Re: Peruvian 757 crash -- possible cause reported

Date:         21 Nov 96 03:02:18 
From:         Adam Dobrzycki <adam@head-cfa.harvard.edu>
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"David G. Davidson" <gerhard@onramp.net> writes:
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=> As I recall, the incident involving the
=> Piedmont 737 that went off the end of the runway and ended up against
=> railroad tracks was very similar to the LH A320 in Warsaw.

Pardon my ignorance, but I have never heard of this incident. When/where was
that? If this happened before the A320 crash in Warsaw, it would be amazing
that the logic preventing this type of accidents wasn't built into Airbus'
software...

[Disclaimer: I am NOT an Airbus basher. Just curious.]

=> I don't have details on the A320 system but for TR deployment on the
=> 737-200 the engine must be running, the fire handle must be in and the
=> right main gear must be on the ground. This is very simple logic and
=> full of holes.

I recall hearing somewhere that, unlike later -300 and up versions, the
737-200 has to have all wheels on the ground (front too) for the thrust
reversers to be activated, simply because there is a possibilty of the
reversers touching the runway when the front wheel is still up.

Could anyone verify that?

Adam

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Adam Dobrzycki               AXAF Science Center
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