|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.