|Quoting Philb (Reply 147):|
if they were developing power commensurate with the throttle settings (if the throttles are found)
I would suspect that the advanced DFDR will have separate parameters for throttle position and throttle input to compare with the various engine performance parameters. (That is, of course, if the DFDR is properly installed and working, unlike the mismatched DFDR in the Garuda 734 accident in Java.) I will be immensely impressed if the cockpit components are recovered in a condition useful to investigators.
One question I have, regarding the CVR: Are all 737NGs equipped with digital recorders, or were some manufacured with tape? If either could have been used, does anyone know (based on service history) what this aircraft was equipped with? (Originally, at least). Are the various CVRs interchangeable- could the original have been replaced with an older tape-based one by the airline during mx or major check?
(Mostly asking out of curiosity....I suppose this is only relevant if they are able to lift the nose out of the swamp and recover the CVR)
And, just for my crack at this....
|Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 144):|
I was begining to think that every aircraft accident in the last 50 years was going to be mentioned...
I have been thinking more and more how this resembles the Adam Air PK
-KKW crash on 1 Jan 07 (possibly related to bad weather, no significant communication, no immediate clues, no radar coverage, limited recovery resources)
Only this time the crash site and at least one black box have been located....