AIRBUS A340 LANDING – “We REVERSE on the Taxiway”! (4K)
Co-Pilot: ****, we touched down a little to late and have to take the long way via the end of the runway.
Captain: Hold my beer.
This Airbus A340 of Mahan Air just finished its flight from Teheran to Düsseldorf and the crew tried to avoid going the long way via the end of the runway which would cause a slight delay by 5 minutes. The pilots managed to vacate a little sooner cause they decided to slow down on the taxiway with open reversers.
I counted 13 seconds from the nose wheel touchdown till the left turn. A “slow down” time I would usually expect from a Dash 6 Twin Otter, but not from a heavy Airbus A340-300 who is underpowered anyway. We used to call the engines of the A340-300 “hairdryers” cause of the characteristic slow take-off run.
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