Save the Profession
- Jan 19, 2004
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Are the police detaining the crew? Passports?
Couldn't agree more. It was very suspicious when you would plug all the runway and acft conditions to compute an ACL for them, and magically the weight of the cargo load matched the ACL exactly...hmmm....BOG is notorious for pulling a pallet, reshuffling the exact same contents, then putting the "new" weights down on the paperwork.
Either way, you still carry the same stuff out one way or the other.
And they "never" get left out in the rain before being loaded either.
I can't remember a single leg back to MIA from BOG where the Alpha Speed didn't illuminate 10kt early for each flap setting on the approach.
Standard T/O brief for BOG- We'll rotate at Vr, or the red centerline lights, whichever comes first.
As stated above, however it happened, a soaking wet 747 putting down in the mountains of Columbia with no occupant fatalities? Absolutely beyond amazing.
Brian has been with Connie for a long time. He started out as an FE and if I remember correctly, he was an Fe sim instructor. I don't know what his past life was.Anyone know whether the PIC Brian Beebe is the same guy who was with FlightSafety in ATL or is that a namesake?
his first is actually Bryant, long time freight dog, one of the best out there, great to fly with. Knows South America very well.Brian has been with Connie for a long time. He started out as an FE and if I remember correctly, he was an Fe sim instructor. I don't know what his past life was.
As a freight dog from a long time ago, Godspeed to them all.
Ha! I was going to post that - maybe the coma is from lack of Diet Coke! (for those who don't know - Joe drank Diet Coke like other people breath air. He carried a 2 liter around and drank it like a fish.)Joe will recover a lot faster if the hospital replace the IV with Diet Coke instead. God speed my friend.
FOD ingestion, bird strike, contaminated fuel, strange furry creature hanging on to the wing, freak accident, it could be any number of reasons. Hopefully the FDR will have some intel.Lucky folks. Very lucky. God smiled upon their lifes. Speedy recovery and hope never will happen again.
What are the odds to have 2 failed engines?....and why 2 failed engines?