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AF358 at YYZ report to come out

Old 3rd Jan 2008, 10:50
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Quote "you want to have a good "feel" of the situation before putting the plane down"unquote


In my (professional) view, you're supposition is totaly correct.
Either handfly the approach from at least 2000 feet down, or autoland. To take over manual at 100 feet in gusty weatherconditions is very difficult (unless you make a go-around) for the exact reason that you do not have a feel yet for the inputs required. The few seconds before landing (about 10) will not give you that feel.
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Old 3rd Jan 2008, 10:56
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Trouble with Auto Lands is they tend to float and land deep anyway. See increased LDR for Auto Lands. I suspect the system would be struggling with the gusts anyway
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Old 3rd Jan 2008, 14:35
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quote "Trouble with Auto Lands is they tend to float and land deep anyway" unquote

That depends on the type of aircraft. My remark, autoland or fly manual, was made in general terms. In this case it would have been more prudent to land manually, although not from 100 feet.
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 07:32
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Goodrich?

They are suing the company that manufactured the devices (the escape slides) that saved their lives? I don't get it - a few friction burns, maybe a torn panty hose or even a sprained or broken ankle is far better then no slide at all - then what - people refusing to jump and a blocked exit with pax being trampled to death! I also think the Cabin Crew deserve high praise for a superior job in evacuating this aircraft and getting everyone out alive - I think the press should have given them the accolades they justly deserve - well done!
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Old 7th Jan 2008, 21:14
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Baade152 - in these situations I am informed you sue everyone in sight up front and then drop them as the case proceeds and proof of involvement and liability is demanded.
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Old 8th Jan 2008, 22:12
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Still flying?

I'll guess I'll just wait for the final and official version of the entire events to be publicised - AKA: The Midday Movie. Mind you programs like Air Crash Investigations and Seconds To Disaster go a long way in presenting a balanced approach - does anyone know what happened to the FD crew - are they still flying?
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