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02-10-2004, 07:40 AM
Here's a good reason not to land your gyro too hard.
02-10-2004, 08:08 AM
02-10-2004, 08:09 AM
What's the rest of the story to go along with the video. Who, what, when and where???
02-10-2004, 08:12 AM
02-10-2004, 08:31 AM
Thats todays issue of:
How Not to Land an Airliner
02-10-2004, 12:09 PM
Geeze! That thing is built just like a volvo! the tail is supposed to separate during a hard landing! ;D :D
02-10-2004, 07:39 PM
Why did it snap at the tail? I've seen heavy tri gear models (B-29) land hard and they all snap behind the main gear almost right at the trailing edge of the wing.
What struck me strange about this video was the engines remained. I could see the tail snapping with the engines, but it was wierd to see it snap at the vertical stab only.
02-11-2004, 03:29 AM
It was a brand new MD-80 that McDonnell-Douglas was testing a high sink rate landing at Edwards AFB, CA in the late '70s.
A fellow worker was there and saw it. He said it was doing a 16fps descent.
02-11-2004, 03:58 AM
John, as far as I can tell it looks like the tail separated just aft of the rear pressure bulkhead, behind the galley and lavs.
The engines are mounted forward of this area, When you sit in the rear of an MD-80 the last 4 rows of seats have no windows, you are just right next to the engine. NOT good if you have a compressor failure! It has happened.
A good landing is any landing that you can walk away from, right? Being able to use the aircraft again is another issue! ;D
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