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by djm18
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117253

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

A question here for aviators is why you think he was flying at this speed? It seem relatively fast and wouldn't it make sense to start slowing down as you are starting to come into low clouds and higher terrain?

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by djm18
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117253

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

I have a cousin who is a now retired military helicopter pilot, he is wondering in which seat the pilot was sitting and if anyone was "flying" with him from the other seat. He is wondering about the turn to the left, he usually occupied the right seat and his preference was always to turn ...

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by djm18
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117253

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

LAPD says weather conditions didn't meet standards for flying From CNN's Sarah Moon Weather conditions on Sunday morning did not meet the Los Angeles Police Department’s minimum standards for flying, spokesman Josh Rubenstein confirmed to CNN. Due to foggy conditions, LAPD had grounded their helicop...

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by djm18
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 780
Views: 117253

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

I too don't understand, one would assume they had a fairly sophisticated EGPWS system as part of their avionics. And it being a helicopter, you could always just slow down or stop. A plane flying into a closed canyon quickly runs out of options but not so a helicopter. Perhaps there was some form of...

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by djm18
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 P2F News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 159
Views: 38324

Re: A321 P2F first flight

lightsaber wrote:
For US registered frames, I know how to look up hours/cycles, is there a way to find out how many hours/cycles this frame has on it?

Lightsaber


How is this done in the US?

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by djm18
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020
Replies: 1740
Views: 192596

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, January 2020

This is a great Seattle Times article that talks about what Boeing was thinking in terms of Risk Classification and why MCAS was implemented to offset the stick lightening. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/times-watchdog/the-inside-story-of-mcas-how-boeings-737-max-system-gained-power-and-...

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by djm18
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 298708

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

From the Financial Times... "Iran admits it mistakenly shot down Ukrainian jet" "Iran admitted on Saturday that it mistakenly shot down a Ukraine International Airlines passenger jet, killing all 176 passengers and crew onboard." "The armed forces joint staff in a statement ...

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by djm18
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 140605

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

It's interesting how some countries and airlines (particularly Korea and Australia) have been very forthcoming with factual data and commentary on the check and repair process, yet its radio silence from many others. Yep. Silence from China. Thousands of high-mile, short-hop 737s operated by low ma...

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by djm18
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 140605

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

Not sure who runs the page but it has some great details on their fleet, agreed that most probably not an "official" site.

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by djm18
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 140605

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

Can anyone confirm if United are taking proactive steps like most airlines and checking their entire 737 NG fleet immediately regardless of cycle count? I’ve emailed their Customer Care team on this and they just fed me the line of “safety is our number 1 priority at United and we can confirm we ar...

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by djm18
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 751520

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

My friend just had a flight with Pobeda Airlines between St. Petersburg (Russia) and Kaliningrad. He took a photo of the wing from his windows seat. Can someone please tell me if this is a MAX8? https://www.airliners.net/forum/download/file.php?mode=view&id=487 How the heck do I post a photo on...

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by djm18
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 751520

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Bjorn’s Corner: Analysing the Lion Air JT610 crash, Part 2. November 8, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We started the series on analyzing the Lion Air JT610 crash based on the final crash report last week by looking at what went wrong with the aircraft’s Angle of Attack sensors. https://leehamnews.com/2019/1...

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by djm18
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 751520

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Bjorn’s Corner: Analysing the Lion Air JT610 crash, Part 4 November 21, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We continue the series on analyzing the Lion Air JT610 crash by analyzing MCAS in more depth before we go to the final part of the flight. https://leehamnews.com/2019/11/22/bjorns-corner-analysing-the-lion-...

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by djm18
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 751520

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

He came across as evasive rather than forthcoming. He came across as well coached rather than sincere. He came across as a delegator rather than a leader. He came across as a corporate chieftain that is more worried about damage control and future profits than he worries about product safety. Like ...

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by djm18
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 751520

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

.... but without MCAS pushing the nose down on a single sensor AOA failure, both crews should have been able to return the flight without incident; a lot of movement and plane behavior in both crashes is not really explaned till now its pretty clear that MCAS was the trigger for the disasters but i...

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by djm18
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 751520

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

So will these fixes solve the underlying problem that the MAX is an unstable airplane at baseline? So it'll still have a tendency to stall more often than comparable airplanes, right? So what's the software going to actually fix? I am not sure that is entirely fair. The bigger engines mounted forwa...

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by djm18
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 751520

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

FO used ANU trim six times. 23:30:48 - Captain asked FO to take control (Pitch Trim 4.8) 23:30:49 - FO ANU trim for 3 seconds 23:30:52 - FO - I have control 23:31:00 - Automatic trim for 8 seconds (Pitch Trim from 5.4 to 3.4) 23:31:08 - FO - ANU trim for 1 second (Pitch 3.5) 23:31:15 - MCAS for 3 s...

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by djm18
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 140605

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

CALTECH wrote:
Hearing there is a MOD being developed for this issue, and MCO might be doing this MOD on NGs soon. MOD will fix issue if cracks found and prevent issue if no cracks found.


What is an MOD?

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by djm18
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 751520

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

23:31:19 - FO - ANU trim for 4 seconds (Pitch 3.4) 23:31:27 - MCAS for 8 seconds (Pitch 1.8, back pressure 82 lbs) 23:31:37 - FO - ANU trim for 2 seconds (Pitch 1.3) 23:31:43 - MCAS for 4 seconds (Pitch 0.3, back pressure 93 lbs). Is it possible that the FO became frustrated with the increasing yok...

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by djm18
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 140605

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

[*]There are two follow up questions which are interesting: The first is what would an airline during a heavy inspection after 25,000 cycles if there are no cracks at that time? Is it worth replacing it just in case or running the risk that cracks develop and then the plane is again out for a heavy ...

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by djm18
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 140605

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

They seems to have more -900s in their fleet which seems to be the planes affected.

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by djm18
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Boeing be made great again?
Replies: 22
Views: 7664

Re: Can Boeing be made great again?

This is not a post about bashing Boeing, quite the contrary. This is a post about a fantastic company that has lost its way. And it is to solicit well formulated thoughts from people who know and care about these issues. Hopefully, we can here generate ideas that will help them rebuild and perhaps o...

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by djm18
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Boeing be made great again?
Replies: 22
Views: 7664

Re: Can Boeing be made great again?

They are great. They were great and have the potential to be great again. They need to with humility own up to what has happened and work to build a better company. The question is will the take advantage of this crisis to make the changes necessary. I for one am very concerned that they are not do...

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by djm18
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Boeing be made great again?
Replies: 22
Views: 7664

Can Boeing be made great again?

The year that changed Boeing: Airplane maker struggles amid 737 Max crisis https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/the-year-that-changed-boeing-airplane-maker-struggles-amid-737-max-crisis/ar-AAJaYIz?ocid=spartandhp In reading this article I am left wondering if Boeing has really done enough. Do t...

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by djm18
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 751520

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

Agreed, if Boeing is going to emerge stronger from this crisis it needs to completely change its culture. This needs to happen with a firm message from the board, something stronger than removing the CEO as chairman. There is desperate need for a new CEO who can make Boeing great again !!!

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by djm18
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 140605

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

Great video which provides a unique look at the PF being removed, thanks for posting !!!

solracfunk14 wrote:
Looks like GOL's 737 are already replacing the Pickle Fork. In this site is showing the video of PR-GTG at Victorville.

http://www.aeroin.net/video-mostra-troca-peca-trincada-boeing-737-gol/

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by djm18
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 140605

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

I realize it is still early but wondering after the initial inspections, what is going to be the defined interval for checking the PFs and starting after how many cycles? I would assume it gets made part of the rolling C-Checks which many airlines use for the 737NG. And should it really be cycles as...

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by djm18
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Pickle fork issue
Replies: 565
Views: 140605

Re: 737NG Pickle fork issue

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/faa-orders-airlines-to-inspect-737ng-fleet-for-stru-461232/ The order requires airlines, within seven days of 3 October, to inspect aircraft that have accumulated more than 30,000 flight cycles. Aircraft that have logged between 22,600 and 29,999 cycles mus...

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by djm18
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 756205

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

https://theaircurrent.com/aviation-safe ... tigations/

Also a nice reference to the 1982 manual with the so called roller coaster recovery
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A nice piece and some good graphics...

https://theaircurrent.com/aviation-safe ... tigations/

Also a nice reference to the 1982 manual with the so called roller coaster recovery

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by djm18
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 756205

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Questions for a pilot:

Does the stick shaker go off on one side or both at the same time? How hard is it to fly the plane with the stick shaker going off?

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by djm18
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 756205

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

A question which I have not seen specifically in any post or report. Who was flying the plane? I am assuming the captain as he was significantly more experienced. But at the same time he was the one with the issues on his side and it must be very hard to fly with the stick-shaker. Is this the case? ...

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by djm18
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 756205

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

wsj headline... Ethiopian Airlines Pilots Initially Followed Boeing’s Required Emergency Steps To Disable 737 MAX System Details of Ethiopian crew’s actions gleaned from preliminary black-box data https://www.wsj.com/articles/ethiopian-airlines-pilots-initially-followed-boeings-required-emergency-st...

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by djm18
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 756205

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/25/busi ... error.html
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NYTimes: In Test of Boeing Jet, Pilots Had 40 Seconds to Fix Error

They had just moments to override an automated system and avert disaster in simulations of problems with the Lion Air plane that crashed last fall.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/25/busi ... error.html

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by djm18
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 10047

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

d8s wrote:
How would it have helped Egypt Air 990? The CVR and FDR told the story.


Read the article from the Atlantic. The investigation was very difficult because Egypt Air did not want to accept the idea of a potential suicide. They put a lot of political pressure on the NTSB and Boeing.

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by djm18
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 10047

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

Are there videos on every surgery done for accountability of doctors? It is not an issue of accountability of pilots, that is not the point of any investigation. It is about learning about issues that may need to be addressed so as to continue to make flying safer. It is about identifying issues (m...

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by djm18
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 10047

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

That will mean making live videos of people burning and exploding. Again, the data would only be looked at if needed to aid in the investigation and would not be released to the public. It would be especially difficult for the family of the pilots. It could be of tremendous help with the Atlas Air ...

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by djm18
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 10047

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

we know enough about Egypt 990 and similar accident, dont see how video do any help.. It would have been of immeasurable help with flight 990, there were some political considerations that the NTSB had to navigate which became a major headache for them. They Egyptian authorities sent experts to pre...

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by djm18
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 10047

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

And what if there is a general agreement supported by the international aviation agencies that the data is encrypted and only to be reviewed in extreme circumstances where you need the additional video perspective to gain absolute clarity and that it will never be released to the public domain?

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by djm18
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 10047

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

- pilots dont want to be a reality show actors - voice recorders + flight input recorders provide even more info than just video. so you dont progress more if you'll have cockpit video from Lion and Ethiopean planes Very well understand the concern of pilots, well founded. But it could have been of...

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by djm18
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 10047

Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

I am hoping this thread generates some healthy spirited debate. It seems quite amazing that this is not yet a standard feature, especially when we now live in a world were almost everything is on video. It would be wonderful for experienced professionals to constructively walk us through the argumen...

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by djm18
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 756205

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

One crazy theory is that the fo who had limited experience panicked and fearing mcas trimed the aircraft in the opposite direction, that is to a nose down attitude. If i remember correctly the fo in the af 447 flight also had relatively little experience and kept pulling up on the joystick.

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by djm18
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 453681

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I am not sure if it has been asked or it has been posted but I am wondering what type of avionics were on this plane. Not at all sure what the cockpit looks like and if they had a reliable (and functioning) weather radar?

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by djm18
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GoAir 2017 Final Report - Pilots turned off wrong engine
Replies: 1
Views: 955

GoAir 2017 Final Report - Pilots turned off wrong engine

Jetliner Pilot Turned Off Wrong Engine After Indian Bird Strike, Says Report Airbus A320 nearly stalled after crew failed to try to restart good engine for about three minutes in 2017 incident, investigators say https://www.wsj.com/articles/jetliner-pilot-turned-off-wrong-engine-after-indian-bird-st...

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by djm18
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA engine failure on take off from SJO
Replies: 47
Views: 11736

Re: UA engine failure on take off from SJO

747 Whale - Thank you for the detailed and thoughtful response, it is truly great to have people like you on this forum.

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by djm18
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year
Replies: 79
Views: 10803

Re: BOG gets USA pre clearance in less than a year

I was hoping SJO would be a candidate for this, would make good sense and LIR too.

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by djm18
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA engine failure on take off from SJO
Replies: 47
Views: 11736

Re: UA engine failure on take off from SJO

Looks like they were departing from runway 25 - nowhere near as terrain critical as a runway 07 departure - the terrain actually slopes down after departure so even if you maintained a constant altitude you'd be gaining height above the terrain for a while. Actually the departure was in fact from r...

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by djm18
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA engine failure on take off from SJO
Replies: 47
Views: 11736

Re: UA engine failure on take off from SJO

Agreed, this is thankfully not an "event" but it can be an important learning moment. What I like about these posts is when informed and experienced members provide perspective so that we all learn more about aviation. And so this "event" just presents an opportunity for informed...

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by djm18
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA engine failure on take off from SJO
Replies: 47
Views: 11736

UA engine failure on take off from SJO

This happened this morning on the flight to ewr, plane landed safely. There is a video which i will post shortly.

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by djm18
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 617833

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Boeing Jet’s Faulty Sensor Wasn’t Fixed Before Lion Air Crash, Report Finds https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-27/lion-air-pilots-struggle-detailed-in-preliminary-crash-report?srnd=premium "A mechanic worked on other sensors and equipment during a night shift before the early morni...

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