From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark Brader) Organization: SoftQuad Inc., Toronto, Canada Date: 11 Aug 93 02:48:32 PDT References: 1 Followups: 1
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> [Nance] specifically cites the fact that, although > the tendency of the Boeing 737 to "pitch up/roll off" when taking off under > icing conditions was well known since 1971, and was responsible for the crash > of Palm 90 into the Potomac on 13th January 1982, in the intervening 10 years > not one report of "pitch up/roll off" was filed by US pilots, although many > such incidents were reported from Europe. I don't know about the Aviation Safety Reporting System, but I thought I did know about that crash. Wasn't it caused by the icing interfering with the *instrumentation*, so that the crew thought the engines were at a higher power level than they really were, and the plane simply stalled? The way I remember it, noise regulations prohibited the technique of just applying full throttle for takeoff. -- Mark Brader "Anyone who can handle a needle convincingly SoftQuad Inc., Toronto can make us see a thread which is not there." utzoo!sq!msb, email@example.com -- E. H. Gombrich This article is in the public domain.