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To: mad_as_he$$

I thought the official explanation was wake turbulence?


158 posted on 09/21/2007 5:27:02 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
That was the start of the “event”. When an Airbus hits wake turbulence the vert stab can go into oscillation and eventually break off. There are pictures of 587 at the rear and you can see the stab is completely gone and the attachment bolts are the only thing left. The show “Seconds from Disaster” (I think) does an hour on this and the corrective steps taken to solve the problem.
162 posted on 09/21/2007 5:34:40 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (in the halls of Valhalla...)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Had some time to find this:

http://www.rvs.uni-bielefeld.de/publications/Reports/CrashOfAA587.pdf

220 posted on 09/21/2007 4:08:13 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (in the halls of Valhalla...)
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