Flew "Piggly Wiggly" several times to YVR, YYJ, YLW, YCG and enjoyed every minute of it. Watched them land at YCG once coming in low theough the valley from Nelson, banked HARD left and pulled out wings level as it smoothly touched down! Now thats flying!!
Wow! This sent a shiver up my spine as I read it. The scenario you just explained is very simular to a King Air 100 that crashed at CYVR a couple years ago. An oil leak left engine, they reduced the power to it, according to the proceedure it was not required to be shut down as they still had sufficient oil pressure.
Returning to airport their approach speed dropped below their target so additional power was added apparently to the right engine. With the windmilling left prop and the drag it created, this power on the right engine quickly caused a sudden yaw to the left and down they went!
They almost got it straighted out but ran out of airspace and crash landed on a major roadway. The plane burst into flames and the quick thinking public managed to pull everyone out except the two pilots. Unfortunately they both died from their injuries :(
The Capt had somewhere around 12000 hrs.
My heart really goes out to their families. They damn near pulled it out of trouble!
Typical bureaucratic mumbo! "No easy way" to implement such a change to disconnect the battery....Sooo...what about ELTs? Do they not have a g-force activated switch? Pretty simple.
I wonder if these same decision makers would watch somebody swing a bat at them and stand there and think about how that chain of events led them to that decision to swing the bat so we can prevent it from...SMACK!
First duck, then analyze the situation.
In other words...put an immobilizer on the batteries, save some lives, and figure out how you can save even more later!
God bless the folks at the TSB! They've got one hell of a job to do. Thanks for your effort!!
They (unions in general) should not have any more stranglehold on companies. Why shouldn't they have to bid on a job anymore than anyone else. Come on out in the real world.
I am not in a union and have worked non-stop for 26 years...no strike, no labour unrest, and proud of it! I have seen so many dog-bangers, whiners and complainers in unions it makes me sick!
Honest pay for honest work!
That is fantastic. What dedication and love for his son. But I did notice in the picture that.. DAD... is in the left seat! I would do the same thing! "It's for you, but I built it so I get to be Captain!
I wonder what the IFR profile would be...Proceed direct to runway threshold using emergency descent rate. When stars disappear from sight, break left, break right, place head between knees and kiss your arse goodbye!
Absolutely AMAZING flying! I loved it!