Airbus A340 EMERGENCY - Engine Failure

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  • Published on Jun 6, 2012
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    Auf dem Weg von Zürich nach Shanghai wurde während des Fluges eine erhöhte Öl Temperatur in Triebwerk Nummer 3 festgestellt. Der Flug musste abgebrochen werden, eine Sicherheitslandung war nötig. Anschließend wurde der Flug mit einem anderen Flugzeug fortgesetzt. Das Video zeigt die vorgehensweise der Piloten in einer Ausnahmesituation, bis zur Landung.
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    On the way from Zurich to Shanghai during the flight was an increased oil temperature found in engine 3. The flight had to be canceled, a landing was necessary. Then the flight was continued with a new plane. The video shows the entire approach to the landing, in an exceptional situation.
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    special thanks to "kaktus018" for subtitles.

Comments • 7 068

  • MA Hussain
    MA Hussain 6 hours ago

    I enjoyed the subtitles more than the video.

  • Anonymous Speaker
    Anonymous Speaker 14 hours ago +1

    Correction for *pan pan pan* : its really *pan-pan pan-pan pan-pan* but *pan pan pan* is maybe considered

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 6 hours ago

      It is when you're making an initial declaration; it reduces the chances of someone crossing your transmission - but in this case it was just a clarification of their status to ATC.

  • Chris Lynn
    Chris Lynn Day ago

    One engine out, that's not so bad for a four engined airliner. Now they are almost all turning to two engines for economy reasons. I don't really want to be on a long haul flight on a dual engine airliner when an engine fails! That's why the A380 and 747 are being phased out because they are too espensive to operate. Even flying on a L1011 Tristar and a DC-10 across the Atlantic didn't make me feel comfortable. Mind you, who would ever feel comfortable on a DC-10 with its apalling safety record.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 6 hours ago

      +Chris Lynn You're welcome Chris. Statistically, by far the most dangerous part of aviation is the car ride to the airport.

    • Chris Lynn
      Chris Lynn 10 hours ago

      Thank you for your reply Colin, I guess it's my irrational fear of flying.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Day ago +1

      The inflight shutdown rate for engines like the GE-90-115B used on the 777 is around 1 per million hours of flying. What that means statistically is that a coincidental double engine failure is probably only going to occur somewhere in the world every 250 years; to the best of my knowledge it's never happened yet. In contrast, there's a lot more to safety than just the number of engines; aircraft like the 747 are a much older design that don't have the advantage of many of the newer designs in terms of safety (eg more prone to metal fatigue than newer carbon composites -- less ergonomic cockpits etc).

  • Chris Fleming
    Chris Fleming 2 days ago

    Flight simulators aren't the real thing.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Day ago

      This isn't a simulator (you'll never see sunlight in a sim - or chocolates for that matter). This was a real flight from Zurich to Shanghai that was being recorded by PilotsEye TV anyway. The issue was caused by a failure of the #3 engine fuel/oil heat exchanger.

  • James Grasso
    James Grasso 2 days ago

    So much for following international rules of speaking English

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Day ago

      That's a popular misconception. English must be ONE of the languages available so that pilots and ATC have a language in common if needed, but there's no problem with - for example - a French student pilot speaking to their local controller in French. In the cockpit it's normal for crews to use their native language - it reduces the chances of a misunderstanding - especially during an emergency. The majority of the radio communication you heard here was between Captain Frick and Swiss Air ops - and, again, they're free to use any language they like for this. Hope this helps.

  • Sunny Singh
    Sunny Singh 3 days ago

    Never fly with Swiss airline
    Always bad

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 3 days ago

      Never give any credibility to TVclip comments ... always wrong.

  • AuntyM Sim
    AuntyM Sim 4 days ago

    Didn’t think you were allowed to speak any other language other than English in the air!!

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 4 days ago

      That's a popular misconception. English must be ONE of the languages available so that pilots and ATC have a language in common if needed, but there's no problem with - for example - a French student pilot speaking to their local controller in French. In the cockpit it's normal for crews to use their native language - it reduces the chances of a misunderstanding - especially during an emergency. The majority of the radio communication you heard here was between Captain Frick and Swiss Air ops - and, again, they're free to use any language they like for this. Hope this helps.

  • Jeff Hicks
    Jeff Hicks 5 days ago

    53 tons of fuel! that's crazy my whole family will never even use a fraction of that in our vehicles in a lifetime. What a fucking huge waste and what it does to the environment its like who gives a fuck if the plane explodes and everyone fries, that's the risk you take flying.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 5 days ago

      It doesn't "do" anything to the environment. It's released as droplets which are ripped to shreds in the wake turbulence a split second later and then evaporate almost instantly when released at altitude like this (so none of it ever reaches the ground). UV radiation breaks the vapor down over the next few weeks to plant food and hydrogen (Jet A1 is a hydrocarbon). All of the fuel would have been used for the flight anyway.

  • Goodbye USA
    Goodbye USA 5 days ago

    Fake!

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 5 days ago

      No - not "fake". The flight was being recorded by PilotsEye TV anyway. You can read more about it here: pilotseye.tv/en/route/a340-pvg-shanghai-engine-overheat-thomas-frick/ or see their other recorded flights for sale here: pilotseye.tv/en/flightroutes/

  • Joe Patroni
    Joe Patroni 7 days ago

    Funniest CC (CLOSED CAPTIONING) I have ever witnessed. GUATAMALA LOBSTER!!!!!!

  • Derek Lidstrom
    Derek Lidstrom 7 days ago

    we lost 1 engine. Have 3 more. But we can't make it. Damn those kids who can do it with etops and 2.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 6 days ago

      No - they don't "do it with 2 engines with ETOPS" - any 2 engine aircraft and most 4 engine aircraft are required to land as soon as practicable if they have to shut down an engine. The big issue here is insufficient fuel to reach their destination; they're still in departure phase (ie have just taken off) losing an engine means that they have to operate the other 3 at MCT (Maximum Continuous Thrust) which is less efficient - they fly slower (so they're up there for longer) - they fly at a lower altitude (more drag, less favorable tailwinds) - all that adds up to increased fuel consumption per mile flown. There are other safety issues; although it's possible to shutdown an engine, it's not possible to stop a turbofan engine from rotating; in the event of a lubrication issue they risk bearing overheat and an uncontained failure. There's also the potential for whatever affected one engine to affect others (it wasn't known at the time that it was a fuel/oil heat exchanger fault). Finally, it makes no sense to fly away from their maintenance facilities and then have to ground the plane for even longer (disrupting even more flights) whilst parts / equipment / personnel were flown to Shanghai to fix it. So 2 engines or 4 - as the good captain said - "it makes a lot of sense to turn back now).

  • Robin Horton
    Robin Horton 7 days ago

    If they loose the other 3 they will be up there all day

  • Kimberly Williams
    Kimberly Williams 7 days ago

    THE A340-POS HAS THE EXPLODING ROLLS ROYCE ENGINES NEVER FLY ON AN AIRBUS BECAUSE THE CHEAP ROLLS ROYCE ENGINES THEY USE HAVE MORE EXPLOSIONS THAT ARE KEPT FROM PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 7 days ago +1

      So the moral of the story appears to be "if you want to avoid any chance of being on an aircraft that's powered by an exploding-but-kept-from-the-public Rolls Royce engine, then the A340 is probably your best bet". #OhTheIrony

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 7 days ago +1

      And Rolls Royce engines are often used on the Boeing 777 and 787 ...

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 7 days ago +1

      The A340 uses CFM engines ...

  • Eccentric Gamer
    Eccentric Gamer 7 days ago

    TVclip has removed annotations, so there are no longer any English subtitles to go along with the video.
    This website just keeps going downhill. -_-

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 6 days ago

      +Eccentric Gamer Not sure to be honest.

    • Eccentric Gamer
      Eccentric Gamer 6 days ago

      +Colin Southern
      Did TVclip even have the feature to add proper captions back in 2012? I can't remember.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 6 days ago

      It was probably a tough decision for them - on one hand it's a PITA for videos like this, but on the other, it was a system that was being abused a lot. In this case the best solution would have been to add subtitles the correct way in the beginning.

  • jason pomegranite
    jason pomegranite 8 days ago

    Should have used Penzoil 20-30W on sale at Walmart, $19.99 /case

  • kokLiang chung
    kokLiang chung 8 days ago

    i love you....

  • Paul Carney
    Paul Carney 9 days ago

    How do we know if this is actual or just a simulator?

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 9 days ago

      For starters you'll never see sunlight when in a sim - or chocolates for that matter. Many people have wondered if it was some kind of training exercise due to the number of cameras that "just happened to be present" but in reality it was a flight that was being recorded by PilotsEye TV anyway - the failure of the #3 engine fuel/oil heat exchanger was just a lucky coincidence for them and a not-so-lucky one for the passengers and crew. You can read more about the video here: pilotseye.tv/en/route/a340-pvg-shanghai-engine-overheat-thomas-frick/ or their other videos here: pilotseye.tv/en/flightroutes/

  • DJ BIS
    DJ BIS 9 days ago

    Turn on subtitles and have a laugh, OMG hahahahahaha

  • Starboy 1902
    Starboy 1902 9 days ago

    First time I see a woman pilot!

  • Roma B
    Roma B 10 days ago

    Translate this shit please.

  • Lucas W
    Lucas W 10 days ago

    no seatbelts?

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 10 days ago

      Laptop belts are worn by both pilots - shoulder belts are only needed for takeoff and landing as that’s the only time deceleration would occur.

  • Almehandro De Huyos
    Almehandro De Huyos 10 days ago

    Ein Triebwerkeli ischt defektehhhhliii wihrr haben eine probemli😂😂😂👍👍

  • melchisedek 1977
    melchisedek 1977 11 days ago

    was war das jezzz? Engine DRÜÜÜ oder Tschneräiter aus?

  • Vavá Filho
    Vavá Filho 12 days ago

    Another option could be revert the flips to position 3 and press FAK 2 for converting. Wait until all lights for temp are green and I have no clue what I’m talking about...

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 11 days ago +1

      Neither to most commenters, so you're in good company ...

  • Bjørn Otto Vasbotten
    Bjørn Otto Vasbotten 12 days ago

    Are the English subtitles gone?

    • Bjørn Otto Vasbotten
      Bjørn Otto Vasbotten 12 days ago

      +Colin Southern thats a big shame but thanks for clearing it up!

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 12 days ago +2

      They were added as annotations ... and I'm pretty sure that I read that Google were "doing away with annotations" at some point - so perhaps that point has arrived? I guess the moral of the story is "do things properly the first time".

  • absolutekarl
    absolutekarl 12 days ago

    Brilliant video - even better comments !!!!!!!

  • Михаил Шакуло

    By "dump 53 tons of fuel" did they mean dump it from the air while flying? R.I.P. earth...

    • Михаил Шакуло
      Михаил Шакуло 12 days ago

      Colin Southern thanks for clarification

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 13 days ago +2

      Yes, but none of it ever reached the earth. It's released as droplets - ripped to shreds in the wake turbulence a split second later - and then it evaporates almost instantly (when dumped at altitude like this). As a vapor it's broken down into plant food (carbon) and a harmless gas (hydrogen) by UV radiation over the coming weeks.

  • Vasanth Ra
    Vasanth Ra 14 days ago

    If you want a clear nasal chord, speak German.

  • Willem P
    Willem P 16 days ago

    The co pilot was running the show there....

    • Willem P
      Willem P 13 days ago

      +Colin Southern Need I say more.I presume you are a professional unlike me.I do love aviation and it started with me driving Safari in Botswana ,making use of the Bush pilots a lot.Small planes though and that is about it.So,you can tell me all sorts of things and I will have to believe you.
      There is also the thing with Swiss German witch is a foreign language to me.My German is good but.......
      So happy landings.
      Oh Ps...As I`m writing this I see there is subtitels..I`ll watch it again.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 13 days ago +1

      +Willem P Not wanting to argue either, but always up for a rational discussion. I'm just not getting where you're coming from; from what I'm observing you've got 2 pilots absolutely at the top of their game - no question about it - but it seems equally clear to me that the captain is performing the role of team leader. The F/O picked him up when he started to follow the IDG oil temp NNCL instead of the Engine oil temp NNCL, and he picked her up when she didn't fully retard the #3 engine thrust lever - other than that it's was absolutely text-book CRM all the way (with the possible exception of lifting the IDG disconnect guard before confirming correct switch selection -- but even that's debatable). If you're a Manuella Durusell fan she's also in a few other PilotsEye TV videos - mostly with Captain Frick off memory, although she's now an A320 captain herself.

    • Willem P
      Willem P 14 days ago

      +Colin Southern You know, I am watching this late at night after work and its no platform for an argument and I believe that the Captain is liberal in his way.Its just that I was impressed with this woman.At the end of the day I am just happy when all them people flying has a save landing.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 15 days ago +1

      Not sure how you came to that conclusion; Captain Frick is the one who made the decision to discuss the issue with ops - discussed it with ops - made the decision to turn back - and outlined the plan to turn back. First Officer Durusell was of-course as competent as ever.

  • Jeffrey Morris
    Jeffrey Morris 17 days ago

    Cool Captain and First Officer. Swissair is OK!!
    Safety first always!
    An honest and transparent documentary record.

  • Derek O'Brien
    Derek O'Brien 17 days ago

    What is all the gobble-de-gook that passes as captioned voice? Does anyone understand?

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 17 days ago +1

      The auto-generated subtitles are expecting English - and so the Swiss German communications produces grossly inaccurate results. Per the video title, if you turn on annotations, English subtitles are available.

  • Luis FromCanada
    Luis FromCanada 17 days ago +1

    Colin Southern id probably look as good as your wife❤💋🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 17 days ago +1

      Why did you post this as a new comment and not as a reply?

  • Xaomi Xaomi
    Xaomi Xaomi 19 days ago

    Пилоты красавцы....и те что .....

  • WDA West Dynamic Active

    WDA World Multicomplex K⚡D

  • Danny Dekker
    Danny Dekker 19 days ago

    And now in English please

    • Danny Dekker
      Danny Dekker 18 days ago

      +Colin Southern I know but they give funny translations

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 18 days ago +1

      That's what the English subtitles are for.

  • strawberrycough22
    strawberrycough22 19 days ago

    7:27 clean semen?

  • Joe Calobeer
    Joe Calobeer 19 days ago

    I just saw a VERY professional crew handle a potentially serious problem! Once it was under control and procedures complete, what else can you do but relax! Well done crew!👍🏼

  • Things That Meditate
    Things That Meditate 20 days ago

    Und das war Russisch, liebe Kinder 😆✌

  • John Doe
    John Doe 20 days ago

    I find it funny that even pilots have to consult the owners manual when a light goes off on the dash.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 20 days ago

      Non-normal checklists give consistency of outcome; doing the wrong thing or even the right thing at the wrong time can make things much worse.

  • L4 INDIA
    L4 INDIA 22 days ago

    Lol the captions 😂

  • 450TeroX Alex
    450TeroX Alex 22 days ago

    Name the pilot and copilot?

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 20 days ago +1

      Thomas Frick and Manuela Durussel. Relief pilot is Hans-Conrad Stamm. Where's my prize? ;)

  • Luis FromCanada
    Luis FromCanada 22 days ago

    that female co-pilot i bet looks hot in a bikini mmmm❤👍

  • Javier serrano guerra
    Javier serrano guerra 23 days ago

    Es KLM NO?

  • Shakes.Don't know what yer gettin

    I don''t know jack about flying, and I can't understand a word they are saying -- but its still clear that these people are very good at their job.

  • Gavin H
    Gavin H 24 days ago

    "Ozil nonce diagonally temperature"?! - the subtitles are hilarious, couldn't write them any better.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 24 days ago

      English subtitles are available if you turn on annotations.

  • Greg Paris
    Greg Paris 24 days ago

    Swiss german is disease, not a language... so noisy

  • Johm Martin
    Johm Martin 24 days ago

    What language is this it's horrible

  • Samantha
    Samantha 25 days ago

    is there a way to get English subtitles?

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 25 days ago

      Yes. Per the video description, ensure annotations are enabled. Often this means having to view it on a computer rather than on a mobile device.

  • FlightFilms
    FlightFilms 25 days ago

    Ight aght ghibu ghght gghhhht ight aghhgt igkkhhhhht

  • Юрок Маевский

    деспечер у наст проблемунг....девка на втором местунг хочет катастрофунг шпилинг...вот из зэ факазен мазер трахен

  • harrison jananto
    harrison jananto 26 days ago +6

    Wait a minute... this wasnt a drill but an actual emergency???

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 26 days ago +2

      Yes. The flight was being recorded by PilotsEye TV anyway. pilotseye.tv/en/route/a340-pvg-shanghai-engine-overheat-thomas-frick/

  • Mayur Kawade
    Mayur Kawade 26 days ago

    so sweet sir thank for this video

  • Gussy Rikh
    Gussy Rikh 27 days ago

    Very interesting

  • MrTruth111
    MrTruth111 27 days ago

    ''yes I completely dropped my trousers''

  • Joshua OGrady
    Joshua OGrady 28 days ago

    12:50 "So jetzt mal eine Schokolade."

  • Grey Jay
    Grey Jay 28 days ago +5

    A textbook example of proper flight management. Both pilots confirming all actions, discussing options. Relief pilot also on flight deck.

  • Michael Cavanaugh
    Michael Cavanaugh 28 days ago

    Who is videoing this from all angles?!

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 28 days ago +1

      The flight was being recorded by PilotsEye TV anyway - the failure was just a coincidence.

  • Andy T
    Andy T 28 days ago

    An unusual mix of Swiss and English used, sometimes in the same sentence. Can't be good for clarity in an emergency.

  • Gary Cunningham
    Gary Cunningham 28 days ago

    53 tons of fuel!!! To put that into context, that is two whole articulated tanker loads. Bet the swissair accountants absolutely love these guys. Has to be done of course otherwise you have an Airbus 340 burying itself into Zurich’s runway but it breaks my heart. That amount of kerosene would keep my central heating going 5yrs+😢

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 28 days ago +1

      At the time it was worth about USD $26,000 - much less that repair costs from bent undercarriage components or an overrun.

  • Adam Warren
    Adam Warren 28 days ago

    Again, I'm fascinated to listen to the Swiss-German dialect. How does a left-handed pilot work the control column (joystick), situated to the right of the pilot?

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 28 days ago +1

      There are 2 sidesticks - one to the left of the captain and one to the right of the first officer. Captain Joe did a video on them if you're interested.

  • Luke Griffith
    Luke Griffith 28 days ago

    What a pisser.

  • Jpbaylis
    Jpbaylis 29 days ago

    sorry to crash the party but the a340 is a stupid aircraft, why would you need 4 engines on a mid sized single deck plane? the boeing 777 a TWIN ENGINED plane got etops certification before the a340, which means its fit to fly ultra long range 4 engined flights which just makes the a340 and its 4 small CFM engines look stupid.

    • FlightFilms
      FlightFilms 25 days ago

      Doesn’t change the fact that the 340 exists.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 28 days ago +1

      TVclip; where everyone knows more than the experts. Or rather they think they do. There are MANY other factors that enter into the equation. At the time some of them were:
      - The GE90-115B engines used on the B777 are about the most expensive in the industry to maintain
      - The wait time to buy one was (at the time) 6 months for the A340 & 5 years for the B777
      - The lease cost at the time was around $930,000 per month for the A340 -v- $1,7,000,000 per month for the B777
      - The A340 was about $20M less to buy
      The A340 entered service about 2 years before the B777.
      The A340 has a longer range

  • Lindsay Kay
    Lindsay Kay 29 days ago

    Expletives at 0:23

  • Russell Reddy
    Russell Reddy 29 days ago

    On screen English sub titles would be nice

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 28 days ago +1

      Per the video description: "subtitles now available -> annotations must be enabled!"

  • Simon Thomasen
    Simon Thomasen 29 days ago

    Oil temp 140 and they just sit and stare at it while keeping it running??????????

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 28 days ago +1

      Yes. It's allowed to be at that temperature for up to 15 minutes giving them time to isolate the problem by reducing generator load and then mechanically disconnecting the IDG.

  • The Alchemist
    The Alchemist 29 days ago

    icht bon nicht einkleinen.

  • muhamadnur ilham
    muhamadnur ilham Month ago

    Tq sub

  • Robert Jangda
    Robert Jangda Month ago

    A/P . Bang female FO .

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern 27 days ago

      +Robert Jangda I'm not a Brit - so there goes the rest of your credibility. Old saying: "Those who can, do - the rest just talk about it". You seem to talk about sex acts all the time ... #OverCompensating

    • Robert Jangda
      Robert Jangda Month ago

      +Colin Southern You dumb brit go shove a knife up your arse

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Month ago +1

      +Robert Jangda I see that you've declined my suggestion. #Pity

    • Robert Jangda
      Robert Jangda Month ago

      +Colin Southern LGBT crew checking in

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Month ago +1

      Everyone needs to grow up at some point. Perhaps now is a good time for you to give that some serious though?

  • One of Billions
    One of Billions Month ago

    13:21 "system a good news sir pastor here are at least eyes okay no first one I did we finish to dump and we are ready for it about this too much depositing it to trouser leg until unit vector" Wow! glad the subs cleared that up. For a minute I thought they were talking about airplane stuff🤣😜

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Month ago

      You need to have annotations turned on for the "real" subtitles - per the video description.

  • Fernando Eichstaedt

    I like this video! I've seen it more than 6 more times! i never fly, but not dramatic when i on fly! I trust in the training of pilots.

  • Jerry Frost
    Jerry Frost Month ago

    Shades of Eastern Airlines flight 401. No one is paying attention to flying the airplane. Google "Flight 401".

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Month ago

      +Jerry Frost There are also plenty of good videos that'll give you a good insight into how it's done now. Here's a couple you might like: tvclip.biz/video/muftfbvj0mw/video.html (same crew) tvclip.biz/video/0gzxga3zogw/video.html (not the one I originally had in mind, but close enough)

    • Jerry Frost
      Jerry Frost Month ago

      Yes, a different era from when I flew. One of our retirees has been a simulator instructor with Delta on the 777 for several years. I'll engage him in bringing me up to date on the Glass Cockpit concept. Nice chat and appreciate your input.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Month ago

      Yes - things have changed. And as a result of things changing - and lessons being learned - accident rates have dropped DRAMATICALLY. So those changes have been a very good thing. The lessons from 401 have been well learned also - you can even see & hear some of them in this video & others by PilotsEye TV; they're clear about who is responsible for flying the aircraft ("my voice, I'm flying") - she checks the environment before beginning troubleshooting ("traffic is good") - and although you don't get to hear it in this video, the autopilot now makes one hell of a noise when it disconnects - unlike the L1011 Tristar. Here's a link to a video showing how the same airline - same captain, different FO react to a TCAS alert in an A350 to give you an idea how priorities change when they need to: tvclip.biz/video/kk5ktqguxsq/video.html?t=42
      If she had been "detached from the situation" (etc) then the captain would have continued to work through the IDG oil temp too high checklist instead of the engine oil too high checklist so in this case good CRM picked up that error. At the end of the day, they're IFR - there's nothing to be gained by "looking out the window" than there would be "looking out the window" whilst flying IMC. The degree of automation on modern flight decks is such that the automation now does the groundwork thus changing the pilots role to being one of "managers" rather than "workers"; they're freed up to perform higher level functions ie "strategic planning" and "making sure that the workers are doing their jobs". It's quite OK to "leave the workers to it" in some circumstances - it's what they do even when they're not running a NNCL. So in that context modern aircraft don't so much "fly themselves" as they do "do as they're told"; the difference is that they're "more mature workers" and thus can be given "more complex tasks". Have a think about it - what's going to happen? They're well clear of any terrain - the automation has been checked prior to commencing troubleshooting - they're in transponder mandatory airspace - with TCAS - so any other traffic in the vicinity would get alerts if they got too close (in addition to them) - and ATC has conflict detection algorithms on the SSR RADAR as well. The A330 / A340 FCS literally computes the aircraft position around 100 times per second - and if you want I can tell you just about anything you'd like to know about how the 3 PRIMS and 2 SECS all hang together with their multiple safety layers, fault tolerance, and redundancy. There's just nothing to be gained by halving the resource available to troubleshoot - and everything to lose. Having her "stare out the window" would have wasted the resource in much the same way as "sending her out of the cockpit for a 20 minute coffee break" would have.
      To answer the question of "why wasn't the 2nd first officer asked to monitor the flight?" - simply because he wasn't needed - the situation was completely under control. If Captain Frick had needed to allocate that resource then I'm sure he would have. As an old retired pilot myself, I'd fly with this crew any day of the week - including weekends and public holidays; Captain Frick as Chief Pilot and Swiss Air Fleet Manager is instrumental sets the gold standard of flight training for Swiss Air. FO Manuela Durussel is also a captain herself now (on A320).
      With regards to the SFO B777 crash - what can I say - they screwed the pooch. Couldn't have happened on an Airbus (you just can't get it too slow - it'll always add energy if you try) (and neither would the Dubai B777 crash). Automation & humans have some very mutually exclusive capabilities; the very best results come from when the two work together so that each overcomes the weaknesses of the other. It's been said that some airlines aren't doing all that they could to maximise that - and in personal conversations with current pilots it seems that some of the criticism may be valid - but it appears to vary between airlines eg some will allow crews to had fly the aircraft providing certain criteria are met - whereas other won't even allow pilots to hand fly the sim. The current recurrent training regime seems to have shifted more to EBT (Evidence Based Training) - overall it's primarily a training problem; if training standards can't address it then they'll have to rely on increased automation to catch pilot errors. That's something for the airlines to solve.
      Hope this helps.

    • Jerry Frost
      Jerry Frost Month ago

      No doubt things have changed since my last flight back in 1985 when pilots hand flew airplanes and normally used auto pilot at cruise altitude. It seems today the airplanes more or less fly themselves with little pilot input. Case in point, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in SFO where several pilots in the cockpit sat while the Boeing 777 flew itself into the ground on a clear day. It just seemed like too much time went by before the engine was shut down while all those check-lists were read and communication with the company maintenance. Watching the entire procedure notice that no one is looking out the window (regardless of altitude.) We were taught that one pilot would detach him/her self from the situation and only fly the plane, monitoring the instruments and radio while the other pilot completed the abnormality or emergency procedure. Notice the F/O is completely absorbed in the troubleshooting regardless that the Captain assigned her to "fly the airplane". Why wasn't the S/O who appeared asked to monitor the flight? Notice he too is absorbed in the situation. During the first 10 minutes of head scratching I did not see anyone whose eyes were fixed out the window. All the attention was in the cockpit. As an old retired pilot, I am simply making an observation from the way it used to be.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Month ago

      The first officer is paying attention to flying the plane - which was on autopilot since around 400 feet as it is anyway. At the start of the incident they confirm who has primary responsibility for flying - and she checks again prior to commencing fault-finding - absolutely by the book. Flight 401 was low-level during an approach phase; this flight was about 5000 feet above the highest obstacle on the planet - IFR - in IFR only airspace - with TCAS - in TCAS mandatory airspace - under ATC control - with ATC conflict detect. In contrast, if they'd been low-level in the approach phase IMC then it would have been handled differently.

  • Clinton Nierlich
    Clinton Nierlich Month ago

    This Pilot and Copilot were as cool as a cucumber. Good to know that we have such professionals as this flying these planes.

  • John Bonnett
    John Bonnett Month ago

    Sharp FO he has....

  • Jorge Trevino
    Jorge Trevino Month ago

    I don't understand Turkish

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Month ago

      Good thing they were mostly speaking Swiss German then.

  • kokLiang chung
    kokLiang chung Month ago

    i love you......

  • Nicholas Vicari
    Nicholas Vicari Month ago

    Who’s flying the plane?

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Month ago

      Nicholas Vicari It’s on autopilot - just as it always is from about 400ft after takeoff. First Officer has responsibility to ensure it’s tracking correctly and that they’re clear of conflicts.

  • Tomi's Channel
    Tomi's Channel Month ago

    Lieber wäre ich taubstumm als Schwitzerdeutsch zu sprechen 😂
    Aber trotzdem tolles Video 👍

  • AUSREISEPFLICHTIG
    AUSREISEPFLICHTIG Month ago +1

    Engine 3 fail !
    Pilot: so jetzt erstmal eine schokolade👌
    Hopp schwiz

  • slave trader
    slave trader Month ago

    LOL WOMAN PILOT. It should say on ticket if its woman pilot. Its bullshit.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Month ago

      And yet she can fly an aircraft much better than you. Guess that sums you up pretty well.

  • marcos1998jp
    marcos1998jp Month ago

    Guatemala lobster

  • Andreas Nielsen
    Andreas Nielsen Month ago

    It is weird how the camera guy in the third pilot seat keeps popping in and out of existence....... multiple takes in a simulator with different perspectives, perhaps?

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Month ago

      No - not a sim. It was a flight from Zurich to Shanghai. The flight was being recorded by PilotsEye TV anyway - the failure of the #3 engine fuel/oil heat exchanger was just a coincidence; a lucky break for PilotsEye TV (they got some rare footage) and a not-so-lucky one for the passengers and crew. They've edited the footage for audio continuity; if you look at the instrument panel the altitude changes abruptly around that time too - I'm guessing that they had audio that they wanted but no ideal visual so they've just filled it in with a generic scene. You'll never find sunlight in a sim ... or chocolates for that matter. Hope this helps.

  • Mladenh Hr
    Mladenh Hr Month ago

    The engine 3 wanted badly to change aircraft with short route airbus 320

  • jindrich novotny
    jindrich novotny Month ago

    We have to dump approximatelly 53 tons.. We will be reminded one day about our comfort. Mother nature does not forget.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Month ago

      It's released as droplets which are ripped to shreds in the wake turbulence a split second later and then evaporate almost instantly when dumped at altitude like this. The vapor is then broken down by UV radiation over the coming weeks and months so none of it ever makes it to the ground and it doesn't stay in the atmosphere.

  • John Strumph
    John Strumph Month ago +9

    No Panic. There's always time for a chocolate break at Swiss Air. LOL !

    • dlo brown
      dlo brown 19 days ago

      Swiss international aka Lufthansa swissair does not exist

  • SB9P4
    SB9P4 Month ago

    Fuel to the trash, contamination

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Month ago

      It's released as droplets which are ripped to shreds in the wake turbulence a split second later and then evaporate almost instantly when dumped at altitude like this. The vapor is then broken down by UV radiation over the coming weeks and months so none of it ever makes it to the ground and it doesn't stay in the atmosphere.

  • L Clarke
    L Clarke Month ago

    Does Swissair always fly with a full camera crew in the cockpit?

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Month ago

      No - the flight was being recorded by PilotsEye TV on this occasion. pilotseye.tv/en/

  • cow 67
    cow 67 Month ago

    53 tons of fuel
    i could use it for a few years

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Month ago

      Not unless what you were planning to use it on runs on kerosene.

  • efesair
    efesair Month ago +42

    Funny, the Swiss people can speak clear English but no person can understand the German they speak ))

    • Auerhahn
      Auerhahn 12 days ago

      +James P better a Swiss pilot who speaks Swiss German than a German pilot who speaks English... 😉😉😉

    • Jonas Philippe Kocher
      Jonas Philippe Kocher 28 days ago

      Fabienne F They are speaking Swiss German.

    • efesair
      efesair 29 days ago

      No, they speak German. I lived for 24 years in Germany close to the Dutch border and I know both languages.

    • James P
      James P Month ago +1

      That's funny, I don't even speak German but I could tell they sounded a lot different from the Lufthansa pilots lol.

    • efesair
      efesair Month ago +1

      Yes, but the Swiss are the top on the cake!

  • davidca96
    davidca96 Month ago

    HCCCKKKK HHCCCKKKK HHCCCCKKKK, thats all I hear in Swiss, horrid.

  • William Sands
    William Sands Month ago

    Forest Gump says " when our engine was over heating, momma would turn the heater on and roll down the windows."

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Month ago

      Funnily enough, many aircraft work on the same principle; what failed here was a fuel/oil heat exchanger. The aircraft needs to cool the engine and IDG oil - and the outside temperature is usually well below freezing point. Obviously super-cooled fuel can create some issues so they use what's called a fuel/oil heat exchanger to warm the fuel and cool the oil.

  • David Henson
    David Henson Month ago

    Video title includes 'EMERGENCY' (all caps). Watches video, tower says 'do you wish to declare emergency?' Pilot says 'no' and then has a chocolate.

  • Smiling Skull
    Smiling Skull Month ago

    pull over onto the shoulder.

  • r bull
    r bull Month ago

    your mom's having an emergency too! so dump her shit here too

  • Sunny Singh
    Sunny Singh Month ago

    Fly only on British airways
    They are the best

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Month ago

      They have high standards - but then again, so do many other airlines eg Qantas, Air NZ, and many others.

  • Sea Life
    Sea Life Month ago

    Dumped 50 tons of fuel or 13,750 gallons, enough to fill a good size swimming pool Daaaang!! :-(

  • xxxxxx
    xxxxxx Month ago

    53 tons of fuel cost a lot of cash which is blowing in the wind...

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Month ago

      About $23,000 at the time. Much cheaper than having to replace bent undercarriage components from an overweight landing though ...

  • Caleb Upton
    Caleb Upton Month ago

    I lost all 4 engines ran out of fuel over Africa I landed it then set the park break re fueled and took off ... all of this was on infinite flight of course, the most realistic mobile global flight simulator

  • /_______ _/ Maastricht

    Hi, I live in the Gusar region of Azerbaijan, and every day I see this brandy, and it is on top (LX188). it is known that the tailhouse is in a red color, so I can look very much in the merchandise, especially the A340 models 😘😘😘😘😘

  • I Like
    I Like Month ago

    Fuck you!Speak in english!

  • Bobby Paluga
    Bobby Paluga Month ago

    I have never heard a person speaking German with such a heavy guttural or French accent as the Capt. Better boil that mike for all the crap he spit on it. I've been all over German and Switzerland but for the far Western part of Switzerland connecting with France . When he said "Mach" he may have completely covered the wind screen. FWIW 53 tons is 8,833 gallons. Or 589 fill ups of 15 gallons. Interesting video, the First Officer has a nice voice.

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Month ago

      +Bobby Paluga All I know is that I've been told it's "Swiss German" - not sure how/if French comes into that. I've mentioned it to a couple of people - with one being a German/English translator - and they both agree that they have difficulty with it.

    • Bobby Paluga
      Bobby Paluga Month ago

      Colin Southern His language really whipped me. My German is pretty good and I could understand most of what the co-pilot was saying. But almost nothing coming out of the pilot. The grunting and clearing his throat was pretty gross. I’m sure you’re right, it’s German with a heavy French component

    • Colin Southern
      Colin Southern Month ago

      It's SwissGerman; very "thick" accent - even Germans struggle to understand it.