Old 19th Apr 2018, 11:24
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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: England
Posts: 847
Flymesome, you should always have options. QRH/SOPs are guidance; it’s up to you to select the most appropriate option for the situation, which may not be covered by documentation.
Forget the legalities; if you choose a justifiable option then there is a defensible case - for events at that time, and not based on evaluation after event or with hindsight.
In this instance, with wing leading edge/ slat damage, a ‘good’ option is to leave configuration as it - the aircraft is flying and still controllable. cf MD 80 tail trim accident.
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