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Not that I believe a great deal of what’s generally on the OMAAT blog, it’s an interesting theory here

It’s a plausible explanation, although i’d wonder why they initiated the ‘go’ after the wheels touched, not before. All I can think of is a big bounce on touchdown.

On a big jet, a late go around may result in momentary contact of the gear as the engines spool up (and I believe this aircraft had 3 stage turbines, which are said to take a little longer than 2 stages to develop power), but if the TOGA (take off, go around) button is pressed before the wheels touch, the aircraft will then return to the sky rapidly, as the thrust builds up.

I’ve just been in Dubai for 4 days – no oen is talking about this, it seems to be locked down. I’m going back on Saturday, so it will be interesting to see if there is any further news.

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