Flyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 990 times:
Sorry guys, I didn't look at the picture carefully enough. At first I thought the plane was taxiing, but once I clicked on the picture on my post, I discovered that the plane was actually on the runway. My bad. Sorry for not seeing the obvious. And you are right AC_B777, the flaps aren't down. My question: How could they forget the flaps? Glad to hear that all turned out "ok" though.
Trickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 963 times:
My question: How could they forget the flaps?
Yeah that's a real good question. Someone in the cockpit sure was asleep. How in the world can they miss lowering the flaps as it is an integral part of the before-takeoff checklist? I have a feeling that they were ready for the takeoff roll when the plane signalled that the flaps weren't down thus enabling the pilots to correct the problem. I'm sure glad everything turned out OK because that would have been a big accident. Especially since most PAL flights out of HongKong to Manila are full.
I sure hope they don't make this mistake the next time I fly them.
Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!