Sa Flight 001

Sa Flight 001

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Czechoslovak Airlines Flight 001 was an Ilyushin Il-18B4 engine turboprop airliner, registered OK-NAB, which was operating as a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Prague's Ruzyn airport to Bratislava-Ivanka Airport, both in Czechoslovakia, which crashed into the Zlat Piesky (Golden Sands) Lake while attempting to land in Bratislava on July 28, 1976. All 6 crew members and 70 out of 73 passengers died. The flight departed Prague airport at 8:52 (CEST) and proceeded routinely to Bratislava. At 9:35:10 (CEST) the flight was cleared by Bratislava tower to land on runway 22. For reasons that are unclear, the crew executed a highly unstabilized ILS instrument approach to runway 22, with rates of descent as high as 22m/s (72 ft/sec) instead of 10m/s (33 ft/sec); speeds varying from 435km/h (270 mph) to 225 km/h (140 mph) instead of 269 km/h (167 mph); and flap selection directly from 0 degree to full flaps instead of in gradual increments. As they approached the runway, the crew inadvertently set thrust reversal at the no. 2 and no. 3 engine (inboard engines) while still airborne. The thrust reversal caused the no. 3 engine to fail and the crew then inadvertently feathered the no.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136283816
  • 9786136283814