Eastwind Airlines Flight 517

Eastwind Airlines Flight 517

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Eastwind Airlines Flight 517 was a scheduled flight from Trenton-Mercer Airport in Trenton, New Jersey to Richmond International Airport in Richmond, Virginia. The crew lost rudder control but successfully landed on June 9, 1996. No casualties occurred and one flight attendant suffered only minor injuries. No damage occurred to the airplane as a result of the incident. The crew of the Boeing 737-200 under the command of captain Brian Bishop experienced loss of rudder control while on approach to Richmond. The airplane's airspeed was about 250 knots and it was flying at an altitude of about 4,000 feet MSL at the time of the incident. The crew experienced unexpected movement of the rudder, causing the airplane to roll to the right. They applied opposite aileron input to keep the plane from rolling over and thirty seconds later the plane righted itself back to leveled flight. As the crew performed the emergency checklist, the plane again rolled over to the right. After another thirty seconds the plane snapped back to leveled flight. The crew declared an emergency and landed safely in Richmond.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136284413
  • 9786136284415