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Old 18 January 2008, 08:17   #11
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Understand all the backups, but why not still call the guy a hero?
yeah the guy did well, but unless I am mistaken he had a vested interest in getting the plane down safely, namely that his arse was inside the fuselage. In those circumstances I'd do everything I could to survive.

glad It all ended up safe and sound
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Old 18 January 2008, 08:19   #12
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Of course another possibility is weather. My house was hit by a sudden massive gust of wind yeasterday - literally out of the blue. It then mentioned the possibility of tornados hitting Britain.
Well most reports do say 'loss of all power' which I take it means electrical aswell, however, I have experienced the above scenario on a flight into Toronto on the hottest day of spring they had had, where the plane fell suddenly as it was about to land. It was a 777 too, and it flew into some sort of void, where there was no lift what so ever until it was almost on the ground, scared the sh*t out of me.. although the kids loved it
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Old 18 January 2008, 10:11   #13
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yeah the guy did well, but unless I am mistaken he had a vested interest in getting the plane down safely, namely that his arse was inside the fuselage. In those circumstances I'd do everything I could to survive.

glad It all ended up safe and sound
Very true - I suppose the difference is between those that are in that situation and s**t themselves, and those that remember their training and do the job.

Hopefully I'll never have to find out which type I am !
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could possibly be a case of wind shear where turbulent air goes down, and fast causing the aircraft to drop heavily,
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According to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) at about 600ft "autothrottle demanded an increase in thrust from the two engines". After continued demands for increased thrust, and the "flight crew moving the throttle levers, the engines similarly failed to respond", the report indicated.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7196962.stm
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I was just reading that!!!

http://www.aaib.gov.uk/latest_news/a...ial_report.cfm
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Hopefully I'll never have to find out which type I am !
Cool, your a pilot, what do you fly?
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It says his occupation is search and rescue. Mebbe he's the pilot of India Juliet.
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Latest rumour is that it could be contaminated fuel. Quite how it managed to fly so many thousands of miles without a problem is still a mystery but it's not impossible I suppose.
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Latest rumour is that it could be contaminated fuel. Quite how it managed to fly so many thousands of miles without a problem is still a mystery but it's not impossible I suppose.
Well one hypothesis might be "the shit collects at the bottom of the tank then blocks the filters gradually over time and thus a problem is more likely to present after a period of usage rather than immediately after refuelling".
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