From: C Huckle <email@example.com> Organization: Edinburgh University Date: 20 Apr 95 01:51:55
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Does anyone have an explanation for what I saw recently at Dublin airport? I was watching aircraft landing on one of the runways, and was surprised to see a FedEx 747 land, run along the runway for 100 yards or so, and then lift off again. It then climbed to the level of the clouds, and instead of disappearing into them like other aircraft I had watched, it levelled off and began to bank. Later, I saw what I assume was the same plane on the ground at one of the gates alongside passenger airliners. Was this some kind of test, or does it suggest that the plane encountered difficulties in slowing down on the runway? Chris.