Aires 737-700 crashes on landing in San Andres

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Aires 737-700 crashes on landing in San Andres

Postby Hazmat » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:18 pm

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/20 ... ndres.html

Thunderstorm in the vicinity, airplane in 3 pieces and at least one killed.
First 737-700 hull loss ,I believe.

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Re: Aires 737-700 crashes on landing in San Andres

Postby VectorForFood » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:44 pm

Wasn't Kenyan 737 the first 700 loss?

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Re: Aires 737-700 crashes on landing in San Andres

Postby Verbal » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:53 pm

Kenyan (YL301) was a -800.

I see a total of seven -800s and one -600 out of service in the records.
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Re: Aires 737-700 crashes on landing in San Andres

Postby orangehuggy » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:08 pm

I suspect its at the pilots' discretion, but what guidelines/rules apply to the decision to go around or not after a windshear alert on finals?

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Re: Aires 737-700 crashes on landing in San Andres

Postby IntheShade » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:59 pm

I suspect its at the pilots' discretion, but what guidelines/rules apply to the decision to go around or not after a windshear alert on finals?

It all depends on the pilot, situation, altitude, spool up time, fuel situtation, ect... There are always W/S alert in Hong Kong for lateral W/S.

Every one of these passengers are very lucky they were on a :) BOEING :) instead of an airplane that would have cracked open like a cheap composite crackerbox.
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Re: Aires 737-700 crashes on landing in San Andres

Postby DeskFlyer » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:13 am

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Re: Aires 737-700 crashes on landing in San Andres

Postby flyboy2548m » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:19 pm

I suspect its at the pilots' discretion, but what guidelines/rules apply to the decision to go around or not after a windshear alert on finals?
You suspect correctly with respect to a windshear alert. A windshear warning, however, is a mandatory go-around.
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Re: Aires 737-700 crashes on landing in San Andres

Postby Sir Gallivant » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:10 pm

Every one of these passengers are very lucky they were on a :) BOEING :) instead of an airplane that would have cracked open like a cheap composite crackerbox.
It cracked open like an expensive metal crackerbox?
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Re: Aires 737-700 crashes on landing in San Andres

Postby OldSowBreath » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:57 pm

You sure weren't going to pick up much speed on that emergency slide. Looks like something from a kid's birthday party.

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Re: Aires 737-700 crashes on landing in San Andres

Postby orangehuggy » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:55 pm


You suspect correctly with respect to a windshear alert. A windshear warning, however, is a mandatory go-around.
so when bitchin' betty announciates "windshear! windshear!" is that an alert or warning?

thanks!

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Re: Aires 737-700 crashes on landing in San Andres

Postby Peminu » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:27 am

A lot of newspapers (in Spanish) are saying that the airplane was hit by lightning, and that this was the problem. Also, they say that the lightning broke the airplane in 2 parts.

What is the posibility of this happening? I just don't buy the idea.

Some of this BS news (in Spanish):

http://impreso.milenio.com/node/8816968
http://www.milenio.com/node/508599
http://www.aeronoticias.com.pe/noticier ... Itemid=166
http://www.elheraldo.hn/Mundo/Ediciones ... pe-de-rayo

Can lightning brake an aircraft in 2 parts?

If I have to put money on this, I would bet for the microburst.
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Re: Aires 737-700 crashes on landing in San Andres

Postby flyboy2548m » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:30 am

so when bitchin' betty announciates "windshear! windshear!" is that an alert or warning?

thanks!
That is a warning. When the PFD flashes Windshear in amber with Bitchin' Betty (in our case Bitchin' Bob) staying quiet, that is an alert (or in our case caution).
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Re: Aires 737-700 crashes on landing in San Andres

Postby PurduePilot » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:32 am

A lot of newspapers (in Spanish) are saying that the airplane was hit by lightning
reasonable
and that this was the problem
not reasonable
. Also, they say that the lightning broke the airplane in 2 parts.
Preposterous.
What is the posibility of this happening?
Nil
I just don't buy the idea.
Good, because it's about as valuable as a pet rock.
Can lightning brake an aircraft in 2 parts?
No. It can't break it, either.
If I have to put money on this, I would bet for the microburst.
That's a better investment than the pet rock, anyway.


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