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extwacaptain
Prop Wash
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http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/05/29/uk-airfrance-probe-exclusive-idUKKBN0OE1N220150529
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Glasspilot
Post Captain
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At least the crew recognized the problem and pushed up the throttles and flew it off. Unlike the Air Florida crash (1982) where the power was too low on T/O and they never recognized it and hit the bridge.

(I have a close friend who's sister was on the AF flt, one of the survivors.)

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Bob Ritchie
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Yes,

The Air Florida ops. manual did not even discuss PT-2 icing or the need to turn on engine anti-ice.
Of course the FAA approved manual was changed after the fact.

The copilot recognized the reduced power but the captain failed to respond. The EPR reading indicated proper power but the icing caused a faulty reading. The real key was percent of RPM. Ever after that I became more alert to the % of RPM as well as EPR indications. The captain had a history of training difficulties.

A terrible tragedy.


Bob

[ 06-01-2015, 06:29: Message edited by: Bob Ritchie ]

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