readytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3338 posts, RR: 2 Posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2067 times:
A friend who worked at LGW in the 80's was relating a story to me about a CO 747 that took off from LGW on 26L and then struggled to gain height almost clipping trees at the end of the airport, he says it returned after dumping fuel.
Don't recall such an incident with CO,could be wrong. Anyone else the wiser?
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planespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3533 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1564 times:
Quoting EADC8 (Reply 4): Here is a video of the very same incident:
I read most of the report posted earlier - it seems that for about 4-8 seconds, the aircraft was in some real danger. Not only was the 742 only 1,000 lbs below MTOW, but due to windshear, it simultaneously lost 8 knots of headwind component as the wheels left the ground, which was the exact same time it lost power in the no. 4 engine. The stick shaker shook intermitantly for about 30 seconds as the aircraft reached 150 AGL, descended as low as 105 feet AGL, and finally clawed its way back to a three-engine climb profile after reaching V2 and retracting the flaps.