Re: Gear placement in ditching

Date:         27 Dec 96 04:41:02 
From:         "Ted Pleavin" <pleavin@HK.Super.NET>
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Kim Hackett <hackett@southwind.net> wrote in article
<airliners.1996.2780@ohare.Chicago.COM>...
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> >>In a "controlled" (though the EA one was probably not) water ditching
<snip>

> I would say gear up.  However, the large engines on DC-10, 747, 767, 757, etc
> would produce much more drag than the gear due to the difference in frontal
> area.

All the A/C that I have ever flown, from DC-8's to 747's call for gear up
in a ditching.

Cheers Ted.