Skip to comments.Report: Co-pilot moved seat, sent jetliner plummeting
Posted on 12/02/2010 4:36:48 AM PST by Straight VermonterEdited on 12/02/2010 5:33:19 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
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Let me guess, the copilot was yelling Alah Akbar while he was “adjusting his seat.” /sarc
There’s already a thread on this one.
The copilot was fighting the pilot for control. Pilot trying to pull up, copilot trying to dive the aircraft.
Something’s fishy in Mecca.
Happens Everytime. . . . . . . .
I'm sure an enhanced TSA patdown would have prevented this
Yeah, it seems implausible as described here.
Especially over Macho Grande.
Over Macho Grande?
I am with you. Pilot was probably from Pok-i-stan.
Rumack: You’d better tell the Captain we’ve got to land as soon as we can. This woman has to be gotten to a hospital.
Elaine Dickinson: A hospital? What is it?
Rumack: It’s a big building with patients, but that’s not important right now.
Yeah, the copilot supposedly has almost 1000 hours, you’d think he’d know to pull back on the stick to lift the nose.
Unless when he adjusted the seat a beer can floated out and jammed something...
Everyone who drives a car knows you adjust your seat and the mirrors before you hit the road.
This does sound a bit fishy.
I am no pilot but I watch TV and everyone knows when the plane is headed down, you pull back on the stick.
Sounds intentional on the part of the co-pilot
I mean co-pilot from Pok-i-stan.
Pilot was sane. Co-pilot was some kind of Moslem terrorist.
I did a search.
I’ll never be over Macho Grande.
Co-pilot probably had to go. Indians don’t like indoor toilets or plumbing.
Sorry, I wasn’t trying to thread-cop you. Just meant to source what info I had.
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At least he wasn’t trained enough to flip it over on its back and then dive it straight down.
The other posters here are right, there is something fishy. This would seem to be a fundamental, like flight-school 101, type thing. I'm not even a pilot but let me take a wild guess at a simple procedure to recover: retard the throttles so as not to over-speed the engines, and gradually pull back on the column so as not to over-stress the airframe by pulling too many Gs...
I mean, come on, the guy is a co-pilot, he is supposed to know what the basic flight controls are, right? This is a cover-up for something.
>I am no pilot but I watch TV and everyone knows when the plane is headed down, you pull back on the stick.
Assuming you’re not flying inverted. Best rule of thumb is to move the stick away from
the ground that is approaching. Even works for the rudder when in a knife edge.
The last part of training course is recovery from dive and landing, neither are normally of great importance at Allah School of Flight.
“The aviation agency report concluded that the 25-year-old co-pilot had not been trained in the specific scenario the jet encountered and probably had no clue to tackle this kind of emergency.”
Like I really believe that. Previous report had him pushing hard on the yoke as the captain pulled back on his.
Co-Pilot. Pilot saved the plane.
Thos happened years ago when Pilot was letting Stew sit on his lap and drive.
The Indian airlines are expanding so rapidly from a very low base, that they are putting barely qualified pilots in the seats. They don’t have enough ex-military pilots and..if memory serves..Indian Airlines had about 30 domestic jets 10 years ago.
Muslim’s are a minority in India and are more unlikely to get these kinds of jobs...
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