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Old 6th Nov 2019, 14:25
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Imagine you’re in what you think is a serviceable aircraft (or one where you haven’t yet realised the elevators have failed) with a wildly increasing airspeed approaching Vfe for the current configuration (200 knots flap 2), it might seem reasonable to reduce the thrust and retract a stage of flap (although idle thrust that close to the ground is a brave or unconsidered action). The auto thrust is disengaged with TOGA selected, there’s no way the aircraft would deliver anything other than TOGA thrust unless the thrust levers were moved back, MCT would be delivered at the next detent, the auto thrust only becomes active with a second click backwards reaching the climb detent.

I can’t imagine what it felt like when the results of those actions became apparent.
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