Tuesday, 26 April 2011
This news piece reports a Boeing test pilot claiming that, with max braking and full reverse the Air India Express 737 which overran the runway in Mangalore, could have stopped in the remaining runway despite having landed two thirds of the way along. He conceded that this would have required optimal performance, associated with test flight conditions. Let's hope this is seen for what it is; evidence for an investigation, rather than encouragement for pilots to continue with long landings...
Posted by Captain Jo Gillespie at 11:53