Date: 26 Apr 98 03:44:52 From: "Richard Rea" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: ArosNet Inc. References: 1 2 3
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Trevor Fenn wrote in message ... > >Philippe Vessaire wrote: [snip] >> we need a very long long final approch and only little actions >> are usefull. > >Is it just me or does that sound very much like a certain DC-10 at Sioux >City? >Doesn't sound like a very safe amount of backup to me, but then maybe I >expect too much. One BIG difference between the Airbus procedure and the Sioux City DC-10: The DC-10 was being flown entirely by the slight differences in engine thrust giving limited control. They hit the runway going over 300 MPH (no flare, obviously, and I don't know about a/c geometry when it impacted the runway) with the infamous results. That was *no* pre-defined procedure, but rather heroic actions on the pilots involved (a total of four were in the cockpit, as I recall). So the Airbus, even with limited control of the aerodynamic surfaces, will still be flyable and can land.