Aviation Disasters


#844

So it wasn’t pilot error but a software issue? One can’t expect Dara Fitzpatrick to have known every rock on the thousands of miles of Irish coastline


#845

ACCIDENT: Sikorsky S-92A, EI-ICR, Black Rock, Co. Mayo Ireland 14th March 2017: Report 2017-006 Preliminary

http://www.aaiu.ie/sites/default/files/report-attachments/REPORT%202017-006%20PRELIMINARY.pdf


#846

“We’re gone” is haunting


#847

Definitely better than ‘I told you no good would come of a woman pilot lads’.


#848

You’d expect an experienced pilot to know of the very large rocks with a lighthouse on them.


#849

If I’ve learned anything from watching aircraft investigations it’s that it’s never one error that causes a crash. It’s a series of minor errors that in and of themselves aren’t fatal but when combined have disastrous consequences. Bad weather, bad map, reliance on instruments etc etc


#850

Jasus, they missed blacksod by a fair whack.


#851

We’re gone …


#852

I think their plan was to approach it from the west.


#853

Bomb on board, two large towers dead ahead…


#854

has our Minster of defense explained why a chopper had to come from Dublin yet?


#855

Cos the Air Corp clock off at 5?


#856

Some lad on morning Ireland very unhappy about the publication of the transcript, only the technically relevant words should have been released.


#857

Watching Michael Portillo’s Great American Railroad Journeys now. It’s a fantastic show. I could watch shows about American railroads for hours on end.

He’s going from Minnesota to Memphis in tonight’s show.


#858

its an absolutely tremendous programme, his disgusting bulbous nose is a real turn off though


#859

Is there an American equivalent to his trusted Bradshaws guide?


#860

he was using something mark Twain had written when he was cruising down the Mississippi on a steam boat


#861

Appleton’s travel guides, he’s on now on BBC2


#862

Outstanding.


#863

If they didn’t, the conspiracy theorists would have had a field day.