Jean-Paul Trotek, former director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Analysis (PEA) for Civil Aviation Safety, insists that decisions are made “very, very quickly” just hours after a catastrophe involving a very common type of aircraft. Air security is considered reliable in a country that is “better”.
What do you think of the first data obtained from the China East crash?
“At the Flightradar site, we see the plane at an altitude of about 9,000 m above sea level (approximately 9,000 m above sea level, author’s note), diving towards the ground at about 600 km / h before suddenly crashing into the ground. Not at all.
Imagine that we are standing at a high altitude, at which point the pilot makes a slight dive to gain nose speed, and the aircraft slowly resumes its flight. These are the tricks we learn in the first hours of flying lessons. A stall at a higher height, it likes very well. There, it’s something else.
It may have been an automatic pilot who ordered the plane to land abruptly and was not caught by the crew, the duration of the crash, which seemed a bit surprising for three minutes, may also have been the plane’s action. Team, but nothing more can be said. “
When will we know more?
“The Chinese have a very efficient investigation office, they can recover flight records (data and voice, editorial note) that have survived this shock very quickly, and from there, not only can the reconstruction of the route be precisely done, but all the actions performed on the aircraft’s parameters, the pilots’ conversations, the controls … Need to know quickly.
I have never encountered events like this in my life personally, making decisions very quickly.
The aircraft was pre-737-800 NG, the pre-MAX generation, banned from flying after two fatal accidents. Is this model considered reliable? And what about Chinese aviation security?
“I’m never heard of any particular problem with an aircraft like this, it’s a descendant of the very old Boeing 737, but it has modern engines installed .The aircraft did not suffer the same kind of damage.
This is very good in terms of the level of Chinese civil aviation security. “
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