Ethiopian crash, Gimli, RAT and FLAPS

Date:         05 Jan 97 03:22:36 
From:         "Andre Neves" <>
Organization: EUnet Portugal
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I've been reading all comments about these issues in the newsgroup
but have NOT yet acquired any certainty about RAT alone being or not
able to deploy flaps or/and slats, them being essential to a safe landing!

Can somebody that knows this issue in depth tell me about it!
(The 767 of Air Canada had a huge amount of time running on
the RAT to be able to deploy them, even slowly. If they didn't
it seems to me it is really unsufficient the certification standard,
they should be able in 10/15 minutes to deploy them).