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Flaps problem

Here’s the text to the listening from yesterday.


A 747-400, was climbing out of its airport of origin when the crew noticed something strange. They stopped the climb at FL130 for about 15 minutes, then continued the climb to FL220, then entered a hold for another 20 minutes. The captain decided to return to their airport of origin due to problems with the flaps. The aircraft descended and entered another hold. After that it begin a high-speed approach to land. It touched down on the runway at about 50 knots faster than normal, but was able to roll out safely. Emergency services were positioned close to the runway but weren’t needed.

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