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At around 2:55 p.m. Friday, the airport control tower received an alert that there was a situation on board that “may affect safe landing,” Faasuamalie said.
The plane released fuel to become lighter, and also performed a touch-and-go maneuver, which means the aircraft practiced a landing before making an actual attempt, she said. The aircraft then spent extra time in the air to expend more fuel.
The crew on board called the final approach at 4:15 p.m., and the plane landed at 4:16 p.m. she said.
originally posted by: intrptr
Good pilot. Kept his wits, knew what to do.
That makes sense, and it seems like even max braking would have a tendency to drive the nose down, so I don't know how he managed to keep it up for so long.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: intrptr
It's aerodynamic braking, not reverse thrust. You don't use thrust reversers without a nose wheel. They can slow you too fast and slam the nose down onto the ground.