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Date: 09/20/07 02:11 AM

38 Responses to Plane Brakes Fail During Landing

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    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    September 19, 2007 at 11:05 pm
    Link: Plane Brakes Fail During Landing - Not the way you want to finish your trip.
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    Thryonn Male 30-39
    86 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 2:14 am
    reverse thrust ftw
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    derangedingo Male 13-17
    810 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 2:16 am
    Damn you Boeing!!

    that quick flash of fire in one of the left engines as it hit the dirt was nice.

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    Steven42 Male 18-29
    173 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 2:17 am
    Never fly in the rain.
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    nessaculnamo Female 18-29
    120 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 2:20 am
    Looks like me playing with a flight-simulator. I always crash.
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    Eagle390 Male 18-29
    109 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 3:36 am
    That`s the problem! There`s no international standards on over-runs. There`s so many things that can be done to help prevent them/reduce the risk of over running, but not many airports have them.

    Some airports in the USA have a low density concrete at the end of the runways. When the plane runs over it, it digs in, just like a bike going through a sand pit, it stops the plane pretty damn quickly.

    Back in the late 80`s there was a run-over in Canada. The plane landed in the middle of the runway on a bad day and did not engage its reverse thrusters when it hit the runway, causing it to over shoot. The plane kept going and ended up falling 50 feet down a ravine. Officials recommended that the ravine (which is located within 100 feet of the end of the runway) be filled in. It still has not been filled in.

    Oh, and if you keep crashing when playing Flight sim, maybe your problem is that you didn`t do the tutorials... it`s not that hard...

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    Batmanners Male 18-29
    4006 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 6:27 am
    I forgot what this airport is called, or where it is, but I learned about it in my trades course. It by-far is one of the most dangerous airports I have seen.

    http://www1.istockphoto.com/file_thumbvi...

    I couldn`t find a better picture of it either... But if you screw up at that airport, you don`t get to take the ski lift back up...

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    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
    1158 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 6:40 am
    anybody know if any passengers were injured?
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    lunani Female 18-29
    257 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 7:04 am
    nessaculnamo: Same here when I had a game years ago!

    You know, it`s so strange that some time before the 11/9 I used to aim and fly the planes at the WTC towers.. (They didn`t even move though..)

    .. I wonder if the CIA will be at my door any minute now.

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    norwish Female 18-29
    432 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 7:09 am
    Eagle390, That ravine you`re talking about; an Air France plane over-ran the runway and fell into it about a year or 2 ago.
    No casualties or injuries though, so yay for that.
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    roodboi Male 13-17
    30 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 9:23 am
    whos bettin the captain was female? lol, jks, but seriously, i bet they were...
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    benjbenj Male 30-39
    916 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 10:25 am
    You`re probably wrong, roodboi: "The crash rate for male pilots, as for motor vehicle drivers, exceeds that of crashes of female pilots."
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    stanster Male 18-29
    2 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 10:44 am
    I`m tired of these mother f**king brakes on this mother f**king plane.
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    stanster Male 18-29
    2 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 10:47 am
    I`m tired of these mother f**king brakes on this mother f**king plane.
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    NOidentity Male 18-29
    42 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 2:01 pm
    isnt it weird tho that someone was filming this when it happened, and they focused on the end of the runway b4 the plane reached there?
    sabotage ?? lol
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    NOidentity Male 18-29
    42 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 2:13 pm
    isnt it weird tho that someone was filming this when it happened, and they focused on the end of the runway b4 the plane reached there?
    sabotage ?? lol
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    dijipo Male 13-17
    239 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 3:13 pm
    Maybe they might consider air-breaks now...
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    magic_number Female 13-17
    584 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 3:18 pm
    Was there any need to post this?
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    Trumple07 Male 13-17
    422 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 3:19 pm
    eh? wtf? planes put thier engines in reverse to stop. They dont use brakes that much, or at least i dont think they do :P
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    TheGrag Male 13-17
    1497 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 3:20 pm
    I`m tired of these mother f**king brakes on this mother f**king plane.

    Lol nice 1 guy with no visible name xD

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    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 3:31 pm
    That was close....the pilot almost spilled his drink!
  22. Profile photo of NOidentity
    NOidentity Male 18-29
    42 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 3:33 pm
    isnt it weird tho that someone was filming this when it happened, and they focused on the end of the runway b4 the plane reached there?
    sabotage ?? lol
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    catsrule313 Female 13-17
    393 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 3:50 pm
    1 747+ 1 rain soaked runway = disaster
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    DudeGuy Male 13-17
    211 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 5:05 pm
    :-?
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    pyre Male 18-29
    449 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 5:55 pm
    Who the hell recorded this? did he do it in anticipation of the forthcoming but unexpected disaster?
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    pyre Male 18-29
    449 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 5:56 pm
    Suspicious
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    Smiley10 Male 13-17
    9 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 6:38 pm
    Damn pyre you`re pretty smart for noticing that, I bet nobody else here would figure that.
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    rockleeowns Male 13-17
    54 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 7:03 pm
    they pointed it forward because it was obvious what was going to happen.
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    KuzEyeSedSoe Male 13-17
    90 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 7:39 pm
    That would be exciting!
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    lhadley91 Male 13-17
    16 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 7:55 pm
    Looks almost like that one that happened in brazil this summer
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 1:05 am
    I blame Al Qaeda. Damn em. Trying to fly our Planes into an Anthill.
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    23scadu Male 18-29
    274 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 9:51 am
    Yeah, if i had to be in a plane crash i would choose this one. It was quite possibly the pussiest crash ever, i bet my drink wouldn`t have fallen over
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    drugster Male 13-17
    317 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 2:15 pm
    lol ul pplz
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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2782 posts
    September 21, 2007 at 6:48 pm
    THEY SHOULD HAVE THOSE NETS AND TRIPWIRES LIKE THE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS.
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    NOidentity Male 18-29
    42 posts
    September 22, 2007 at 9:48 am
    isnt it weird tho that someone was filming this when it happened, and they focused on the end of the runway b4 the plane reached there?
    sabotage ?? lol
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    NOidentity Male 18-29
    42 posts
    September 22, 2007 at 9:58 am
    isnt it weird tho that someone was filming this when it happened, and they focused on the end of the runway b4 the plane reached there?
    sabotage ?? lol
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    cantab Male 18-29
    170 posts
    September 22, 2007 at 4:20 pm
    Planes have two ways to brake.

    Wheel braking is the main one used. This is aided by the spoilers, devices on the wings that when active reduce their lift to virtually nothing, so the full weight of the plane is on the wheels.

    Reverse thrust is for extra braking. I believe for a landing to be allowed though it must be possible WITHOUT the reverse thrust.

    Most runway over-runs result from failure to activate the spoilers, meaning the wheel braking is ineffective. Aquaplaning on a wet runway also occurs.

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    pffffttttt1 Male 13-17
    298 posts
    March 13, 2008 at 1:31 pm
    ever noticed that boeings are always crashing? well, for me its seems like that.

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