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Delta Air Lines A330 Lands Short Of Runway At AMSA Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-300 operating flight DL134 between Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) and Amsterdam Schiphol International Airport (AMS) landed short of the runway on Thursday, damaging the pavement and runway lights. (simpleflying.com) More...
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It was very windy that day, possible windshear causing the plane to land short?
This can be a recipe' for disaster.
Interesting...guess the aircraft was ok...nothing structurally damaged.
Lynn Brown. Having flown the 330 for 6 years it does have ground speed mini and it is an excellent system. One must understand it before passing judgement. Time will tell but this was probably pilot error.
When you try to spot the deck there is a tendency to fly your eyes to the intended landing target. The main gear on the A330 is some 80 feet behind the cockpit. If the PF is trying to put the plane on the very beginning of the runway they must adjust their aim point father down the runway and eventually the horizon. If they fixate on the very first brick, the cockpit (and perhaps the nose gear) end up at that spot. The main gear is still some 80 feet over the grass/landing lights.
This is not a mistake that even a fresh 330 pilot would make.