Sounds like both pilots forgot the length of Jackson's runways. If they knew the
runway is shorter than O'Hare's, they will have to put up the spoiler flaps just
when the wheels touched the tarmac.
Maybe a combination of equipment and pilot error. Sounds like there were
problems with thrust reverse, and pilot failure to engage spoiler flaps. I hope
it did not end their careers. I'm also glad no one was hurt.
A 757 into Jackson? Big airplane for a short, high elevation runway.That airport shouldn't be there anyway. It has no place inside a national
park. But powerful political pressure forced it.Big money has big
to one old man, are you sure the airport is inside a nation park. There is a lot
of private land in the area, as well as much public park land.
@pharmacistIt is within the Grand Teton National Park. It is the
only airport in the US located within an National Park.