Started by pnosko74, May 09, 2012, 11:55:14 AM
Quote from: juanchopancho on May 11, 2012, 03:41:31 AMMy gut says this was most likely pilot error. Either way it is only speculation, it will be a year before we know what really happened. I highly doubt it was a technical problem but more likely Russian pilots being Russian pilots. Thought they were good enjoying the scenery aks for a lower level, they didn't declare a mayday, found themselves in some clouds and whamo! Complacency in a region they didn't know well.
Quote from: alexgv1 on May 11, 2012, 02:13:51 AMAirbus didn't have a good track record back then (this was the 80s), it was their second plane after the A300... that's the plane that they then built their industry and reputation on.
Quote from: swiftus27 on May 11, 2012, 11:36:48 AMBut you also had the governments basically force the national airlines to buy them. I'm just saying that you can't compare the two situations. The Russian/soviet aviation industry has a negative image due to the polish presidents tu154, all the crashes in the middle east, and that there is still anti soviet sentiment.
Quote from: knutm1980 on May 11, 2012, 09:22:11 PMhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-148Could not this be considered a post soviet a/c too?
QuoteThis image has been making rounds of the internet over the last few days. It appears to show that TAWS was switched off before the Sukhoi Superjet flight which crashed in Indonesia on Wednesday. However, some explanation is required of this photo, to avoid misunderstandings.Firstly, it is important to understand what TAWS is. TAWS stands for Terrain Awareness and Warning System. It is supposed to warn pilots if they are going to crash into the ground (terrain), with sufficient warning time that corrective action can be taken and the plane can be saved.In the picture above, the TAWS is switched off. This is not normal. There are a couple reasons why TAWS could be disabled: Maintenance had been done on the aircraft shortly before it took off. TAWS could have been switched off by maintenance Pilots disabled TAWS for this flight. This is done sometimes when the pilots are going to be flying close to terrain (for a sightseeing flight or some such thing), and they expect to be able to see the ground and keep track of it at all times. Having TAWS turned on would just result in false alarms which would disturb the cockpit Pilots disabled TAWS for an earlier flight, and forgot to turn it back onUnlike some other things which are turned off (like the batteries) in this picture, pilots tell AeroBlogger that enabling TAWS is not in a checklist. Pilots are expected to have the aircraft set up in proper configuration before the flight, but mistakes can happen and settings can be missed. If maintenance turned TAWS off or the pilots had done it earlier, it is plausible that they would have forgotten to turn TAWS back on....
Quote from: ARASKA on May 12, 2012, 02:29:10 AMStill new customers ordering after the crash...http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-05-10/pakistan/31654666_1_ssj-100-superjets-planes