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Information still coming in to Fox News and today's tragic plane crash in San Cisco.
On the phone as pilot of flight instructor DJ frost.
DJ thank you for joining us -- Are you welcome.
TJ you have got land a plane to San Cisco tell -- are there any particular challenges there.
Well the only challenge.
See there right now as I understand the idea what system was service -- the quite spoke with an up.
Which they say because -- been doing some construction there in San Francisco.
So with the pirates you do -- visual approach and the general rule of thumb also when doing visual approach.
Is to be at 320 feet for morals and the distance from the runway so that's always a good cross check when somebody's doing -- visual approach so.
You know so hopefully there's -- We'll come -- investigation with the NTSB in old school but look into that through -- whole team will look conceived.
What the cockpit resource management was going on at the time and make sure that.
Everybody was doing what they were supposed to do.
I have a glide -- be inoperable if you are depend on glide slope that's a pretty important point out my -- -- you can do visual.
But tell me why would -- glide -- be in operable why couldn't I mean I know there's some work being done there but.
It's not it's not as though that's not an insignificant.
Well it's just -- backup feature especially flying NATO lord -- aircraft it's always good to have.
No the FAA won't of course -- to explain why the quite so close have a service and I'm sure that'll all come out in the investigation.
Now the triple seven of course it's a very modern aircraft.
And they can have the -- and internal white spoke inside the airplane some some have a but -- so -- -- could build for a non precision approach.
So maybe they have Beck going at that time to -- sort of say.
-- what seems to happen so also is so somebody gets too low and too slow the -- get behind the power curve been.
Sometimes it looks like -- -- it was just too great sense to do go around at that point and maybe been a good short for that reason.
Also back in 2008 British Airways -- -- -- fuel lines -- -- -- triple seven that crashed short of the runway at London Heathrow.
And that investigation on oversized crystals in the fuel -- These were different engines hopefully that -- was rectify it and wasn't the public this.
But the British Airways flight that was in January would that make it a big difference ends of ice and a fuel line is as.
Could be something that he would obviously checked everything but it would seem less likely at least tonight.
And fuel in it -- feel like different engines but in January does that make a difference.
Well it's an airplane is that a high altitude for an extended amount of time since very cold up there are so.
Anything's possible when no bill look at all of that from the NTS vehicle -- the engine manufacturers.
The airplane manufacturers all of them will get together.
And give their take on what it is -- Give any idea about how much runway isn't San Cisco I've done a lot of research I think -- 777.
It's about 101000 feet to a land under -- -- best conditions.
Do you know if there's any any is that particularly long or short run one.
Over the they're -- -- for have been aircraft in fact I think the 380 going -- Airbus created which is the largest airplane in the world so.
If it that's not -- a big factor in going into an airport of course everybody does their performance data before landing.
And they make sure that you have enough runway for land and so that that's all taken into consideration before.
Well I know the other -- the triple seven but I imagine there are lots of -- bells and whistles that that might go off that there were some serve alerts inside the cabin air inside the cockpit right for land if there's a problem.
Oh sure the video wherever they quoted chip whereas the ground proximity warning system would also give an indication.
I was two when they were approaching the airport or.
You know and of course the other -- spare I have to speak up at all times to -- -- cockpit resource management.
And I what I really want people to understand to the notice of the busy travel time of year and that these.
You know of these crashes have to be taken into consideration.
As an individual circumstance and they're not just to cancel their travel plans and not not travel in and go to the places the vacations and see the relatives and people -- to -- -- this summer that they should go ahead with their plants and you know if they have any concerns then go ahead and talk to somebody about.
We know it's easy seem odd this particular act -- and there's certain things that you know -- analyst NTSB is going to investigated and they're really good an investor indiscretions.
But there's some things it seemed quite obvious the weather seem pretty good.
Doesn't seem like there is -- small aircraft no way there's no indication at least right now that the pilots -- trouble there's no communication.
With the tower at least that there was some -- mechanically inept and so there's -- a lot of things we can sort of a you know excluded it almost looks like I'm.
Mean it's it may be a lot easier investigation wants to get those flight -- around.
Recorders wants to get those out of the water -- those are probably in the water.
-- you know what and if it does a lot of times it looked very simple on the surface and that's what we have the NTSB and and that's where they do such a good job that they do with that.
They put together a team that looks.
Whole slew of different.
Chain of event that could have occurred -- led to the final crash.
And that's a very interesting thing with most accidents -- the chain of events that lead up to it.
So what they're experts in the different fields.
Been -- prepare the final report and from that -- how we've learned.
To avoid these accidents from occurring again in the future and that's -- -- important thing is the time dictates.
For a -- really true information to come out and that's where everybody needs so we take -- Did -- take a breath after these events occur.
-- -- take it to disappoint of no return if you're in the cockpit and you're pulling up on a run wired going down the runway actually and you see that day you're coming up short.
But -- -- -- your dissent in your wheels are down so this a lot of drag there is a point of no return we can't just don't go around right.
Well obviously it happened right here and that might have been a point where they're playing -- was in the year and maybe they were.
Just didn't have enough time for the engines to spool up and get their full power and that's horrible danger right there -- to oh.
-- your engines don't have enough time to produce the front steps needed to go around sufficiently.
Then there is clear that -- here you know out of altitude out of ideas.
And when think I would say.
DJ thank you.
You're you're welcome any time.
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