Alaskan FlightThe Alaska flight
The Stanford University has designed a cost-effective proof-of-concept of a synthesized visual system and piloted it on board General Aerospace airplanes. It supports the pilot with a sight out of the windows and makes the visualisation of the flight route an easy job. Pre-dictor symbolism provides orientation on rectilinear and arcuate trails presented in a "tunnel in the sky" form.
Built on commercially available computer equipment to keep costs low, the tunnel indicator system uses different types of Global positioning systems (typically from the Stanford prototyping Wide Area Augmentation System hardware) and GPS-based gyroscopes for position-finding. Piper Dakota and Beechcraft Queen Airlines flew the screen at different places on board.
Describing the system, its evolution and flight experiments which culminated in testing in Alaska in the spring of 1998. Operating experiences have shown that the tunnel display has the capability to improve the flight trajectory in terms of precision and situation perception while at the same time facilitating the flight of the working tool.
An Alaska Airlines Flight from D.C. to Los Angeles Redirected to KCI
This is KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A flight of Alaska Airlines from Washington Dulles to Los Angeles was redirected to Kansas City International on Monday after a smell was discovered in the cab. The flight 1097, an Airbus A 320, took off from Dulles International Airports on its way to Los Angeles International Airports around 15.00 hrs. FlightAware.com shows the flight west over Kansas City when it apparently ran into a dilemma and circling back to Kansas City.
There were 150 passengers on that flight. Even though Alaska Airlines owns and operates the aircraft, the aircraft itself is still in Virgin America overspray.
Transcriptions of Doomed Alaska Flight / Voices of Doom on Alaska Air / Transcriptions show the hectic fight of the pilot in the last few moments of flight 261.
Alaska Airlines Flight 261 was desperate to rescue the aircraft from a reverse dives before it crashed into the Pacific, according to a copy published yesterday." "After the aircraft was turned on its head, First Officer William Tansky asked Ted Thompson.
" A second before the airplane struck the waters off the Southern California coastline three time as hard as gravitation on 31 January, and killed all 88 on board, Thompson said his last words to Tansky, 57, of Alameda: "Ah, here we go. "One of the countless pieces of information published by the National Transportation Safety Board when it opened a four-day post-accident consultation was the flight deck dictator's transcript.
Specialists this weekend will talk about the possible malfunction of the spindle, a crucial part of the rear stabiliser, and whether a particular kind of fat used by Alaska to greas the part was involved in the collision. "We' re the nation's archive of what we're not supposed to do," Jim Hall, chair of the security committee, said to the Chronicle.
" Speaking in a declaration issued by an Alaska officer last night, the two drivers "demonstrated the highest level of professionalism". "Sadly, they were facing something no MD-80 had ever experienced: a disastrous stabilization spindle failure," said Kevin Finan, Alaska's flight operation VP. A copy of the flight deck dictation machine describes the talks between the drivers, an Alaska dispatchers and a mechanic on the floor for the last 32 min. of the flight.
A Seattle Alaska dispatchers first proposed to the crews that they would experience a delay in their return to the skies if they were to divert to Los Angeles for an evacuation flight, the script said. He gave in when Thompson said they had a serious issue. As Thompson, 53, of Redlands, Tansky said that such pressures by the dispatchers "simply drive me crazy," according to the script.
Alaska mechanic in Los Angeles and asked if there were "hidden protection switches" that would resolve the stabiliser issue. Around 16:09 the dashboard dictation machine picked up the noise of two blows and indicated that the stabiliser was in motion. Aeroplane crashed 7,000 ft in about a second.
After pronouncing two lenient insults, the skipper implored Tansky to "help me back, help me back," which referred to the withdrawal of the bay. Well, the airplane levelled then. "I' m getting a little adrenaline," said the skipper, feeling a little light-hearted. "Tansky said to Thompson, "Whatever we did is not good. "Yes, we are in much more of a bad way now," answered the skipper.
Tompson took a minute to assure travelers that the flight crews were trying to resolve a flight containment issue and landed in Los Angeles. Thompson said to a flight hostess after the helicopter broke into a "big bang" from the tail of the plane: "I need you all buckled up, my love.
" Aeroplane then began its last crash at 16:19 Mayday, Tansky said. whose man, Don Shaw, 63, was killed on Flight 261. She said she couldn't read the transcripts of the last few minutes of the flight because "it was a little difficult. "She was wavering when she told why she had decided to take part in the hearings.
Finals The flight deck speech recording of the last few flight moments is included: 4:11:33 -- Ted Thompson: I don't know, my adrenaline's rising.... 4:11:43 -- First Officer William Tansky: -- 4:11:44 -- Thompson: Yes, no, it went down, it went down to the full nostrils. 4:11:48 -- Tansky: It's much harder than it was.
4:11:50 -- Thompson: Yeah, yeah, yeah, we're in a lot less now. 4:19:36 -- Extreme loudness sounds in the dashboard, increased ambient noises, sounds of objects floating in the dashboard. 4:19:43 -- Tansky: -- 4:19:49 -- Thompson: Sliding and rolling, sliding and rolling. 4:19:54 -- Thompson:
4:20:04 -- Tompson (probably with reference to the joystick): Press, press, press, press, press, press, press. 4:20:16 -- Thompson: -- 4:20:18 -- Tansky: I can't get there. 4:20:25 -- Thompson: -- 4:20:38 -- Thompson: -- 4:20:56 -- Thompson: