Re: French 747 mishaps

From:         lrayrich@aol.com (Lrayrich)
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Date:         20 Jul 96 15:56:07 
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The one in Rio was due to a problem with an otbd engine's thrust control
linkage.  The engine (I think it was nbr 4) went into max reverse when the
t/r's were deployed on landing.  Aircraft departed the runway before the
crew recognized the problem.  The airplane eventually came to rest a
couple hundred yars off the right side of the runway, pointed in some
other direction.  I don't know about injuries or fatalities, but the
airplane broke up and I believe was scrapped.