Jfkviaphx From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 194 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 11975 times:
I was watching the normal traffic landing on 13L and I see an AA A-300 hit the surface hard. It touched down hitting the left rear gear first and bounced back in the air a bit. The one problem was a tire broke loose. It rolled forward then slowed and bounced a bit under and behind the aircraft. The plane exited the runway and began taxing to the terminal under normal power. (I feel the crew didn't know what happened.)
The tire then exited the runway rolling about 50-60 mph and turned into the old TWA T-5. It then rolled behind a mostly full B6 terminal until it hit a baggage cart behind a UA 777. Very dangerous since it ended up almost in the same place it broke free except it was only a few feet form workers. When I left they were putting a new tire on the aircraft after replacing the broken part.
TWISTEDWHISPER From Sweden, joined Aug 2003, 716 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10747 times:
I used to not like the AA livery, but I have changed my mind... I think it looks cool... a bit 80's ish perhaps
I was hit by a runaway tyre once, although I was inside my car the impact was servere, and so was the damages to my car... that was a truck tyre, speed about 30 mphs, I don't want to think about what would happen if it was speeding towards me at 100 mphs instead.... *brrr*
Col From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2274 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 10022 times:
The pax got off and walked away = Successful mission. Don't care whom made the plane.
I think we should all know by now that when we have an incident with an Airbus, or Boeing, we have the children on the site whom get involved. By not replying, the kids get tired and hopefully have a nap and forget about the topic, my two year old does!
Warren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9961 times:
AT least the tail stayed on this time which attest to the strength of the A-300 on the ground! I think AA use it more like a freighter than passenger plane.
I go out of way not to fly this type with AA.
4jaded From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 9754 times:
Wish I was there Love the drama of a good incident. Too bad they didn't throw the pax out of the plane via the slides LOL Nothing like a good SCAREBUS ride to get the old heart pumping !!! Everyone needs to take a pill these little adventures happen to all airlines in all types of planes all the time. However having worked for AA for 15 years /not anymore/ I can say two things about this incident that has come up in this post. First I am no big fan of the A300-600R it lifts a lot of freight and passengers but it basically is not the most reliable plane. Second we used to call them the REPAIRBUS and Scarebus for two reasons. They like to break down a lot and based upon the size of the fleet at AA and the number of flights this fleet takes daily as compared to other AA types it seems the Airbus has had more incidents, evacuations etc than any other type AA operates if taken as an overall percentage. That is just the facts !!! Sorry to burst everyone's Airbus bubble.
4jaded From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 9602 times:
Well Roberta that may be some of the problem but the overall incidents are not the mechanics issue they are the planes. The MD-11's were also difficult to keep flying as they were just about as temperamental as the A300's but they sure had a lot less evacuations, dramas, etc....
: no i was just kidding. but maybe the AA maitenance team think with a Boeing (as they have a lot of Boeing) way when repairng planes, which is not suit
: Yes I do and that's true to some extent. Some airlines have better luck with certain types of planes than others. The mechanics just seem to "get it".
: A340600: Yea, us typical Americans, calling it like it is. I'm surprised there wasn't more damage to the aircraft. Kudos to the pilos for keeping it u
: Probably the dodgy mechanics at AA That's a pretty bold statement to make. I personally know several AA A&Ps and all of them take great pride in their
: Sorry if the facts offend your "Airbus-can-do-no-wrong" outlook. hmmm you clearly missed reply 25
: Thanks PC12Driver, You are right on the money!
: Roberta: Just to let you know AA mechanics who work the A300 are trained to work on the A300. The A300 has been in AA's fleet long enough for the AMT'
: AA's Airbuses- for whatever reason- are falling apart!!! A tail here...a wheel there...what's next?!! It's not only the cabins that are tatty. They si
: You people are all idiots, I swear. Especially you Hugo, for making such an ignorant comment. This sort of stuff happens on a semi-regular basis. Yes
: I was on a Song flight to Hartford the other day and the tire burst. PSU.DTW...chill. I've been on the A300, both times there were problems. It is not
: Hello PSU.DTW.SCE You seem to have a real axe to grind with the world! HHHMMMM lets see about this the whole world is wrong and I am right...whats wro
: Look, What I'm saying here, not directed at you, but read some of the above posts. "The wheel fell off, they should all be retired." "They're failing
: @Roberta Last time Airbus supporter blame the CO mechanics. This time it's the AA mechanics. What a conveneient way to write off A-300 Reliability pro
: 4jaded, very well said. I read the daily briefs everyday for 17 years about the previous days operations which was broken down by fleet type of all th
: Is there any HONEST and SCIENTIFIC assessment of A300 vs. other similar plane types, as far as mechanical issues per cycle or something?
: Jfernandez, I don't know other than internal reports generated by the airlines themselves that operate similar types. Then it is merely a matter or do
: HA HA HA. hence, why these aircraft need to go in my opinion A 747 lost a wheel while in air upon the town Schiltigheim just before landing at Strasbo
: AA uses the A300's as trucks. They haul people and cargo back and forth to the Carribean all day and night. These airplanes get flogged. They live in
: If these a/c were so unsafe, then AA would dump them or their insurance carrier wouldn't insure them any longer or at a much higher premium. It's all
: Wait a sec! An AA A-300 in a hard landing and all anyone can think of is whether the gear is weak. NO ONE suggested an immediate inspection of the ver
: The level of debate on this forum can only be described as infantile. Most of those who posted on this thread need to act their age rather than their
: Now that was constructive ! Instead of name calling perhaps you could share all of your years of wisdom and shoe size with us.
: My years of wisdom would be wasted on you.
: The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Chicken Little.
: OOOOOhhhhhh well I guess I will just have to stay as ignorant as I am. Perhaps you could start a new web sight just for yourself. And then you can hav
: Calm down, the largest airline in the world makes a hard landing and a tire falls off. Lets retire the entire AA A300 fleet. Oh lord. A runaway tire i