Delta Airlines flight 1141 - DFW Airport, Texas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas
N 32° 52.245 W 097° 03.114
14S E 682262 N 3638640
Quick Description: A "perfect" example of not tending to your business. A positive result was a much more enforced and utilized Cockpit Resource Management.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/21/2009 7:50:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM5WKR
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member mtn-man
Views: 33

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Date of Crash: 08/31/1988

Aircraft Model: Boeing 727

Military or Civilian: Civilian

Tail Number: N473DA

Cause of Crash:
STUPID PILOTS........... Two causes were primarily blamed for the incident: The crew had not ensured that the wing's flaps and slats were properly positioned for take-off, and the plane's takeoff warning horn, designed to alert the crew if the engines are throttled to take-off power without the flaps and slats being correctly set, was not operating correctly. The airplane did not gain sufficient speed to climb in a flaps-and-slats-retracted condition, causing a loss of lift and subsequent collision with equipment pertaining to the ILS (instrument landing system) at the departure end of the runway. In an unexpected sequel to the investigation, the broadcast of the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) by the media (demonstrating why the crew mistakenly mispositioned the flaps) provoked such an outcry by pilots that subsequent releases of CVR data are protected by law and are carefully vetted by the NTSB.[citation needed] FAA regulations require a sterile cockpit before takeoff. This means there is to be no conversation outside of talk pertaining to the plane and pending flight. (For example, reviewing Pre-Takeoff checklists.) The CVR tapes recorded extensive talk about the CVR itself and how on Continental Airlines Flight 1713 crew discussions were recorded about the dating habits of the flight attendants."

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