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by Illya Kuryakin
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: New North Star Basler Accident
Replies: 66
Views: 9343

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
Replies: 66
Views: 9343

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: 1978

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
Replies: 66
Views: 9343

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
Replies: 66
Views: 9343

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
Replies: 66
Views: 9343

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
Replies: 66
Views: 9343

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
Replies: 66
Views: 9343

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: 8812

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: 17946

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: 2349

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: 17946

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: 3723

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: 3723

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: 3723

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...
by Illya Kuryakin
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 17946

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

the throttles on a “real” DC3 are in the middle. Props on the left Which is very nice for "real" DC-3's, and would not be permitted for the Basler. With the Basler updates being approved under FAR Part 25, instead of CAR 4, it is required that the engine control location conform to FAR Part 25 stan...
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 17946

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

No idea who the crew was (don’t really care) or their background, but, the throttles on a “real” DC3 are in the middle. Props on the left.....just throwing that out there.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 17946

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

WOW The hot air. Some day I'll just land one in a swamp, then tune here to learn how I did. Illya You didn't mind all the speculation on the last dual flameout incident. Why've you got your knickers in a twist over this one? Don't fly a BT67 Shim. How do you always mention my knickers? You’re a str...
by Illya Kuryakin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 17946

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

corethatthermal wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:01 pm
Could they have made the throttle levers any taller?
These things are flown by biker wannabes. The tall throttles make the drivers think of ape hangars.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 17946

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

WOW
The hot air. Some day I'll just land one in a swamp, then tune here to learn how I did.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Sun May 12, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 5627

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

Must be important stuff in it. Therein lies a lot of the problems. People are selfish and value their easily replaceable belongings more than strangers' lives. They are willing to place others in danger if it means retrieving their toothbrush and iPad. Airlines should be compelled to stop charging ...
by Illya Kuryakin
Fri May 10, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 99
Views: 13463

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

jpilot77 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:37 pm
Nolinor is another Northern 705 that goes into basically the same places as Buffalo with a better record. But they are using cv580s and 737-200s.
Apples and oranges sport. Buffalo has a better record with their own turbo props than their Racers as well.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu May 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 99
Views: 13463

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

performance than a cheap cabin class piston twin. I have flown both and don't think that's entirely true. I think you will find far more smoking holes in the ground from cabin class twins, but a lot of those are experienced base due to loss of control by dropping below vmca. I have witnessed first ...
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu May 09, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 99
Views: 13463

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

What's their safety record compared to similar operators. First Air, Air North. Who else operates 705 up there? And don't give me the "piston engines are special". Pretty sure even Navajos are being balled up at a lower rate due to engine failures. Navajos have lower engine-out performance requirem...
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed May 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Do you check your killer items just prior to takeoff?
Replies: 37
Views: 4823

Re: Do you check your killer items just prior to takeoff?

I just call "Release the hounds" and hope she flies.
Illya

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