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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

Check out this picture of the main gear of the A330 which made a no-engine landing in the Azores. Can you imagine the spectacular shower of sparks as the wheels were actually ground down?


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User currently offlineD-AIGW From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2001, 261 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1243 times:

I think I read somewhere that the tires actually *exploded* (not only burst) at the moment when it hit terra firma. Anyway, of course it's gonna be a hard landing. They can't control the sink rate as they do when the engines are still working.

User currently offlineNice Tail From United States of America, joined May 2001, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

check out more pictures at www.airdisaster.com

User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1119 times:

tires? exploded? They must have been using Firestone tires to cut corners...  Big grin

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