A Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330 began its approach to Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport at 0750 Eastern Summer Time on March 14, 2015, after an uneventful flight from Kuala Lumpur. In the final stages of the approach, at approximately 50 ft. AGL, the captain reported feeling the aircraft sink and manually increased the thrust to slow the rate of descent. Despite this action, the aircraft made a hard landing — hard enough to require replacement of the aircraft’s main landing ...

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