Impact with the ground, which was what I was addressing, is categorically different from impact with another vehicle.
And thank diety of your choice that all ended well in this instance. A collection of campers at the end of the airstrip soaked up the summer Saturday evening as their dinners sizzled on assorted barbecues.
There are far too many systems on an airliner for the crew to memorize the exact corrective actions for every potential problem. The mustachioed Captain Pearson pulled out the trusty Boeing handbook, his fingers dashing through the pages to find the specifics of the warning. However, unbeknownst to the pilots and the fuel crew, this multiplier provided the weight in imperial pounds; the new, all-metric 767 was based on kilograms, and required a multiplier of 0.
All BA short-haul flights from Heathrow have been cancelled and others delayed. Sometimes it seems that the right person is put in the right place at the right time.
Later it was discovered that there was a faulty sensor switch in the nose gear, and rodent gnawed wiring in the starboard wing. The fuselage also rotated its heading to the left, becoming diagonal relative to its direction of travel. I do not let it get to the point where I may run out of gas And just how do you know that you have not reached the danger point, unless you do indeed trust the gauge to report reliably?
In the meantime, crew members directed able-bodied men to move into the rows alongside the exit doors, then solemnly buckled into their own seats. Foolish me, eh? Apologies if so. Prescriptions and a deadly shooting: Reading strong language is not in itself going to turn the reader into a person that uses that same language.
GGG I may be making an incorrect assumption but from your post I believe you are a veteran. I like the comments from people who seem to think that all airline pilots must be fully educated to every single system and every possible failure mode in their aircraft before being allowed to fly it. The plane was a smaller jet, two-seat rows on either side of the aisle. No lives lost but many millions of dollars. The internal investigation into the incident laid the blame partially upon Captain Bob Pearson and First Officer Maurice Quintal, who should have observed the Minimum Equipment List MEL and grounded the aircraft since it lacked functioning fuel gauges.