Re: A330/340 vs. B777

Date:         21 Jan 97 01:32:23 
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Andrew Weir <100637.616@CompuServe.COM> wrote:

>>There was an obviously solution to
>>the problem,  and  to  this day, no one has any idea why they didn't do
>>it.  It takes some 23 minutes from first indication until the  aircraft
>>augers in, so isn't as if they didn't have time.

>Boeing's own engineering simulator was reconfigured to include
>this data and Boeing's chief test pilot found that if corrective action
>were not taken within 4 to 6 seconds after the event, recovery was
>impossible.  The recovery manoeuvres were not, however, part of normal
>airline training.. -cut-.. As an aside for the FBW debate,
>this accident could not have happened on an older model plane with
>mechanical controls for thrust reversal.

What exactly are the procedures in the 767 for thrust reverser
deployment?  I'm shocked to hear that a deployed reverser would lead
to structural failure.   All the airplanes I've flown (small jets,
nothing with wing mounted engines) have been controlable after an
inadvertent deployment.