Re[2]: Fed Ex MD-11 crash was mechanical

Date:         20 Aug 97 02:38:34 
From:         "Peter Mchugh"<>
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>Current published reports in Aviation Week report that the decent rate
>was 500fpm, and the initial landing impact was 1.7G, the aircraft bounced,
>and the second impact was at 1.69G. Sounds to me like a very hard landing.

500 fpm is a hard landing?????????????