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Old 28th Jul 2007, 16:51
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Dream Land
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I am still wrestling with the fact that (apparently reliably) the a/c impacted the building at 94kts? The a/c would certainly have been travelling at 94kts+ as it reached the end of the runway at CGH. I don't know a MLM Vref for the 320, but let's assume 140kts? Let's also give the crew a 'fair go' and say they touched down 1000' in at Vref. 5000' later they have only lost around 40kts? Drag and rolling resistance, even without a single reverser, would surely do better? There HAS to be significant forward thrust there somewhere
Well if on the CVR we hear "retard, retard, retard", this will explain some things. Unfortunately this scenario (unbelievable as it seems) has happened many times on the line.
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