Old 29th Nov 2016, 09:27
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK
BBC World Service reporting that the aircraft had declared a fuel emergency.
The GC plotter gives a distance between Santa Cruz and Medellín of 1839 SM = 1598 NM (thank You for the correction, Portmanteau). Can somebody who knows the type say whether this is within the capabilities of a RJ85? For what it´s worth, I have talked to an RJ85 crew member years ago who said that flights between HAM and SKG (a bit above 1000SM) gave them planning problems.

Does MDE require a descent in the holding due to surrounding terrain? If not, holding while having declared a fuel emergency appears a peculiar combination.

It is a good thing that at least some survived the accident.

Last edited by Tu.114; 29th Nov 2016 at 11:29. Reason: Corrected values
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