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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: FredT
Landing speed in a 747-400 is approximately 160 mph. At 150 knots they were only at 172 mph, which puts them in the flaps 20 range. According to the book, they should have climbed between 1800 and 2500 fpm until they reached 10,000 feet. That goes towards something disrupting lift, and the aircraft stalling, possibly falling off to one side and rolling over.