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Old 29-12-2014, 17:12   #16
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Makes me wonder how the flight and captain were approved to go with a couple of dark red cells covering most of the flight path! although when looking at all the traffic in the area at the time, seems like it must be common to approve flights in those conditions??
Reading about a recent serious directive issued regarding the airbus plane and wonder how pilots are checked off as aware and trained - wouldn't be getting into my car with such issues and imagine car manufacturers would have recalls, at least lawsuits if allowing folks to operate with major known issues.
Sounds like common practice to increase the flight level to try to see a better way to navigate - thanks for your feedback regarding how big these weather patterns really are.
Like boats, you would think if water is hit on a plane - something on the fuselage would auto-deploy, or if your falling fast, g-forces would deploy something so the location could be communicated and pinpointed, isn't it called an ELT on a plane? In this day and age, with GPS technology so precise, seems like the air industry is behind. I thought I heard Inmarsat was offering free sat tracking - just had to arm planes with a $100 device. Safe travels and still praying they find the plane soon.
..if end on water, plane could mostly crashed at high speed.. minimal rest, ELT went down...
Have a couple proposition about registered on real time the real position on every minute... Like everything, it's a matter of $$$$...
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Indonesian officials have confirmed that bodies and debris found in the Java Sea off Borneo are from AirAsia flight QZ8501
BBC News - AirAsia QZ8501: Officials say debris is missing plane
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Old 30-12-2014, 23:45   #18
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Now... what happened??
6:12 local time, 36 minutes after take off captain ask permission to go at FL038. Permit was denied, at that moment have other 11 airplanes flying at that alititude.
6:14 local time.. pilot ask permission to deviate route; tower control confirmed he can deviate 7 miles at port side and go up to FL034.
The was not confirmation from the airplane.
Radar follow the airplane for another 4 minutes until 6:18 when disappear
So.. something happened between 6:14 and 6:18... mostly pilot (both) were overload for weather and maybe a catastrophic failure.
Now it'st time to wait for black boxes retrieval to check the infamous last two minutes...
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Old 31-12-2014, 11:21   #19
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Reports are a local fisherman spotted fuselage however was unaware of a recent lost plane/crash supposedly in the area. Seems prudent that message could be sent out to alert boats on the water to keep a lookout, however, as you know, not all boats carry recommended communication equipment, if privately owned. You would hope commercial boats have functioning equipment, but if no message is sent out, its worthless.

In the event of a successful ditching, would a carry-on PFD w/locator beacon tucked in the pocket be helpful (if you had time to don or had it on after boarding) especially since flying in these supercell conditions seems to be common practice over this part of the world?

Or choose to fly another day.

Glad the accident location has been identified and time will tell the sequence of events leading to the fatal disaster.

Prayers out to the family and friends. Unfortunately the private moments of grief are all to public.
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In the event of a successful ditching, would a carry-on PFD w/locator beacon tucked in the pocket be helpful (if you had time to don or had it on after boarding) especially since flying in these supercell conditions seems to be common practice over this part of the world?........
Why not just use the PFD located under your seat. The aircraft locator beacon could be expected to work if the ditching was successful.
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