KAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 95 posts, RR: 25 Posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 11209 times:
Please forgive my ignorance here, but what is wrong with the aicraft in this picture? (Also, as a newbie I might not be able to get the picture to show up correctly.)
See, I knew it wouldn't show up. I will just point to it then. It's the Air France CRJ in the "most popular" photos area. Says This "is what happens when you are taxiing behind and very close to an Iberia B747-400."
I cannot tell what is wrong.
[Edited 2004-08-29 00:38:46]
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Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 10974 times:
Most likely stirred up lose gravel on the runway and onto this plane in question. Same thing as when you drive behind a dump truck on the freeway and it loses a rock or two onto your car and cracks the windshield.
Skywestguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 10324 times:
Actually ive seen this happen before on one of skywest's Crj's, it was the windshield directly in front of the F/O. As I recall they said it just randomly started cracking inflight, I wonder how many times this has happened?
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 9502 times:
Just looks like its cracked in flight. I know this is not exactly a rare occurance, one of our resident pilots shared pictures from his recent experience of having the windshield shatter like this in flight. Apparently there is no real danger if it happens, and the aircraft can continue to fly normally until it has reached its destination where obviously it needs to be replaced.
Zortek From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9106 times:
The windshield has started to delaminate. This can be caused by leaving the windshield heat on after landing but I have never heard of it happening while sitting behind a 747, but I guess that is possible.
Baw716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2026 posts, RR: 27
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5680 times:
Looks like the side windscreen is shattered. It is possible that they hit a hailstorm at high speed (and crosswind at that), which can make the windscreen shatter. However, this would have happened at an altitude in which decompression would not be a factor.
I have seen this on another post on a.net...I just have to find the picture. It was front shot of an aircraft that had its forward windscreen shatter due to hail on the nose.
One never knows...
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320tech From Turks and Caicos Islands, joined May 2004, 491 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4957 times:
The windscreen has cracked. Normally this happens in flight, I doubt it happened because of following a 747 (possible, though, I suppose). In the Dash-8 we had this happen a lot. It was due to an accumulation of water in the frame under the window, which would freeze at altitude and crack the windscreen. We put in drains in the frame, and the cracking stopped.
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