Date: 27 Mar 2001 16:05:18 From: email@example.com (Gord Beaman) Organization: ISLAND TEL References: 1 2 3 4
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firstname.lastname@example.org (Don Stokes) wrote: >Malcolm Weir <email@example.com> wrote: >>All indications are that the thing was flyable in the sense that it was >>above the control speeds for its configuration. It lacked the speed to >>climb, though. > >Nope. For most of the flight, one of the port side engines was >producing some power, albeit well below capacity due to damage. When >that engine finally failed, the aircraft no longer had suffient power, >at which point the aircraft stalled, yawing toward the port side and >rolling over, and crashed. >The crew did very well to get the plane on an emergency approach to Le >Bourget on only 2 and a bit engines, but with the loss of the bit, the >physics of the situation was against them. Yes and especially so considering the fact that they couldn't get the gear up...not too many a/c will fly with a critical engine out at V1 when you cannot get the gear up. Then, to lose the 'other' engine on that side sealed their fate.