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16th May 2019, 07:11
Replies: 185
Views: 142,509
Posted By McGinty

US administration blames foreign pilots for 737 Max crashes

The Washington Post is reporting that top US administration officials are blaming the pilots for the two 737 Max crashes. The paper quotes them as saying that "...the problem isnít that Boeing put a...
11th Mar 2019, 20:39
Replies: 17
Views: 8,884
Posted By McGinty

Saudia Airlines 777 diverts back home to pick up forgotten baby

Various news outlets are reporting that a Saudia flight to Malaysia turned around to pick up a baby that a female passenger left behind in the waiting area at Jeddah airport....
7th Mar 2019, 03:48
Replies: 921
Views: 2,172,742
Posted By McGinty

In the second video it does look to me as well as...

In the second video it does look to me as well as if the plane begins to pull up a little. At that speed of descent such a manoeuvre would likely tear the wings off if the ground had not intervened...
8th Nov 2018, 02:50
Replies: 48
Views: 30,084
Posted By McGinty

Miracle that there was no fire, given that they...

Miracle that there was no fire, given that they must have had enough fuel for quite a diversion if needed.
27th Sep 2018, 22:36
Replies: 48
Views: 15,658
Posted By McGinty

Falcon 50 crash at Greenville, South Carolina

The Daily Mail is reporting that the two pilots have died in a landing overrun accident at Greenville, South Carolina....
24th Apr 2018, 07:43
Replies: 141
Views: 25,123
Posted By McGinty

British Airways flight BA0001 from London City to...

British Airways flight BA0001 from London City to JFK clears US Customs in Shannon. Presumably, a BA flight attendant giving you an apple after the Irish stopover would not be inducing you to commit...
24th Apr 2018, 07:15
Replies: 86
Views: 81,592
Posted By McGinty

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has...

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has issued an investigation report (A17C0146) into this crash. It states in part that:

During the descent, the aircraft encountered icing conditions and...
18th Apr 2018, 02:31
Replies: 460
Views: 445,176
Posted By McGinty

The 7 minute CBC Radio interview with Marty...

The 7 minute CBC Radio interview with Marty Martinez can be heard via the following URL. 'This plane is going down': Passenger describes moments leading up to emergency landing | CBC Radio...
18th Apr 2018, 02:26
Replies: 460
Views: 445,176
Posted By McGinty

In an interview on CBC Radio, the passenger...

In an interview on CBC Radio, the passenger Martinez said that the unfortunate lady in the seat next to the window did have her seatbelt on. He said that a male passenger forward of her seat came...
15th Dec 2017, 20:37
Replies: 86
Views: 81,592
Posted By McGinty

In the last picture above, am I right in seeing...

In the last picture above, am I right in seeing that the two remaining propellers are bent in opposite directions? If so, then no engine power as the plane crashed? The wing has been propped up by...
1st Oct 2017, 17:16
Replies: 554
Views: 535,564
Posted By McGinty

Fuller ATC coverage here ...

Fuller ATC coverage here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrbxtVPY0rE
1st Oct 2017, 06:59
Replies: 554
Views: 535,564
Posted By McGinty

Partial Goose Bay ATC recording here ...

Partial Goose Bay ATC recording here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCKg4zObV_U
10th Jul 2017, 07:34
Replies: 12
Views: 5,243
Posted By McGinty

The absence of really bad aviation news

As a long time observer of this Rumours & News thread on Pprune, let me say how wonderful it has been over the last 6 months or so to see how little activity there has been on this thread compared to...
2nd Jan 2017, 20:27
Replies: 173
Views: 104,183
Posted By McGinty

I agree with the mass hysteria suspicion The fact...

I agree with the mass hysteria suspicion The fact that no passengers were involved when there were 400 of them on board the 380 and yet none reported any symptoms is simply not a sustainable alibi...
4th Nov 2016, 17:52
Replies: 173
Views: 104,183
Posted By McGinty

In the UK, today's Daily Telegraph has an article...

In the UK, today's Daily Telegraph has an article entitled "British Airways accused of 'shamefully' downgrading toxic fume events." The article contains a recording of the ATC interactions with the...
30th Oct 2016, 01:31
Replies: 173
Views: 104,183
Posted By McGinty

OK, the cabin crew did all leave, but only after...

OK, the cabin crew did all leave, but only after fire officers and paramedics and maybe BA ground staff were on board. So it is not really a matter of them abandoning the passengers on an otherwise...
29th Oct 2016, 04:42
Replies: 173
Views: 104,183
Posted By McGinty

Why no formal investigation?

Pardon my ignorance, but should not a formal investigation of this incident have been initiated by the relevant Canadian aviation authority? If a plane that was supposed to overfly one's country...
9th Sep 2015, 17:24
Replies: 741
Views: 716,436
Posted By McGinty

No one seems to have yet noted that the starboard...

No one seems to have yet noted that the starboard engine was not shut down at the time the evacuation began. The engine exhaust can be seen to be blowing smoke behind the plane in those videos that...
Forum: Cabin Crew
7th Aug 2015, 17:27
Replies: 390
Views: 1,520,161
Posted By McGinty

The Daily Mail article is interestingly timed,...

The Daily Mail article is interestingly timed, given the current set of obituaries and praise of Cilla Black. This thread shows a side of Cilla Black that the Daily Mail would like to highlight, but...
26th Mar 2015, 22:27
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,972,009
Posted By McGinty

Would the CVR have retained some of the cockpit...

Would the CVR have retained some of the cockpit voices from the end of the downward leg? Or would taxiing time have resulted in that being overwritten?
26th Mar 2015, 17:31
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,972,009
Posted By McGinty

Cost reduction in low cost airlines comes at the...

Cost reduction in low cost airlines comes at the expense of increased stress on pilots. A previous post mentions the Colgan crash - here is a section about that crash that I wrote in a case study...
26th Mar 2015, 02:50
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,972,009
Posted By McGinty

If this horrific scenario described by the NYT is...

If this horrific scenario described by the NYT is true (and I sincerely hope this is a case of rotten journalism), then the passengers at the front of the plane would have been recording the...
24th Mar 2015, 17:49
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,972,009
Posted By McGinty

The hypoxia theory is very plausible. But would...

The hypoxia theory is very plausible. But would not the pilots recover somewhat as the plane descended below 14,000 feet or so? Would the 5 to 6 minutes with low oxygen be sufficient to actually...
26th Jul 2014, 00:31
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,028,620
Posted By McGinty

Just trying to figure out why the paint is still...

Just trying to figure out why the paint is still on the shrapnel-peppered aircraft skin attached to the rearmost cockpit window frame, and the paint is totally burnt off the skin below the forward...
25th Jul 2014, 20:20
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,028,620
Posted By McGinty

Yea, I was thinking the same thing - the...

Yea, I was thinking the same thing - the penetration could have come from the top port side where the rest of the shrapnel marks seem to be, then the plane flew into the speeding heat-ball from the...
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