Re: Boeing 767 question

Date:         16 Dec 96 03:15:40 
From:         "Steven G. Thomson" <sthomson@i1.net>
Organization: Internet 1st, Inc
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Andre Neves <andre.neves@individual.eunet.pt> wrote in article
<airliners.1996.2837@ohare.Chicago.COM>...
> Can anybody tell me rigorously if in an emergency
> situation without engine or APU power due to fuel outage,
> flaps and slats can be controled in and out ?
> Can the RAT alone manage it?

The Air Canada 767 that made an deadstick landing on a closed runway at
Gimli, Manitoba after running out of fuel at cruising altitude was unable
to lower the flaps or slats. In fact, the basic flight controls were very
heavy, sluggish and unresponsive with the hydraulic pressure supplied by
the RAT.
--
Steven G. Thomson
Arnold, Missouri