- Dec 21, 2001
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14 JUN 2005 Crew training under scrutiny in Jefferson City RegionalJet crash
It appears that two Canadair RJ200 pilots on a repositioning flight last October, wanted to `have a little fun` by taking the plane to an unusually high altitude (FL410). The cockpit voice recorder transcript released during the NTSB hearing regarding the accident showed how the pilots cracked jokes and decided to take the jet to its maximum altitude. At that altitude almost simultaneously, both engines shut down and the aircraft crashed at Jefferson City. The NTSB hearing will a.o. focus on operator and FAA oversight of flight operations and crew training. (NTSB, Jefferson City News Tribune)
Hey guys, gals..
We take the 8 up to FL410 whenever possible and obviously after consulting charts. Usually you have to be light to be able to do it. Is the RJ so much different that on a repo flight (usually a light aircraft) cannot be flown to such limits? What's wrong with cracking jokes at cruise? I think this is another blame the dead pilot excuse to shift blame from a very popular commercial a/c.