Re: A 777 with four engines.

Date:         25 Aug 98 00:53:46 
From:         don@news.daedalus.co.nz (Don Stokes)
Organization: Daedalus Consulting
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Marc Schaeffer  <marcmsc*@cmdnet.lu> wrote:
>So you assume that if the reverser of engine 1 or 4 on a quad would have
>failed, there would have been no crash. It seems possible and even logical,
>but:
>
>- has it ever occured in flight on a quad (not speaking of reversing #2 and 3
>on DC8s before touchdown)

DC8s used to have slightly touchy reverser controls -- on 4 July 1966
Air NZ's DC8-50 ZK-NZB accidentally deployed the No.4 reverser while
simulating an engine failure at V1 on a check flight, and didn't make
it. The aircraft got airborne but at well below a controllable speed and
crashed, killing two of the four crew on board. The same aircraft had
experienced a similar incident earlier but recovered.  The thrust
reverser controls were subsequently modified.

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Don Stokes, Networking Consultant  http://www.daedalus.co.nz  +64 25 739 724