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Old 15th May 2007, 20:26
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Can somebody explain the "MK moment"?
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Old 16th May 2007, 11:35
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Flyby797,

MK Airlines (a cargo carrier) lost a 747-200SF with the loss of seven crew at Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2005.

The report by Transport Canada concluded that fatigue - on the part of the operating crew and others - was a contributing factor, as was lack of oversight by the Ghanaian aviation authorities, rapid growth of the company and flight crew turnover leading to a shortage of flight crew and a failure to follow company SOPs with a lack of company and regulatory enforcement. (see especially points 3.1 5-8; 3.2 6-12, 14, 16.

The report noted that it was not the first time in the preceding few years in which MK had lost an aircraft. The report as a whole makes for very sobering reading and should be required reading for scheduling/rostering people and their bean-counter masters.
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Old 17th May 2007, 05:15
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I would have thought it was the regulatory authority that determined what was logged and how. It's not for the airline to decide!

Correct me if I'm wrong (but I don't think so).
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Thanks a lot Taildragger. Very instructive document.
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