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Dana -- live for us this morning there and so many questions this morning about why pilots made so many attempts to land and if.
Fog played any part of that crash at all we're joined by former pilot and aviation expert JP true stunning debut thanks for being here Portland can't -- land in fog.
You do any of four decades no problem at all.
If you do the procedures properly and what what did this one do wrong -- first thing you did wrong was no one wants to shoot for -- -- That was and now you're bordering on stupidity.
Two approaches -- -- can't get in on getting out of there for a couple of reasons one is but obviously the weather or the conditions are my own abilities failing.
The other one is the -- and putting in the fact the -- Those passengers.
His broker and that tickets one takes it one step further which probably putting on -- passengers to -- -- to an airport gets closed I mean if if if you're hearing from ground control to this particular airport shut down go and divert to these other two airports.
-- was a pilot decide you know what I'm would have understood to go through and decide to land here anyway.
Pilots have the absolute authority but with that absolute authority comes accountability responsibility.
And -- individual.
By continuing in.
Suffered a case of bad case of egotism.
And that's self righteousness but he violated the law by merely overruling.
The controllers -- said the airport is closed.
And executing his.
Pilot in command authority.
This clearly human error at that the heart of this but what about the plane itself.
This TU 154 was built in Russia this one over twenty years ago here's what Clive Irving and aviation editor writes.
In the food chain.
Essentially this is often found in Africa flying for a non regulated and they must carrier.
Running arms or drugs not the type of airplane you want flying the president of Poland.
And experts throughout the government and economy in the military why.
That's a huge surprise me first of although the president of a sovereign nation would be flying this old aircraft it was redone in December.
They spoke about redoing the engines -- put a new electronic -- -- avionics however I would doubt very seriously whether they brought that up to what would be.
Today considered almost standard.
In any airline or even private jet.
So how long does it say because we don't know the craft any problems we just know that there may have been pilot error that was heavy -- these airports -- closed he decided to land any way to the aircraft may itself have been -- even -- -- to polish government called these things flying coffins of my question do you is now the process begins to look at the black box what is the timetable here how we know what happened and what.
When will we know.
One of the most important things -- here that cockpit voice recorder but that's where the decision was being made the pilots were discussing -- there so that's important.
The black box -- read out.
That's going to be an old black box it's not going to be a new black -- But it will have sufficient parameters to give you the important thing headings of power settings in the -- -- his flying but basically.
He was flying an approach 18100.
It's feed of visibility.
In the fog which is not a limitation the -- on the ceiling OK so now he was flying what is known as.
Ground control radar approach ground control means a -- down at the bottom of the scope.
He's got an angle.
And a little radar -- shows up and he's talking to you coming down.
You're on glide slope you're going below glide slope you're moving to the right you're moving to the left -- now bond -- will continue on glide slope.
Now what this individual did his when he got down to the point he had missed three times.
My opinion is that he did it tucked under and said no.
I'm going to drop down it was -- was like can drive straight ahead.
-- well what you're doing is looking now looking in.
That you're trying to read within a 200 foot altitude because that was really he was -- down to that type of approach allows you down about 200 feet above.
What else can and that's when they hit the trees in the trash gets full of JP great insight this morning we appreciate you sharing but I was -- you know there will.
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