What is the speed of a landing 747 jet?

Whats the spped when the plane is 1 mile away from the airport and whats the spped just before(seconds before touchdown)?

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    After converting knots to mph, it's probably around 170mph on final approach, with touchdown around 150mph. Speed varies with weight, and airspeed's a different thing than groundspeed.

  • 1 decade ago

    The exact landing speed depends on aircraft weight and other factors. During the final approach, the speed might be around 150 mph (130 knots, 240 km/h). At landing the speed won't be much different, since the aircraft will be stabilized at an appropriate speed well before it touches down, and it will touch down at essentially that speed.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think rick has the most correct answer....but like others have said, it depends on the gross weight of the aircraft.

  • 1 decade ago

    120 mph give or take

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