What if the plane was improperly configured for flight? The FO had 200 hours of flight experience. The plane seemed unable to climb, pointing possibly to non deployment of flaps. It is a possibility. Or this could be a terrorist act.
Easyjet has been hiring 200 hour FOs for 20+ years. How many of their flights have departed without the flaps deployed for takeoff? Same with Ryanair. Why are you so determined to believe that there is nothing wrong with the plane?
If this is the case, everyone is going to have much egg on their face.
I know right, don't you just hate it when people act with caution and prudence?
All I am saying is lets get some facts. Right now we have zero facts on ET. None. Nothing.
Absolute rubbish. We know it crashed during the departure phase. We know that one of the flight crew radioed that they were having unreliable airspeed and
control problems. We know the aircraft made an almighty crater when it crashed into the earth (implying that it was in a nosedive). We know that it is exactly the same aircraft type as one which had a similar very serious accident last year.
The ET aircraft never achieved sufficient altitude to retract flaps. So what am I missing.
It has been mentioned multiple times that the aircraft crashed six minutes after departure.
With india being the latest to ban Max, FlyDubai remains the only major operator flying the Max other than NA
Very strange to see FlyDubai and the GCAA not following Oman and instead continuing to operate as usual. Especially after the recent FZ981 crash, I would have thought they would be more cautious.
The chairman of the GCAA and the chairman of FlyDubai is the same person. Naturally he's going to be reluctant to ground his own planes.
UK just grounded all MAX 8 aircraft. I really think this is a bit premature. What if the ET plane was improperly configured (e.g. flaps not deployed)? The FO was extremely junior. This is a possibility.
It reached 383kn at least (without being in a dive), at that speed you don't need flaps.
Well, at that speed if the flaps were extended, they won't be attached for very long.
At this point, we don't know the cause of the second crash (first either for that matter) and bad luck is not off the table as an explanation.
No, but we know that according to the flight crew's radio message, the symptoms (unreliable airspeed and flight control problems) are the same issue that lead to the first 737-8MAX crash...
Yes, the safest air space in the world
Nope, that's Australia's.