Re: DC-8 spoilers

Date:         13 Jan 99 02:13:42 
From:         "Steven" <>
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The Air Canada DC-8-63 that crashed after a aborted landing in Toronto was
caused by the First Officer deploying the ground spoilers in-flight instead
of arming them on final.

The aircraft landed very hard and one of the engine/pylon combination tore
off the wing. The shear off bolts didn't work as designed and the skin tore
off under the wing. The Captain, unaware of the extent of his problems,
initiated a go around. When the aircraft was circling for another approach,
the wing exploded and the aircraft dived into the ground at high speed.