Airbus a320 Landing  - Page 6

AIRBUS A320 LANDING ON FLIGHT FROM PORTO ALEGRE  IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL TO SAO PAULO
IFR Departure from Salgado Filho Intl (SBSP) Destination: Congonhas Intl (SBSP) Runway 17R

The Congonhas runway is 6,365 feet, compared with a 7,003-foot runway
at New York's LaGuardia Airport, which accommodates similar planes, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.


IN MEMORY OF THOSE THAT WERE LOST ON FLIGHT 3054

CONCLUSION:

The crash of A320 AIRBUS Flight 3054 was due in my opinion to two factors:

The first and probably the most important is that the airport runway is too short, and thereby unsafe, for the this type of an airplane. It doesn't provide any margin of error even in ideal landing situations.

The other factor is pilot error. Ultimately the pilot is responsible if there are no mechanical failures in the aircraft.

The fact that the runway is short or the weather is bad is no excuse. The pilot should have taken evasive action earlier if he was at all in doubt of his ability to land in time.

Perhaps it was foggy and he didn't see or know how short the runway was. He may not have been familiar with the airport or he just didn't realize until it was too late that he was committed to land too far down the runway.

Whatever the case it's very sad that so many people were killed in this catastrophe.

In the last analysis I think the airport and the airline should be liable since they both allow commercial flights like this to land at this airport with the knowledge of the short runway problem.

They put passengers, pilots, and pedestrians at risk by not fixing the runway problem.

I guess it all comes down to economics… 

At full stop  - View looking back up the runway..

At Full Stop  - This is the pilots view at full stop. Pretty scarry don't you think?


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