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C90 horizontal stabilizer departs in flight.

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Inverted, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. milleR

    milleR Well-Known Member

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    Typical school house rumors, but ... I heard they hadn't turned the 02 on and condensation froze the system when they dumped the cabin and charged the lines. At least that's how I remember the story from when I was doing recurrent in '09. Regardless, depressurizing wasn't the right move for a single pane fracture.
     
  2. deadstick

    deadstick Well-Known Member

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    I believe they didn't charge the oxygen lines (left handle) on the ground. This is necessary because the valve is prone to freezing. So they dumped the cabin, donned masks, etc. and THEN realized they hadn't charged the lines. They went to pull the handle, but guess what, the valve was frozen. Soooo they took a little nap.
     
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  3. Finny

    Finny Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, what those guys said! Either way the situation was fubar big time.
     
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  4. milleR

    milleR Well-Known Member

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    Amen
     
  5. milleR

    milleR Well-Known Member

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    Indeed
     
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  6. Beefy McGee

    Beefy McGee Well-Known Member

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    No way! I think you found the inside the cockpit view of this video which I saved in my YouTube watch list a long time ago!

     
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  7. Roger Roger

    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    Actually I was gonna guess that what really happened was the guy was dicking around and broke the airplane and made up some story about a stall to cover his ass. Heard too many stupid stories from jumper drivers.
     
  8. Inverted

    Inverted My captain doesn't have a degree, I'm scared....

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    Wouldn't shock me. Hopefully some eye whiteness testimony will shed some light. I have seen two different walk around videos of this aircraft and st initial glance there doesn't seem to be significant signs of stress anywhere.
     
  9. Burrito

    Burrito I'll ask the stupid questions

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    GOOD LORD.

    That's an INSANE feat of aero engineering and piloting skills.
     
  10. deadstick

    deadstick Well-Known Member

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    FIFY...in this case Beech made the KA dang-near idiot proof.
     
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  11. uncreative

    uncreative Well-Known Member

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    Here's a pic of the plane mentioned in the original post.
     

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  12. Burrito

    Burrito I'll ask the stupid questions

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    That buffed out.

    I was thinking this would be more like what @T/O w/FSII 's post looked like: Pieces remain of the horizontal stab, or at least enough to remain somewhat controllable. An entire half missing just makes it sound like the thing damn near fell with style.
     
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  13. MaRiO FDZ

    MaRiO FDZ Han Solo is NOT dead!!

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    HOLY COW!!! That is insane!!!
    What for??

    If I felt good about the King Air, this cemented it
     
  14. MaRiO FDZ

    MaRiO FDZ Han Solo is NOT dead!!

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    I'm still scratching my head on WHY would you dump the cabin, regardless?

    That's why I love that aircraft. Emergency checklists are basically "reset the switch. If it doesn't fix it, keep flying, I'll handle it". Particularly the autofeather will give you a false sense of security
     
  15. deadstick

    deadstick Well-Known Member

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    What amazes me are the pilots who feel they know more about the capabilities of the aircraft than the people at Beech or Pratt. You know the type...limitations are suggestions and you don't exceed them if nobody else sees it happen. The think their experience supercedes a PhD in structures and metallurgy.

    Those are the types who screw around and then leave a ticking time bomb for the next pilot, like this guy who lost the horizontal stab. Just because these reckless pilots haven't had an immediate failure during one of their adventures doesn't mean they haven't done damage to he aircraft. It just hasn't been found yet.
     
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  16. Autothrust Blue

    Autothrust Blue mash buttan

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    TFOA kills.
     
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    trafficinsight Well-Known Member

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    "Someone at Cessna told me you can put the flaps down at Vne on a 206 and it won't hurt them."

    - Idiot who will eventually die... or live forever as a lot of idiots do.

    Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
     
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    mshunter Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking the exact same thing, as well as "I wonder how many times that thing did a split S after all the jumpers were out?"
     
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  19. BEEF SUPREME

    BEEF SUPREME Well-Known Member

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    Maybe following a super hot jumper?

    "I'd hit it."
     
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  20. MaRiO FDZ

    MaRiO FDZ Han Solo is NOT dead!!

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    Yes, I know exactly the type. Hopefully aviation is mercifull and doesn't drive the point all the way down for them. And always respect thr aircraft, you never know...
     

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