Date: 30 Mar 97 03:54:28 From: Derek Clarke <email@example.com> Organization: GEC-Marconi Inflight Systems References: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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Larry Stone (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote: > >: Amazing how little damage can occur with a skiilful landing. In 1990, UA >: had a 747-400 (almost brand new) make a partial gear up landing at LAX - >: only the wing (outer) main gear came down, the nose and body (inner) >: mains stayed up. I saw a video of it - the captain held the nose off until >: about 10 knots, finally lowering it oh so slowly. Damage was limited to >: the nose gear doors (which did open) and some skin panels. The plane was >: back in service 5 days later. email@example.com (Merlin Dorfman) wrote: > I need a little clarification here. First, how much lift can the >wings produce at 10 knots? Not enough, I suspect, to keep the plane >from tipping over while perched on one landing gear--unless there was >quite a headwind. <snip> He didn't say one landing gear, he said one _pair_, the wing mains. So the engines would be clear of the runway at rest.