Re: HS Trident/More wierdness

Date:         18 Aug 97 02:22:15 
From:         kieron@reiwa.com.au (Kieron Murphy)
Organization: Customer of Access One Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
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k_ish <kenish@ix.netcom..com> wrote:

>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.

I heard this one as well, but it was in a 707 simulator. From memory,
it as mentioned in a paperback book called Airport International, I've
got it around here somewhere.

Kieron