Date: 18 Mar 97 03:14:52 From: "David E. Pearce Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Lockheed Martin -- Denver InterNetNews site References: 1 2 3 4
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> > Kim Hackett wrote: > > > > > > >Can somebody please tell me what is the vertical landing speed > > > >limit for a B737 or B757 at MaxLandWeight (prior to any structural > > > damage)? When MACDAC was working on the MD-80 I believe, They were doing a near max sink rate on a flight vehicle prior to certification. The pilot was trying to land at 8ft/sec but hit a downdraft just prior to touchdown and hit at 14 ft/sec. The tail cone broke off and the fuselage just forward of the wing buckled.