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Joining us now is Robert -- -- commercial pilot and publisher of jet wine dot com.
I was looking on the flight aware web -- now this is not an official -- you know government and product but it's a website I'm sure you're familiar with it.
It it shows.
And keeps track of GPS coordinates of -- of aircraft and this particular plane at 2:27 PM -- -- Moments before the crash according to flight aware was doing a 109.
Knots that's significantly below.
The target air speed that she was talking about of a 137 night -- what does that tell you.
Well and in fact if you follow some of the the rest of that whole track it it got down a slow was is 9085.
And 950 yeah.
Yeah it's just it's just insane I mean the airplane simply cannot maintain enough air flow across the wings to keep the airplane flying -- and what.
Deborah herdsman was mentioning that stick shaker that's the that's the warning that a pilot gets and it shakes the entire -- that says -- I don't think you're paying attention to what's going on here and let me give you a little reminder that this airplanes about the stop flying.
Now the question is why why were they paying attention.
There are reports as well that they tried to pull the nose up if that is the case that's exactly the wrong thing to do in that circumstance -- -- Yeah that's that's correct and in Europe pilot Johnson you know that I mean when an airplane stalls and and again we're not -- of the engine stalling we're talking about that air flow across the wings.
The last thing you want to do is pull the -- back because that's going to make it absolutely stop flying and that's essentially what happened.
I suppose it's even conceivable that if they'd push the nose forward they might have made the runway without all of his damage in catastrophe that resulted.
We -- that's a really interesting point because if that airplane had be in just a little bit lower let's just say even.
-- feet it wouldn't have been the landing gear.
That hit the jedi -- -- been in the nose of that airplane.
And this would have been a whole different kind of accident would be talking about that we -- we'd be talking about a couple of a couple of hundred people dead instead of just two people absolutely.
All right so where do investigators go from here.
Well I I think we have to keep in mind that this was a US built airplane but this was not a US certified crew.
And -- -- the training standards of how to operate the airplane are the same all over the world.
We have to look at the cultural what was going on the cockpit.
There are there were four pilots -- should've been four pilots up there in the cockpit to the two relief pilots normally come up for that for the landing.
Why did for pilots just sit there and watch this airplane get lower and lower and slower and slower and not speak out.
Seven seconds before the accident it's too late in apparently the the pilot in command pilot who was at least you handling his landing has 101000 hours merely but in a Boeing 747.
Should that make a big difference if he's learning to fly this new plane.
Now not really and and you think about I don't know what airplane you fly but.
You know when when you're making approach to an airport.
That's one of the things -- instructor will show you is what picture looks like how the runway appears when your when your landing.
But it's very clear when your very very high -- when -- very very low but there is the issue of the water and and San Francisco is like that.
Boston's like that LaGuardia's like that.
You cannot steer the water because it's an optical illusion now but with four people out there this is going to be a real tough one to explain.
Robert mark from -- wine dot com we appreciate your expertise thank you you're most welcome.
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