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Old 29th Nov 2016, 19:21
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Germany
Age: 42
Posts: 111
Thanks for your input. I was not aware that on this type only the rudder depended on hydraulics. So a controlled glide towards a runway would have been technically possible. As a controller I ask myself what I could have done to help a crew in such a situation. Will transponders usually be on the emergency battery bus? Othewise IŽd have to rely on primary radar, and I heard management talking about "thereŽs no need for this nowadays".
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