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A flight almost inverted, spirally down at 2.68G (OKAHND NH140 SEP06 2011)

A flight almost inverted, spirally down at 2.68G (OKAHND NH140 SEP06 2011)

Old Sep 28, 11, 9:59 am
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A flight almost inverted, spirally down at 2.68G (OKAHND NH140 SEP06 2011)

Looks like it was a serious incident.

tilted 131.7 degrees to the left.
nose down 35 degrees.
2.68G recorded. (designed maximum value 2.5G)

CG photo and video : http://bit.ly/qtmtdt

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Old Sep 28, 11, 11:06 pm
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20...lipping-plane/

And what caused this frightening belly-upness? Why, the co-pilot was trying to let the captain back in from the restroom. He pushed what he thought was the cockpit door button. It turned out to be the rudder trim knob.
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Old Sep 29, 11, 4:33 am
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A true miracle that they landed the plane and got all on board safely back on the ground.

A real scare that could have ended being a total nightmare.
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Old Sep 29, 11, 2:21 pm
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I've seen the film on Youtube of a 707 doing a barrel roll at Boeing Field piloted by a test pilot. I've heard, but not confirmed that a 747-100 also did one there during flight trials.

An AA Pilot told me he thought it would be pretty easy to do it in a 757 or 767 and that the secret is to start with the nose of the plane pointing slightly downwards (obviously from a high altitude).

Has anyone heard of a 737-xx (or other plane) successfully pulling off an intentional or unintentional barrel roll.
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Old Sep 29, 11, 11:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Jculhane View Post
Has anyone heard of a 737-xx (or other plane) successfully pulling off an intentional or unintentional barrel roll.
Yes: China Airlines 006
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Old Sep 30, 11, 2:21 pm
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I think I probably would've .... my pants

Amazing that it landed safely. 737s aren't supposed to do that.
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Old Oct 2, 11, 11:25 pm
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You can read some more discussions about this on WSJ's Japan Real Time site. 97 comments have been posted.

http://on.wsj.com/nGT2LG
The revelation came at an awkward time for the Japanese carrier, just hours after the first of the new-generation Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner jets..finally landed in Tokyo on Wednesday..
ANA had to acknowledge the Nightmareliner on the day.
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