Old 14th Sep 2016, 02:31
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TWA Flight 841 Hoot Gibson

I was a pilot for TWA and have over 10,000 flight hours in the B-727 and remember this incident very well.

The amazing thing about the Boeing suggestion about pulling CB's and extending 2 degrees of trailing edge flaps in cruise was never...I'm mean never discussed much less contemplated during any one of my 10,000 hours on the 727. We constantly discussed ways of saving fuel, but never talked about extending flaps in cruise. Where Boeing ever dug that one up is beyond me.

If Boeing knew such a procedure would save fuel, why didn't they design a procedure so we could use it? It sounds to me like a big, fat CYA red herring to distract any litigation away from Boeing.
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