Re: Peruvian 757 crash -- possible cause reported

Date:         01 Dec 96 04:08:52 
From:         niels@lofgren.demon.co.uk (Niels Sampath)
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In article <airliners.1996.2514@ohare.Chicago.COM>
           BMADDISO@bcsc02.gov.bc.ca "Brian Maddison" writes:

>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.

>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.

Perhaps the reference (Adam is thinking of) was dealing with
those 737-200s that have that hush-kit exhaust extension e.g.
the Nordams fitted to Air New Zealand (and Lufthansa?) a/c.
By the way....didn't USAir order some of those hushkits...
would they still be due?.... prior to A319 service entry.

--
Niels