Date: 08 Sep 97 02:03:40 From: jf mezei <"[non-spam]jfmezei"@videotron.ca> Organization: VTL References: 1 2 Followups: 1 2 3
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Richard Isakson wrote: > immediately. But what happens if you have to abort a second time? The > brakes can only take so much heat before they break or catch fire and they > haven't dissipated all the heat from the last stop. Therefore, it's > necessary to give the brake a chance to cool off before the next takeoff. Assuming no wait prior to second attempt to take off, with brakes still hot, what would happen when the landing gear is retracted in the wheel wells? Would this not be a much more important factor to requiring a cool-down period prior to take off compared to the chance of a second abort ? I know that a few years ago a Nationair DC-8 crashed in the middle east shortly after takeoff because of faulty tire inflation which caused a tire to catch fire and then the whole plane was destroyed by fire.