Matto, you could be right, nothing surprises me anymore about this. I do wonder what was going on in the cockpit, surely the co-pilot [who was supposed to have 20 experience] would have seen all the low fuel warnings? Plus there was the newly qualified [but not type rated] former model, observer; wh...Jump to post
there is even an enquiry regarding why the Bolivian Air Force was involved in servicing the jet..
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/12/05 ... debts.html
I think its very unlikely that they mistook the VOR for the airport, not impossible, but unlikely. The RJ85 would have been pretty well equipped with navigation equipment. So they should have been sure of their position, at least until all the lights went out. The holding pattern is based on the VOR...Jump to post
Katekebo is totally right. There are strict protocols when communicating with ATC. This is to ensure that the precise meaning is understood and for brevity on busy frequencies. LAMIA never declared MAYDAY or PAN. ATC cannot be faulted. Also I cannot believe they mistook the VOR for the airport. They...Jump to post
The first officer on the flight was male, assume that his is the voice that is heard saying 'gear down'. Sisy Aris the female pilot pictured in the Captains seat before take off was apparently not type rated and there as an observer. Putting the gear down would have increased the drag and made it ev...Jump to post
You cannot blame ATC for this accident. From the recording there is no indication ATC was made aware of the urgency of the situation. They should have declared a MAYDAY rather than accept the instruction to go into the holding pattern. Even then in the last few radio calls they never formally declar...Jump to post
I am old enough to remember seeing their Bristol Brittania airliners at Luton airport when I was a kid. Thats is where they got their name from. I remember flying as a passenger in their 757's and 732's. I was also lucky enough to get some flights in the smallest member of the fleet - a Cherokee own...Jump to post
I see there is a new Railway station being built.. but then you have to transfer onto the tram to get to the Airport. As there are train lines at either end of the runway I never understood why they dont have a rail station in the airport. The tram is great, but it stops so many times you may as wel...Jump to post
Does anyone know if Oddesy are still going ahead with LCY - New York with the C100?
Seems unlikely based on BA's experience and the demise of the other all premium operators.
Does anyone know if Odessy Airlines are still going to do LCY - New York direct with their C-Series? http://www.flyody.com/ I think another factor with JFK - LCY is the number of diverts to LGW & STN due to early morning fog at LCY. If I had paid extra to arrive for a meeting in Canary Wharf and...Jump to post
I would have thought you would need at least two sets of pilots and cabin crew for such a long flight.. sounds awful.. Why not go the other way? My last trip to Australia was Air New Zealand LHR - LAX, then. Virgin Australia LAX to Brisbane... only downside is that you cross the dateline and you tec...Jump to post