Photo of RA-64047 prior to its accident is removed as it is apparently considered offensive by BOAC and Heathrow Director. Photos of the smouldering wreck in which 4 people died is however deemed acceptable.
Last edited by Hotel Tango; 29th Dec 2012 at 16:11.
BOAC no it was 64049 but unscheduled check and lubrication of wow switch affected all of the Tu-204/214 type. Concerning reversers, 204 pilots just now discussing this (no wow signal at landing) at forumavia.
The Vunukovo SW runway (I thought it used to be 03/21 - 20 years ago - but see that it is now 20/02) used to have a marked downward slope towards the departure end threshold.
I always thought it nerve wracking that the slope and hump in the runway was such that after landing and backtracking at the lower threshold you couldnt see any large airline aircraft coming at you from the takeoff threshold.
And the downhill slope looked like it would be sporting with any sort of speed, braking issues and runway contamination.
02/20 hasn't been in use for years - when was it opened again?
Innocent question. The pilots are discussing "no WOW signal?" OR, are they discussing "no brakes."
The two cannot possibly be 'connected', can they? Because that would even be worse than a flight crew heads down diagnosing a bob (burnt out bulb) whilst putting a wide body into the swamp. Much worse.
A small allowance for language issues, Lyman? I assume it will be autobrake they are referring to, the effect of WOW on which which you can learn about on the Congonhas and other threads. Patience. I am sure Kulver will be along to help.