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Air Canada A320 accident at Halifax

Old 4th Apr 2017, 17:38
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Hmmm?

Air Canada lawsuit accuses Airbus of negligence in Halifax crash landing | CTV News
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Old 4th Apr 2017, 19:18
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CYA

This is just Air Canada doing a little CYA to help off set all the money that will be awarded to the passengers.
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Old 4th Apr 2017, 20:59
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"Instead, the aircraft descended at a steeper angle than expected and touched down short of the runway."
I understand that Air Canada is now changing their SOP's to demand their pilots be in their seats and watching the Airbus magic box fly the airplane in case the magic box gets it wrong and tries to land short...in which case the pilots are required to take over and fly it to the runway.
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Old 8th Apr 2017, 23:11
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Has any major airline ever done this before?
Airbus and Boeing takes one on the chin every so often , and improves.
Going to court claiming neglect is rather pommpus!
" We have flown this aircraft for some time now, and we dont fully understand it. This crew shure did not. oh , and can sommeone PLEASE explain what the NON in non-precision is all aboot, eeh!"

Did Bob and Dough McKenzy just join AC. " Take off, Eeh!!"
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 01:44
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I understand the carrier can modify an AB to have a "Boeing Switch" in a prominent place on the pedestal panel.
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 02:08
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It is a standard fit. The marking is little obscured, however, labelled "TOGA".
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 02:42
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When they touched down before the runway and started clearing the approach lights out of the way did the automatic voice prompt say " Retards "
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 10:51
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Oui, certainement..
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Old 9th Apr 2017, 11:41
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As a former Airbus instructor I find it a bit 'disappointing' to say the least that these accidents keep happening. A bit of application in terms of really learning and understanding the systems / automation coupled with professional discipline should keep you safe. But yet, still it happens...
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 01:48
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If an Asian carrier does it , poor standards, low hour pilots , not enough time in the bush. When AC does it , let's blame airbus for screwing up an NPA
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 22:33
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I know whose pilots I'd want at the helm on a dark and stormy night with an NPA between me and my destination.
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 03:36
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Do tell, inquiring minds want to know!
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 14:32
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I know whose pilots I'd want at the helm on a dark and stormy night with an NPA between me and my destination.
Ken Borek's?
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 15:49
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Maybe the lot that made a good positive touchdown in Jamaica
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Old 17th May 2017, 07:37
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TSB Media Advisory

"The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will hold a news conference on 18 May 2017 to make public its investigation report (A15H0002) into the 29 March 2015 collision with terrain involving Air Canada Flight 624 at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Nova Scotia."

When: 18 May 2017 10:00 a.m. Atlantic Daylight Time (9am Eastern / 1pm UTC)
Where: Four Points by Sheraton, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The event will be broadcast live on TSB's YouTube channel.

Link: TSB Media Advisory
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Old 17th May 2017, 12:05
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I suspect the report is going to say the ground came out of nowhere and hit Air Canada's Airbus 320. )-:
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Old 18th May 2017, 14:13
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Originally Posted by Jet Jockey A4 View Post
I suspect the report is going to say the ground came out of nowhere and hit Air Canada's Airbus 320. )-:
Apparently pax should 'dress for the weather'.
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Old 18th May 2017, 14:51
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http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-re...2/A15H0002.pdf

Here is a link to the accident report from TSB.
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Old 18th May 2017, 16:22
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On first read a rather well prepared report with no window washing. What I find rather sobering is the number of uncovered shortcomings both on the side of the airport and the operator, many of which were not a contributing cause and would have remained unnoticed were not for the accident.
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Old 18th May 2017, 16:48
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Archived news conference (presentation starts at the 24:25 minute mark):

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