NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11494 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1846 times:
Its one of the younger 742Fs, built 1988, so might be worth repairing. But there are some similarly young 742Fs from AF and ANA currently on the market, so it might be wiser to snap one of those.
I wonder why there are so many tailstrikes on 742 freighters. One should think a truly long stick like a 773 would be more prone to it.
PhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1705 times:
Quoting NA (Reply 3): I wonder why there are so many tailstrikes on 742 freighters.
There is no statistical basis for that statement. Normally, tailstrikes on takeoff are the result of either too fast of a rotation rate or wrong takeoff data. The wrong data could be the result of a gross weight error on the load and balance.