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by Illya Kuryakin
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: It might be best to get a top up enroute
Replies: 39
Views: 6904

Re: It might be best to get a top up enroute

I've never had too much fuel. Ever.
Cheers
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Bearskin Crash — FEB 25, 2020 — Dryden, ON
Replies: 16
Views: 5670

Re: Bearskin Crash — FEB 25, 2020 — Dryden, ON

That wouldn't explain the lack of brakes though. Realistically the nosewheel steering system and brake system is completely separate, although stranger things have happened. Then again, just the brakes wouldn't be enough to overwrite a faulty nose wheel steering, which might give the illusion of no...
by Illya Kuryakin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 16938

Re: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)

I think the bottom line from what I have heard on the thread is that it may not be wise to circle a heavy turbine DC-3 in significant icing. Therefore, come up with an alternate plan. If a straight-in approach can't be safely done, divert to an alternate. Okay. I'll quote. The cielings were low. So...
by Illya Kuryakin
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 16938

Re: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)

goingnowherefast wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:47 pm
Stall the plane at 300', does that count as a CFIT or loss of control?
This didn't stall at 300 feet (where'd that idea come from?) it was flown into the ground.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 16938

Re: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)

I think the bottom line from what I have heard on the thread is that it may not be wise to circle a heavy turbine DC-3 in significant icing. Therefore, come up with an alternate plan. If a straight-in approach can't be safely done, divert to an alternate. Okay. I'll quote. The cielings were low. So...
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 16938

Re: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)

While Pelmet sometimes likes to make things more complicated than they are, hi comment about the legal way not always being the best (or words to that end, I don't do quotes) are bang on.
Take this for what it's worth:
Legal is NOT always safe.
Safe is NOT always legal.
Cheers
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 16938

Re: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)

could be toast but the ID plate alone they could resurrect it. and really at over 7 million canadian you say it's not worth it if basler were to buy the salvage -- I wonder -- wx was a factor but not the cause. “Weather was a factor” is nothing but a cheap excuse. They new the weather when they too...
by Illya Kuryakin
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 16938

Re: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)

pelmet wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:05 pm
valleyboy wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:48 pm
could be toast but the ID plate alone they could resurrect it. and really at over 7 million canadian you say it's not worth it if basler were to buy the salvage -- I wonder -- wx was a factor but not the cause.
What was the cause?
Um, it hit the ground
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 16938

Re: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)

Salvage?
It's "TOAST" kids. The work involved would far outweigh the cost of another airframe. Perhaps some parts. Maybe.
Now everybody take a deep breath and STOP PUSHING WEATHER!!!!!
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 16938

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

DKTR wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:06 am
i am no TSB investigator nor a TC inspector but the answer to all their questions is:

COMPANY CULTURE
Best first post ever.
Used to deal with the “get er done” mindset for years. Toss all the technical horse 💩 around all you want...bottom line? Yup, you hit it.
Cheers
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 16938

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

The other one was surface contamination picked up before takeoff. That was never confirmed, NTSB came up with that because they could not explain it. No proof of contamination was found. I still believe there was another cause. The Basler conversion has some ugly characteristics. It will carry a sh...
by Illya Kuryakin
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 16938

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

Jean-Pierre wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:38 pm
Are these aircraft GPS equip? How can they be 300m off course?
Because they weren't doing an approach. They were trying to land looking out the window? Wasn't there.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2004 Pelee Island Georgian Express Van crash now in court
Replies: 15
Views: 2089

Re: 2004 Pelee Island Georgian Express Van crash now in court

I remember it as if it were yesterday. Everyone involved should serve jail time. I know Caravans. I know what they're like in ice.
Family needs a mouth piece in court. PM me.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 16938

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

If they weren't aligned with the runway maybe airframe icing and loss of control were a factor again. Nope. Just hit the ground while wandering around trying to orientate themselves. Tops weren't high, and an RB67 can easily handle inflight ice. The other one was surface contamination picked up bef...
by Illya Kuryakin
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 16938

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

Is it just me, or do the ads that pop up between every post make this site almost unusable?
Flew over the sight yesterday. About 300 meters south of the threshold for 08? Headed 80 or so degrees to the south. Nowhere near lined up. Freight can wait.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 16938

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

AC was seen circling overhead. Guy I talked to said “it was really low, and misty” verbatim. Pushing weather seems to be the inescapable truth on this one.
Don’t, as an industry, ever think we’ll learn.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 16938

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

Freight is great. Can always go tmrw. Been involved with ops I wouldn't touch today. DC3s on skis. Some very nasty WX. Inadequately maintained equipment. No GPS. Not many NDBs. Never saw 3 prangs in that time period. Something is very wrong here. It's 2019. Pushing not required. Great machines. Expe...
by Illya Kuryakin
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident (Number 3)
Replies: 116
Views: 16938

Re: New North Star Basler Accident

Heard somebody miss Wannawoman about 9:30, so WX might not have been great.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?
Replies: 88
Views: 9750

Re: Cherokee Six missing near Kingston?

PilotDAR wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:02 am
I was landing at the Island on Porter last night at the time of the accident. As we descended, we broke out through a mixture of snow and rain, so I speculate the weather may not have been welcoming in the Kingston area either.
After all, Kingston always shares its weather with Toronto Island.
by Illya Kuryakin
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 18803

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

For autoignition to work at all, it has to be on.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A320 lands with 260kg of fuel on board...
Replies: 12
Views: 2500

Re: A320 lands with 260kg of fuel on board...

Once the wheels hit the pavement, 260 kg is bags of fuel. Well done.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 18803

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

goingnowherefast wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:53 am
If the condition lever story were true, wouldn't the ignitions relight the engines? Sure it would probably wreck the turbines, but at least there would be power again. Not sure how the ignition system works on a Basler.
Now that was insightful. The last sentence sums it up nicely though.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air crash in US
Replies: 26
Views: 3892

Re: King Air crash in US

Also... the fact that we are using accidents from ten years ago as Illya mentioned to slag the skills of modern pilots practically defines irony. Let's see if I have this right? You think the Air France Swim Team accident was too long ago to be relevant in today's world? It's now okay, that a crew ...
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air crash in US
Replies: 26
Views: 3892

Re: King Air crash in US

I have many hours in both the Beech King Air 200, the B200 and the 350, both as a pilot, training pilot, check pilot and groundschool instructor and I have seen this scene so often it really makes me wonder. There is a major misconception about the rudder boost system installed in the Beech King Ai...
by Illya Kuryakin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air crash in US
Replies: 26
Views: 3892

Re: King Air crash in US

In the Wichita crash, the NTSB concluded that the pilot had likely identified the wrong engine as having failed and applied the wrong rudder, which greatly worsened the roll, resulting in the crash into the occupied FlightSafety building. And applied the wrong rudder... think about that for a minut...

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