Re: A 777 with four engines.

Date:         29 Jul 98 00:29:28 
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"Richard Rea" <> wrote:
> Does anybody know of a case where a plane was controlled successfully using
> asymmetric control of the engines?

AA DC-10 over Windsor, Ontario, in the early 1980s? The basic problem was
similar to that of the THY DC-10 just a little later: ie loss of the aft
cargo door and damage to the cabin floor and, as a consequence, to the
controls. The pilots used asymmetric thrust in getting the plane down (at
Detroit, if memory serves) without further damage. But I don't recall how
severe the damage was, and whether there was in fact total loss of
hydraulics. Anyone?

Stefano Pagiola
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