Originally posted by ShatteredSkies
. . . . reduced thrust. As well some mishaps may be due to human error such as, not deicing an aircraft at all or not enough.
I'm not sure what any of that has to do with entropy, . .
TWA Flight 800 accident, July 17, 1996.
The surface weather observation taken about 2051 at JFK:
Wind 9 knots, visibility 10 miles, few clouds at 10,000 feet, temperature 80 gr.F. Review of meteorological data revealed no record of significant
meteorological conditions in the area or at the time of the accident.
The "Arrow of Time"
Time about 20:19 - The airplane became airborne.
Time 20:25:41 - Boston ARTCC: "TWA 800 climb and maintain [19,000 feet] and expedite trough [15,000 feet]."
Time 20:27:47 - The airplane reached its assignated altitude.
- Fuel weathering, or cavitation, or nucleate boiling.
Time about 20:30 - Engines № 1, № 2 and № 3 power loss, lose height.
Time 20:30:15 - Boston ARTCC: "TWA800 climb and maintain [15,000 feet].”
The captain: "climb thrust!"
Time 20:30:25 - The captain: "climb thrust!"
Time 20:30:35 - The flight engineer: "power's set!" (on fire?)
Time 20:30:42 - Movement in the cockpit, explosion.
The CVR recorded a "very loud sound".
Time 20:31:12 - The CVR recording ended.
Time 20:32:10 - Arrow of time vanishes.