SpaceshipDC10 wrote:Thanks for sharing. I remember seeing photos of it when years ago I searched for clues as in to what circumstances AA DBR two DC-10-30s during the early '90s.
Max Q wrote:If I had a penny for every accident caused by a Captain ‘countermanding’ a go
around initiated by their FO
Nearly always a bad decision, reminds me of the Qantas 744 that overran the runway
in Bangkok, FO wanted to go around but the Captain took over with disastrous results
reltney wrote:The DC-10 crash was poor airmanship. By all means when a go around is called, honor it if fuel and conditions permit for sure. When the Capt touched down, he failed to keep the plane on the runway with basic flight controls....yup....primarily the RUDDER.. tried to use nosewheel steering which is useless at hi speeds.
As an airline pilot I am constantly amazed with many crews who totally blow off crosswinds. It is basic flying. Holding a smidge of aileron in as you get close to rotation ........take the crab out before touchdown if your in a plane that can. Flew the 747 for a bit and under 20kts, wing low worked. Also did son 35kt direct x wind takeoffs and landings with a crab. Yup, the wheel was not level during the roll. Gotta keep the wings level with aileron into the wind etc...etc... primary flight school stuff.... this captain “$&@ up all across the board. There is a video of this crash taken from the end of the runway. On from both ends that is. I worked for AA then at the training center and saw the outcome of the totally preventable event whic a little application of rudder would hav e saved a plane and a few careers.
deebee278 wrote:Also, the total flight hours sound low for both of them. Total time at AA, perhaps?
deebee278 wrote:[quote="Was the Captain sent into early retirement?
Below are infos taken from the NTSB report.
"The captain, age 59, had a total of 12,562 flight hours, 555 of which were in the DC-IO. He was employed by American Airlines on August 1, 1966, and was designated a captain in the DC-10 in November 1991. He held an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and was type rated in the DC-IO, B-727, and DC-9, with a commercial type rating in the B-377.
The first officer, age 40, held a commercial pilot certificate, and multi- and single-engine, land ratings. He was employed by American Airlines in September 1986. He had accrued a total of 4,454 flight hours, 376 of which were as a first officer in the DC-IO."
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