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Air France Airbus At Toronto Had High Runway Threshold

The Air France Airbus A340 that overran a runway and caught fire at Toronto Pearson Airport in August approached the runway threshold well above the normal height of 50 feet, according to a report released by Canada's Transportation Safety Board (TSB).

As the crew was trying to land the plane in wind and thunderstorms, the aircraft went slightly above the glidescope and hit the runway threshold at 100 feet, while airspeed increased from 139 to 154 knots.


 

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