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Phuket Air lands B747 on 3 main gear

Old 8th May 2008, 22:18
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In the rear with the GEAR

Except for higher gross weights and automatic Body Gear Steering,, they are identical.
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Old 10th May 2008, 22:57
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B767LH, could you explain this please? :
This crew was lucky that the inboard engine on the malfunctioning gear side did not become an expensive icecream scoop.
I always understood that a 747 could land with any one main gear up and should be able to remain upright enough not to damage an engine pod, barring a serious adverse crosswind maybe.
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Old 11th May 2008, 04:04
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...do I understand that your employer states something different than Boeing does?
Just the opposite. My employer does exactly what Boeing calls for, so if they now want us to land on "all available" I suspect that is the current Boeing thinking.
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Old 12th May 2008, 05:31
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i'm glad to read this post as i saw the above mentioned aircraft being towed at JED on three main gears, which i put down to a hallucination, having spent 21 days without alcohol and pork.

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thanks 742 for explaining that...so Boeing says to land on whatever is hanging down...ok

I do recall, as do you, that it used to be that you landed on the body gear only in this situation.

I wonder what changed?
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Old 19th Jun 2008, 15:01
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Body gear steering gives 13 degrees max pivot either direction, IIRC, but you land with it locked straight ahead. I would think you would just stop straight ahead, get towed off the field and go have a cold one.

But what do I know, it always worked perfect for me. It is however, located right next to the anti-skid switch and you can guess what happened one day when the arriving captain was told at high speed to "expedite clearing the runway" and grabbed the wrong guarded switch..... Closed Ohare's only open runway at the time! Looked like a ship wreck with most of the tires blown and the outer pod engine almost touching the ground.

His sheepish Response was: "Hey Guys, it can happen...."
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