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Old 27th Jul 2007, 02:39
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Join Date: Mar 2003
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Age: 72
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crashed into a building owned by TAM Airlines itself at 108 MPH. All through the runway there were rubber marks left by the landing gears...
108mph? Upon what is this based? The FDR has not been released so discussions of speed are academic and speculative until that occurs.

Rubber marks "left by the landing gears" on a runway which would have been well used even as it was freshly coated, do not mean a thing. We do not know about anti-skid performance nor does "rubber marks" tell us a thing. Someone mentioned anti-skid "chatter" (deeper/shallower marks) in the grass where the main gear left it's marks. Nonsense. You must accept my discussion as one, not the only, explanation of the autothrust system. No conclusions are implied or drawn. We must wait for the FDR.
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