Pilots Felt Power Surge Before Air NZ Crash - Report
January 18, 2009
Un premier point, par exemple, ser a deavoir s'il s'est agi e'un fuel-induced surge", ou d'autre chose.The German pilots of an Air New Zealand Airbus A320 screamed in terror as they struggled to cope with a sudden surge in power, moments before their test flight off the French coast ended in tragedy last November, New Zealand media said on Monday.
The cause of the crash on November 28, which killed five New Zealanders and two Germans, is still not officially known as data from the plane's flight and voice recorders is still being analysed, broadcaster TV3 said in a report.
Horrible ! Espérons que les enquêteurs officiels trouveront rapidement !But the data show the plane experienced a surge in power as it was about to land at Perpignan in southern France, causing it to climb steeply before plunging into the Mediterranean Sea, TV3 quoted chief investigator Jean-Pierre Dreno as saying.
"First it goes up, and then it falls on its side before entering the sea," Dreno said, adding the cockpit voice recorder captured the pilots' screams as they struggled to regain control.