Flyabunch From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 521 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 16820 times:
The tail does not look like it even comes close to the runway. It also looks like the display was well behind the tail of the plane. I think the display is fireworks set off just as the plane lands...the camera is just in the right spot to film the whole thing. Convenient don't you think.
DeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 15704 times:
Quoting Steve332 (Reply 12): I cant see the video for some reason but from whats being said about it I know iv seen it before (MD90 that loses its tail after a tail-strike). As far as I know..... yes it is real, it was a test.
No, it's not that one. I know that one's real. This one, I believe, has to be a fake.
"We break, We bend, With hand in hand, When hope is gone, Just hang on." -Guster
MidEx216 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 658 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 12262 times:
I agree the bang looks too big, but everything else seems to make sense. 1) That is definitely a real airliner 2) The tail does definitely hit the runway 3) After the strike, the nose seems to be held in the air, like the pilot might be contemplating going around or something due to any damage?
And to settle it, that's definitely an MD-90. The fuselage is far too long to be a 717, and it has a different shape.
Yes and we further know that it is a -90 becasue of the shape of the TE flaps. 717 has no straight TE, and flap section would be shorter in span.
The only thing that would cause this would be sparks from the tailskid igniting some fuel that might have come out of the APU drain mast, which could be consistent with that amount of flash for an instant. I have to say that it looks like a farked video to me though - but still plausible with this kind of increasing sink rate observed. That bird needs to have the gear attach fittings and trunions checked out - spars all that stuff for cracks now.
How could he let his speed get so low to mush onto the runway like that? This is a classic example of why they teach us not to keep pulling the nose back past a certain point to arrest sink rate. In high wingloaded swept wing birds, all you do is create more drag that worsens the situation past a certain point based on airspeed, config, and weight. He would have been much better off just leaving the nose where it was a few seconds before touch down than to have jerked it up like he did. In fact, if your speed is right your can relax a little back pressure just as it touches to roll it on smoother too.