Re: Peruvian 757 crash -- possible cause reported

Date:         22 Nov 96 05:48:06 
From:         BMADDISO@bcsc02.gov.bc.ca (Brian Maddison)
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In article <airliners.1996.2488@ohare.Chicago.COM>
Adam Dobrzycki <adam@head-cfa.harvard.edu> writes:

>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?

The Fall 1988 issue of Airliners magazine has a landing photo (p30) of
an Air Malta 737-2K2C with reversers deployed and the nosewheel still
about 3 to 4ft in the air. Unless the airplane is in the middle of a
real gnarly bounce, it looks like only the mains need to to be down.

regards

Brian