PPRuNe Forums - View Single Post - Jet goes down on its way to Medellin, Colombia
Old 3rd Dec 2016, 01:04
  #532 (permalink)  
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Birmingham, UK
Posts: 57
"Personally wondering if the "leaked" FPL is genuine or just a hoax

Seems a but unlikely to me that Fuel Endurance and Estimated En route time would exactly equal the same figure, and i am finding it hard to understand how an experienced pilot would be ok departing like that.

Im sure there is more to this than just flying direct, surely there was some kind of fuel stop planned that didn't happen for whatever reason"

Yes, there was indeed meant to be a stop for refuelling, but because the plane was late taking off, the refuelling stop wasn't possible because it was scheduled to take place at an airport that doesn't operate at night-time.
AndyJS is offline