- Jun 25, 2019
Didn't hear about this on the news. This airport's about 15 minutes air time from my home base.
Well they missed the "big one" as they say in NASCAR. It appears that a part of the engine struck the fuselage of the aircraft under the wing. It that part would have hit the cablin of the aircraft about 4 feet higher, there would/could be serious consequences."Well folks, looks like we still have 90,000 lbs of thrust remaining so other than a sight decrease in performance, there is no cause for alarm....."
And, it is "extra fun" on a long Herc flight if the prop sync is turned off or just slightly "off"Dear Vigilant 1,
Whenever I fly in Twin Otter or Hercules, they always seat in line with the prop discs. Now they wonder why I suffer hearing loss.
Jetliners frequently take off with more fuel than is permitted for their normal landing weight. As part of the preflight briefing, the crew computes and briefs the amount of fuel the can safely land with (which depends on runway length and conditions, and can exceed their normally allowed landing weight by a lot). If they need to dump fuel, they can do it, but if they land above the normally allowed weight it just prompts some special analysis after landing (esp a look at vertical speed at touchdown) and some inspections.Another question.
I've often read or heard the sometimes when a passenger jet has to make a landing short of the destination, they have to dump fuel because they can not land when weighed down with all that unused fuel. I did not hear that this flight dumped fuel. So why was it OK to land with a heavy fuel load? Yes I understand the urgency of the situation, but either it is OK to land heavy or not?
OK more than one question,
How is it possible for a commercial jet to take off with a large fuel load but not land with the same load?
I Grew up in Brazil.And, it is "extra fun" on a long Herc flight if the prop sync is turned off or just slightly "off"
Still, I suppose things are much worse in a big 4 engine recip.