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Old 3rd Sep 2000, 12:32
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Unhappy From what I have learned from PPRune is....

If you have a tyre burst on a Concorde you DO NOT RETRACT the landing gear....

Co-pilot: "The gear won't come up" (fire alarm rings).

Old 3rd Sep 2000, 12:35
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Old 3rd Sep 2000, 12:40
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How do you know you have a burst tire on the Concorde?!
Old 3rd Sep 2000, 12:43
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Because after the tyre bursts in the late '70s BA modified their Concordes so the pilots got a tyre deflate warning...

Old 3rd Sep 2000, 13:59
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Please be more specific KF.

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Old 4th Sep 2000, 06:52
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Don't forget, this is only a "Journo translation" of a French CVR in English.
I would care to read the original one before making any statement.

Old 4th Sep 2000, 08:10
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Ok, I was reading the french report and here is a question for those who know (Could be relevant KiteFlyer).

Starting at
39 mn 21 s
entre zéro et cent
noeuds je stoppe
pour toute alarme
sonore le flash tyre

translated to English
between 0 and 100 knots
I will stop for any
aural warning the
flash tire

Ok what is flash tire? A burst tire warning indicator?


PS Please refer to the original Document or the english translation available on the 4th for the official english txcript. The above is my weak FR to EG translation.

[This message has been edited by Smurfjet (edited 04 September 2000).]
Old 4th Sep 2000, 19:05
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From Avweb's "Avflash":

The Concorde is equipped with a visual warning system that alerts pilots of low tire pressure, but that system is not active at speeds of less than 10 knots or speeds above 135 knots. The landing gear is outfitted with water deflectors, which are made of fiberglass and designed to inhibit water from splashing into the jet engine intakes. The deflectors were the subjects of an optional Service Bulletin in early 1995, which Air France did not adopt, but which British Airways implemented on their Concordes.
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