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    Capital Airlines hard landing

    http://avherald.com/h?article=4bcefedb&opt=0 Of note: On Aug 29th 2018 The Aviation Herald received information from a multitude of sources stating that the aircraft touched down on Macau's runway 34 at 7.7 degrees nose up, 123 KIAS and 2.4G, bounced, touched down a second time at 15.1 degrees nose up between 133 and 144 KIAS and 3.4G. The aircraft bounced again, touched down a third time at 7.7 degrees nose down (nose gear first), both wheels and part of the nose gear structure separated, debris was ingested by the left hand engine, debris destroyed the VHF1 antenna (causing temporary loss of communication), the damage to the nose gear also prompted the nose gear to permanently indicate being on the ground preventing gear retraction. About 5 seconds after the third bounce the go around was initiated.
  2. An interesting study. https://theconversation.com/why-pilots-dont-always-hear-alarms-98434
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    A350-1000

    Flight deck looks clean with a big central monitor.
  4. I initially figured it was a missing container but running into folks with similar stories on other AC flights was too much to ignore. I brought carry on and didn’t have to play in dress shoes and jeans a few hours after arrival. Others who hadn’t “planned on incompetence” were as lucky. It’s a TaylorMade island. What a shame!
  5. Great AC service YYZ-BDA Nov. 1 until arriving at baggage claim. 11 guys on our annual golf trip and only 2 sets of clubs and their bags arrive. BDA staff were pleasant enough but used computer print out paper to hand collect data. The BDA staff hadn’t any answers except call the 1800 “we don’t give a sh!t” number and sit on hold for 1:30 mins only to be connected to a data collector. No communication from AC during our entire stay. Our luggage/clubs were sent on the day of our departure (yyz-bda) then turned around and sent back for collection in YYZ. An AC friend put us onto the Service Plus program to recoup expenses but the “get back to you in 2 business days” has been 8 days and counting. Filed general claim via Accc-prod.microsoftcrmportals.com as well as consulting airpassengerrights.ca. It was a great trip despite the set back but AC failed miserably in the communication department. It’s been 20 years since I’ve operated there, incidentally on the A320, but is there a load issue of fuel versus bags on the A320 into BDA? I ask because we ran into more than a few AC customers with sports equipment and baggage woes (including Canadian rugby team) while there.