What if a pilot was forced to land in a tailwind? Would this be possible and what is the maximum tailwind an aircraft can handle?
Your landing rollout will be longer, your groundspeed will be faster and you will stress the brakes more than a landing with less tailwind. The same can be said for choosing calm winds over a headwind.
The jet I flew and many others have a limitation for maximum tailwind of 10 kts and it isn't unheard of to request an opposite direction landing (e.g. with a tailwind) if the tailwind is acceptable, the runway is long, and there is no conflicting traffic when it is convenient for the operation.
If you were forced to make a landing with a tailwind exceeding your limitations then the situation is probably an emergency and you'll want a longer than normal runway. There is an increased threat of a brake fire, but in an emergency ARFF will be following you down the runway and they'll take care of it. The tailwind landing only really becomes a problem if the runway isn't long enough (overrun) or if the tailwind is so strong that the maximum wheel speed is exceeded (loss of directional control or worse).