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Spanish flag-carrier Iberia has yet to decide whether to repair the Airbus A340-600 which overran at Quito after striking the runway so hard during landing that damaged sensors ultimately impeded the aircraft’s deceleration.
Flight IB6463 suffered vertical forces of 3g on touchdown after the crew deliberately descended below the glideslope in a bid to use the entire 3,120m (10,240ft) length of Quito’s runway 35.
the A340 was still descending at 1,100ft/min when it hit the runway.