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    AirShowFan

    Interesting how closely this matches an earlier accident:
    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0UBT/is_31_14/ai_63805245

    go around

    Not to take anything away from the above said but to shine a brighter light on this very situation: there might be a little bit more to the story taking the particular type of aircraft into account. It seems it is rather unstable (intentionally designed for economic efficiency) which is especially true on approach and at high altitude.

    http://www.airlinesafety.com/faq/faq9.htm
    (the last paragraph in bold)

    http://www.iasa.com.au/folders/sr111/forbidding.html

    Max Trescott

    Thanks for posting the link. I'm sure there's a lot more to the story. My intent was to use one aspect of the story--the bounced landing--as a way to highlight proper technique for all pilots.

    Chris Dennis

    Not to distract from what has been presented, but I think at the time of first contact with the ground, the engines were already pulled to idle. The pilots were committed to landing and go around probably was not an option at that moment. Seems the correction to the bounce was extreme as the aircraft landed on nose gear first then left main. Having flown the DC10 (similar to MD11) for many years, it can be dicey with strong crosswinds. With the winds reported, Vref+20 was most likely used, and a carrier landing is a technique to get it on the ground. But if you bounce it, that extra 20kts, and engines idle, will take you on a ride that.....

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