Old 8th May 2009, 13:48
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Recalling this old incident - forgot to mention another concern then often discussed.
Those of you familiar with 707-727-747, recall the outboard ailerons.
As soon as the outboard T/E flaps extend, the outboard ailerons are operating.
And you are familiar with the flex of the outer half of the wing... i.e. 727.
While everyone is preoccupied about the L/E panel extending, what happened with outboard ailerons.
Would it be possible that these outboard ailerons caused flight control reversal...
It is the reason Boeing locks the outboard ailerons for high altitude/high speed.
Could explain the complete loss of control of the aircraft... full roll, was it...?

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