Forgot to mention…

Not that this is significant in the grand scheme of things, but in the million or so miles I’ve flown in my life (spread across all kinds of airlines), the landing on the Turkish flight from London to Istanbul was probably the roughest I’ve ever experienced. I didn’t think much of it, but as we slowed down (maybe to 30-40mph) the captain all of a sudden slammed on the brakes (and I mean slammed) to the point that the plane was cradling backwards and forwards like a baby when we did come to a complete stop. This was all on the runway, too.

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Comments

  1. If you want the best, fly either JL or NH. Their pilots are penalized when they make a rough landing, which is monitored closely by people at HQ.

  2. To Sam;
    excuse me but how can the plane get into a stall if it already landed?? he says captain pressed on “brakes” not flaps. explain me to cradling back and forth on air sometime 🙂 And please don’t speak about accidents whose official reports are not written.

    To the writer,
    Some TK pilots are coming from military and they do those kinds of rough stops from time to time. Sorry for your experience.

  3. sorry, I missunderstood, i thought he meant air breaks, and the description reminded me of TK1951. I don’t think we need to official report to know that the plane was too slow and stalled on approch, its not like i was speculating the cause or anything

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