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  • To Err is to be Human

    Originally posted by Sam26K View Post
    That is a "Homer Simpson" moment "..dohhh!" How incredibly stupid can two pilots be? I would not say that they need to be fired but they do need more training as maybe many other pilots need too. The press says that both these pilots had over 10K hours. But a fundamental mistake like that is not excusable.

    a 10.000 lb mistake on take off weight is not excusable on any level no matter what tools the pilots were using and maybe indicative of a systemic problem with pilot training in general. The FAA and others should not wait for a disaster to take that mistake seriously.
    I think you are being a little to harsh here, to err is to be human and I hate to think how many times we have all accidently hit a wrong key on an iPad, after all, it does not have very large on-screen keys and unless both Pilot and Co-Pilot are math geniuses, very few people would spot such a mistake as they not able to look at a figure and know instantly if it is correct or not.

    We have become so used to technology, we expect it to be accurate, however, a computerised device is only as good as the data it is given, hence my argument against 'man-made' climate change as dependent upon the data given, you can get the software to spit out any old tosh (My PhD is in Human and Computer Interaction).

    Whilst I appreciate in their jobs, lives are on the line, until the airlines give them a fool proof system, mistakes will happen and in this day and age of technology with Wireless and Blu-Tooth connections, I still do not understand why this calculation are NOT automatic, so when the cargo is weighed, it will send the data to the aircraft, same as can be done the 'average' passenger weight and even the outside temperature - after all, this is NOT rocket science calculations, it is so basic...
    Last edited by DemonLee; 2016-02-01, 15:15. Reason: Spelling error...
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    • That'd be a scary one.

      Hole in the side of the aircraft and decompression

      http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news...ectid=11583819
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      • UAL35 Returns to SFO after experiencing mechanical problems

        Happened to be watching this flight. Have seen no news on this yet.
        Boeing 787 N27908 SFO to KIX returns to gate Sunday 2/7/16.
        http://www.flightradar24.com/data/ai...27908/#8c0f762
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        • Indonesian Air Force Plane crashed in Malang, East Java, Indonesia.
          http://www.smh.com.au/world/indonesi...10-gmqi3z.html
          http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/n...rashes-malang/
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          • Egyptair airliner MSR181 is hijacked after leaving Alexandria and lands at Larnaca airport in Cyprus
            http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35915139

            UPDATE Egyptian aviation authority says hijacked flight has at least 55 passengers, 5 crew members onboard

            MSR181 - SU-GCB
            https://www.flightradar24.com/MSR181/93d5b9d
            Last edited by SoCalBrian; 2016-03-29, 06:47.
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            • Plane Crashes Onto San Diego, California-Area Freeway, Killing 1, Injuring 5

              Aircraft has a history of mechanical problems and actually landing on the same stretch of highway.

              http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...ring-5-n549676

              One other interesting thing is that the FAA's website lists this A/C's registration expired in 2013.

              http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...Numbertxt=438Y

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              • EgyptAir Flight MS804 has disappeared from radar during a flight from Paris to the Egyptian capital of Cairo, the airline says. At least 69 people were on board.

                Egyptian aviation officials say they believe EgyptAir MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea

                Nationalities of passengers are reported to be Egyptians and one Saudi and Iraqi, British and French.

                http://www.airlive.net/breaking-egyp...rs-from-radar/


                EGYPTAIR A320 was at a height of 37.000ft, and disappeared after entering the Egyptian airspace with 10 miles.
                https://twitter.com/EGYPTAIR/status/733140379034386433

                Noteworthy that the aircraft pilot has 6275 of flying hours including 2101 flying hours on Airbus 320.
                https://twitter.com/EGYPTAIR/status/733157178689921024

                Airbus A320-232
                Aircraft Registration: SU-GCC
                Age: 12 years 9 months
                http://www.jetphotos.net/aircraft/A32X-2088

                https://twitter.com/EGYPTAIR
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                • This is probably nothing (as I'm certainly no expert on the matter), but flight MS804 appears to have increased speed up to 615mph (534knots) toward the end of its flight and not long before starting descent. Isn't this close to the maximum speed of the A320-232? Looking at previous flights of MS804, they all appear to cruise between 530-570mph at or around FL360.
                  Last edited by mitcheto; 2016-05-19, 10:18.

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                  • Ooops

                    Unload the back first lads..

                    http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel...orrect-loading
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                    • Originally posted by mitcheto View Post
                      This is probably nothing (as I'm certainly no expert on the matter), but flight MS804 appears to have increased speed up to 615mph (534knots) toward the end of its flight and not long before starting descent. Isn't this close to the maximum speed of the A320-232? Looking at previous flights of MS804, they all appear to cruise between 530-570mph at or around FL360.
                      It will be interesting to see what really happened to this one. Not sure if a speed increase of 5 or 6 knots has any significance does it? Maybe just an increase in tailwind? The speed had been building up slowly throughout the flight.

                      Without wanting to seem pedantic, I don't think the plane ever started it's descent, as in losing height in order to land. The last ADSB contact shows it at 36975 feet, same as the previous two contacts. Is there some other data I've missed?

                      The question that no-one in the media has asked yet, is why the ADSB data just stops with the aircraft apparently still flying normally? Presumably, it was either switched off, or there was a major event that resulted in it losing it's power supply or it's ability to transmit. Either a major technical failure or a bomb?

                      And how does the claimed Greek radar data stack up? Were the alleged manoeuvres under control, or was this just the remains of the plane falling out of the sky? As usual, no analysis at all. Be nice to see the radar pix.

                      Where is everyone anyway? I thought there would be more interest in this one. Has the thread been shunted off somewhere else?

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                      • ACARS Data available

                        On May 20th 2016 The Aviation Herald received information from three independent channels, that ACARS (Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System) messages with following content were received from the aircraft:

                        ACARS messages indicate fire on board

                        00:26Z 3044 ANTI ICE R WINDOW
                        00:26Z 561200 R SLIDING WINDOW SENSOR
                        00:26Z 2600 SMOKE LAVATORY SMOKE
                        00:27Z 2600 AVIONICS SMOKE
                        00:28Z 561100 R FIXED WINDOW SENSOR
                        00:29Z 2200 AUTO FLT FCU 2 FAULT
                        00:29Z 2700 F/CTL SEC 3 FAULT
                        no further ACARS messages were received
                        http://avherald.com/h?article=4987fb09
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                        • Any idea what the last 2 mean?

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                          • Icelandair 763 gear fault over Keflavik, would not retract

                            An Icelandair Boeing 767-300, registration TF-ISN performing flight FI-631 from Keflavik (Iceland) to Boston,MA (USA), was climbing out of Keflavik's runway 29 when the crew stopped the climb at 5000 feet and entered a hold for about one hour. The aircraft subsequently positioned for a safe landing on runway 02 about 90 minutes after departure.

                            A passenger reported the crew announced they had a maintenance issue and were returning to Keflavik. However, during the climb he could not hear any gear sounds, and there were no gear sounds while preparing for landing. After landing maintenance folks inspected the landing gear, opened access panels and the main landing gear doors.

                            A replacement Boeing 757-200, registration TF-FIV, departed 3 hours after landing back and was estimated to reach Boston with a delay of 4.5 hours.

                            (Just to note, the same aircraft suffered gear problems on a flight from Boston to Keflavik on the 16th May. Unsure if these are related).

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                            • Emirates aircraft, EK521, flying from Thiruvananthapuram, India, to Dubai made an emergency landing at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday.
                              http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/emergen...rmed-1.1872893

                              Emirates Flight 521
                              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emirates_Flight_521
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                              • DLH430 - Squawk 7700 - 2016-08-21

                                2016-08-21 10:00 UTC.

                                https://www.flightradar24.com/DLH430/abe47ad
                                Any information on that?

                                Returned high speed and remaining FL230.

                                Update:
                                Weird flight path. Another airport? Testing flight controls? Worse?

                                Update:
                                2016-08-21 11:05 UTC landed.
                                http://x264.nl/dump/dlh430-2016-08-2...700-landed.jpg
                                Last edited by Jarod; 2016-08-21, 11:08.

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