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Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily...

Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily...

RE: Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily...

embarrassssssssing.

That is fabulous survivor news though.

Keith Cress
kcress - http://www.flaminsystems.com

RE: Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily...

It is interesting that it has gone off at the end where it should have been going relatively slowly. Short of there being some major mechanical glitch , i would expect that they landed long and then ended going too fast and heavy braking they have lost control or deliberately ground looped to avoid a run off the end which is not much better than where they have ended up.

It could have been much worse.

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Ashtree
"Any water can be made potable if you filter it through enough money"

RE: Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily...

I was on a fight once that apparently landed on a runway which was either shorter than the pilot thought it was or he landed further down the runway than planned, and they had to apply full, wheel-locking brakes and still had to make what I assume was a much harder turn than normal at the end of the runway. Needless to say, the passengers were a bit shaken. This was not a big jet but one of the older model 737's.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
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The secret of life is not finding someone to live with
It's finding someone you can't live without

RE: Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily...

I once saw an Islander make a 90 degree turn at full throttle part way through his take-off run. He continued to a successful take-off.
Interesting.Link

Bill
--------------------
"Why not the best?"
Jimmy Carter

RE: Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily...

If your runway slopes downhill, you need less length for takeoff and landing...

Dik

RE: Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily...

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If your runway slopes downhill, you need less length for takeoff and landing...
Assuming you're pointed the correct way... wink

Dan - Owner
http://www.Hi-TecDesigns.com

RE: Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily...

Well at least the pilots kept it on land, that's much better than many pilots have done flying in/out of JFK in NYC.

RE: Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily...

JohnRBaker, "I was on a fight once ...wheel-locking brakes ...much harder turn than normal at the end of the runway. ...older model 737's."

It sounds as if you've also been to Tagbilaran Airport (Bohol, Philippines) on a heavily-loaded 737, before they significantly lengthened the runway to 2500m. winky smile

RE: Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily...

The angle isn't quite as steep as some of the news images seem to show. Makes one wonder about news organizations.

RE: Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily...

Pilot to Co-Pilot (when plane comes to a stand-still): "Wow! That has to be the shortest runway I've ever had to land on!"
Co-Pilot to Pilot: "Yes, but look how wide it is!"

OR:

Control Tower to Pilot after landing: "Turn left at the end of Runway 29 to approach the terminal area."
A few seconds later: "Oops! Disregard previous instruction ... turn right at the end of Runway 11."

http://julianh72.blogspot.com

RE: Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily...

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It sounds as if you've also been to Tagbilaran Airport (Bohol, Philippines) on a heavily-loaded 737...

Actually it was Flint, Michigan back in the late-70's.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA
Siemens PLM:
UG/NX Museum:

The secret of life is not finding someone to live with
It's finding someone you can't live without

RE: Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily...

hey look it is Pegasus Airline, didn't the logo here used to be a Pegasus??

Hydrae

RE: Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily...

Still is:



Another animal comes to mind with flypgs.

RE: Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily...

What about crushable concrete? Or has that all been removed?

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