Mechanics not to blame for AA crash in Jamaica

| 07/01/2010

(Caribbean360): The probe into the American Airlines crash at the Norman Manley International Airport has ruled out mechanical malfunctioning as the reason for the accident. But the pilots of the aircraft may have ignored advice of air traffic controllers when they tried to land on the runway. Investigators say it could take two years to definitively say what caused the accident. Minister of Transport &Works Mike Henry said the investigations revealed no mechanical problems but other information showed advice had been given not to land on that runway on the night of 22 December.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Watcha missa pilat……if ya land pun dat hairstrip a run ya ah run haff the hend……pull hup and gawn round hand come back hagin. Cha !!! If u try fi land pun dat runweh so ha heediot u ha heediot mon !!!

    Go weh !!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    bumba rass, dem pilot mebie nah hunderstand di kontrollah in di tower dat it a rain real bed and him tink him can land still. sound like dem a ova shoot di runway di fool

  3. Anonymous says:

    Maybi sey de pilot im neva handastan the Hair Traffix Cantrolla when im sey cha man leave dat ya runweh halone !

    Blouse and skirt de plane ah run haff de hairstrip mon……Bombo !!!!!


    • Anonymous says:

      A runway overshoot usually occurs when you are riding the glide slow with your aircraft too high and too fast with the wrong pitch in the relation to the final aproach. If the glide slope puts your aircraft pass mid point on the runway with your aircraft nose dipping first the aircraft structure will be violently compromised – meaning the aircraft breaking up into pieces. Even if you try to apply your spoilers it will betoo late, actually a spoiler application can be even more disasterous as it could cause your aircaft to slam in the runway. Thrush reversal will have little effect especially when you are close to the end of the runway. You bet though the AA pilot applied the thrust reversal in this situation. If not, they would have landed in the sea. Also, picture the landing taking placeduring heavy rain and poor visibility.

      If I were the pilot I would have heeded the NMIA Air traffic controllers’warnings and do a fly around to the right and line for the 120 degree approach and get the proper high and speed for the final approach. No problem man everbody would be clapping and saying "Oh my God that was a real close one there"

      • Anonymous says:

        What a joker you are. Did you learn that on microsoft flight sim?  If you are flying  the glide slope you are not too high as that is what the glide slope is for, to keep you on the right glide path!!!  But then again you said he was "riding the glide slow". In all my years of flying I have not learnt how to do that one yet or even heard of it so I’m not sure howto do it. The aircraft broke up after it left the runway not from the "nose dipping".LOL.  What is a 120 degree approach??? Never heard of that one either! I’ve had my laugh for the day thanks.

      • Anonymous says:

         Cool, he should have followed the advice given. When your flying passengers for an airline… DON’T TAKE THE RISK!!! I would have done it as a visual approach, I wouldn’t rely much on instruments for things like this. By doing it visual I know what I’m doing and exactly how i’m doing it. While on instrument, your depending on some machine to land an aircraft… land it yourself and use your First Officer as some back up help. Do a flyby and see the condition your self, if it’s too much. GO TO YOUR ALTERNATE AIRPORT.