Sxmarbury33 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2128 times:
Iain What kind of plane do you fly? Maybe it is common on a GA aircraft like a seminole that the gear not coming down is "pretty standard stuff" but on a 737 i would call it abnormal at the least. It sounds like they used the Alt landing gear extention but lets say the lights failed for some reason and they landed anyway with a nose gear failure. In a 737 going lets say 134 knots all sorts of things could go wrong.
RAAFController From Australia, joined May 2001, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2070 times:
Thats really interesting, I hadn't heard about it.
There have been a few AN flights over the past few years with the same problem....except AN tend to make a "habit" of landing without the gear down.....such as the 743 at SYD....oh well, guess QF just have to catch up to AN in this department. HA HA (sic)
IainHol, I wouldn't say that the gear not coming down on a jetliner is 'fairly standard stuff!'
What sort of aircraft do you fly? B/c if you are flying GA aircraft and the gear is not coming down on a regular basis, i'd be hiring my aircraft from somewhere else!
V Jet From Australia, joined May 1999, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2059 times:
Phileo, what response were you looking for? Horrified hysteria much like the news reports at the moment in Australia when an acft goes u/s be it Qantas or Ansett.
It was handled by the crew in textbook fashion, what more is there to say?