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by Raffles
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Flight Safety & Training
Topic: Flight control feature of Boeing 737 MAX under scrutiny after Lion Air accident
Replies: 1
Views: 25
Burkina Faso

Re: Flight control feature of Boeing 737 MAX under scrutiny after Lion Air accident

Until they find the CVR, we won't really know how the pilots handled the situation.
by Raffles
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Vegas Tower Controller Incapacitated
Replies: 3
Views: 57
Burkina Faso

Re: Vegas Tower Controller Incapacitated

More jobs!
by Raffles
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Lion B738M aircraft lost height and crashed into Java Sea near Jakarta after takeoff
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Burkina Faso

Re: Lion B738M aircraft lost height and crashed into Java Sea near Jakarta after takeoff

It is possible that during the rectification of the problem the previous day, something wasn't put back correctly, or another possibility, the static ports were left covered up. However, they should be able to fly with erratic airspeed which would have resulted, as the weather was clear and it was d...
by Raffles
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Being Talked About
Topic: The Flight (and Fights) of Apollo 7
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Burkina Faso

Re: The Flight (and Fights) of Apollo 7

I just watched the movie "First Man", about Neil Armstrong. Pretty interesting. The Right Stuff and Apollo 13 were also good movies about the space race.
by Raffles
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Working On Fire Chopper Down
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Burkina Faso

Re: Working On Fire Chopper Down

Very sad. R.I.P.

Dangerous work.

:rip2:
by Raffles
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: The Braai Area
Topic: Propnut update
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Burkina Faso

Re: Propnut update

Get well soon!

:sick: >>> :running:
by Raffles
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: What we can learn from this crash?
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Burkina Faso

What we can learn from this crash?

I was browsing the NTSB website and came across this preliminary report of an accident last month. https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20180921X14852&AKey=1&RType=Prelim&IType=FA I'm posting it because I think it is a classic illustration of a chain of events culminati...
by Raffles
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Air India Crew Member Hospitalized after Falling off Aircraft
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Burkina Faso

Re: Air India Crew Member Hospitalized after Falling off Aircraft

Not so long ago a cabin attendant fell out of an Emirates 777 at Entebbe and wasn't so fortunate.
by Raffles
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: India ATC tries to divert Air Canada Dreamliner despite four Mayday calls following two diversions
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Burkina Faso

Re: India ATC tries to divert Air Canada Dreamliner despite four Mayday calls following two diversions

:yikes: I know we had problems getting clearances to land there and being told that the airports had a capacity problem, but there was no such problem neither at Mumbai nor Calcutta.
by Raffles
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: NTSB: Pilot’s use of drugs factor in fatal Beech 300 takeoff accident at Tucson
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Burkina Faso

Re: NTSB: Pilot’s use of drugs factor in fatal Beech 300 takeoff accident at Tucson

A Darwin award recipient by all accounts. Lucky they didn't come down in a populated area.
by Raffles
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Overland ATR72 destroyed by fire at Lagos Airport
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Burkina Faso

Re: Overland ATR72 destroyed by fire at Lagos Airport

Date: Friday 12 October 2018 Time: 10:30 Type: ATR 72-202 Operator: Overland Airways Registration: 5N-BPE C/n / msn: 316 First flight: 1992-06-25 (26 years 4 months) Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW124B Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0 Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0 Total: Fatalities...
by Raffles
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: United Airlines Unveils World’s Largest Flight Training Center
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Burkina Faso

Re: United Airlines Unveils World’s Largest Flight Training Center

I could start a neat little business with just one of those sims :running:
by Raffles
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: United Airlines Unveils World’s Largest Flight Training Center
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Burkina Faso

Re: United Airlines Unveils World’s Largest Flight Training Center

I had really cr*p service from United on a recent flight. I won't fly with them again as far as I can avoid them.
by Raffles
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Runway excursion Bangkok
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Burkina Faso

Re: Runway excursion Bangkok

Judging from the METARS they should have diverted. VTBS 081600Z 21012G22KT 3000 TSRA FEW008 FEW020CB BKN030 BKN080 25/22 Q1012 RERA BECMG TL1620 5000 TSRA VTBS 081530Z 16006KT 7000 -TSRA FEW020CB BKN030 BKN080 25/22 Q1012 TEMPO TL1600 5000 TSRA VTBS 081500Z 23009KT 190V270 8000 -TSRA FEW020CB SCT030...
by Raffles
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Expats
Topic: Burkina Faso / West Africa regional news
Replies: 28
Views: 2809
Burkina Faso

New Al Qaeda cell forms in Burkina Faso

While the exploits of ISIS may have splashed across more headlines in recent years, there is growing concern among U.S. officials that Al Qaeda (AQ) is the much more dangerous force in the Sahel region of Africa, where the group threatens American and other allied forces. AQ in September declared it...
by Raffles
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Crew select wrong runway for take off
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Burkina Faso

Re: Crew select wrong runway for take off

What makes this worse is that the captain took off instead of correcting the error.