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Anybody At LGA Know What Happened To Us Tonight?  
User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 9 months 10 hours ago) and read 5873 times:

Tonight, 12/6/12, I flew to MYR to see family on NKS347. As we pushed back (6.14pm for the scheduled 6:30pm), the flight attendants were doing the safety demo. Suddenly, the aircraft bounced, jerked to the right, and stopped short. The flight attendant in the rear galley got thrown a bit, and even had to stop in the middle of the safety demo after ending with an "Ouch!", so she must've gotten thrown or shifted a good bit. After about two minutes, the safety demo was continued, by the same flight attendant. After the safety demo had bad done, about 3 or 4 trucks approached the aircraft (The orange-lights ontop made me assume they were mainence trucks). After another 5 or so minutes, we (slowly) continued our pushback, after the maintenance trucks dispersed. I don't know what exactly happened, but it almost felt like we had run something over.

Does anybody at LGA have any ideas as to what may have happened?

Many thanks!!  


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User currently offlinecotparampguy From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 10 hours ago) and read 5854 times:

Broken shear pin maybe?

User currently offlinewomenbeshoppin From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 9 hours ago) and read 5672 times:

Quoting cotparampguy (Reply 1):
Broken shear pin maybe?

That would be my guess exactly. I had this happen from time to time. It snaps if you have to come to a sudden stop, like the wing walker giving you the stop signal. That would be the jerk. The flightcrew had to reset the brakes and hold while the new tow bar was found and replaced. Then it is sop to get another towbar and have maintenance come out and check that the MLG did not suffer any damage then reattach and continue push.

User currently offlineinfiniti329 From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 1176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 5417 times:

Quoting spiritair97 (Thread starter):
(The orange-lights ontop made me assume they were mainence trucks).

Those weren't maintenance vehicles, they were port authority vehicles.. Whats weird Ive seen alot shearpins broken @ LGA, the port authority never comes out for a broken shear pin. Replace tow bar and continue what was suppose to happen.

User currently offlinesoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 2 hours ago) and read 5267 times:

Could have been a wheel chock run over...they fall off tugs all the time, they are large, heavy and will displace a nose wheel easily...just a thought...

User currently offlineordpark From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 1 hour ago) and read 5018 times:
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I'm going with the broken tow bar/shear pin scenario....

User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4677 times:

Thanks for all the responses! I got a little nervous when it happened, as I've never experienced that before.

Weird that the Port Authority trucks came if they usually don't. Am glad there was no significantroblems, though.

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