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Post by rayzor_uk » 03 May 2016, 06:05

UPDATE CityJet ‪#‎AF1558‬ now parked at Newcastle airport after been escorted down. ATC asked twice for a response as to why they had changed course out towards the north sea, it took 7 minutes for a reply by then RAF Eurofighter Typhoons ZJ911 ZJ912 were given a Quick Reaction Alert & scrambled to intercept it from RAF Coningsby and given permission to break the speed of sound of 768 mph causeing sonic booms. They have now returned to base after escorting CityJet flight successfully. Pilots now held & been questioned
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Post by Admiral » 03 May 2016, 07:19

The BBC said they 'veered off course' and later edited it to 'went off course', I'm no aviator, but a 90° turn is hardly veering.
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Post by rayzor_uk » 03 May 2016, 07:54

sat nav not working maybe

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Post by LeakyFeeder » 03 May 2016, 07:58

Right over the top of Staxton Wold.... Not good...

Flight looks like an AP glitch n maybe pilots not paying attention

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Post by MrWeetabix » 03 May 2016, 08:07

This is NOT the normal flightpath for this flight......

Even if you do lose comms, veering off at a 90 degree angle isn't the best of ideas. I suspect a fair degree of Pilot error or should that be PILOT FUBAR OPERATIONS?

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Post by Farty » 03 May 2016, 08:35

If you lose comms you continue as per your last report, and there's always a reserved corridor of airspace which allows the aircraft to fly past the tower at a safe distance waggling (technical term that!) It's wings to indicate lost com's, and that triggers the correx landing sequence. This is either something sinister, or a monumental cock up.
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Post by MrWeetabix » 03 May 2016, 09:30

I dunno how they managed it, but the proverbial will no doubt hit the big spinny-thing for this.
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Post by Admiral » 03 May 2016, 09:35

That turn wasn't rudder drift, that was a bank, maybe more to this than meets the eye or that they're letting on.
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Post by 2E1IIP » 03 May 2016, 11:53

Makes me worry as I use this flight often when transiting to other countries via CDG.
Might request a change to LHR and swallow the £60 change fee - sounds dodgy to me.

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Post by MrWeetabix » 03 May 2016, 11:59

2E1IIP wrote:Makes me worry as I use this flight often when transiting to other countries via CDG.
Might request a change to LHR and swallow the £60 change fee - sounds dodgy to me.
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Post by 2E1IIP » 03 May 2016, 12:03

I am terrified of flying anyway - stuff like this just makes me worse! :)
Hopefully a genuine, technical reason for it - not some bodged attempt at German wings-type sketch....

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Post by MrWeetabix » 03 May 2016, 12:08

Terrified of flying?

That's what the trolley service is for. Some candy for the eyes and some medicine for the fear ;-)
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Post by 2E1IIP » 03 May 2016, 12:12

MrWeetabix wrote:Terrified of flying?

That's what the trolley service is for. Some candy for the eyes and some medicine for the fear ;-)
Which is why I end up banjaxed before I get to my destination :D
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Re: city jet

Post by scanhermit » 05 May 2016, 21:17

I heard the sonic booms. I thought someone had dropped a couple of bombs at first.

Switched on the uniden but picked up nowt, possibility because I haven't got Coningsby programmed in.

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Re: city jet

Post by LeakyFeeder » 05 May 2016, 21:53

Its nice to know the crabs still have planes capable of going rather rapidly... Only ever seem to see lumbering transports over here and maybe some Shawbury Griffin clattering about

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