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12th May 2012, 12:22
Replies: 6
Views: 2,357
Posted By barrymung

Update: Witnesses report seeing a "Light...

Update: Witnesses report seeing a "Light aircraft" ditch in the sea about "5 miles" off Totland. Coastguard searching the site.
12th May 2012, 12:17
Replies: 6
Views: 2,357
Posted By barrymung

Plane down in Solent

Unconfirmed rumours on local channels of a plane down in the Solent.

No further details known at this point in time.
18th Nov 2010, 21:20
Replies: 1,964
Views: 1,122,067
Posted By barrymung

Much has been said about the failure of the...

Much has been said about the failure of the engine. However, not much has been said about the failure of the cowling itself.

I thought the cowling was supposed to prevent parts of the engine...
4th Nov 2010, 23:43
Replies: 1,964
Views: 1,122,067
Posted By barrymung

Question: What is the failure rate of Trent...

Question: What is the failure rate of Trent engines, versus the failure rate of this particular model?

Given the number of hours the entire A380 fleet has flown, surely a single failure if this...
4th Nov 2010, 23:37
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Views: 1,122,067
Posted By barrymung

As others have said most likely a random, albeit...

As others have said most likely a random, albeit unfortunate, failure.

What for Airbus and the A380 now? Obviously, the image of the A380 and Rolls is now severely damaged and the 'feel' created...
19th Jun 2009, 21:39
Replies: 129
Views: 49,557
Posted By barrymung

That is true although obviously the probability...

That is true although obviously the probability increases with increased age.

So long as Pilots are given regular medical checks and their are emergency plans in place (ie a second pilot) then the...
19th Jun 2009, 21:36
Replies: 129
Views: 49,557
Posted By barrymung

I raised a similar question earlier, given the...

I raised a similar question earlier, given the level of automation on a 777, would it *really* be "difficult" to land?

I'd consider the plane was designed for a "one pilot down" type of emergency...
15th Jun 2009, 19:41
Replies: 24
Views: 3,031
Posted By barrymung

It'll probably hurt Airbus in the short term. As...

It'll probably hurt Airbus in the short term. As the recession bites airlines will cancel or delay new aircraft.

However, long term Airbus will undoubtably win. As the recession lifts more and...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jun 2009, 20:50
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,861,159
Posted By barrymung

meekmok, you know what I mean! Using your...

meekmok, you know what I mean!

Using your parachute analogy, you wouldn't jump out of a plane with a main chute and reserve which were both packed by the same guy, would you..?
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jun 2009, 20:47
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,861,159
Posted By barrymung

Well, something catastrophic obviously happened!

Well, something catastrophic obviously happened!
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jun 2009, 20:43
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,861,159
Posted By barrymung

If all Pitot tubes are essentially identical, why...

If all Pitot tubes are essentially identical, why have airbus stated they need replacement?

There's either a slight difference in design or a problem with manufacture, which means that these new...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jun 2009, 20:36
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,861,159
Posted By barrymung

The aircraft needs two identical-ish engines for...

The aircraft needs two identical-ish engines for stable flight. The pitot tubes, however are somewhat different.

I fail to see the logic in using three identical tubes, purportedly for safety...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jun 2009, 08:40
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,861,159
Posted By barrymung

I agree. In a lot of respects a more "hands...

I agree.

In a lot of respects a more "hands on" type of plane is better, not least that the pilot actually has to fly the thing!

However, you can't stand in the way of progress and increased...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jun 2009, 21:30
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,861,159
Posted By barrymung

Safety Concern, you yourself said that at least...

Safety Concern, you yourself said that at least one of the error messages was inconsistent with a blocked Pitot. There was also talk of a "faulty antenna" message, again inconsistent with a blocket...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jun 2009, 21:24
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,861,159
Posted By barrymung

Safety concern, I realise MOST of the error...

Safety concern, I realise MOST of the error messages are consistent with faulty speed indicators. What concerns me are those error messages that are unrelated to blocked pitots..what caused them?
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jun 2009, 21:00
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,861,159
Posted By barrymung

I have never heard of a blocked pitot causing an...

I have never heard of a blocked pitot causing an antenna fault, for example..
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jun 2009, 20:52
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,861,159
Posted By barrymung

"Swedish steve" I'm not jumping to any...

"Swedish steve" I'm not jumping to any convclusions, just asking for clarification as to how blocked pitot tubes can be responsible for the stream of error messages that were sent.

The conclusion...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jun 2009, 19:34
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,861,159
Posted By barrymung

Whilst I can see that blocked pitot tubes could...

Whilst I can see that blocked pitot tubes could cause all manner of spurious error messages, I fail to believe it'd cause things like "TCAS fault due to antenna fault" or even "failure of gyros".
4th Jun 2009, 18:33
Replies: 947
Views: 1,049,616
Posted By barrymung

QUOTE: "There are a lot of theory's and one of...

QUOTE: "There are a lot of theory's and one of them at least is likely to be correct. One that keeps getting dismissed too quickly is the b word."

I personally don't buy into the bomb theory. The...
4th Jun 2009, 18:29
Replies: 947
Views: 1,049,616
Posted By barrymung

It has been stated that one "expert" said that...

It has been stated that one "expert" said that there could not have been an explosion on board due to unburned patches of kerosine on the sea. Yet eye witness reports from pilots suggest that there...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jun 2009, 19:35
Replies: 40
Views: 10,316
Posted By barrymung

If a composite structure gets hit by lightning,...

If a composite structure gets hit by lightning, the charge will tend to make its way through the carbon fibre and spark towards the nearest metal structure WITHIN that part of the body. This is fact....
Forum: Tech Log
1st Jun 2009, 20:52
Replies: 40
Views: 10,316
Posted By barrymung

QUOTE: "Remember, an airplane acts as a FARADAYS...

QUOTE: "Remember, an airplane acts as a FARADAYS cage whereby the electronic loads stay on the outside of the cage!"

Not when it's got panels made of carbon fibre, it ain't!!

Lighning will jump...
1st Jun 2009, 18:27
Replies: 947
Views: 1,049,616
Posted By barrymung

For what it's worth ACARS is a fairly primitive...

For what it's worth ACARS is a fairly primitive digital system, invented in the 1970's and works in a similar way to Telex.
Forum: Tech Log
1st Jun 2009, 17:26
Replies: 40
Views: 10,316
Posted By barrymung

Reply to #203: I hope it's not a fuel tank...

Reply to #203:

I hope it's not a fuel tank explosion either! :eek:

I have worked within the EMC field for some years and was only last week reading about the (theoretical) problems faced by...
1st Jun 2009, 17:05
Replies: 947
Views: 1,049,616
Posted By barrymung

Assuming that reports are true and there was also...

Assuming that reports are true and there was also cabin depressurisation, it appears as though there was a fairly catastrophic structural failure of some sort.

The A330/A340 differs from a lot of...
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