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Posted: 10/26/2004 8:43:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 8:52:42 AM EDT by CFII]
Pilot error...

The co-pilot reacted to the sever turbulence with an unecessary use of the rudder, resulting in tail seperation and crash. Blame is also placed on training, and the Airbus tail design.

What a shame. The pilot was probably a stick and rudder guy, and when the blane bank uncontrolably, he reacted with heavy rudder and yoke, like you do in a small plane. Stupid french plane just cant handle it.

Link Posted: 10/26/2004 8:45:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 8:50:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 8:55:27 AM EDT by CFII]

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:
Heard on Paul Harvey that Airbus has never told them about this problem.

What a fucking suprise, huh? Airbus and the EU are trying to underhand the american airlines and Boeing. Its a fucking conspiracy. How much money did Jet Blue give to airbus for all of the A320's??? NONE. Not a fucking penny. Billions of free dollars, and that is why they dont charge anything for flights. the WTO better put an end to the EU involvment in Airbus.

No tin foil hat is required. This is all well known.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 8:54:12 AM EDT
I can hear the conspiracy theorists sharpenning up their pencils and donning their tin-foil hats...
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 8:54:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 8:55:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 9:06:50 AM EDT by warlord]
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 8:56:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By warlord:
[urlhttp://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=287759]AP - November 2001 American Airlines Flight 587 Crashed Blamed On Pilot Error

Crap, I did a search too...

Link Posted: 10/26/2004 9:31:03 AM EDT
I flew into Newark the very next day on a business trip and encountered a bit of turbulence that made the plane drop enough to make you glad your seatbelt was fastened while on our approach to the airport. After the crash in Queens a day earlier, I was worried and decided to take a quick poll. Looked around and yep, found everyone else with the same wide-eyed, this is it! look on their faces.

Then the plane landed and I was glad to touch the ground again.
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