Talk:Gimli Glider

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I have removed this pending sourcing:

Two kids on bikes who were playing on the runway noticed Pearsons strickin plane barreling down the runway at them and decided to try and outrun it rather than exit the runway perpendicularily! This caused Pearson to consider steering the aircraft off of the runway and onto the grass rather than mowing them down.

Crum375 (talk) 16:19, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

This anecdote with the kids was mentioned on the TV-show "Mayday" aka "Air Crash Investigations". No mention of Pearson considering to steer off was made, instead they said, that any change of course was simply out of the question. Since the show is "edutainment", I am not sure if its a reliable source and I cannot remember, if Pearson himself mentioned anything about that issue in his interviews for the show. Para-OZ (talk) 02:45, 5 March 2010 (UTC)
It is a ridiculous fable. How could Pearson have steered it off the runway? No nose steering wheel available and the rudder would be out of adequate hydraulic pressure at that point. In theory, he could have decided to let up on the brakes on one side, but since he already was trying his best to stop short of all the people, campers, cars etc., by jamming on BOTH left and right brakes with all the might he could muster, that would have been a stupid move to make during the last few seconds of deceleration. The only reason the brakes worked at all is that they have sytem accumulators which store pressure, even when there is no hydraulic pressure in the other parts of the hydraulic system. And, if that should fail too, there is an air-brake pressurized bottle, for further backup braking. EditorASC (talk) 12:07, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

glaring omission[edit]

NOWHERE in this article does it ACTUALLY TELL YOU how far the plane glided!!!! 82.7.152.107 (talk) 15:26, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Changes to procedures[edit]

It would be usual for a case such as this to result in mandatory changes to airline procedures, yet none are listed. Can anyone oblige, please?

The most important change was that the MEL no longer allows dispatch with BOTH fuel gauges inop. One must be working properly so that the inop one's drip sticks will match the drip sticks from the operative side. EditorASC (talk) 21:36, 9 July 2016 (UTC)