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  •  The same problem caused the crash (11+ / 0-)

    of a Scandinavian airliner.  Ice was collecting on the wing near the wing root.  In the case of the Scandinavian MD-81 (later version of the DC-9), the ice got both engines. The plane crashed.  There were a number of injuries, but all souls on board survived. Another case of one hell of a pilot, cut from the same mold as Sully Sullenberger.  Story here:

    It was not until October 2012 an Airworthiness Directive (AD) was finally issued, despite the fact this problem had been known for more than thirty years, and 21 years after the crash of Scandinavian Airlines Flt 751.

    The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

    by Otteray Scribe on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 04:43:08 AM PDT

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    •  very telling quotes (3+ / 0-)
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      The flight crew, and especially Captain Rasmussen, were lauded for the skilled emergency landing in a fast-developing, potentially fatal situation. Rasmussen commented that "few civilian air pilots are ever put to a test of the skills they have acquired during training to this degree"[citation needed] and said he was proud of his crew and very relieved everyone had survived. He chose not to return to piloting commercial aircraft.
       my bolds

      I can't begin to imagine the sensory overloads going on...and then the unknown controls defeating the training that then led to the engine losses.
        that detailed two serious failures by the aircraft industry administrators.

      This machine kills Fascists.

      by KenBee on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 02:52:49 PM PDT

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