the debris exiting the aircraft’s tail. It should have because it places a good portion of the accident’s responsibility on a ramp that took two hours to fly from. The NTSB overlooked these facts. The National Transportation Safety Board released a transcript of the plane's cockpit voice recorder on Wednesday. One of my colleagues, who conducted a more thorough review of the accident report’s ‘minor’ details than I did, pointed out to me that the flight originated in Fort Bastion in Afghanistan. And to support the theory, the freight on National 102 (an 18-ton armored vehicle) fits the profile of a proper cause, e.g. a sudden, unexpected aft shift of weight. Cockpit voice recorder transcript of the August 7, 1997 crash of a Fine Air DC-8 (Flight 101) at Miami, FL. Cloudflare Ray ID: 5edad07fedb2e26c Performance & security by Cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access. Your IP: While the shifting freight may have caused the accident, it wasn’t the cause. As a result, the training called for, the surveillance expected and the goals set will be wrong. On April 29, 2013, National Airlines flight 102, aircraft N949CA, a Boeing B747-400, crashed on take-off out of Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan (NTSB number DCA13MA081; Accident Report AAR-15/01). HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The final words said by crew members on board the doomed Atlas Air flight that crashed this past February into Trinity Bay suggests a loss of control in the aircraft. I have documented here at least three or four that I found; there may be more. The problem with expert eyewitnesses is that they ‘ad lib’ their visual account; it’s like the fishing story where the Flounder keeps getting bigger and fights harder each time one tells the story until it becomes a Marlin. FACTS FROM VIDEO Shortly after takeoff, the Angle of Attack sensor recorded value became erroneous and the left stick shaker activated and remained active until near the end of the flight. Airport bound to Nairobi, Kenya Joma Kenyatta Int. Required fields are marked *. The NTSB missed this fact; they did not go back to Fort Bastion to look at the ramp operating procedures. This is something the NTSB did not do. 18-ton vehicles. • Let me refer back to the January 8, 2003, Air Midwest accident in Charlotte airport, where the Beech 1900D crashed due to weight and balance errors and incorrectly rigged flight controls: the elevators were incorrectly rigged five days before. This ‘minor’ detail, mentioned in the Report’s narrative of the flight’s history, is not minor at all, but a major fact: the time the B747 spent in Bagram, no freight was loaded or unloaded; it was only refueled. Airport. It is my experience that if findings in an investigation are missed, people die. I’ve been involved in commercial aviation for 35 years. RELATED: Flight recording suggests crashed cargo jet crew lost control Your email address will not be published. The second thing: an air traffic controller observed the take-off, noting that the ‘airplane’s rotation appeared normal’, not aware that, at that moment, the situation would rapidly decay before his/her eyes. However, it was not the cause of the accident. He/She doubted what their eyes were seeing until reality kicked in, but then it was too late; the aircraft was in flames on the ground and their technical expertise and logic started filling in the blanks of what they must have observed; they manufactured some explanations for the incident in their minds. The NTSB reported that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was irresponsible in its lack of oversight of National Airlines and their procedures for shipping military equipment.

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