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Boing 777 crash lands at San Frasisco airport


Jock1e
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Ongoing hat the moment but looks bad.I fear the worst for some of the passengers.

Plane holds about 450 passengers but not known how many we're on the plane at the time.

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T0SH

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Perhaps the crash investigators also need ask some serious questions on how dependant pilots are becoming on automated landing systems ?

Cheers HC

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T0SH

Automated landing systems are extremely reliable, more reliable than human beings in fact. The reason they are not used routinely at busy airports is that in order to maintain safety standards it's necessary to allow a greater separation distance when automated systems are in use. That means fewer aircraft per hour can be landed, and consequential delays for passengers.

The reason this incident happened is almost certainly the fact that the captain didn't have enough airspeed on the approach, and was too low as he approached the airport perimeter. Passengers reported hearing the engine speed increase just before impact, which sounds as if the captain was trying to gain airspeed and height in order to abort.

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Al94

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A laser attack on the plane has not been ruled out. Pilots claim they were blinded.

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fourm member

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Al94

At this stage of the investigation, the possibility that Godzilla pressed the plane down with his hand hasn't been ruled out.

Sky News says the pilot claims to have seen 'a bright flash'. That doesn't justify the alleged quote in the headline.

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flycatcher1

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The ILS would have been used on the approach but was switched off in June to enable further Airfield construction.

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morddwyd

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"A laser attack on the plane has not been ruled out. Pilots claim they were blinded."

One pilot, out of three on the flight deck, saw "a flash".

Any pilot, particularly one with several thousand hours experience (he was only inexperienced on type) would have initiated a go around or a handover if he was blinded.

He was warned by the third pilot that his sink rate was too great but took no action.

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john bunyan

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The other thing is that as well as being too slow and short on his flight path, after the plane came to a stop, it was over 90 seconds before the escape slides were deployed - normally that is the time that the whole evacuation should have occurred.

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Al94

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Animation of what did happen compared to what should have happened click here

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Jock1e

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Nice find A194.

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morddwyd

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"it was over 90 seconds before the escape slides were deployed"

It seems that this is not unusual.

In the absence of further danger, e.g. fire, it is not unknown for evacuation to be delayed until outside help has arrived, thereby avoiding upwards of 100 or more disorientated people milling around as emergency vehicles arrive.

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