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Pilot fatigue led to SuperJet crash landing

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posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 08:31 AM
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A Sukhoi SuperJet crash landed in Iceland in 2013, after a fatigued pilot advanced the wrong throttle during single engine go around testing.

The crew was performing Cat IIIa certification, and had gotten plenty of rest the night before, but various delays had pushed them beyond their allotted duty day. Tests for the day included a single engine go around in a crosswind.

The crew had performed seven touch and go and go around tests, and had moved to runway 11 for the crosswind test. The crew had briefed an approach with an engine shutdown at 25 feet, but the starboard throttle wasn't closed until 10 feet. This let the landing gear contact the runway, automatically disengaging the autothrottle. The pilot set the right throttle to go around power and ordered the gear retracted. The aircraft eventually settled on to the runway with the gear up and slid over 150 feet.

www.flightglobal.com...




posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 08:42 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

They were lucky to walk away from that one.

The jet wasn't so lucky. Wonder if that'll buff out:




posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 08:49 AM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

Eight or ten thousand coats of wax and you won't even notice it.
edit on 3/30/2016 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Nah! That looks like a job for Bondo.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 09:36 AM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

Bondo fixes anything.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 10:10 AM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

Love that Russian toughness...

I'm reminded of a NOVA episode I watched as a kid about the (immediately post-soviet) Russian air force. There was a clip of a Mig-29 landing on it's engine nacelles, only to be jacked up off the runway to have its gear lowered so it could fly again.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 10:11 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Same with JB weld...



posted on Apr, 13 2016 @ 12:19 PM
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Iceland has called on Sukhoi, the EASA, and the Interstate Aviation Committee to redesign the escape slides on the SuperJet as a result of this accident. The crew failed to arm them before takeoff, but once they were deployed, the forward right slide twisted and blew under the nose of the aircraft. There were 18-21 knot crosswinds that day. Under EASA certification rules, the slides are required to be able to handle up to 25 knots, "at the most critical angle" without problems.



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