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5th Nov 2015, 23:18
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Posted By X-37

Possible sequence of events... . Tail section...

Possible sequence of events...
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Tail section separates...cause under debate
Rest of aircraft eventually goes into flat spin.
Sheds engines and fuselage aft of wings and lands inverted with...
17th Aug 2015, 12:03
Replies: 918
Views: 1,036,593
Posted By X-37

If the object is a B777 Flaperon then it must...

If the object is a B777 Flaperon then it must have come from MH370.
Or do Flaperons occasionally fall off 777s ?
Never knowingly had one fall off of one of mine, but then I did the outside check...
10th Aug 2015, 22:00
Replies: 147
Views: 93,003
Posted By X-37

Memories of the Tech Log entry in a Tristar..... ...

Memories of the Tech Log entry in a Tristar.....
Tailskid used
24th Mar 2015, 18:42
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,954,600
Posted By X-37

If it were due to a decompression, and an...

If it were due to a decompression, and an emergency decent was initiated before incapacitation, how come the aircraft didn't level off at 10,000ft? The crew are unlikely to dial a lower altitude. It...
7th Feb 2015, 22:04
Replies: 749
Views: 661,810
Posted By X-37

Eventually automation will replace us. We'll...

Eventually automation will replace us. We'll still be sitting there "feeding the monkey" but in the end autopilots won't shut down the wrong engine, they will recognise unreliable airspeed and deal...
16th Mar 2014, 11:21
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,383,205
Posted By X-37

D.S I can't see how you would know that the...

D.S
I can't see how you would know that the ACARS or Transponder had failed.
Retired from the 777 for ten years now so memory not so good.
16th Mar 2014, 11:18
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,383,205
Posted By X-37

Golf-Mike-Mike Yes my second attempt too. Can't...

Golf-Mike-Mike
Yes my second attempt too. Can't see how to quote.
Not electronics expert but I did fly the 777 for seven years. Maybe something as simple as dropping coffee over the centre consol...
21st Aug 2008, 13:36
Replies: 2,686
Views: 1,006,493
Posted By X-37

It's not much use speculating as to which bit...

It's not much use speculating as to which bit failed.After the failure the a/c was either unflyable or the guys were unable to fly it. The recorders should reveal which.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Mar 2008, 20:18
Replies: 1,125
Views: 115,738
Posted By X-37

aL446, you can judge in anyway you wish. The main...

aL446, you can judge in anyway you wish. The main point of my post was to say that Nothing can be ruled out yet since the AAIB dont seem to know what happened. People may be right when they say it's...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Mar 2008, 16:21
Replies: 1,125
Views: 115,738
Posted By X-37

Well Grumpy, I've had several instances of...

Well Grumpy,
I've had several instances of interference to flight deck displays on the 777 when pax were using laptops. I'm sure I'm not alone.
13th Mar 2008, 16:12
Replies: 3,239
Views: 977,432
Posted By X-37

Why are so many posts hostile to the idea of...

Why are so many posts hostile to the idea of electronic interference?
The AAIB have not ruled this out in fact they don't seem to know what caused the accident.
It could be electronic, it could be...
10th Mar 2008, 11:54
Replies: 537
Views: 74,778
Posted By X-37

I flew for BA for nearly 30 years. Apart from the...

I flew for BA for nearly 30 years. Apart from the 'Marshall Era' I have always thought that the Airline was run by idiots.
No sane person could think that striking is a good idea but what are BALPA...
1st Feb 2008, 21:42
Replies: 451
Views: 269,197
Posted By X-37

ChristiaanJ You are probably right. But...

ChristiaanJ

You are probably right. But none of us know what happened. Nothing can be discounted yet. The engines were getting fuel, but not enough. Thats all that we know here.
I keep thinking...
1st Feb 2008, 21:10
Replies: 451
Views: 269,197
Posted By X-37

Well having flown BA777s and MM and also had the...

Well having flown BA777s and MM and also had the guys as my copilots, sometimes odd things happened to the displays. On venturing into the cabin there was always someone using a laptop. I've been...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jan 2008, 15:31
Replies: 1,125
Views: 115,738
Posted By X-37

" I think most pilots would instinctively close...

" I think most pilots would instinctively close the thrust levers as they contacted the ground. But what do I know? "

In the case of BA 38 closing the thrust levers would have the same effect as...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jan 2008, 15:04
Replies: 1,125
Views: 115,738
Posted By X-37

Apparently both of the lifts in the Tower failed...

Apparently both of the lifts in the Tower failed at exactly the time of the accident.
There's something out there Scully!
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jan 2008, 13:50
Replies: 1,125
Views: 115,738
Posted By X-37

Doesnt the 400 have a similar power set up to the...

Doesnt the 400 have a similar power set up to the 777? With fly by wire connex to the FADECs n stuff?
It's been years since I flew one, cant remember.
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jan 2008, 09:51
Replies: 1,125
Views: 115,738
Posted By X-37

I have been reading some of the comments from...

I have been reading some of the comments from this and the other-thankfully-closed thread.

As a retired TriStar/400/777 Nigel can I just say AAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG...
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