Re: Gear placement in ditching

Date:         08 Dec 96 13:07:42 
From:         simonlc@ozemail.com.au (Simon Craig)
Organization: OzEmail Ltd - Australia
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>>On the other hand,  the tremendous forces involved might create
>>belly-piercing missles from all or part of the main gear.  What do you
>>folks say?  What do the books call for?
>
>gear up, on every aircraft I've flown (except the Blackburn Beverly!)

Yes, I would think so!  I can only imagine the effect of the gear hitting
the water at high speed.  It would have quite a flipping effect!

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