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Another bad day for Airbus

Started by Peter Lang, Tue, 30 Jun 2009 08:18

Pierre Theillere

Hi guys!

Yep, that's sad news... But once again, the "press" (that one should be specialized into aviation, I guess) seems to ignore some basic facts regarding aviation:
With theese hypothesis:
- an airport that has a runway 02/20
- a METAR FMCH 292300Z 21025G35KT 9999 FEW020 25/16 Q1017 TEMPO 18015G30KT
Would you land rwy 02 or 20?
The answer seems obvious... unless you're both in a sim, and quite masochist!
But...  the "aviation Herald" offers us a chart for approaching rwy.. 02!!!
Maybe they got confused with location of "approximate final position"...
Pierre, LFPG

Jeroen Hoppenbrouwers

Seems like at least one pilot survived, so we may learn what went wrong.