Re: Lufthansa crash in Warsaw - Preliminary findings

From:         rna@leland.Stanford.EDU (Robert Ashcroft)
Organization: DSG, Stanford University, CA 94305, USA
Date:         14 Oct 93 23:57:11 PDT
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In article <29ivkd$7kb@news.cs.tu-berlin.de>, landmark@cs.tu-berlin.de (Torsten Kerschat) writes:

{A320 crash in Poland)

|> Ok. I thought you know, what problems can arise, when aquaplaning 
|> occurs. The thrust reversal only works, when the wheels are turning !!
|> This is provided for security reasons ! The thrust reversal should
|> only available on the ground.
|> They commission said, aquaplaning can cause that.  

That's incredible, if it is true.  Is this a feature of all thrust-reversing
systems, or something that was built into the A320 fly-by-wire system?
And if this is unique to the fly-by-wire system, does it take the blame for
the crash?

RNA