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Old 08-02-2011, 03:05 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by jet62 View Post
Airplanes are not supposed to go on off runway excursions. Looks like the nose gear dug into the soft ground after running off the end of the runway. Pilot could have landed long and ran out of runway before being able to stop. Also throw in heavy rain and bad visibility. Itís hard to come to a sudden stop mid air unless you hit a mountain. Besides, it's a Boeing. I won't break up in the air unless helped by a bomb, missile or an unmaintained, aged and corroded airframe.
The pilot was quoted saying. "The damned runway was extremely short, But you wouldn't believe how wide it was".
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