: Classifieds : MyJU :
Stories: News
Browse News Stories: « Previous Story | Next Story »

Co-pilot error sends ANA plane into steep dive

Date Posted: 2011-09-16

All Nippon Airways Flight 140 was on a routine flight from Naha to to Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport when suddenly everything changed as the plane increased speed and began plummeting, nose first.

The Boeing 737-700 was operating normally, the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism said of the 10:50 p.m., incident, when the 38-year-old co-pilot pressed a wrong control switch, changing the plane’s tail rudder and causing the aircraft to plunge toward earth. The co-pilot, officials say, meant to press a button allowing the captain to re-enter the cockpit after having gone to the bathroom, but hit the rudder switch instead.

The plane immediately nosed forward, plunging 1,900 meters in only 30 seconds as the passenger jet gained speed. The 60-year-old pilot apparently did re-enter the cockpit and assist in bringing the plane under control. The Transport Safety Board of the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has dispatched three aircraft accident investigators to Haneda International Airport to begin an investigation of ANA.

No passengers were injured during the incident, but officials say two flight attendants suffered scratches, and one suffered neck whiplash. None of the injuries was serious, and the crew members were able to perform their duties.

Browse News Stories: « Previous Story | Next Story »

weather currency health and beauty restaurants Yellowpages JU Blog

OkistyleOkistyleJU Facebook

Go to advertising PDF?||?|o?L?qAE?|?}?OA?N?ga`OkiStyle?A??q?qM?oeu^?I`??N?gX?<eth>?<ETH>?ni^?IWanted!!Golden Kings ScheduleOkiNightSeeker