Originally Posted by E90SLAM
I remember that accident happened at Washington national airport....coz the 732 was lined up for takeoff for too long after its only de-icing....snow and ice accumlate on its wings during the hold....and the crew did not turn on the de-icing switch....
the aircraft had liftoff a little bit but not enough to encounter the disruption of airflow on the wings....finally crashed into freezing river....
thats one of a NUMBER of things those idiots did wrong that day.
1-since the tug didnt have chains, they opted to use reverse thrust to back out of the terminal. they sucked in alot of shit into those engines, damaging them.
2-they didnt have de ice on.
3-the plane was de iced, but sat for too long for it to do anything.
4-they followed closely to another jet, using its exhaust gasses to melt ice off the wings, when all they really did was push the ice to one side of the wings.
5- full power was not used on takeoff, due to false readings from the damaged engines.