Skip to comments.US Regulators Warned of Problems on Boeing 777s
Posted on 03/12/2014 3:13:28 PM PDT by lbryce
Months before Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 mysteriously vanished, US regulators warned of a "cracking and corrosion" problem on Boeing 777s that could lead to a mid-air breakup and drastic drop in cabin pressure.
The revelation comes amid a desperate search for traces of the plane with 239 people on board, which lost contact with air traffic control at around 1730 GMT Friday, about an hour after take-off from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing..
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Well, if it's Boeing, maybe I won't be going.
Another painful blow to was once the quintessential showcase of American technological supremacy.
Its worthless to speculate what happened until they find the plane.
Oh, Boy. Here we go...
The disinformation begins.
“Another painful blow to was once the quintessential showcase of American technological supremacy. “
No it’s not. ADs are issued constantly to correct problems before they become a major issue. We have the best system in the world for detecting and correcting problems with aircraft and also the best maintenance in the world.
I stand corrected.
BULLSHIT. Lets wait and see.
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The plane was delivered May 31, 2002. This kind of problem occurs more often on planes used for short haul flights.
B777’s also have higher incidences of pitot tube freezeups than other models of Boeing aircraft which lead to autonav/pilot shutdowns like what happened to AF447.
If they wanted to keep it secret, they should have gad Gubmint Motors build it.
What was the AD number?
I don't have the finalized AD#, but the service bulletin was 777-53A0068.
The 777 went into service in 1995 and the only fatalities in it’s history prior to now occurred on the Asiana flight that crashed due to pilot error in San Francisco in 2013 (which included the girl that was run over by the rescue vehicle on the ground outside the plane). The plane seems pretty safe based on it’s history.
I'll betcha that there are 'problems' on EVERY plane flying!
You know this fact is NOT gonna slow us down at all in the Speculation Department!
K, Thanks. Never heard of prob’s with the Triple until now.
Really? Please name your source or sources for these “incidences”.
Google B777 pitot icing There are plenty of sources.
cracking and corrosion in the fuselage skin..... that is not a good thing. Somebody better fix it. I hope Boeing isn’t going to be like GM and drag this out.
I thought that GLUING things together minimizes holes; thus fewer stress concentration points; thus LESS cracking...
Research it yourself.
Past FR link from 2005:
Did this 777 have a bad history from 2005? read the attached link.
In-flight upset; Boeing 777-200, 9M-MRG,
PILOTS on a Boeing 777 from Perth to Kuala Lumpur battled to gain control of the plane last month after an unknown computer error caused the aircraft to pitch violently and brought it close to stalling.
A flight attendant dropped a tray of drinks and another began praying as the Malaysian Airlines pilots fought to counter false information being fed into the aircraft’s autopilot system and primary flight display.
The glitch prompted plane manufacturer Boeing to issue a global notice to all 777 operators alerting them to the problem.
Flight MH124 was about an hour out of Perth when the aircraft began behaving erratically. The incorrect data from a supposedly fail-safe device caused the plane to pitch up and climb 3000ft (914m), cutting its indicated airspeed from 500km/h to 292km/h and activating a stall warning and a “stickshaker”.
A stickshaker vibrates the aircraft’s controls to warn the pilot he is approaching a speed at which the plane will have insufficient lift to keep flying