 03012KT 9999 FEW040 22/04 Q1022 NOSIG, not sure why there was not a landing on Rwy 36 instead, as that would present a landing headwind condition. In any event based on F’Aware data and calcs for the actual...

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by cat3appr50
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 100230

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

With reference to CFM565A1’s post #323- Well of course, it was inevitable that this would be ridiculously blamed on flight simulation software (as an obvious red herring), and not a focus on (real world) potential security breaches at KSEA and Horizon Air, the potential lack of appropriate levels of...

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by cat3appr50
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 54825

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

After a review of the NTSB Final Report for the Pan Am Flight 759 B727 200 accident at KMSY July 9, 1982, although quite a while ago, but seems could be similarities.

IIRC MMDO doesn’t have a LLWAS system.

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by cat3appr50
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 54825

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Given the calculated E190 AR normal loading data for this flight route (there was certainly adequate runway 03 length for this takeoff), information in various takeoff videos, the review of weather including radar at MMDO at the time of takeoff (2030Z), IMO the loss of control and subsequent acciden...

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by cat3appr50
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GE's in trouble?
Replies: 38
Views: 5289

Re: GE's in trouble?

This being an aviation forum, so with respect to GE and the forum topic “GE’s in trouble”, shouldn’t this be a discussion about GE’s aviation division objective performance specifically? The Aviation Division of GE is not “in trouble.” They are doing very well, and the new GE CEO John Flannery disce...

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by cat3appr50
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.
Replies: 66
Views: 17768

Re: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jun/14/rolls-royce-cut-jobs-britain In the news today, Rolls Royce to cut 4,600 jobs worldwide, primarily out of managerial and administrative roles in the UK. Which begs the question, how will RR expediently resolve the Boeing 787 RR engine issues with a no...

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by cat3appr50
Thu May 31, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.
Replies: 66
Views: 17768

Re: Rolls-Royce: More 787 groundings imminent.

In the current engineering and design age of powerful statics, dynamics, thermodynamics, strength of materials, machine design, computational fluid dynamics, AutoCad and 3D graphics, etc. software, volumes of leading edge metallurgical data and experience, powerful non-destructive examination techni...

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by cat3appr50
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Congressman Wants JetBlue's Approach Into LGB Higher and Quieter
Replies: 16
Views: 4012

Re: California Congressman Wants JetBlue's Approach Into LGB Higher and Quieter

Huntington Beach, CA waypoints that are within the Huntington Beach City Boundary TOZEK (8.7 DME KLGB RWY30 Thresh.) - 2.9 NM NNW Huntington Beach City Proper MAXUE (KLGB ILS RWY30 IF 11.7 DME) - 1.4 NM ENE Huntington Beach City Proper From F’Radar24 and FlightAware Data Sample Flights Arriving KLGB...

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by cat3appr50
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 122299

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Not taking away from any deserved accolades to the Captain in this incident regarding performance, etc. but it doesn't seem many accolades are coming the F.O.'s way, which IMO there should be. Engine failure, followed by pressurization failure, damage to the aircraft and left wing, injuries on board...

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by cat3appr50
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 26468

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

FAA issues (apparently today) AD 2018-08-03: http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgad.nsf/0/22de72bba2cd5b24862582720049094e/$FILE/2018-08-03.pdf IMO, it’s difficult to understand how an engine manufacturer apparently did not detect, during high rpm engine test block testing, a resona...

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by cat3appr50
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 122299

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

SWA3472, B737 700 KMSY-KMCO 8/27/16, N766SW, CFM56-7 engines, 18 yrs. old, L engine uncontained failure in climb at FL310, cowl section separated and impacted fuselage resulting in loss of cabin pressure and emergency descent to KPNS. SWA1380, B737 700 KLGA-KDAL 4/17/18, N772SW, CFM56-7 engines, 17....

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by cat3appr50
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 122299

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Great job SWA1380 pilots in implementing the emergency procedures quickly and precisely, and getting this aircraft back on the ground in only 20 min. after the L engine incident. Looks like, from the data, L engine fail incident occurred around 1503z (20 min. after KLGA takeoff) around FL320 in clim...

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