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Russian airliner crashes shortly after take off

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posted on Feb, 16 2018 @ 02:37 PM
a reply to: Salander

Twenty three degrees and snowing.

IF they saw that and weren't mistaken. If they did see fire, I'm willing to bet it was after they were on the way down.

posted on Feb, 16 2018 @ 02:42 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58

No reported ceiling, no reported visibility?

23 degrees C? I guess the Russians are using degrees F?

I've flown Cessnas in the snow marginal VFR.

Sooner or later the Russians will figure out what happened.

posted on Feb, 16 2018 @ 02:45 PM
The rules are:

In regards to AF447, that was all on the pilots. The pitot tube did freeze which disconnected the auto pilot and put the Airbus into alternate law. The most junior pilot was flying at that point and was already freaking because of the weather and he put the aircraft into a steep climb and later held the aircraft in a post stall attitude. The pitot tube started working again in plenty of time to fly the aircraft but the junior pilot stalled it into the water. There is a transcript several places to hear what happened.

In this case it appears the static port was not frozen. I don't know if these have GPS, I assume with a flight director they do, but with GPS they would have a general idea they have an instrument problem if the ground speed is 230kts and the wind speed is 20kts then they have at least 210kts airspeed.


posted on Feb, 16 2018 @ 03:41 PM
a reply to: Salander

No, they use C, I converted it previously. And I no longer have the rest of the weather data handy.

Metars Data took all of five seconds to find though.
edit on 2/16/2018 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 16 2018 @ 04:19 PM

originally posted by: GBP/JPY
a reply to: Woody510yep,

Absolutely. Woody510...and you F4guy up there ...I have a hundred questions for ya.//...and we need a periscope camera to see the blind spots.....I'm all about avionics and entering a landing pattern on a non-controlled tricky to see and be seen for the general aviation bunch

Entering the pattern would be simple and safe if everyone would just follow the standard entry set out in the AIM. 45 degree entry to the appropriate downwind. The problem is just those people who think they are too important to follow the rules, and just fly a 15 mile straight in, or do some other non-standard pattern.

posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 08:30 AM
An experienced crew, using the same data in the flight simulator, was able to assess the situation, disconnect the autopilot, and safely land the simulator.

posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 04:07 PM

in line with the operating manual

Things that make you go Hhhhmmmmmm.

posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 04:15 PM
a reply to: Blackfinger

With the way crew coordination has reverted to the 70s lately, not really.

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