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Isn't the purpose of an emergency call to be used only in really critical scenarios? How is an aircraft going down to be differentiated from one carrying a sick passenger? The purpose of an emergency call is any situation where the aircraft needs special considerations for it or its occupants to remain safe. If the plane is going down, the pilots will be ...


If you check on sites like you will see how many incidents are worldwide - most of them are only incidents (and ending in a safe landing), but even then they will be considered an emergency while still in the air.


A: the emergency hook on an F-16 is not meant for full speed carrier arrested landings. it' is meant to catch an airfield Arrestor wire after a landing and roll down the runway in event of brake failures. The speed is too high and too violent in a carrier landing and would rip the hook right off. B: the F-16's landing gear are designed for a smooth flared ...

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