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|AVflash! A Second Look at Firefighting
FLIGHTS TEST AERIAL FIREFIGHTING
Two events involving
Lockheed P2V firefighting aircraft this Sunday graphically displayed the
dangers and skills required to safely fight fires with aircraft, and
also renewed calls for fleet modernization. As the week began, pilots
Todd Tompkins and Ronnie Chambless were killed fighting a blaze in Utah.
Witnesses say the wing of their 1962 P2V appeared to touch the ground in
a rocky canyon before the aircraft impacted in the active drop zone. The
crash reportedly left a 600-yard debris field that was later consumed by
the same fire the crew had been fighting. Another P2V fighting another
fire south of Reno executed a safe landing at Minden, Nev., in a stiff
crosswind with one wheel up. There is video of the second event. Click
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COMMISSION ANALYZES BIZJET INDUSTRY
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PRODUCTION BEGINS (SLOWLY)
The first Eclipse 550 will be
produced over the course of 12 months concurrent with retooling and
validation of the production line that will create it, but the next jets
will be built faster, Eclipse Aerospace told its dealers Friday.
Following the first jet's 12-month production cycle, the second aircraft
is expected to emerge from the line about two months later, followed by
a third, 30 days after that. Eclipse is targeting a production
capability of more than 50 aircraft per year in 2014, depending on
market demand. Eclipse says deliveries will begin in 2013. The rough
delivery framework wasn't the only announcement relevant to Eclipse
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PILOT, RECORDERS AMONG MD-83 CRASH DETAILS
emerging about the MD-83 that crashed Sunday in Nigeria, killing all 153
aboard and possibly scores more on the ground, include reports that the
jet's voice and data recorders were recovered Monday and that the
captain was an American. The jet's flight crew reportedly included the
American captain, an Indian first officer and an Indonesian flight
engineer. The crew reported a technical problem while approximately 11
miles out on approach to the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos. The jet
crashed one minute later. Early reports state that witnesses heard a
loud vibrating sound and saw the aircraft flying in an unstable manner
before flipping over and impacting three buildings in a local suburb. At
22 years old, the aircraft's age alone may bring its operator Dana Air,
and regulators, additional problems. More...
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757 SPEEDBRAKES, REVERSERS, PILOT FAILED
An American Airlines
757-200 that ran off the departure end of a snowy Runway 19 at Jackson
Hole Airport on Dec. 29, 2010, actually had a chance of stopping, the
NTSB has determined. None of the 185 aboard Flight 2253 were injured,
but the aircraft suffered minor damage and passengers were rattled. (AVweb
video.) The NTSB found that the Boeing, flown by the co-pilot,
touched down normally about 600 feet beyond the runway threshold. The
speedbrakes failed to automatically deploy and when the first officer
attempted to deploy the thrust reversers, they did not respond properly.
The NTSB found mechanical causes for each mechanical failure. It also
noted that the jet could have stopped on the runway even without the
reversers if the pilots had reacted differently. More...
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