LH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2425 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3441 times:
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In an Emergency? YES ... if everything fails, take whatever long strip of concrete you can get to save lifes!
Official usage? NO, way too much hazzle changing SIDs and STARs, wind is the other factor.
Than there's the big noise abatement wall north of the 18 Threshold, not to speak the nois citicens nearby would suffer from ... to finish this there's the new runway that is *cough cough* soon to be built wich would turn 18 Landings into an utter desaster.
And no .. no ILS on RWY18
[Edited 2007-09-05 00:15:28]
Trittst im Morgenrot daher, seh ich dich im Strahlenmeer ...
RFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7804 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3405 times:
Quoting LHStarAlliance (Thread starter): Maybe after an engine strike on T/O on the other runways , it could be safer to make a sharp right turn an land on this runway instead of make the very long way to the other end of R/W 07 L/R ...
This is a generality - but sharp turns are usually not a good idea if an aircraft has enough of an emergency to require an immediate, probably overweight, landing.
And never put the wing with the under-powered or shutdown engine far below the horizon.
The lack of an ILS isn't a big deal because in such a situation the plane is not going to be on autopilot but will be hand flown on final.
As noted above - if it's an emergency and the pilot wants Rwy 18 - he's going to be given the runway if at all possible.
The emergency which comes to mind for the most immediate need to get back on the ground is an in-cabin fire - and for that he might want to land on the 25 runway opposite the 7 runway he just took off from.
A 180 and immediate landing has been done in such a situation in the past.