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LH A380 Lands with 3T of fuel

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Not your average day in the office :/    Note that on the last approach they had a windshear alert at 2NM!  Another missed approach and we would be dealing with the first fatal A380 crash...

 

 

http://avherald.com/h?article=475207bb&opt=0

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Looks like they made a tough decision - and after that decision it got even tougher.

 

Not sure South Florida is the weather place to run fuel down to minimum reserve requirements ...   :mellow:

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Will be interesting reading the full report.  Windshear alert means TOGA and Go-Around! Of course not wise in this situation.  Performance decreasing  Windshear  of 15kts!  No way was that approach stable even with Vref additives

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Yeah, but imagine going Missed, only to run out of fuel! Not a good situation either. That's why Pilots deserve good salaries! Man... This is a tough job

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