Questions tagged [rejected-takeoff]

Questions about when a takeoff is abandoned and the airplane is brought to a halt instead of lifting off.

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What should the pilots do when fire is detected during the takeoff roll at high speed?

Let us say fire or smoke is detected during a takeoff roll when the speed is so high that the pilots can not make a full stop using the remaining runway. What is the best option: using full brake to ...
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What is the rejected takeoff procedure for a blown tire?

When I got a tire/wheel issue during takeoff, how should I execute the rejected takeoff procedure? Is it different than the typical rejected takeoff procedure for an engine out that is applying the ...
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Can water-cooled brakes be used for takeoff aborts?

Airliner engines are sized to continue the takeoff if one engine fails after it has become too late to brake. This means that the oversized engine has to be lugged around the whole flight, increasing ...
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How to keep an aircraft stationary with an inoperative parking brake?

After High Speed Rejected T/O and an imminent evacuation, how would a pilot keep the airplane stationary with an INOPERATIVE parking brake?
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Why can’t takeoff rejection be automated?

According to this comment on my previous question about automatic instrument takeoffs (or, rather, the lack thereof), the reason takeoffs are always flown manually is to allow the pilot to quickly ...
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Why don't commercial aircraft have drag chutes for aborted takeoffs? [duplicate]

We were watching the program Air Crash Investigation and there was an episode where it was too late to abort the take-off and the pilots had to attempt to climb still but since an abort was not ...
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Why don’t aircraft undergo contaminated-runway landing-distance and rejected-takeoff certification testing?

All aircraft have to undergo testing to determine how much runway they need in order to safely land and come to a stop, or to safely reject a takeoff. They do not, however, have to undergo this ...
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Why are landing-distance and rejected-takeoff certification tests performed without thrust reversers? [duplicate]

All aircraft have to undergo testing to determine how much runway they need in order to land and come to a stop without running out of runway, and how much runway they need in order to be able to ...
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Do pilots reject takeoff if aircraft doors are not properly locked down?

This particular incident, the pilot rejected takeoff "due to a aft door indication". My questions are: Is it a such serious situation so as to reject take-off? If the pilots had taken off, could the ...
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What are the effects of a rejected takeoff?

When a pilot is abandoning a take-off, what are the effects on the aircraft performance? Can a pilot vacate the runway normally or is extra time on the runway needed? Is immediate assistance provided ...
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What would happen if a takeoff is not rejected following an elevator malfunction?

A few weeks ago, the University of Michigan basketball team was on a plane that was in an accident. Link How bad could this have been? From my understanding the issue was here: Is this the kind of ...
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Why would pilots “call the company” after an aborted takeoff?

I was skimming through the RealATC videos on YouTube today and watched this one. In it there are two flights taking off from Chicago-Midway (KMDW); Delta flight DAL1328/DL1328 and SouthWest's SWA3828/...
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What is the procedure for a rejected Jet/Rocket Assisted Takeoff (J/RATO)?

Seeing the image of a Lockhead LC-130 doing a jet assisted takeoff in snow mentioned in this answer, I wonder: What is the procedure for a rejected takeoff when using JATO? Can the JATO rockets be ...
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What Boeing 747 rejected takeoff and runway excursion accident is detailed in this video?

This video details with an example why not to reject takeoff after $V_1$. It contains an example of a 747 running off the end of the runway, due to a rejected takeoff past $V_1$ prompted by an engine ...