AF Disaster Megathread

JFK, EWR & The Rest
laddie
Central Park Layabout
Joined: 09 Jul 2009, 04:57

09 Jul 2009, 05:05 #11


This is the "all glass" flight deck of the A320.

In theory, the CVR and FDR pingers would be dead by now.
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tikinyc
Gotham's Finest
Joined: 26 Jan 2009, 14:32

05 Aug 2009, 18:45 #12

AIR FRANCE ORDERS REPLACEMENT OF THE PITOT TUBES ON A330S AND A340S

WASHINGTON POST STORY HERE

The recommendation, conveyed to airlines around the world Thursday, reinforced suggestions that the widely used pitot tubes, tiny devices affixed to the skin of the aircraft to measure airspeed, were shown to be unreliable when Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris plunged into the Atlantic, killing all 228 people aboard.
Airbus spokesmen told reporters the recommendation would affect about 200 aircraft in service for a variety of airlines.
Any hint as to what caused the June 1 crash was considered highly sensitive because it could affect the business of airlines using the A330. In addition, some of the victims' families have accused Air France and Airbus of withholding information and have lined up law firms to prepare what are likely to be multi-million-dollar claims for reparations.
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tikinyc
Gotham's Finest
Joined: 26 Jan 2009, 14:32

05 Aug 2009, 18:48 #13

But as posted on PPRUNE

If the AD calls for r/r of two pitots only, and AB believes all three failed on 447, you see the problem? Something doesn't fit.
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littlevincent
Knickerbocker
Joined: 13 Jul 2009, 20:55

14 Nov 2009, 19:22 #14

I saw this documentary mentioned on the PPRUNE linked

They interview the lawyers prosecuting the airline and visit Airbus

DOCUMENTARY HERE
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centralmark
Central Park Layabout
Joined: 13 Jan 2010, 21:35

06 May 2010, 09:05 #15

They have located the black box.

This is probably where the remains of those who perished are - in a mountainous sea bed debris field.
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centralmark
Central Park Layabout
Joined: 13 Jan 2010, 21:35

06 May 2010, 09:07 #16

BBC

The flight recorders from an Air France plane which crashed in the Atlantic last year have been located to within a 5km zone, a French official has said.


But Gen Christian Baptiste told AFP that retrieving the boxes from the ocean floor might be impossible.
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centralmark
Central Park Layabout
Joined: 13 Jan 2010, 21:35

06 May 2010, 09:08 #17

And it will be very interesting to see the design flaws or process flaws that took place when this lawsuit against AF and Airbus resolves itself

AFP

A private memorial was held for the victims in Rio de Janeiro in November.


In the same month, relatives of eight of the victims filed lawsuits against Air France seeking damages.

The lawsuit filed in the US state of Illinios alleges negligence and products liability on the part of Airbus and the makers of various instruments used on the flight.

"As a direct and proximate result of the defendants' negligence, the subject aircraft crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009, killing plaintiff's descendants, causing severe terror and pain prior to impact, and resulting in both personal and pecuniary injuries," the lawsuit said.
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greatlester
Central Park Layabout
Joined: 16 Jan 2010, 08:33

17 Jun 2010, 19:24 #18

WOULD YOU FLY ON AN AIRBUS AFTER READING THIS? More food for thought about the merits of Airbus vs Boeings.

FROM WSJ READER MICK RUSSOM

Airbus / Scarebus continues its ritual un-prosecuted pre-meditated killing of passengers world wide. From forcing tsunami destroyed countries to buy Scarebus to get aid, to failing the A380 150% wing-loading test, Scarebus builds on its reputation for falling out of the sky. FL350, cruise and it "breaks up". Nice. Good planes.

Boeing crashes: Explained: Pilot error (e.g. recorded CFIT). Terrorism. Improperly maintained. I've read the reports. ALL of them, damnit! Airbus can barely "solve" their accidents they are so bizarre.


As I said before. A lot of the SCAREBUS's fail, and they lie and say they fix the issue. Since the A300, the VSTABs seem to like coming off all the time. I'm amazed that a European death-company flown largely by European death-airlines now have the balls to blame American regulatory bodies for their murderous sleazy ways?

How id the FAA supposed to find out they lie, when they pull stunts like the A380 wing loading failure?

Shouldn't Murderbus Scarebus care enough about people lives not to want to cheat?

Scarebus continues its engineering of murder and mayhem the world over. How many of our sons, daughters mothers and fathers and wives and husbands must be murdered by SCAREBUS before we stop this animal!

There have been recent and still as yet unexplained incidents at cruising altitude in the A330

See Qantas A330-300 (Flight QF72) emergency landing in Western Australia:

http://www.youtube.com/v/5d7aZtSOWZE

Concerning an A330 crash at an air show in France; a Discovery Channel documentary on this plane indicates that Air France had their best pilot on this plane and that computer was the cause:

continues its ritual un-prosecuted pre-meditated killing of passengers world wide. From forcing tsunami destroyed countries to buy Scarebus to get aid, to failing the A380 150% wing-loading test, Scarebus builds on its reputation for falling out of the sky. FL350, cruise and it "breaks up". Nice. Good planes.
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angelinemcdaniel21
Bridge and Tunnel
Joined: 23 Sep 2010, 18:13

23 Jul 2011, 06:30 #19

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