Posts: 31
Joined: Sat Mar 20, 2004 9:44 am

Info On No Flap DC10 Landing?

Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:55 am

Searched but didn't see a thread on the incident depicted in this photo:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Eduard Brantjes

Looks like it happened over the weekend.

The caption suggests that there was a hydraulic problem which led to a landing without flaps. It looks like the fire trucks are out to make sure there are no brake fires after a faster than normal landing.

Is the aircraft back in service yet? Any damage? Would passengers have known something was different about their landing? Why didn't redundancies in the hydraulic systems prevent this?

Anybody know more?


MSP - where the DC 9s and DC 10s make their last stand
Posts: 2237
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2004 5:43 am

RE: Info On No Flap DC10 Landing?

Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:24 pm

Late reply, sorry...
What I've read (after witnessing the landing): NW041 came back with a hydraulic problem after taking off to MSP (so my comment should say 'to' iso 'from'). Flaps didn't work properly on one wing, so it had to land with no/minimum flaps. As you can see on the picture, only the slats were deployed... It landed on 27 leaving a HUGE cloud of smoke, and the passenger definitely felt that. The speed was simply much higher than a on a normal landing. So it popped 2 tyres...
After being inspected on the runway, it got pulled to the gate where people got off and they probably had a look at the hydraulic system and changed some tyres...

[Edited 2005-01-28 11:29:37]
Posts: 31
Joined: Sat Mar 20, 2004 9:44 am

RE: Info On No Flap DC10 Landing?

Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:22 pm

Thanks IL76. I thought everyone missed my question for a while there.

MSP - where the DC 9s and DC 10s make their last stand
Posts: 2679
Joined: Sat Aug 14, 2004 12:02 am

RE: Info On No Flap DC10 Landing?

Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:15 am

You'd have gotten a better response if you'd posted in Tech Ops. In civ av if no one replies in the first 25 - 30 minutes your post will scroll off the bottom of the screen, in tech ops it'll be there several days before it goes off the bottom.

"There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as being shot at and missed" --Winston Churchill

Popular Searches On

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos