Gonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 2006 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 21133 times:
Well, if we take the article data for true, maybe the config of this 737, with "capacity for 300 passengers" could be a factor
Glad to see no one was seriously injured... and the aircraft itself looks in a fair condition, maybe with the nose gear and the engines with some damage, but nothing damaged beyond economical repair...
2travel2know2 From Panama, joined Apr 2010, 2886 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 20862 times:
Was it a CM from CM PTY or P5 BOG?
CM fleet is so tightly in use that I wonder where does CM going get a replacement aircraft, specially December-January high season just days away.
This could be a good excuse to rescue 2-3 fairly new B737 800/700/600 from being scrapped.
kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12854 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 20352 times:
It is very high, which means that aircraft land at significantly higher speed than they would normally (i.e. at sea level); this obviously means that if it's wet or if they landed too far along the runway (as happened with the Iberia A346), they run a greater risk of running off the end.
IBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1835 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 19451 times:
Quoting kaitak (Reply 8): if they landed too far along the runway (as happened with the Iberia A346)
The Iberia A346 touched down just 200 meters after the threshold so the late touchdown thing is false.
It was the extremely hard touchdown which caused the multiple-tyre burst and damaged the landing gear sensors, thus disabling thurst reverse, auto brake, and greatly reducing the aircraft's braking capabilities upon manual brake action being selected by the crew.
Plus, the aircraft was very close to its MLW, making things even more difficult for the pilots.