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AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS FAILING BRAKES The Crash of TAM Linhas Aereas Flight JJ3054 By Hans Griffioen, editor
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On 17 July 2007, at 17:19 local time, an Airbus A-320, operated as flight JJ3054 by TAM Linhas Aéreas, was on its way from Porto Alegre, Brazil, for a domestic flight to Congonhas Airport in... More > São Paulo city, São Paulo State, Brazil. During the landing, at 18:54 local time, the aircraft veered to the left, overran the left edge of the runway, collided with a building, and with a fuel service station. All persons on board – six crewmembers, and 181 passengers – perished. The crash also caused 12 fatalities on the ground. The runway had recently been resurfaced, but it did not yet have water-channeling grooves cut into it to reduce the danger of hydroplaning, making landing during rain a dangerous endeavour. Flight Data Recorder information showed that immediately prior to touchdown, both thrust levers were in CL (or "climb") position, with engine power being governed by the flight computer's autothrottle system.< Less
Air Crash Investigations - Failing Brakes - The Crash of TAM Linhas Aereas Flight 3054 By Hans Griffioen, Editor
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On 17 July 2007, at 17:19 local time, an Airbus A-320, operated as flight JJ3054 by TAM Linhas Aéreas, was on its way from Porto Alegre, Brazil, for a domestic flight to Congonhas Airport in... More > São Paulo city, São Paulo State, Brazil. During the landing, at 18:54 local time, the aircraft veered to the left, overran the left edge of the runway, collided with a building, and with a fuel service station. All persons on board – six crewmembers, and 181 passengers – perished. The crash also caused 12 fatalities on the ground. The runway had recently been resurfaced, but it did not yet have water-channeling grooves cut into it to reduce the danger of hydroplaning, making landing during rain a dangerous endeavour. Flight Data Recorder information showed that immediately prior to touchdown, both thrust levers were in CL (or "climb") position, with engine power being governed by the flight computer's autothrottle system.< Less
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North of South By K.K. Pierscieniak
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‘Traveling’ is dawn to midnight in a dilapidated matatu with failing brakes while battling dysentery by swigging gin and stuffing greasy napkins down your underpants.... More > ‘Traveling’ is having to decide between crackers and grasshopper kebabs at one of the roadblocks, which come every kilometer. ‘Traveling’ is terse white-hair-sprouting confrontations with border guards who back demands for dash with their Kalashnikovs. ‘Traveling’ is a cement-block hotel at the end of the day: a hotel with no beach, no electricity, no running water, no toilet, no toilet paper, and shredded mosquito nets over the bed..., preferably with some kind of a Methodist church next-door where the faithful enjoy all-night out-of-tune gospel singing. Just getting “There” should feel like a victory, a thing in itself. North of South is not about counting the kilometers or checking off the highlights; it describes a journey from Zanzibar to Madagascar, where Africa isn’t just the setting or the backdrop. In this book, Africa is the story.< Less

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