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ATC tape on 767 crash

Discussion in 'Latest Airline Incidents' started by Richard Wyeroski, Feb 25, 2019.

  1. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    Suddenly the aircraft enetered a rapid descent of 7000 feet per minute and went off radar.

     
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    Exuma Guy Hangar Silver Member V

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    Hmm... If the WX depiction in this video is accurate, the cause was not weather. The easy answer is ruled out....
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    If weather is ruled out, the possibility remains that it was an explosion or structural failure. The aircraft suddenly descended at 7000 feet a minute.
     
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    Kevin Hangar Bronze Member III

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    Looking at the weather radar does not seem that was a factor. A descent of 7,000 FPM and no communication with ATC seems to indicate either explosion or severe structural or control failure. Witnesses say the plane went straight down nose first definitely loss of control but what caused it? Doesn't seem likely that the flight crew or the 767's FMS would suddenly put the aircraft into a stall that could not be recovered from at 7,000 ft. Let the NTSB start the investigation. Like any of these horrific accidents I'm sure finding the FDR and CVR will be a challenge.
     
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