Low speed rejected takeoffs (with high thrust/hi bypass engines such as the 777 – A300 etc), particularly those with a crosswind from the critical side can be a real challenge. They may even be unrecoverable in the sense that you cannot remain on the paved surface. Performed in the simulator this exercise is sobering – on the line? Well, watch the clip.
Snapping the thrust levers back fast enough to get the thrust decaying (that is the key contributor) and quickly popping in (the correct) lateral inputs is the response. On a contaminated runway where traction is reduced – it just isn’t your day… In case you are wondering, counter reverse doesn’t work, it all happens too quickly. Good job I’d say.
Iran-bound plane slides off runway in Sweden
The Associated Press
Published: January 16th, 2010 04:34 AM
STOCKHOLM – An Iran Air-owned Airbus bound for Tehran slid off a Stockholm runway on Saturday, but no one was hurt, a Swedish airport official said. Some 172 people, including 23 crew members, were on board the Airbus 300-600 when it swerved off the runway and glided some 130 yards (100 meters) into the snow. Everyone was safely evacuated, Arlanda airport spokesman Anders Bredfall said.