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Air Astana flight serious problems over Lisbon

Old 11th Nov 2018, 13:39
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Air Astana flight serious problems over Lisbon

This doesn't look good..................

https://www.flightradar24.com/KZR1388/1e84fc24
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https://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=lppt

Some unconfirmed reports on twitter about planning a sea ditching

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Old 11th Nov 2018, 13:45
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Now tracking east

Looks a bit straighter now.
....those corkscrews brought Sioux City to mind. Yikes.
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Old 11th Nov 2018, 13:46
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Diverting to LPBJ Beja Airport
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Old 11th Nov 2018, 13:51
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Portuguese Airforce F-16 alongside now
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Old 11th Nov 2018, 14:07
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Now descending for landing and changed to Beja TWR. Having reported control difficulties I'm hoping they can land safely.
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Not seeing movement now. Oh geez.
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Gone from tracker
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Old 11th Nov 2018, 14:15
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No longer visible on public flight tracking. Last position was north of Beja, heading 240 at 3000.
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Old 11th Nov 2018, 14:20
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Seeing a report

It landed 19R Beja, hope correct!
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http://prntscr.com/lgzybt landed safely
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Old 11th Nov 2018, 14:21
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Spent last 6 weeks on ground

reports are this was a test flight
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Ouch! Imagine having to contend with that for an hour and a half!

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Phew - glad they made it

I listened to most of this on Lisbon APP via Live ATC - crew sounded pretty calm in view of what happened but repeated that they needed to remain VMC and had severe control difficulties.

A big thank you is due to the Portuguese F-16 pilot who was exemplarary. Very cool and spoke slowly and clearly as the language barrier was not helping. The write up is going to be something !!
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What does that flight path tell our experts here?
Elevator issues I guess? Noticing the constant left turn/corkscrews I wondered about rudder, and/or engine thrust....

But what a harrowing ride! So glad all safe.
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Old 11th Nov 2018, 15:24
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FR24 reporting that the tracking was using MLAT so it's possible that the flight was not quite as unstable as shown.
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Old 11th Nov 2018, 16:21
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According a friend in Beja AFB, some crew guys are receiving medical assistance due some minor issues...wow, what an hell of a rollercoaster.
People around Santarem area (district around Alverca, where it departed) reported a strange plane in the sky doing some sharp turns and weird ups and downs....that above graphic tends to confirm it,,,,great air manship and awesome team work by portuguese ATC, Portugal AF and Scramble F16 pilots.
FPL towards Minsk at Belarus for a stop onwards to Kazak. She did a C-Check at Alvercas OGMA and it was the ferry flight to its base, six onboard.
Pic by Rui Cambraia just after landing at LPBJ...later ill try to post a video of her "crazy" landing.

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Old 11th Nov 2018, 16:34
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Any remembrance...
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Old 11th Nov 2018, 16:48
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No Acceptance Flight ?
So they set off on their ferry flight home with six people on board without anyone having conducted an acceptance flight ?
Anyone know if that's normal ?
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Old 11th Nov 2018, 16:52
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Im not saying she didnt make an acc flt before...
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