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NEWS: Corporate Jet Crashes into Building In NJ

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posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 10:34 AM
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Originally posted by Countermeasures
What I think is concerning, that many airports, don't have that extra mile backup runway to try safely abort a failed take-off.

The horrible concorde crash comes to mind, they knew something was wrong, but they had used up most of the runway already and no choice but to try take-off and pray they could fly a circle to land again....

I understand the lack of extra runway that this is due to space/money constraints, especially in urban areas were land is scarce and or very expensive.


In that case one should come with some "safetynets" or droguechutes or something at the end of runway to at least bring the smaller planes to a stop without killing the people inside the plane/buildingg etc.



[edit on 2-2-2005 by Countermeasures]


Counter;

All takeoffs are planned based on accellerating to a specific "decision" speed (also called V1) which allows the pilot to either continue the takeoff or abort on the remaining runway. Above V1, the pilot is supposed to continue the takeoff unless, in his opinion, continuing the takeoff is impossible (the aircraft won't fly). If he aborts after V1, he must accept the fact that he may not be able to stop within the confines of the runway. In most cases (99.9%) it is always safer to continue the takeoff and deal with the problem airborne.

The "safety measures" you describe would be cost prohibitive and virtually useless as they would rarely ever be used.

From the pictures it appears that he had deployed his thrust reversers, indicating his decision to abort. The question is then: When did he decide to abort?

[edit on 2-2-2005 by Freedom_for_sum]




posted on Feb, 3 2005 @ 10:55 AM
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"No one was killed. The pilot was the most seriously injured, suffering a broken leg."




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