LV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9086 times:
If the object that caused the weight shift was at the back of the plane, how did the plane end up on its tail...because if that quote was correct wouldn't most of the weight be near the front of the plane at that point, putting more pressure on the front landing gear rather then tipping in the back?
Grant it, I suck at physics...but this still doesn't make sense.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6948 times:
Could this be the end of this a/c? to be wfu'd and broken up? Could there be structural damage? With this old of an a/c, probably not worth it to fix if significant damage and cheaper to go out to the dessert and find an old DC10/MD-11 and get it converted.
Canoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2852 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6790 times:
Let's not get ahead of ourselves. I've seen a few cargo planes on their rear, usually you just right the aircraft, have it inspected and it's back in the air. I don't think WO will be chartering an aircraft to go searching the desert for a replacement just yet.
Brons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6598 times:
In fact, this craft was built in 1995:
Serial Number 48631 Type Registration Corporation
Manufacturer Name MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Certificate Issue Date 03/02/1995
Model MD-11F Status Valid
Type Aircraft Fixed Wing Multi-Engine Type Engine Turbo-Jet
Pending Number Change None Dealer No
Date Change Authorized None Mode S Code 50535404
MFR Year 1995 Fractional Owner NO
Name INTERNATIONAL LEASE FINANCE CORP
Street 1999 AVE OF THE STARS FL 39
City LOS ANGELES State CALIFORNIA Zip Code 90067
County LOS ANGELES
Country UNITED STATES
Engine Manufacturer P&W Classification Standard
Engine Model PW4000 SER Category Transport
A/W Date 02/23/1995
Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.
Ltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 6048 times:
Sorry for saying the a/c here was 'old', I thought it was a DC-10, not a late production MD-11. I still wonder if there was serious structural damage that could be very expensive to fix and how long it will be out of service. Maybe the dessert could have some parts they need to replace rather than a source of a replacement.
N757KW From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5924 times:
When KE tipped an MD-11F in SYD, the plane was out of service for several months for repairs.
Also, you have to make sure you continue to move freight forward on the MD-11F to prevent tipping. You can not leave too much weight in the rear. I have worked on the MD-11 for EVA and also good a little nervous pushing pallets around on the plane and feel the aircraft move.
"What we've got here, is failure to communicate." from Cool Hand Luke
: Gents, i saw some photos about this incident, i saw them at work. Its true, there was a belt loader crushed quite badly, and there is some major damag
: I saw the incident today at LAX, but wasn't able to post about it. It was so crazy! I'm used to seeing the World MD-11 in that spot, and I'm used to s
: Hi! Here we go again, another MD11 tipped on, I really stopped counting how many MD11/DC-10's already did that!!!! It will be fine don't worry guys.
: Why the hell are they taking sooo long to put it down, Its almost been 24 hours!!!
: Just looked again a few mins later and its back on the ground at 3.00am