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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

LOT Boeing 767 Belly landing

Here is video of the B763 LOT plane performing gear up landing at Warsaw following a flight from Newark. LOT16 was on approach when they received an unsafe gear indication and alternative methods to lower the gear failed. The cause was determined to be a hydraulic failure.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Air Transat 236 Glides into Azores - Re Enactment

On 24 August 2001, Air Transat Flight 236 (TSC236) ran out of fuel while flying over the Atlantic Ocean. The pilots of the aircraft safely glided and landed the aircraft at a naval base in the island of Azores. The fuel starvation was caused by improper maintenance work, which allowed a hydraulic oil pipe and a fuel pipe to rub together, resulting in the fracture of the fuel pipe and consequent leak.


Monday, July 29, 2013

FedEx Weather Operations in Memphis - KMEM

This is a time lapse video of a FedEx landing operation diring a thunderstorm. This tracks FedEx planes as they try to land while a huge thuderstorm approaches.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Boeing 787 Tactical Takeoff - Farnborough airshow

Display Pilot Mike Bryan puts the B788 Dreamliner through it's paces during a demonstration flight at the Farnborough airshow (EGLF). The ex F18 pilot demonstrates what a tactical takeoff in a Boeing 787 could look like.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Asiana 214 crash reconstruction in San Francisco

This is a reconstruction of AAR214 crashing during landing in San Francisco (KSFO).

"The in-depth reconstruction was created by a former airline pilot and gives the clearest indication so far of what exactly made Asiana Flight 214 crash-land at San Francisco International Airport.

Former Boeing 727 pilot Jack Suchocki inserted the light blue "ghost plane" to show how the pilot should have approached the runway.

In order to build the most accurate picture, Suchocki relied upon press releases from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as well as crew statements and radar data.

The audio features the actual plane and emergency communications."

Air Traffic Control Confusion with Air China

Air China 981 (CCA981) is recorded receiving their taxiing clearance from KJFK Ground Control after landing a few years ago. It clearly demonstrates the language issues that air traffic controllers face when communicating, or miscommunicating, with foreign pilots.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Bagram 747 Crash - April 29th, 2013

This is the video shot of the National Air Cargo plane crashing in Bagram, Iraq following a load shift. The 747-400 was carrying 5 military vehicles when they shifted shortly after takeoff.

The cargo slammed so hard at the back of the aircraft, that parts of the aircraft separated and wiring in the back was severed. As result of the shift and loss of aircraft parts the center of gravity moved so far back, that the attitude of the aircraft could no longer be controlled, the nose of the aircraft rose beyond the flying envelope of the aircraft and the aircraft stalled destroying the aircraft and killing all crew in the resulting impact.

A332 Rejected Take Off - Thomas Cook

Here is a video shot by Simon Lowe of a Thomas Cook A330-200 of a rejected takeoff at high speed. Notice the right hand engine failing at the 16 second mark. This occurred on June 26th, 2013.