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  1. Assuming they were flying a monitored approach,...

    Assuming they were flying a monitored approach, then from my understanding, no it isn't. Heads down pilot should be monitoring instruments.

    https://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/Monitored_Approach
  2. Curiously, in the previous incidents, failure to...

    Curiously, in the previous incidents, failure to drain the fuel sumps affected just one engine. I'm speculating, but perhaps sudden/unexpected asymmetrical thrust?
  3. Or failure to drain the fuel sumps before the...

    Or failure to drain the fuel sumps before the first flight of each day, resulting in water entering the lines immediately after takeoff. Has happened before.
  4. Thanks Gabriel. Truly shocking.

    Thanks Gabriel. Truly shocking.
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    Thanks for the additional info Gabriel. Your...

    Thanks for the additional info Gabriel. Your analysis/summary is, as always, both helpful and appreciated. Based on the limited information we have currently, this tragic incident is definitely...
  6. BE-350 crashes immediately after takeoff from Addison, TX. No survivors.

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/small-plane-crashes-dallas-killing-10-people-board/story?id=64053080

    Two flight crew and eight passengers on board. Very sad news.
  7. More informative article in Aviation Week ...

    More informative article in Aviation Week

    https://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/faa-flags-new-computer-issue-737-max-testing

    As I understand it, the FAA doesn't like the speed at which...
  8. Somewhat terse statement from FAA: ...

    Somewhat terse statement from FAA:

    https://www.faa.gov/news/updates/?newsId=93206
  9. If accurate, this article is suggesting there may...

    If accurate, this article is suggesting there may be another failure mode that creates runaway stabilizer trim, this one related to a microprocessor failure:
    ...
  10. Helicopter crashes onto roof of Manhattan building in poor weather.

    Sadly, one fatality confirmed

    https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/manhattan-helicopter-crash-june-2019/index.html
  11. Two light aircraft collide in flight off coast of Alaska - multiple fatalities

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/13/us/alaska-plane-collision/index.html

    "The crash took place around 1 p.m. (5 p.m. ET) when a small floatplane -- an aircraft with pontoons or floats that allow it to...
  12. Boeing withdraws 2019 financial forecast, takes...

    Boeing withdraws 2019 financial forecast, takes $1Bn hit, cashflow down 11%. Bloomberg estimates total cost will 10x this, predicts 737 Max out of service until October.
    ...
  13. Boeing Q1 earnings coming up at market close...

    Boeing Q1 earnings coming up at market close tomorrow.
  14. AA A321 "Uncommanded roll to left" on takeoff from JFK; hits distance marker, returns

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiHzYg7MTSE

    "The aircraft veered left causing the left wing tip to collide with a runway sign. The aircraft climbed out, at FL200 the crew decided to stop the climb...
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    Unfortunately I think it's only going to get...

    Unfortunately I think it's only going to get worse. The FAA has decided (contrary to an impressive body of expert medical evidence I have to say) that seat pitch is not a safety issue.
    ...
  16. I bought a German Television, plugged it in, and...

    I bought a German Television, plugged it in, and carefully explained to it that there are no MCAS switches. So we're all good now.
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    I couldn't agree more. It's an entirely specious...

    I couldn't agree more. It's an entirely specious argument he's making there. Also, I found David Dao's comments really quite moving. I was impressed that multiple witnesses testified that he wasn't...
  18. Thanks. Very helpful. Appreciated.

    Thanks. Very helpful. Appreciated.
  19. Thinking outside the box a little here - do we...

    Thinking outside the box a little here - do we actually _know they didn't use the thumb switches more than a perfunctory couple of times? I get that the data shows the stab only moved a couple of...
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    https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/09/us/united-airlines-...

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/09/us/united-airlines-david-dao/index.html
  21. [QUOTE=Gabriel;681729] there used to exist a...

    [QUOTE=Gabriel;681729] there used to exist a procedure in the first versions, apparently removed in the -300, that explained how to deal with that situation. It was nicknamed the rollercoaster...
  22. A little early to say that obviously (looking for...

    A little early to say that obviously (looking for the blue font) but IMHO the blade-cracking problems with the Trent 1000 are pretty serious; and sadly, based on this most recent incident with the...
  23. Hmmm ... how about if I start a go-fund-me page...

    Hmmm ... how about if I start a go-fund-me page to support the issue of an EASA directive mandating implementation of MCAS on all Lufthanza's remaining 747s? Any supporters?
  24. As I understand it, the suggestion is that they...

    As I understand it, the suggestion is that they couldn't correct the elevator trim with manual adjustments after disabling MCAS, so in desperation they re-engaged powered trim to help. Worrying if...
  25. Two SIA 787s grounded because of engine issues

    More trouble for the Trent 1000: “Pending engine replacements, two SIA 787-10 aircraft have been removed from service.”
    ...
  26. Hopefully the document referenced below goes some...

    Hopefully the document referenced below goes some way to answering that question.

    https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/process/Documents/CVR_Handbook.pdf
  27. The original order was actually for 46 MAXs, but...

    The original order was actually for 46 MAXs, but it included the conversion of 4 back-logged NG orders into MAX orders bringing the total to 50. On this basis, the contract might allow them to...
  28. NTSB has committed to releasing the CVR...

    NTSB has committed to releasing the CVR transcript as soon as the public docket is opened. More info here:

    https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/pages/dca19ma086.aspx
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    NTSB determination, for completeness: ...

    NTSB determination, for completeness:

    https://www.ntsb.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/NR20190312.aspx
  30. Indeed! Impressive to see both meanings of the...

    Indeed! Impressive to see both meanings of the word excursion captured in one short sentence.
  31. Not really a diversion.

    Not really a diversion.
  32. Article in UK Daily Telegraph: “After this...

    Article in UK Daily Telegraph:

    “After this horrific Lion Air accident, you’d think that everyone flying this airplane would know that’s how you turn this off,” said Steve Wallace, the former...
  33. OK I get that this aircraft is so unstable that...

    OK I get that this aircraft is so unstable that MCAS has to have a full 2.5 degrees of authority to limit AoA because of those giant LEAP 1B engines, but seriously, 2.5 degrees is huge. Does this not...
  34. Clearly, 2.5 degrees is a LOT more than 0.6...

    Clearly, 2.5 degrees is a LOT more than 0.6 degrees. FAA categorized an MCAS fault to be "hazardous" but not "catastrophic" at 0.6 degrees. Presumably that was why they gave approval for just one AoA...
  35. I find that to be a very interesting conjecture....

    I find that to be a very interesting conjecture. In other words, the so-called "software enhancement" proposed by Boeing might just be about making the software work the way it was supposed to work...
  36. Confirmed by Elwell last night (#187) and again...

    Confirmed by Elwell last night (#187) and again this morning (link below). He also referred to corroborating "evidence we found on the ground".
    ...
  37. Anyone think there might be a connection with...

    Anyone think there might be a connection with recent events?
  38. Not exactly clarification, but perhaps some...

    Not exactly clarification, but perhaps some additional perspective:

    "It became clear to all parties that the track of the Ethiopian Airlines [flight] was very close and behaved very similarly to...
  39. Section 3 para 2 under "Basis For Order" makes...

    Section 3 para 2 under "Basis For Order" makes for very interesting reading.
  40. My understanding is that although the airline has...

    My understanding is that although the airline has indicated possible review locations are the UK, France or Germany, the Ethiopian authorities are on record as stating they want the boxes to go to...
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