Aviation Photo #1790380 Airbus A340-313 - Turkish Airlines

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Quite unusual to use just engine #2 and #3 to reverse, while the center main landing gear is touching down.
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    Jan Heistermann
    Turkish Airlines
    Airbus A340-313
    Airbus A340-300
    Airbus A340-300
    Istanbul - Ataturk (Yesilkoy)
    September 16, 2010
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7 years ago
It's actually a very common technique used by A340 crew. You select all four reversers to the inter-lock and while you are waiting for it to unlock you can select numbers two and three to full reverse then go back and select one and four. This gives you some reverse immediately instead of having to wait until for the inter-lock to release and selecting all four similtaneously.
7 years ago
Also, you wouldn't want 1 and 4 opening at those speeds...imagine the rudder you would need to counter-act a failed TR with a moment-arm that long!!!
7 years ago
Aussie I : USA 0

Would rather have the TR issue at a high(er) speed, atleast then you have the airflow (force) to use the rudder.
7 years ago
Besides the 2 & 3 engine selected for the reverse, the main landing gear in the middle looks like new.

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