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Runway overrun

Here’s the text to the listening from yesterday.


An old cargo plane was lined up and waiting for takeoff clearance. It was fully loaded and the the weather conditions weren’t ideal, but were above the minimums for takeoff. After the plane received clearance to take off the pilot pushed the throttle levers forward and the plane accelerated down the runway. Before V1 the pilot received a warning of a hydraulic problem. He immediately applied the brakes and tried to stop but couldn’t stop before the end of the runway. Fortunately the plane only put its nose on the grass at the end of the runway and there was no damage. However, the plane couldn’t move and had to be towed to a remote area for inspection.

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