Re: HS Trident/More wierdness

Date:         05 Aug 97 03:15:51 
From:         k_ish <kenish@ix.netcom..com>
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Neil Wagner wrote:
> You never asked the right people.  ;)
> Some DC-8's have the ability to deploy their inboard thrust reversers
> in flight, acting as speed brakes.  I don't think they were ever
> intended for use just prior to landing.

There was a bad Air Canada crash in the 60s or 70s caused by inadvertent
thrust reverser deployment during a go-around.  IIRC, there was
miscommunication in the cockpit.  The captain said, "takeoff power" and
the FO interpreted this as "take off power".  Perhaps another person in
this NG has more facts.

Ken Ishiguro