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Thread: Another MD-11 Landing Incident

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    Another MD-11 Landing Incident

    IMHO, they're very lucky this didn't become another crash sliding down the runway upside down.

    http://avherald.com/h?article=45cb7632&opt=0

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    How do you convert a tail strike into a nose over ass or vice versa?

    Must have been some late parcels on Thursday and no coffee for the post interview.
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    Wow! A few hours work for the 'body shop' Were the crew unaware of a tail strike of that magnitude?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSR777 View Post
    Wow! ' Were the crew unaware of a tail strike of that magnitude?
    Another feather in the hat for the Forum Accident Speculation Team.

    If you simply read the initial link it states the crew called the tower pulling off the runway reporting a tail strike.

    Simply amazing question.

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    If your going to correct someone, make sure you get the facts right!

    While the aircraft was vacating via high speed exit onto taxiway M an airport operations vehicle reported the aircraft may have had a tail strike on landing. The crew reported they have had a hard landing but were not sure about a tail strike.

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    My facts are correct and I'll leave it at that.

    Continue your speculation.

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    Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mono-plane View Post
    If you simply read the initial link it states the crew called the tower pulling off the runway reporting a tail strike.
    Exactly where in the link does it say that the crew called the tower saying they'd had a tailstrike? You must be reading a different link to everyone else...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newforest View Post
    How do you convert a tail strike into a nose over ass or vice versa?

    Must have been some late parcels on Thursday and no coffee for the post interview.
    Perhaps: get a little slow on final, develop high sink rate, pull back on yoke, airplane rotates but still falls from sky, one of the main gear breaks off, slams down on the wing, which breaks off, and the beast rolls over on her back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mono-plane View Post
    Another feather in the hat for the Forum Accident Speculation Team.

    If you simply read the initial link it states the crew called the tower pulling off the runway reporting a tail strike.

    Simply amazing question.
    Geez man, take it easy.........and 'er, have a nice day
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    Most airliners have a skid on the tail to minimise damage should it have a tail strike. Unless it was stalling I doubt it would crash and burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Merry View Post
    Most airliners have a skid on the tail to minimise damage should it have a tail strike. Unless it was stalling I doubt it would crash and burn.
    Not sure about the skid theory. A lot of airliners have a device on the bottom of the rear fuselage to indicate if there has been a strike. But they give very little, if any, protection. The MD11 has no such device.
    Time will tell how badly damaged this aircraft is and whether or no it is repaired. Personally I hope it is as it was was the second MD11 that I flew in (unfortunatly I don't remember the registration of the first one).
    Last edited by HP81; 28th January 2013 at 20:28.
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