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Very deep gear-up Go-Around of Aero Sur (5L) 743

Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:37 am

By chance I just came across this crazy video of a Aero Sur 747-300 performing a gear-up go-around. Seems quite dangerous, especially the left-turn at the end of the maneuver which brought the wingtip very close to the ground. Any ideas what this action was all about?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m02w1CGrsqg (from Min. 0:33 on)
 
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Re: Very deep gear-up Go-Around of Aero Sur (5L) 743

Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:50 am

Surely this is not a serious question
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Re: Very deep gear-up Go-Around of Aero Sur (5L) 743

Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:51 am

Not a go-around, rather a display flight doing a low-level pass down the runway. As for the dangerous bit, I'm not in a position to judge that as I never flew the 747. Since nothing crashed and nobody died, I trust the captain knew his ship and what it's capable of.
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Re: Very deep gear-up Go-Around of Aero Sur (5L) 743

Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:46 pm

It's the famous incident in which the captain forgot to lower the gear, but was thankfully alerted at the very last minute by a nerdy a.Nutter that the wheels were not hanging down....

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