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by pelmet
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kelowna icon a5
Replies: 24
Views: 2936

Re: Kelowna icon a5

Here is an example with a different type on how this can happen......change of plans...….. C-GJIB, an amateur built Searey amphibious aircraft, had taken off from a grass field and was flying over Conestogo Lake taking photographs of the local area. The landing gear was down as the pilot's intention...
by pelmet
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Russia's 4th Richest Woman Killed In Freak Private Jet Crash
Replies: 23
Views: 2509

Re: Russia's 4th Richest Woman Killed In Freak Private Jet Crash

Based on radar information and statements from witnesses, the pilot's approach to the airport was unstabilized. He descended below the minimum descent altitude of 440 ft, and, after breaking through the fog about 100 ft agl, the airplane reentered the fog and completed a 360° right turn near the ap...
by pelmet
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jet fuel in piston aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 2337

Re: Jet fuel in piston aircraft

This why it is best to check right away that the right fuel has been chosen by the refueler. Same thing happened to me just the other day in terms of confirming fuel type. Didn't check the type of fuel listed on the side of the truck until he was almost done. It really should be the first thing that...
by pelmet
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Trudeau's Airplane
Replies: 21
Views: 2579

Re: Trudeau's Airplane

"Trudeau's campaign plane mishap The election got off the a flying start even if Mr Trudeau's plane was grounded by a scraped wing on the first day of the campaign. It was not unprecedented in Canadian election history - something similar happened to Mr Trudeau's father, former prime minister Pierr...
by pelmet
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beware of planes holding short of the gate
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Re: Beware of planes holding short of the gate

There had never been an A340 fit to gate 64 at that time and YVR were in charge, and due to the terminal expansion they wanted to fit bigger aircraft to it. The BA A380 as well as various B77W's, and A350's routinely use 64 with a much larger span and fuselage length. The A340 at the time was just ...
by pelmet
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Beware of planes holding short of the gate
Replies: 4
Views: 547

Beware of planes holding short of the gate

If you have a large wingspan(not including 747-8/A380), how can you tell if you will clear the tails of the aircraft at the gates? When none of the aircraft is crossing over the painted ramp boundary. You can see it in this picture at the O'Hare southeast cargo area. https://www.google.ca/search?q=c...
by pelmet
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Trudeau's Airplane
Replies: 21
Views: 2579

Re: Trudeau's Airplane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMigXnXMhQ4

Day-O, Dayy-o. Daylight come and me crash dee bus.


Ok folks. watch the news and the give me your best line that Trudeau might have sung at his big party in high school. Daylight come and me..............
by pelmet
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Make sure the pilot has set the park brake
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

Re: Make sure the pilot has set the park brake

"C-FNNQ a Boeing B777-300 aircraft operated by Air Canada was conducting flight AC880 from Charles de Gaulle (LFPG) Paris to Lester B. Pearson Intl (CYYZ) Toronto. During the push back at LFPG, the tow bar fuse broke. The ground personnel agent tried to remove the tow bar, however the aircraft move...
by pelmet
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Watch your drinks
Replies: 10
Views: 4606

Re: Watch your drinks

Just shows why you need to be really, really careful...... "G-TCCF, an Airbus 330-200 aircraft operated by Thomas Cook Airlines, was conducting Condor Airlines flight CFG116 from Frankfurt/Rhein-Main (EDDF), Germany to Cancún Intl (MMUN), Mexico. During cruise flight, liquid was inadvertently spill...
by pelmet
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Atlas Air 767
Replies: 65
Views: 11397

Re: Atlas Air 767

Looks like inadvertent TOGA activation and the FO thinking they were about to stall. He then pushed to a 40 degree nose down attitude. The captain yanked so hard back on his control column that it disconnected from the elevators. Once they were below the cloud deck the FO tried to recover but it wa...
by pelmet
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Oopsy poopsy
Replies: 6
Views: 1355

Re: Oopsy poopsy

The 72 is more prone to a tail strike than a 42. The guy pulled aft on the control column significantly in the flare......bad idea. A firm landing on the mains is preferable, possibly assisted by a temporary increase in power if an undesirable sink rate is encountered. Similar for most long body typ...
by pelmet
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Swoop OTP
Replies: 8
Views: 2866

Re: Swoop OTP

I passed through a terminal recently which had a lot of Swoop flights and almost all were delayed including one to Vegas by 12 hours. Then the overnight to Montreal was cancelled due to lack of crew. Hmmm. This explains it a bit..... https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/swoop-cancelled-flights-air-pass...
by pelmet
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Red arrows at TIAS today
Replies: 11
Views: 1176

Re: Red arrows at TIAS today

Yes. Saw the Red Arrows. Nice show. Have now seen the arrows, the French team, Italians, Snowbirds, Australian, and the two American teams. Favourite is a tie between all the European/Snowbirds, followed by the Americans. The Aussies unfortunately have turboprops which are just too slow, even if the...
by pelmet
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards
Replies: 38
Views: 4182

Re: Damaging an engine by turning the prop backwards

With a lot of small aircraft now being powered by Rotax 9 series engines (912, 914, 915), I think it is important to point out that the manufacturer specifically states that its engines should not turned opposite direction. Thanks. From the point of view of preventing an accidental start, it won't ...
by pelmet
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Make sure the pilot has set the park brake
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

Re: Make sure the pilot has set the park brake

Another risk for groundcrew..... C-FOBV, a float-equipped de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver aircraft operated by Sapawe Air Ltd., was conducting a flight from Eva Lake (CKO2), ON to Cache Lake, ON. During taxi after landing, the pilot shut down the engine and coasted to the dock. Upon docking, a Park Staff ...
by pelmet
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Float Ops - Watch Those Wires
Replies: 0
Views: 334

Float Ops - Watch Those Wires

C-GSDX a Bushcaddy R-120 homebuilt aircraft operated by the owner/pilot was conducting a flight from a private lake to New Germany Water aerodrome (CCA2), NS with one pilot and one passenger on board. While on approach to landing the pilot descended early and struck unmarked powerlines crossing the ...
by pelmet
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Transat runway incursion
Replies: 14
Views: 1857

Re: Air Transat runway incursion

As a note, the Jepp charts do not show hold short lines at all for YVR. They only show stop bars for the low vis runways(which probably align with the hold short lines). But runway 31-13 is not a low vis runway and no hold short lines are on the chart. Just checked 10-9 and the both the normal and ...
by pelmet
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Floatplane Incident Ottawa River Sept 28 or 29th
Replies: 4
Views: 2186

Re: Floatplane Incident Ottawa River Sept 28 or 29th

Another fog related floatplane accident. It appears that fog and floatplane water ops don't mix well.... C-FWOM, a privately registered float-equipped Cessna 180H, was enroute from Gun Lake, ON to Long Lake, ON. Upon reaching Long Lake, the east end of the lake was covered in fog. The pilot subseque...
by pelmet
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Agplanes de-icing runways
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Agplanes de-icing runways

Maybe not happening anymore but I read an article in a magazine about Piper Pawnees being used to de-ice the runways in the Chicago area(including O'Hare Airport) in 1970. The article included a picture of one of the aircraft at the airport. Very little on the internet about it but I did find this b...
by pelmet
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Make sure the pilot has set the park brake
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

Re: Make sure the pilot has set the park brake

Bottom line......as a ground crew, be slightly paranoid. ALWAYS! If I see the head down- I don't approach. Simple as that. I've had a pilot tell me to pull the chocks, head went down, aircraft started to come forward (engines running). Pushbacks can be dangerous for groundcrew as well. For the jets...
by pelmet
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: US Airways A320 off rwy PHL Mar13/2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1984

Re: US Airways A320 off rwy PHL Mar13/2014

I get why the captain asked the FO to change runways in the FMGC as those runways thresholds are a mile apart but they should have redone the before takeoff checklist and departure briefing. Which is why it is best to just simply advise ATC of the need to taxi clear. In addition, the reaction to th...
by pelmet
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Reverser Actually Deployed in Flight
Replies: 4
Views: 886

Reverser Actually Deployed in Flight

Not a good situation..... C-GTJL, a Learjet 35A operated by Sunwest Aviation Inc., was on a flight from Kelowna (CYLW), BC to Calgary (CYYC), AB. While in cruise, the flight crew observed that the right hand thrust reverser (TR) "UNLOCK" light had illuminated. They did not initially notice any yaw a...
by pelmet
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport
Replies: 15
Views: 2145

Re: C-gfxk (okotoks flight school) off airport

C-GFXK, a Piper PA-28-140 aircraft operated by the Calgary-Okotoks Flying School, was conducting a training flight from Calgary/Okotoks Air Park (CFX2), AB to CFX2 with one instructor pilot and one student pilot onboard. After take-off from Runway 34, at approximately 150 feet AGL, the aircraft expe...
by pelmet
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: US Airways A320 off rwy PHL Mar13/2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1984

Re: US Airways A320 off rwy PHL Mar13/2014

The whole sequence of events started with the entry of the wrong runway into the FMGC which was not noticed until they were taxiing into position on the runway. At my company, there have been several events where the wrong runway was in the FMC resulting in a caution message during the takeoff with ...

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