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by Cliff Jumper
Wed May 27, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 3214

Re: Pakistan Airlines crash near Karachi airport May 22 2020

Wow, I can't recall a Large Passenger Airliner ever forgetting to put down gear in recent memory. Does anybody know, has this ever happened before historically on similar sized aircraft? I'm thinking if they committed to the belly landing once they realized, more people might have survived. Such a ...
by Cliff Jumper
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 190
Views: 30952

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

airway wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:47 am
I'm pretty sure that if a IFR aircraft is equipped with 2 Attitude Indicators with separate power supplies, there is no requirement for a standby AI, T&B indicator, Turn Coordinator, or even a ball.
You're pretty sure?

I'm pretty sure that you're wrong.
by Cliff Jumper
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cookie cutters in a survival kit?
Replies: 20
Views: 2563

Re: Cookie cutters in a survival kit?

Did he also have snares/traps?..... could be used to bed the traps?
by Cliff Jumper
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 99
Views: 14201

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

The more I think about this, the more it seems to make sense that the left engine was shut down in error when in fact the right engine was the one with issue. How else do you explain both engines suffering mechanical fault near the same time. Even if they lost a can, the engine should have still re...
by Cliff Jumper
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 99
Views: 14201

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Actually, Mick, sorry, I retract my point. I can see how it's a little unclear. When I read the report, I took away that they put the gear down while flying on one engine, got too slow, and couldn't (or at least didn't) recover. The addition of a little more power from METO to MTO had little (or no)...
by Cliff Jumper
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 99
Views: 14201

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Plus, Mick, you have cherry picked and paraphrased a bunch of text, claimed that it's from the TSB report, and then highlight select words from it, as if it's a quote. "During the approach, the plane's airspeed decreased and the "flight control response became sluggish." At this point, around 7:57am...
by Cliff Jumper
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 99
Views: 14201

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Safety message In this occurrence, the aircraft’s airspeed and altitude could not be maintained, primarily because of the increased drag when the landing gear was extended early in the approach. This highlights the need to follow SOPs and use standard phraseology, as well as the importance of check...
by Cliff Jumper
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 99
Views: 14201

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

Mick G wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:36 pm
so it sounds like both engine were having trouble?
What the? Where does it even vaguely suggest that?

I must have read a totally different report.
by Cliff Jumper
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019
Replies: 80
Views: 10346

Re: Fatal Crash - Gabriola Island - Dec 10, 2019

cncpc wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:35 pm
The autopilot was an issue in this.

Possibly the Garmin 1000 suite.
Would you care to elaborate on this?,,, unless it's wild speculation.
by Cliff Jumper
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 88
Views: 9549

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

Night began at 502pm.

Accident ocurred at 503pm.

---corrected.
by Cliff Jumper
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 88
Views: 9549

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

And on AvCanada a pack of ghouls forms to dissect this tragedy as if no one would care A learning experience? Bullshit. From what I read in these posts it was one person after another speculating to prove how clever they are,or to be the first to have guessed the cause. ETC.... You're completely ri...
by Cliff Jumper
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 88
Views: 9549

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

This case study is somewhat similar. (Potentially) -- although daytime. I know not what weather he encountered enroute. I do know that the weather he chose to depart in would give me the shivers! Departure time was 4pm. METAR CYYZ 272100Z 21011G17KT 15SM FEW015 BKN040 BKN075 10/05 A2941 RMK CF1SC6A...
by Cliff Jumper
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 38260

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

They could have used mental math, but again, I don't think most pilot are trained for this. Gee, that $100k degree only AC requires, doesn't seem to be much use then, no? Go ahead and show us all your mental math for creating a cold wx corrected 3.5 degree slope, and then tell us all how you'd brea...
by Cliff Jumper
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 38260

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

They absolutely did have it available, the Jepp plate - as Eric pointed out - very much does have published distances and altitudes every mile. As you observed it wasn't much use because they weren't flying the VDA as charted (3.5 degrees vs 3.08 degrees). So yeah, damning And while I'm pretty sure...
by Cliff Jumper
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 38260

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

Totally missing the big picture. Fine. So the crew had no way of making distance vs altitude checks on this approach. How exactly does this contradict Eric's point that these crosschecks are absolutely crucial on a NP approach? Hint: it doesn't, in fact it only underscores the vulnerability of the ...
by Cliff Jumper
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 38260

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

The selected profile (-3.5) is the VDA corrected for low temperature. From the report:- The flight crew did not notice that the aircraft had drifted below and diverged from the planned VDA flight profile, nor were they aware that the aircraft had crossed the minimum descent altitude further back fr...
by Cliff Jumper
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 38260

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

The selected profile (-3.5) is the VDA corrected for low temperature. From the report:- The flight crew did not notice that the aircraft had drifted below and diverged from the planned VDA flight profile, nor were they aware that the aircraft had crossed the minimum descent altitude further back fr...
by Cliff Jumper
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 38260

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

what they were really using to make them feel that they were continuing on a proper descent path(eyesight, FPA path, both) Well, the A320 doesn't have a visual depiction of the select FPA, nor a depiction of your proximity to the originally selected path/angle. So, you have to cross check,,,Like Er...
by Cliff Jumper
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 38260

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

Agreed, there are 5 different points. Look at the altitudes and distances on figure 1. The aircraft was above the slope on the first four points, and didn't fall below until the last one, which as you mention, is past the MDA. So, if they had cross checked (which they didn't) they would have realize...
by Cliff Jumper
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Halifax crash report coming Thursday
Replies: 509
Views: 38260

Re: Halifax crash report coming Thursday

You should always be crosschecking your vertical position on every approach you fly. I completely agree with your point, but it might not be valid here. Have a look at the alt/distance chart in figure 1 in the report, and then compare it to the cross-check altitudes on the plate in the appendix. If...
by Cliff Jumper
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet takes out runway edge light on landing YYZ
Replies: 8
Views: 1736

Re: WestJet takes out runway edge light on landing YYZ

After reading the article, it looks like the crew had just finished a sharing large bag of cocaine. They should be definitely be fired for this. What's that? It doesn't say anything about the cocaine in the article you say? I thought we were just making up stuff and lynching the crew based on these ...
by Cliff Jumper
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet takes out runway edge light on landing YYZ
Replies: 8
Views: 1736

Re: WestJet takes out runway edge light on landing YYZ

Rezy wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:48 pm
this is disgusting and the crew should be fired.
Why stop there? Their spouse and children should be lynched as well.
by Cliff Jumper
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Autoland in a Piper
Replies: 35
Views: 1950

Re: Autoland in a Piper

Hate to nitpick, but i wonder why the computer didn't seem to care that it was so far right of centerline. You can see on the synthetic vision that it knew it was right, but made no effort to correct. Then again, I've seen hundreds of real live pilots do exactly the same thing.

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