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Hi Al,

Yeah - saw this one too - bad couple days for FSW type aircraft...  This one is bizarre - seems he was flying along fat, dumb, and happy at FL240 in good weather - no calls - speculation was in flight break up... Bermuda Triangle ?

Regards,

Scott

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319 degrees to KTIX,and radar contact lost 37 miles east of the island? where was he going? Or are the media being the usual idiots?

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Hi Jim,

I think he was returning from Puerto Rico - landing at KTIX - last ping on FlightAware had him about 20 miles east of Governor's Harbor in the Bahamas... So 319 seems in the ballpark... At FL240 - certainly could have been pressurization related...

Regards,
Scott  

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Defiantly need part 121 type recurrent training to stay ahead of that airplane,very unforgiving.

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Hi Jim,

Yep - I've also seen mention by those familiar with the aircraft what happens with the engines during an engine failure and the failed engine prop doesn't feather - could lead to loss of control...

Regards,

Scott

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Yes,the Garrets have a mechenicly complex negative torque system,If proper maintenance is not kept up,bad things happen.

 

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Hi Jim,

Well it seems you are in the know...

:wink:

Something to be said for simple fixed pitch SEL aircraft...

Regards,
Scott

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A lot of my turbo prop maintenance/run up experience, was on EMB-110,B-1900,B-99 PT-6's,I also have experience on P-3 Orion,Saab 340,ATR -42 engine & propeller systems.The PT-6 was the most reliable by far.

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I forgot the EMB-120 also.

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Hi Jim,

Hah - forgot the most important one - loved Cantu's model of the EMB-120 in FS9 - would like to see it done again...

Regards,

Scott

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On 5/18/2017 at 0:37 AM, scottb613 said:

Hah - forgot the most important one - loved Cantu's model of the EMB-120 in FS9 - would like to see it done again..

If you take up FDE design, you can holla RAZBAM. Apparently a good FDE is everything they need to complete their -120.

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