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The problems, he says, began because the aircraft was far too close to the runway when it started its landing descent. ā€œIdeally you should have lined up straight with the runway by 300ft above the ground and the pilot was well below this. The late roll out [where the aircraft gradually loses speed just above the runway] has given the pilot very little time to realise the rate of descent was too high.ā€ When the plane hit the runway the deceleration was so dramatic there was not enough speed and lift to stop the left wing stalling ā€“ and there is very little a pilot or computer control system can do once this happens.