rrao wrote:chetak wrote:
Saar, any idea as to how far the aircraft was from its actual destination when it went down.
Saar,.. the wreckage of the aircraft was found near Pari hills close to Gatte village, 16 km north of Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh, at 12,000 feet elevation as per wiki. Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday, an air force statement said. ... Its wreckage was spotted around 69km (road distance) from Mechuka.
I know that many times commercial traffic call finals for the active runway from 30,000 ft or even higher depending on the height that they are flying at, stabilize and descent undisturbed to finish the touchdown.
I was wondering why this aircraft descended while still 70 odd miles away from his intended destination and apparently ended up in a CFIT.
It was not really the terrain to be doing such a thing as descending so far out.
The blackbox would be able to throw a lot of light on the matter