Phantom Figures: The crash of Tuninter flight 1153

Survivors cling to the wreckage of flight 1153 after the crash. Image source: Bari Today
A sister ship of TS-LBB, the ATR-72 involved in the accident. Image source: Roberto Binetti
A photo of the original FQI on TS-LBB shows that four lights were burnt out, making it difficult to read. Image source: the ANSV
The information page seen by the maintenance technician that led him to mistakenly pick out an ATR-42 FQI. Image source: the ANSV
A comparison of an ATR-72 and ATR-42 FQI. Can you spot the differences? Image source: the ANSV
Comparison of the two indicators with 400kg of fuel in each tank. Image source: the ANSV
A map of TS-LBB’s planned route to Djerba via Bari. Map source: Google
A mathematical analysis shows how much fuel the faulty indicator will show, vs the actual amount of fuel. Image source: the ANSV
Location of the emergency. Map source: Google
A simulation of the impact. Video source: Mayday (Cineflix)
Survivors cling to the wreckage of flight 1153 after the crash. Image source: Bari Today
A map of the locations of the survivors and the fatalities. Image source: the ANSV
The center section of the ATR-72 is brought to the port of Palermo after its recovery from the sea. Image source: Il Giornale
The aircraft’s intact tail section is recovered from the sea and placed on the deck of a ship. Image source: the ANSV
The tail section of TS-LBB lies in a field where it was moved for temporary storage. Image source: the ANSV
The cockpit suffered additional damage during impact with the seabed and during the recovery process; immediately after impact, it remained mostly intact, allowing the pilots to survive. Image source: the ANSV
A woman examines the centre fuselage section, with seats still attached, after its recovery. Image source: Alessandro Fucarini

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Admiral Cloudberg

Admiral Cloudberg

Analyzer of plane crashes and author of upcoming book (eventually™). Contact me via @Admiral_Cloudberg on Reddit or by email at kylanddempsey@gmail.com.