Aeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3011 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 14463 times:
Absolutely incredible footage!
Very glad everyone made it out, even though it looked like it would have turned out another way....
Amazing that in the beginning the a/c is lined up for take-off, and 9 minutes later firefighters are trying to extinguish the flames from the burning remnants. Very eerie.
MHG From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 784 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14351 times:
For me there´s just on question remaining
Why did the crew abort T/O at Vr when already rotating (plus no sufficient runway remaining to stop) ? ? ?
Is the TU-134´s single engine performance too poor to continue in such a case ??? This is hard to believe since commercial a/c won´t get certfied if not able to continue single engine !!! Don´t know if russian authorities at that time had different rules...
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8143 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 14242 times:
Quoting NewSwissair (Reply 9): The Tu-134 cannot take off with only 1 engine. Same counts for DC-9, MD-80, F-100,...
Complete nonsense. Of course a DC9, MD80 or F100 can takeoff after an engine failure. To elaborate, a DC9, MD80 or F100 can continue after losing an engine above V1. Below V1 you hit the brakes of course. But to claim a western-built twin is doomed if it loses an engine during takeoff is plain wrong and obviously so. It never fails to amuse and irritate when people make such utterly wrong statements with such authority.
(I have no reason to believe a Tu134 can't make fly away in a similar sitation. Perhaps they aborted above V1 in the Simferopol accident because they thought, or knew, that the aircraft had sustained additional malfunctions that rendered the aircraft unflyable.)
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MH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 14084 times:
Look at the tree-tops at around 0:56 and flags at 1:00: it seems to me the aircraft had a stiff tailwind, maybe making things a lot worse to lift-off on one engine ?! Indeed, no one was killed and only three were injured ...