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Old 3rd Mar 2008, 10:50
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: uk
Age: 54
Posts: 106

What would you have done ? Continue with the landing ?

Regardless of how they got in that situation and whether or not they are 'hero's' if they had tried to continue with the landing it is highly likely they would have ended up on the grass. Things like wingtips, gear, engines, start to 'dig in' then.........not good.

I take your point RE. the possible aileron jam.....yes perhaps they were lucky but you also have roll spoilers and then once safely away form the ground the option to disconnect the ailerons and try for a different airport.

In my humble opinion they made the right decision to poor on the coals and get the hell out.
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