Warbirds carrying paying passengers on sightseeing flights do so under some sort of special dispensation and do not operate under the same rules as scheduled commercial flights. I do not know the details of such a dispensation, but I doubt that it includes fitting cockpit voice or flight data recorders. But I might be wrong on this one...I thought as it carried paying passengers it may need one.
Sure, Brice. Even expensive business jets there is not always FDR onboard.Black boxes are only mandatory if its a commercial aircraft and or if it has more than 20 seats ( pe private jets or small passenger planes).
We had a big issue on this when one of our soccer player crashed ( in a Malibu) in the Channel during a commuting flight ( France-England) a few months ago.
As usual FB is awash with conjecture and rumour, thank you for passing on factual material. The loss of the aircraft is sad, the loss of life and injuries is tragic.Preliminary
CNN “We know that the crew circled back to Runway 6 and attempted to land on Runway 6,” she said. “They impacted the instrument landing system stanchions, the plane veered to the right, crossed over a grassy area, crossed over the taxiway and impacted a de-icing facility.”
Yes it will be interesting to see the report to see what happened. My heart sure goes out to the people involved.We don't know the details, maybe they didn't have the opportunity to land ahead , who knows what was on the ground in front of them.
the issue with the #4 engine was the reason for their return to the runway but not necessarily the reason for the accident. preliminary information is that they the aircraft came in low, touched down 1,000 feet short of the runway and clipped the Instrument Landing System (ILS) antenna array, veered to the right off the runway across a grassy area and taxiway, and then crashed into a de-icing facility. my assumption (and I know I cannot assume or presume) is if they hadn't clipped the ILS antenna Array perhaps it would have been a better outcome?... obviously the official NTSB report is needed and we many not ever know the full reasons for loss of control. looks to me like a series of events and not just the engine problem lead to the outcome.I listened to the ATC conversation between Mac and the tower and Mac sounded very calm wasn't real demanding of getting on the ground asap but then another voice suggested to get down.Even in a right turn and losing #4 hell the didn't have any real weight seems to me that old girl could have easily flown on 3 engines.My brother a life long pilot and Vietnam helicopter pilot/ instructor at Mother Rucker found the flight on a web site and he didn't see anything that that lead him to think it would end this way.