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Airliner Makes Blind Emergency Landing
« on: April 05, 2011, 05:25:35 pm »
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/jet-makes-blind-landing-new-orleans-13298527

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That would be an interesting experience, to say the least. Landing in weather with no instruments? Notice how calm the pilots are on the radios, though, they could be discussing what they had for dinner . . . bet they're former military.

What makes it even better is that everyone made it back down. Nice work, pilots and ATCs!

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    Re: Airliner Makes Blind Emergency Landing
    « Reply #1 on: April 05, 2011, 05:39:56 pm »
    :facepalm

    More sensationalist reporting.

    First, good on those pilots for getting the job done and doing what they're trained to do.

    Now, a few things I want to know. First, why did they go off the runway? If they lost hydraulics, ok, no brakes. But it sounded like an electrical issue (smoke, loss of instruments) in which case I'm really curious why they lost control on the ground.

    I also want to smack the news media in the face. PAR's are not emergency procedures in and of themselves. I direct a similar approach, the ARA, in the Herk all the time. Basically, it's a voice in your head (either a controller or a Navigator) telling you exactly where to fly, both laterally and vertically, and giving corrections every few seconds.

    The only thing that made this newsworthy is that they lost control on the ground and took the airplane off-roading.
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    Re: Airliner Makes Blind Emergency Landing
    « Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 05:51:52 pm »
    In spite of things going wrong, it sounds like everything went the way it's supposed to.

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    Re: Airliner Makes Blind Emergency Landing
    « Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 06:04:17 pm »
    The reporter likened this to a Dance?  Really?

    Why am I not surprised that this was an Airbus?
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