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Plane Brakes Fail During Landing

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Plane Brakes Fail During Landing. Not the way you want to finish your trip.
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Hits: 20768 | Favorites: 8 | Emailed: 5 | Rating: 2.5 | Category: Travel | Date: 09/20/2007
 
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pffffttttt1
Male, 13-17, Europe
 298 Posts
Thursday, March 13, 2008 1:31:38 PM
ever noticed that boeings are always crashing? well, for me its seems like that.

cantab
Male, 18-29, Europe
 170 Posts
Saturday, September 22, 2007 4:20:32 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.


NOidentity
Male, 18-29, Europe
 42 Posts
Saturday, September 22, 2007 9:58:18 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

NOidentity
Male, 18-29, Europe
 42 Posts
Saturday, September 22, 2007 9:48:50 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

AFTERSHOCK
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2479 Posts
Friday, September 21, 2007 6:48:56 PM
THEY SHOULD HAVE THOSE NETS AND TRIPWIRES LIKE THE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS.

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