So you dont think we tell the truth ??
OK this is some of the detail from the report of the incident I saw.
ACCIDENTS INVESTIGATION DIVISION
Civil Aviation Department Hong Kong
Report on the Incident to Airbus A320-231 VR-HYU at Hong Kong International Airport on 6 June 1994
Aircraft Accident Report No 1/97
Date: 6 June 1994 at 0917 hr
Thats just the title, it contains over 80 pages of charts tables etc and the full communication between the pilots and the tower.
And the release from Airbus telling pilots what to do if this happens again.
This is just a tiny bit of the communications:
Second approach :
0851:53 HDA323 : Dragonair three two three, we do have a serious problem with the flight control, the aircraft becomes uncontrollable andd we are on the missed approach at the moment trying to solve the problem again.
0853:29 HDA323 : five hundred feet, we do have a serious malfunction with the flight control the minute we lower the landing gear and the aircraft became completely uncontrollable. Ah we are a bit short on the fuel, we would like to turn back, if possible for runway three one please.
0859:50 APP : Dragonair Three Two Three, two-minute mean wind at this momentis zero nine zero degrees at one seven knots, do you anticipate any difficulties in landing on runway three one ?
0900:03 HDA323 : Dragonair Three Two Three we accept...Runway three one and we are ready for the airport.
He tried a precision approach but went around for the third time....
0903:22 PAR : Dragonair three two three, I see you are going around, continue with the standard missed approach prodedure, climb four five zero zero feet over.
0903:32 HDA 323 : Precision, Three two three, ah we cannot, we have a shortage of fuel, we have a shortage of fuel.
0905:52 HDA 323 : Dragonair three two three, we like to make one more attempt, if it is possible we are very low on fuel.
0908:36 HDA 323 : Dragonair three two three, request immediate landing....
So what do you think ??, during this the pilot said this to the senoir purser:
Now the aircraft became uncontrollable each time we lowered the landing gear, I want you to prepare for a crash landing OK.
FUEL ON BOARD AFTER LANDING = 480 KG