OT: ANOTHER Aircraft STABILIZER problem today in Phoenix

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I just heard reference on the KFYI that an aircraft departing Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport had its Horizontal Stabilizer lock up shortly after takeoff today. The pilot radioed for an emergency landing and made it down safely. (no details available yet)

Crouch Echlin Effect?? Hmmmmmm

-- K. Stevens (kstevens @ Most of it went away last month .com), February 02, 2000


So that's 3 in what 4 days now?

-- Hokie (Hokie_@hotmail.com), February 02, 2000.

Not so fast! This was reported earlier. Only 2 in 2 days.


-- squirrel hunter (nuts@upina.tree), February 02, 2000.

For what it's worth...I was just told that those stabilizers run on cables and that they're manual - can anyone verify, please?

-- RAT (eyesopen@watcher.com), February 02, 2000.

The issue has been discussed on some of the original threads on tehe AA crash -- last night. I gather that yes this is true, but also heard tell of an electronic embedded system guaging air=pressure or airflow over the stabilizer, which could be subject to it's own internal dicombooberation and affect the Fly-by-wire. Tell me -- is it really possible in this day and age that these stabilizers are MANUAL? What happened to auto-pilot and computerized cockpits?


-- Squirrel Hunter (nuts@upina.cellrelaytower), February 02, 2000.

aircraft crash cause of stabilizers -- about 15 -20 threads down.. Serious and informed discussion taking place there.


-- Squirrel Hunter (nuts@upina.cellrelaytower), February 02, 2000.

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