The Canadian Aviation Safety Board was unable to determine the exact sequence of events which led to this accident. The Board believes, however, that the weight of evidence supports the conclusion that, shortly after lift-off, the aircraft experienced an increase in drag and reduction in lift which resulted in a stall at low altitude from which recovery was not possible. The most probable cause of the stall was determined to be ice contamination on the leading edge and upper surface of the wing. Other possible factors such as a loss of thrust from the number four engine and inappropriate take-off reference speeds may have compounded the effects of the contamination.
What my question is what all can you do as a pilot when you are going through the same situation after take off?
1. Could you maybe add flaps? Or would that cause more drag?
2. Expecting ice on wings, could you keep the plane on the runway even after Vr if sufficient runway is available?
3. Retracting the landing gear even if there is no positive rate? ( I mean, come on! If you having been fighting to get the plane up, you most probably have used up all your runway and are approaching buildings or a forest. How much good would the landing gear be in that case)
Are there any such methods you could apply to get out of this situation?
thanks in advance for your responses..
[Edited 2012-09-04 13:53:56]