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SonicFlyer 07-14-2018 11:00 AM

Pilot vaping causes drop of 25k ft
 
Air China jet plunged 25,000ft because pilot was vaping in cockpit | Daily Mail Online

Flightcap 07-14-2018 07:39 PM

Well that's one way to end a career.

lionflyer 07-15-2018 07:45 AM

I donít know Iím pretty sure itís standard in almost all transport jets that:
First you get the amber msg ďCab AltĒ or something similar at around 7500 or so.

Next youíll get red msg at about 10000

Then finally the rubber jungle deploys at around 14000 and change.

Hello McFly! Anybody home?

Packrat 07-16-2018 07:54 AM

Climbing back to altitude after dropping the masks? Who would be dumb enough to do that?

But, they're the SECOND crew I've heard of that did that.

rickair7777 07-16-2018 08:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lionflyer (Post 2635181)
I donít know Iím pretty sure itís standard in almost all transport jets that:
First you get the amber msg ďCab AltĒ or something similar at around 7500 or so.

Next youíll get red msg at about 10000

Then finally the rubber jungle deploys at around 14000 and change.

Hello McFly! Anybody home?

I'd guess they didn't realize what the problem was immediately, began a descent, but didn't beat the masks.

dera 07-16-2018 12:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flightcap (Post 2635024)
Well that's one way to end a career.

In China, that depends how well connected your family is. The FO will get an upgrade to Captain after "heroically solving an emergency situation", if his parents are high up enough.


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