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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2015, 03:55:12 PM »
Is it my imagination or have there been lately an unusually higher rate of mid-flight commercial plane crashes r"l?

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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2015, 04:06:56 PM »
Is it my imagination or have there been lately an unusually higher rate of mid-flight commercial plane crashes r"l?
+1

Maybe the old guys should chime in. Is this more than it used to be?
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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2015, 04:19:41 PM »
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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2015, 04:23:22 PM »
HALTERN, Germany What should have been a happy homecoming for teens returning from a trip abroad turned into a nightmare Tuesday as a community in northern Germany learned 16 of its high schoolers were aboard a flight which crashed into the French Alps.
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/german-plane-crash/students-crash-n329356
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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2015, 05:11:45 PM »
From radar data.

So what is missing then? Radar transponders that can't be turned off?

I thought I read in the news previously that a distress signal was received approx. 30 minutes before they lost radar contact. That was misinformation?
They get their info from ADS-B not from radar

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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #21 on: March 25, 2015, 10:51:55 AM »


I don't get it, looks like they could have easily made it to MRS (or even NCE).
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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2015, 10:54:11 AM »


I don't get it, looks like they could have easily made it to MRS (or even NCE).
That's because you're assuming they had complete control of the plane.

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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2015, 08:22:38 PM »
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/world/europe/germanwings-airbus-crash.html

Crazy.  One pilot was locked out of the cockpit and the other unresponsive.  I wonder if we'll ever find out wth happened in there!

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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2015, 08:25:16 PM »
HALTERN, Germany What should have been a happy homecoming for teens returning from a trip abroad turned into a nightmare Tuesday as a community in northern Germany learned 16 of its high schoolers were aboard a flight which crashed into the French Alps.
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/german-plane-crash/students-crash-n329356

Heartbreaking...

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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2015, 08:30:52 PM »
+1

Maybe the old guys should chime in. Is this more than it used to be?

Based on the wikipedia list of air incidents, it looks like it's quite a bit less than it used to be.  Probably because of safety standards and lessons learned from each crash. 

The perception of more incidents is probably due to social media and information overload...

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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2015, 08:35:04 PM »
Crazy.  One pilot was locked out of the cockpit and the other unresponsive.  I wonder if we'll ever find out wth happened in there!
What's crazy is that every iPhone has a find me feature and every subway station has video surveillance, and yet on 8-9 figure flying machines we have neither.
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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2015, 08:37:27 PM »
What's crazy is that every iPhone has a find me feature and every subway station has video surveillance, and yet on 8-9 figure flying machines we have neither.

Blame unions

http://www.wired.com/2014/07/malaysia-370-cockpit-camera/

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Re: Germanwings flight 4U-9525 crashes in France
« Reply #29 on: March 25, 2015, 09:04:09 PM »
Based on the wikipedia list of air incidents, it looks like it's quite a bit less than it used to be.  Probably because of safety standards and lessons learned from each crash. 

The perception of more incidents is probably due to social media and information overload...
It's actually a lot safer than that, while the number of incidents has gone down considerably, the number of flights has gone up exponentially, so percentage-wise the number of incidents has plummeted.
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