seat1a wrote:What would happen to say an A330 if the landing gear were deployed at cruise?
Avatar2go wrote:For Airbus aircraft, there are flight restrictions that prevent the computer from authorizing deployment of the gear in conditions that would damage the gear or airframe. If the pilots command gear down, the gear remain in place and the cockpit displays three red (or whatever the not-green indication is).
You may recall this was a factor in the recent Pakistan A320 crash. The pilots commanded gear down but the airspeed was too high, so the gear remained stowed. Then due to task saturation in a highly unstable approach, they touched down on the belly, then aborted and took off again, but the engines had sustained damage which shortly led to the crash.
GalaxyFlyer wrote:There’s usually a Mach limit or an altitude limit where the airspeed corresponds to a Mach number. It was M.60 for the C-5; IIRC M.80 for most Boeings.
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