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AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS - CRACKED SOLDER JOINT - The Crash of Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 By Dirk Barreveld
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On 28 December 2014 an Airbus A320-216 aircraft registered as PK-AXC was cruising at 32,000 feet on a flight from Juanda Airport, Surabaya, Indonesia to Changi Airport, Singapore with total occupants... More > of 162 persons. The Pilot in Command (PIC) acted as Pilot Monitoring (PM) and the Second in Command (SIC) acted as Pilot Flying (PF). The Flight Data Recorder (FDR) recorded that many master cautions activated following the failure of the Rudder Travel Limiter which triggered Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitoring (ECAM) message of AUTO FLT RUD TRV LIM SYS. The crew tried repeatedly to reset the computers but the autopilot and auto-thrust disengaged and the flight control reverted to Alternate Law. The investigation showed that the loss of electricity and the RTLU failure were caused by a cracked solder joint. All occupants of the plane were killed in the accident.< Less
Air Crash Investigations - The Disappearance of MH370 - Did Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah Prevent a Disaster? By Dirk Barreveld
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On 07 March 2014 at 1642 UTC, a Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, bound for Beijing departed from Kuala Lumpur International Airport with 239 persons on board. It was a Boeing 777-200ER. A half hour in... More > the flight all communication stopped suddenly and the plane changed course to the remote South Indian Ocean. Nothing was heard or seen of the plane until on 1 August 2015 a piece of the wing was found on the Beach of Reunion Island in the Southwest Indian Ocean. The accident is very similar to the crash of Helios Flight 5223 on 13 August 2005. This plane suffered from a sudden leak in the cabin pressure, crew and passengers suffered from hypoxia, three hours later the plane hit a mountain near Athens, Greece. Did Captain Shah of MH370 try to avoid crashing on Beijing? What is the role of the huge American base of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean in the story?< Less
Air Crash Investigations - Suicide! - The Crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 By Dirk Barreveld
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On Tuesday 24 March 2015, the Airbus A320-211 registered D-AIPX operated by Germanwings took off from Barcelona, Spain, at 09:00 with destination Düsseldorf, Germany. At 09:41, the aircraft... More > crashed into the mountains northeast of Marseille. The investigation into the causes of the crash revealed that the co-pilot, at a moment when he was alone in the cockpit, had deliberately flown the plane into the mountains killing all 150 persons on board. The investigation revealed also that the co-pilot was under medical treatment for depressions by several health care providers. Neither of those providers informed any aviation authority, nor any other authority about the co-pilot’s mental state. No action could have been taken by the authorities and/or his employer to prevent him from flying on the day of the accident, because they were not informed about the co-pilot’s mental state of mind.< Less
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On July 3, 1988, the American navy ship USS Vincennes, a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser operating in the Persian Gulf, shot down Iran Air Flight 655, an Airbus A300B2-203, on its way from... More > Tehran to Dubai. All 290 people on board died. Iran Air 655 flew within its assigned corridor. The USS Vincennes thought it had to deal with an Iranian F-14 fighter jet. From this point of view it was simply a case of mistaken identity. It is amazing that a guided missile cruiser with extremely advanced electronic capabilities such as the USS Vincennes, equipped with an ultra modern system such as Aegis, could make such a case of mistaken identity. Although the U.S. had to pay damages, a clear admission of guilt, the officers and commander of the Vincennes received awards and decorations after all.< Less
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On 31 August 1983, Korean Air Lines Flight 007, a Boeing 747, departed John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, United States, on a scheduled flight for Seoul, Republic of Korea. The flight... More > had 269 persons on board. Soon after departure from Anchorage, Alaska, KE 007 deviated to the right (north) of its direct track, this deviation resulted in penetration of Sovjet Russian air space. Military aircraft operated by the USSR attempted to intercept KE 007 over Kamchatka Peninsula. The interception attempts were unsuccessful. Upon approaching Sakhalin Island, USSR, the flight was intercepted by USSR military aircraft and shot down on the assumption that is was a United States RC-135 (spy) aircraft. There were no survivors.< Less
AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS - Runway Overrun American Airlines Flight 1420 - Killing 11 Persons In Little Rock By Dirk Barreveld
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On June 1, 1999, at 2350:44 central daylight time, American Airlines flight 1420, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82, crashed after it overran the end of runway 4R during landing at Little Rock National... More > Airport in Little Rock, Arkansas. The flight originated from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas. There were 145 persons on board. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a postcrash fire. The captain and 10 passengers were killed; 120 crewmembers and passengers received serious or minor injuries; and 24 passengers were not injured. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable causes were the flight crew’s failure to discontinue the approach when severe thunderstorms.< Less
GOOCHELEN MET CIJFERS EN SJOEMELEN MET DE WAARHEID, Hoe de politiek ons voortdurend beliegt, bedriegt en voor de gek houdt By Dirk Barreveld
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De voordelen van de euro, de Hoge Snelheidslijn, de Betuwe Lijn, de JSF, de Fyra, etc. het zijn allemaal voorbeelden van zaken waarbij onze overheid de zaken veel rooskleuriger voorstelde dan in... More > werkelijkheid het geval was. Waarom goochelen ze met cijfers en liegt men ons iedere keer voor? Weet men niet beter of doet men dit met opzet? Het is een grote puinhoop. Er is iets fundamenteel mis met de manier waarop onze overheid te werk gaat. We zitten nu al op een percentage allochtonen in onze bevolking dat hoger is dan toen de Vlamingen in 1600 en masse naar de Noordelijke Nederlanden vluchtten. Wie gaat dat allemaal betalen? Dan is er het failliete Amerika, daar kan niemand meer onderuit. Als Europa er niet in slaagt om de miljoenen stroom ‘vluchtelingen’ te keren dan wacht ons hetzelfde lot als de Romeinen in het jaar 469. Ons bestaan staat serieus ter discussie, dat is geen grap. Houdt onze overheid ons voor de gek?< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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