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vaughanparry
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English Channel crash January 21st: AAIB interim report

Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:24 pm

This appeared in The Daily Telegraph today:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/0 ... -not-need/

Moderators: I wasn't sure whether this justified a new thread or should have been added to the previous thread. Please delete/move as required, thanks!
 
ChrisKen
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Re: English Channel crash January 21st: AAIB interim report

Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:38 pm

Link to the actual AAIB interim report rather than the article hidden behind the Telegraph's paywall.
https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib-sp ... ibu-n264db
 
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Re: English Channel crash January 21st: AAIB interim report

Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:58 pm

ChrisKen wrote:
Link to the actual AAIB interim report rather than the article hidden behind the Telegraph's paywall.
https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib-sp ... ibu-n264db


Thanks for the very handy AAIB link. The Telegraph article isn't actually listed as Premium so should be freely accessible by all. Weird...
 
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Re: English Channel crash January 21st: AAIB interim report

Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:33 pm

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/d ... spartanntp

Apparently the pilot is still missing.

It will be interesting to see what was the condition of his harness.

'The rearward facing passenger seats were equipped with lap straps and all the other seats with three-point harnesses (car style)' Page 5.

Assuming that the belt did not fail, which is not stated either way, this seems to indicate that it was not being worn.

If they hit bad weather and he was not strapped he could have been incapacitated or even thrown out. This could be a major factor in explaining the accident.
 
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Re: English Channel crash January 21st: AAIB interim report

Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:27 pm

"During this turn, data from two independent radars (Guernsey and Jersey12) showed the aircraft descend to an altitude of about 1,600 ft at an average rate of approximately 7,000 ft/min".

For that it looks to me like the aircraft got caught in a downdraft and either stalled trying to escape it or got pushed down all the way to the sea. You can also see from the flight path that the pilot realised it was not safe to continue and tried to turn back but it was too late. The weather map also shows that the crash sight is right in the middle of the largest area of predicted rainfall.

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