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by Raffles
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Crashed Wonderboom plane crew ‘weren’t qualified’, report finds
Replies: 9
Views: 96
Burkina Faso

Re: Crashed Wonderboom plane crew ‘weren’t qualified’, report finds

Years ago i attended a seminar on aviation fuel hosted by one of the the fuel companies. It was standard practice, after any accident, to secure the last point of refueling and test the fuel. I'm not sure if they do this anymore.
by Raffles
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Expats
Topic: Burkina Faso / West Africa regional news
Replies: 27
Views: 2100
Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso / Rising extremism

This might explain the fighters, possibly Mirage 2000s, that took off the other day from OUA. OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – The extremists approached the shepherd and made their intentions clear: They were seizing only the cattle owned by the deputy mayor of Burkina Faso's rural commune of Deou and le...
by Raffles
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Crashed Wonderboom plane crew ‘weren’t qualified’, report finds
Replies: 9
Views: 96
Burkina Faso

Re: Crashed Wonderboom plane crew ‘weren’t qualified’, report finds

Propnut wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:05 am
The report says that they hit power lines. My understanding is that they were not major power lines between pylons, but normal roadside pole lines. Would I be correct?
Yes :good:
by Raffles
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: A Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787 hits a parked Turkish 777 at Istanbul Ataturk
Replies: 2
Views: 43
Burkina Faso

Re: A Royal Air Maroc Boeing 787 hits a parked Turkish 777 at Istanbul Ataturk

All at Ataturk airport. Maybe they should have used the taxiway G which is parallel but further away from parked aircraft, but that is up to ATC, but crew have every right to request it. The Jepp airport briefing does warn crew to be aware of wingtip clearances. They were parked at stand 226 (near t...
by Raffles
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Suicidal Mechanic Crashes Q400 + second suicide 3 days later in Utah.
Replies: 3
Views: 52
Burkina Faso

Second pilot suicide

Followed by another suicidal maniac who crashed a Citation 525 into his own home. His wife and son inside were lucky the plane hit a car first and they escaped unharmed.

Citation 525 crash Aviation-Safety.net
by Raffles
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Crashed Wonderboom plane crew ‘weren’t qualified’, report finds
Replies: 9
Views: 96
Burkina Faso

Re: Crashed Wonderboom plane crew ‘weren’t qualified’, report finds

There are several errors in the report. Let's hope the final report is more accurate.
by Raffles
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Calendar Events
Topic: Happy Birthday Raffles
Replies: 4
Views: 49
Burkina Faso

Re: Happy Birthday Raffles

Thanks! I had a very lazy day.
by Raffles
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Aviation Videos
Topic: Landing in Ouagadougou Boeing 727
Replies: 3
Views: 42
Burkina Faso

Re: Landing in Ouagadougou Boeing 727

Bell 407 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:50 pm
Nice one Raffles, when was this flight done?
27 July
by Raffles
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Saudi Arabia says Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 attempted takeoff from taxiway at Riyadh
Replies: 3
Views: 51
Burkina Faso

Re: Saudi Arabia says Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 attempted takeoff from taxiway at Riyadh

Funny I don't see a taxiway K on the Jepp chart. I guess neither did they. I see it's newly constructed. Maybe be on the next Jepp update. I see it on the latest Google Earth picture, but how do you mistake a taxiway for a runway at night, the taxiway edge lights are blue and runway edge lights are ...
by Raffles
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Aviation Videos
Topic: Landing in Ouagadougou Boeing 727
Replies: 3
Views: 42
Burkina Faso

Landing in Ouagadougou Boeing 727

by Raffles
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Seen at FALA (Lanseria)
Replies: 196
Views: 7254
Burkina Faso

Re: Seen at FALA (Lanseria)

Some Aero Commander trivia from Wikipedia In 1950, when the developers were working to satisfy Civil Aeronautics Authority (CAA) regulations for certification of the 500, they chose a novel method of demonstrating its single-engine safety and performance: they removed one of the two-bladed propeller...
by Raffles
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Seen at FALA (Lanseria)
Replies: 196
Views: 7254
Burkina Faso

Re: Seen at FALA (Lanseria)

Still doing FSX Propnut?
by Raffles
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Seen at FALA (Lanseria)
Replies: 196
Views: 7254
Burkina Faso

Re: Seen at FALA (Lanseria)

Does Eksdom still operate Commanders?
by Raffles
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Hard Landing Creases 767 Fuselage
Replies: 9
Views: 140
Burkina Faso

Re: Hard Landing Creases 767 Fuselage

A Royal Air Maroc 767 suffered a similar fate in 2009 Check out Avherald
by Raffles
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: The Braai Area
Topic: Moré / Hoezit / Morning / Hosh Pagamies ... 2018
Replies: 50
Views: 1408
Burkina Faso

Re: Moré / Hoezit / Morning / Hosh Pagamies ... 2018

Well done! A small dreamliner!

:ok:
by Raffles
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Flight Safety & Training
Topic: Astonishing cockpit brawl breaks out between two Iraqi Airways pilots during flight
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Burkina Faso

Re: Astonishing cockpit brawl breaks out between two Iraqi Airways pilots during flight

A food fight :yikes: I thought food fights only happen where food is in short supply and people are starving.

The captain should be sacked.
by Raffles
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: HS's Boats & Floats
Topic: "Duck Boat" capsizes during storm at lake in Missouri - 17 dead
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Burkina Faso

Re: "Duck Boat" capsizes during storm at lake in Missouri - 17 dead

:yikes: From calm to hurricane in 5 minutes. But surely the captain/driver noticed the buildup prior to the storm? We will have to wait and see what the NTSB says.