China Eastern aircraft crash near Wuzhou

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  • GivingupBA
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    LuganoPirate, very sadly there were injuries (some serious) in the A340 runway crash (in a thunderstorm) at Toronto in 2005, though happily no fatalities.


    ASK1945
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    LuganoPirate, very sadly there were injuries (some serious) in the A340 runway crash (in a thunderstorm) at Toronto in 2005, though happily no fatalities.

    It was nothing to do with the type of plane. From the official report by the Canadian authorities:

    ” …………. The unfavourable weather conditions, and the poor landing decisions made by the flight crew, were found to be major factors leading to the crash. The visibility was poor, the assigned runway was short (the airport’s shortest), the plane touched down nearly halfway through the runway and the thrust reversers were not on full power until 17 seconds after touchdown.”

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    Inquisitive
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    LuganoPirate, very sadly there were injuries (some serious) in the A340 runway crash (in a thunderstorm) at Toronto in 2005, though happily no fatalities.

    It was nothing to do with the type of plane. From the official report by the Canadian authorities:

    ” …………. The unfavourable weather conditions, and the poor landing decisions made by the flight crew, were found to be major factors leading to the crash. The visibility was poor, the assigned runway was short (the airport’s shortest), the plane touched down nearly halfway through the runway and the thrust reversers were not on full power until 17 seconds after touchdown.”

    From the many crash investigations shown in the discovery channel, except for the earlier designs; hardly any aircraft crash were from aircraft design; most of those were from human errors.

    Boeing 737 Max fiasco may be attributed to design, but human factors of the designers and management need to be factored. I recall one investigation on B737 that was incorrect rudder movement due to frozen pin or something. Swiss air incident attributed to too much power drawn from wire could be another.

    So pilot and ATC trainings are critical for airlines safety. I hope airlines and airports are not cutting cost on this account.


    LuganoPirate
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    In fact both Lufthansa and Swissair were the final airlines to abolish first class within Europe and replace it with business class.

    I remember this Alex, and i sent a letter of complaint to the Chairman of Swissair who phoned me personally (I was a Circle member at the time) to assure me their new business class would be almost like First. It never was! ;-(


    AMcWhirter
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    Indeed. Up until a year or so the boss of Qatar Airways continued to maintain that his airline’s economy class was as good as rivals premium economy classes !

    He no longer makes that claim after Emirates launched premium economy.

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