Pilots shut off wrong engine after bird hit: DGCA report

first_imgThe final investigation report of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation on a bird hit suffered by a Delhi-Mumbai GoAir flight on June 21, 2017, has revealed that the pilots turned off the wrong engine and flew the plane on the engine that had ingested the bird. The report, made public on Tuesday, stated that after about three minutes the crew realised the mistake and tried to restart the other engine mid-air. They then declared an emergency and returned to Delhi, managing to land on a single engine on the second attempt. There were 156 passengers on board at the time of the incident. “The incident was caused by incorrect identification of engine affected with high vibration followed by non-adherence to recommended procedures, lack of situational awareness, poor Cockpit Resource Management and poor handling of aircraft during emergency subsequent to bird strike,” the report prepared by the office of Director of Air Safety (Western Region) said. Mid-air scareAccording to the findings, during take-off roll at around 115 knots, the aircraft — an A320 — encountered a bird strike on engine number 2. “Both crew noticed abnormal sound and vibrations but the pilot in command decided to continue the take-off probably wanting to investigate the problem after getting airborne. After the take-off, the situation was incorrectly assessed and engine number 1 (unaffected engine) was shut down. The aircraft was climbing with the single engine — engine 2 (affected engine), for over three minutes,” the report said. It pinned the blame of the “incorrect assessment” on the First Officer. As the aircraft stopped climbing at around 3,330 feet altitude, the crew realised their mistake and attempted to start engine number 1 but encountered start valve fault. The investigation also revealed that another pilot flying as Staff On Duty entered the cockpit after pressing the cockpit buzzer several times. The pilot in command submitted that he allowed the SOD inside the cockpit because the buzzer was distracting. “The SOD was heard asking information on the problem to cockpit crew while they were performing their duties in-flight and after landing as well,” the report said. As per the pilot in command, there was no information by Air Traffic Control about bird activity but the Air Traffic Information Services reported bird activity in its broadcast. The report also mentioned that after the incident, while taxiing to the allocated stand for parking, the crew took a wrong turn and parked the aircraft in an incorrect orientation.last_img read more

NCAA volleyball: Perpetual claims solo 3rd, keeps EAC winless

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And orchestrating Perpetual’s offense was Necelle Gual who had 41 excellent sets.Aira Binondo led EAC with 13 points. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Cindy Imbo goes up for a kill. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Perpetual Help climbed to the third spot after fending off woeful Emilio Aguinaldo College in five sets, 22-25, 25-19, 25-14, 23-25, 15-13, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament  Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Altas improved to 3-1, just half a game behind second seed San Beda that has a 3-0 card, while the Lady Generals stayed at the bottom of the ladder with a 0-4 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Players get chance to show skills to scouts in PBA D-League Showdown Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities This was Perpetual’s second straight five-setter win after the Altas trumped Season 92 runner-up San Sebastian, and  Lady Altas head coach Macky Cariño believes it is testament to the team’s character.“Those two straight five-set wins became a test of our character because if you really don’t have that strength within you will fail,” said Cariño.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPerpetual saw five of its players display the fortitude Cariño looked for with Cindy Imbo leading the bunch with 17 points.Captain Maria Tripoli and Maria Clemente each had 15 points for the Lady Altas while Allysa Sangalang and Hershey Llorente added 11 and 10 points, respectively.last_img read more

Virat Kohli is now the second-highest scorer in T20 Internationals

first_imgVirat Kohli overtook Tillakaratne Dilshan to become the second highest run-scorer in T20 Internationals in the course of India’s second T20 match against New Zealand at Rajkot’s Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.Kohli, the top-ranked batsman in T20Is, went past Dilshan’s 1889 runs in only his 50th innings. Dilshan took 79 innings to score 1889 runs at an average of 28.19.Virat Kohli 1890* runs – now 2nd highest run-getter in T20Is. Only Brendon McCullum 2140 has more!#IndvNZ- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) November 4, 2017Before the start of the opening match of India’s three-match series against New Zealand, Kohli averaged 52.91 from 52 T20Is. He was unbeaten on 26 in the first T20I at Delhi and needed 12 runs to overtake the Sri Lankan on Saturday.He also became the third batsman overall and first Indian to hit 200 fours in the shortest format of the game. Dilshan and Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad are the other two.He also completed 7000 runs in T20 cricket, becoming the only Indian and the second fastest in the process. He reached the milestone in 212 innings. He is behind Chris Gayle  who completed the feat in just 192 innings. Fewest innings to reach 7000 runs in T20s:192 Chris Gayle212 VIRAT KOHLI223 David Warner243 Brad Hodge249 Brendon McCullum#IndvNZ- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) November 4, 2017Kohli, who made his T20I debut in 2010, is now only behind former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, who finished with 2140 runs from 71 matches.The 28-year-old India skipper has been in breathtaking form this year. In 26 ODIs, he has scored 1460 runs including six hundreds.advertisementKohli also happens to be second in the list of century makers in one-day internationals. He has 32 hundreds and is widely expected to surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s 49 over the next few years.last_img read more

Quebec man charged in slaying of Alberta woman 16 years ago

first_imgAIRDRIE, Alta. – A Quebec man has been charged in the slaying of a 21-year-old Alberta woman 16 years ago.The RCMP say Stephane Parent has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Adrienne McColl in February 2002.Supt. Garrett Woolsey says Parent, who is 49, was arrested in Gatineau, Que., on Saturday and has been living in Ontario and Quebec since shortly after McColl’s death.McColl disappeared around Valentine’s Day and her body was found three days later in a rancher’s field near Nanton, 85 kilometres south of Calgary.April Hall was close friends with McColl and says they worked with Parent at the Studio 82 bikini bar in Calgary at the time McColl vanished.Hall says Parent and McColl were romantically involved and had a volatile relationship.Hall says it’s been difficult for McColl’s loved ones to wait so long for an arrest and she’s feeling happy, angry and sad all at the same time.“I’m just a wreck right now. I never thought this day would come. This is just unbelievable,” she said Monday.“It’s just been so long. We’ve just waited so long for this.”Hall said she and McColl were supposed to go out the night her friend disappeared.About one week ago, the RCMP announced they’d found new evidence in the cold case thanks to advances in technology. Investigators with the major crimes unit said in that statement they were convinced they would make an arrest.They said the investigation had been ongoing since the discovery of McColl’s body.Hall said her hopes have been raised over the years, only to be let down. She said she got a call four years ago from an RCMP constable suggesting there would soon be an arrest, but nothing came of it.“I’m so overwhelmed right now I don’t know what to think.”last_img read more