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  • #31
    The co-pilot is the one who saved the day in the Heathrow T4 landing a couple months back when the jet, making its approach, nearly crashed on top of Hatton Cross tube station before hitting the beginning of the runway field.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by EPelle
      The co-pilot is the one who saved the day in the Heathrow T4 landing a couple months back when the jet, making its approach, nearly crashed on top of Hatton Cross tube station before hitting the beginning of the runway field.
      That co-pilot did their job very well. The co-pilot is supposed to be the backup and catch emergency situation parameters in sync with the pilot. Not easy to do.

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      • #33
        Assuming he did not encounter a sudden loss of thrust from one engine (highly unlikely), that degree of "gust" may have been a microburst. The only other easy possibility would be that he landed far too close to another large jet and encountered wake turbulence. In any event, a plane that large does not land with clearance from the tower.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by BillVol
          Was listening to Neal Boortz this morning. He's a pilot and talks aviation a lot. Another pilot called in with more info about this. According to this guy 1) there was a better runway for them to land on considering the wind and 2) a 24-year-old young woman pilot (assistant pilot) was given the duties of landing the plane by the head pilot. Anybody heard about this?
          Talk about baptized under fire! I would doubt this seriously, as the lives of so many people far outweigh a young hot pilot's needs for experience.
          It appears the pilots knew they were maneuvering into a difficult landing scenario.

          It is not always so simple to change to another runway or even know you need the other runway. Wind changes direction, and runways stay the same.

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