Darrenthe747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 25920 times:
I looked at this and thought, holy crap. that thing is LOW. it looks as if he's going to make contact with the overrun area. this obviously isn't normal... is it common for airliners to miss the TDZ like this? can you imagine what it would have been like to be on the beach for that??
Jumbojet From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 24139 times:
there's one shot on Jetphotos that show the main gear inches from the ground while a good portion of the plane is still over the road and beach. Thats what I call *ucking impressive!!! i Dont think he couldve made that landing any lower!!
CRGsFuture From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 536 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 23812 times:
Quoting TS-IOR: If so, why didn't the pilot ask for a go around?
I would have to guess his perspective. Most likely up until the very end he believed he was on the visual glide slope until the ground. And because he was flaring and most likely didn't realize where the plane's back was in comparison to the ground he botched that. In one sense it happened due to him not looking at where the tire marks are for the runway. It's seldom mistake that you would find a student pilot making, not a Captain or F/O of a huge jumbo jet.
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Birdbrainz From United States of America, joined May 2005, 506 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 23672 times:
Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 8): What an absolutely botched approach. That's some rather poor technique on display there folks.
I'm not sure I'd call it botched, as I think it was intentional. The pilots knew the runway was short, and wanted every inch of it for stopping. I wonder if they had some other reason for landing that way. It's possible that they mis-judged how low they were, which is not unusual for 747 pilots.
If not, I agree that it's poor technique and at very high risk of hitting something. If I were KLM's chief pilot, I wouldn't be too pleased.
It it very dramatic, though. Probably a couple of ex-fighter jocks in the cockpit.
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: Don't take this the wrong way because im a student pilot myself. SXM has no ILS (correct me if im wrong) so obviously would be a visual approach with
: Darrenthe747, did you actually see the landing gear hit the tarmac before the TDZ? The reason I ask is that in the photo you took (a marvellous one by
27 Tom in NO
: On a related SXM topic, enjoy the linked video: http://www.break.com/index/plane_blows_beach_away.html Tom at MSY
: No matter how many times I've seen it, that video is always freaking hilarious. Think the pilots were practicing NOE (Nap Of Earth) from their old he
: Agreed. Also seems to be a fairly stiff head wind if you look at the Palms. IMO, they hit 20' ahead of TDZ.
: Do you think someone went out and checked the blast pad for damage? Blast pads are only available to be used as rollout areas and are not available fo