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User currently offlineBoeingaog From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 5 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 14134 times:

A Continental 737-700 was damaged by a snowplow in Gunnison, Colorado. Aircraft damage is somewhat extensive.

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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13255 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 13885 times:
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I see. So, somehow the snowplow running into a parked aircraft is CO's fault?


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User currently offlineBoeingfever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 13879 times:

Bummers, to bad CO does not fly the S80 any longer.

Hope no one was hurt.



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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2430 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 13847 times:

Actually the MD80 above was not damaged during parking... but after parking while maintenance was doing something overnight, engine run up test or something like that.

AA777jr needs to hand in his jump to conclusions matt...




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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 16934 posts, RR: 48
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 13765 times:

I heard the snowplow knocked the engine right off...any word whether it's a write off or will be fixed? Did the City of Gunnison just buy a 737-700  Wink/being sarcastic?


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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11847 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 13714 times:
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Since when did CO operate B73Gs?

AA777jr
The MD80 incident happened due to cleaners playing around in the cockpit


User currently offlineBoeingaog From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 13696 times:

I have seen pictures of the aircraft and all of the damage is underneath the fuselage around the main wheel well. I didn't see any engine damage.

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 13603 times:

Since when did CO operate B73Gs?

I believe CO is one of the only operators to use all three main variants of the 737NG family, the -700, -800, and -900. They also have a large fleet of older 737's.

Harry



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 912 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 13469 times:

I heard the snowplow knocked the engine right off...any word whether it's a write off or will be fixed? Did the City of Gunnison just buy a 737-700

The 737NG is a very robust airframe. GOL drove one of theirs off the runway and crashed it through a stone wall, and managed to put it back into service. Engines are designed to sheer-off safely in the event of an uncontained failure or landing gear collapse, so long as there is no major wing/pylon damage I would expect the 73G to be ok...


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12163 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 13106 times:
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I believe CO is one of the only operators to use all three main variants of the 737NG family, the -700, -800, and -900. They also have a large fleet of older 737's.

You forgot about the -600. SK operates the -600, -700, and -800. Anybody knows why they went with the A321 rather than the -900?

And while we are on topic, are there any operators having all FOUR variants?



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 13052 times:

I left out the -600 because it is not widely used, with SK being the only real major airline I can think of at the moment who flies it. They also fly the -700 and -800, but not the -900. Because of the low numbers of the -600 series sold, I don't believe any airline has possession of all the variants of the 737NG, including the -600.

Harry



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User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11830 times:

SAS is not the only airline to operate the 737-600. Braathens, Royal Air Maroc, to name a few, do also, granted it is a slow seller.

70% of Continental's fleet is made up of 737's (-300, -500, -700, -800, and -900) making it the second largest operator of the type in the US after Southwest Airlines.

The -300's are the oldest, the -500's were delivered starting in 1993.

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 912 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11764 times:

Anybody knows why they went with the A321 rather than the -900?

I'd say politics, but that probably isn't the most accepted answer from some people on these forums  Big grin


User currently offlineAirways6max From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11737 times:

There's no excuse for this kind of carelessness. The snowplow should have been driving more carefully.

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11659 times:

>>>There's no excuse for this kind of carelessness. The snowplow should have been driving more carefully.

In the absence of any detailed facts of what happened, how can anybody make such a statement?  Insane


User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2115 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11585 times:

I've had to delete about 15 posts in this thread due to a member taking it off course into stupid jokes. Please everyone stay on topic now and enjoy your discussion.  Smile

Jean Leloup



Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineTungd From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 103 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11500 times:

Thanks, Jean...

So, does anyone have any actual, factual information on what happened in this incident?


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11359 times:

a damaged commerical jetliner in Gunnison, Colorado?

Never heard of that airport. Or I have never see that city name. Must be a charter flight?






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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11335 times:

No, CO flies a daily flight there from IAH.

Harry



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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2430 posts, RR: 31
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11312 times:

CO 1662 leaves IAH at 1155am and arrives in Gunnison (GUC) at 1:33pm.
CO 1663 leaves GUC at 230pm and arrives in IAH at 549pm.

Flight is a 737-700.



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11291 times:

CO 1663 arrived at IAH at 5:33pm today, flying with a 737-700. Not sure if that was the 737 in question.

Harry



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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2430 posts, RR: 31
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11280 times:

I'm not so sure about this "incident"

Continental.com shows flights 1662 and 1663 operating normally the past few days. If it was hit by a snowplow in GUC, then 1663 to IAH most likely would have been cancelled (unless they had a spare 73G waiting there...). 1663 was only a few minutes late on Sunday 1/9 and Monday 1/10.




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User currently offlineStlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9235 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11051 times:

Btw, is Continental seasonal service into Gunnison?




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User currently offlineJc5280 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 530 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 11026 times:

Just FYI....

Gunnison, CO (GUC) serves the Crested Butte ski area.


User currently offlineNightFlier From United States of America, joined May 2004, 284 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 10990 times:

I don't know what it is with people and snow plows, at the airport I work at my boss. That's MY BOSS plowed into two different hangers while he was plowing the ramp. On one hanger he damaged the door so bad that it would not open, and on the other one he ripped of a 50' X 50' steel panel off the side of the hanger.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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25 Post contains links Newark777 : It looks like it is regional service, and here is a site that details pretty good who flies there and when: http://www.gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/page.p
26 Iahcsr : For the record, the event occurred on Sat, 8Jan. CO 1663 GUCIAH did cancel that day. 737-724, Ship 732 N16732. The aircraft is still in GUC , and rout
27 WesternA318 : IAHCSR, Can you tell me what 777 is working CO50 IAH-EWR on thursday? Much abliged!
28 Iahcsr : Can't see 1/13 until tomorrow, but if nothing changes it's a 50/50 chance of Ship 014 ... AKA Peter Max.
29 Post contains images LN-MOW : I left out the -600 because it is not widely used 737-600: 75 ordered, 8 customers. 737-900: 55 ordered, 6 customers (Source: Airlinerlist.com) Wideli
30 Tungd : Thank you for the pertinent post, lahcsr.
31 WesternA318 : THE ONLY TIME I BOOK TO JFK INSTEAD OF EWR! AUGH!
32 Dinker225 : A lady sitting next to me on a flight from DEN-SEA on Saturday was at the airport when this happened. I didn't believe her when she told me. They had
33 HAWK21M : The MD80 incident happened due to cleaners playing around in the cockpit Whats going on. regds MEL
34 Whitehatter : DFW You'd be correct as well....except that it was probably more internal SAS politics than international. SAS is three "national airlines" welded tog
35 PSU.DTW.SCE : Ok, enough of the sidetracks about CO ordering what variety of 737's, why they didn't get the A321, AA777jr's stupid jokes, or the CO MD-80 that ran i
36 Spacepope : That area of colorado has been getting hammered the past week or so with snow. Just yesterday, Monarch Pass (2 hours west of here) was closed due to a
37 Iahcsr : For WesternA318 .... CO50 IAHEWR 1/13 is currently Ship 011, N97011 .... Subject to change of course... And Ship 732 is still out of service in GUC. T
38 N1120a : On Saturday, while my UA A319 at LAX was sitting on the ground for 3 hours because a non-essential F/A panel light went MX and MX would not release us
39 FlyXJT : N1120a, The last of the -80s were taken out of service right after the new year (sorry, I cant remember the exact date..But if you do a search for it
40 OptionsCLE : As for the Md-80 incident years ago, it wasn't anybody playing in the cockpit...the aircraft was parked with the thrust levers not in the idle positio
41 FlyXJT : Andrew, Im not trying to place the blame anywhere other than the mechanic - but rather clarifying the events leading up to the incident the for the il
42 777gk : The boneheads firewalled the throttles, but the parking brake was not properly set and thus the aircraft rolled forward and straight into the 115 gate
43 Post contains images COFreqFlyer : I'm driving up to GUC (actually going up to ski Crusty Butt) on Friday (14Jan).... any of you CO-types with influence so I can get in and take a pic o
44 Post contains links OPNLguy : Just saw the initial FAA report online... (1st item out of the 3) http://www.faa.gov/avr/aai/D_0111_N.txt Looks like gear damage and a hole in the fus
45 Spacepope : Good luck driving to GUC. They had a winter storm warning today with 2-5 feet of snow possible. Glad we don't have that here in the springs.
46 Post contains images COFreqFlyer : Hehehehe, fortunately, I used to live just east of Castle Rock for about four years... and learned how to properly drive on snow/ice, unlike most othe
47 A340Spotter : N1120a, The MD-80 at LAX should have been N18835 as it's been out there since leaving the fleet. If it departed, it was scheduled to go to VCV for sto
48 Iahcsr : Ship 732 ferried back into IAH Thursday afternoon. Should be interesting to see how long until it's back in service.
49 Iahcsr : As of 1/22/05 Ship 732 is still out of service... NTSB Identification: DEN05LA048 Scheduled 14 CFR Part 121: Air Carrier operation of Continental Airl
50 LongbowPilot : Okay all listen up. There have been 2 incidents in CO with aircraft at gates being wrecked The MD-80 jumped chocs because of the aircraft engines not
51 GLADAVE : is there any photos of this incident? David
52 LongbowPilot : I will look, i know there is of the 737... hold on
53 OPNLguy : >>>The 737 was infact destroyed (and they wrote it off) by cabin service crews playing look at me I'm an airline pilot and somehow turned on the engin
54 LongbowPilot : I'm so sorry all, I got my accidents messed up. do a search on the website for crashed continentals. the MD-80 was the 737 accident and the 737 accide
55 Post contains links OPNLguy : >>>The 737 was infact destroyed (and they wrote it off) by cabin service crews playing look at me I'm an airline pilot and somehow turned on the engin
56 N774UA : Hello reply 49 states: According to the airport manager, the snowplow was an Oshkosh H-series truck with a 22-foot wide plow. The snowplow was plowing
57 Post contains links and images OPNLguy : >>>What kind of snowplows are this? Are there any pictures, I can't find them. Behold, the power of Google... http://www.hpfairfield.com/airport/airpo
58 Post contains images N774UA : Thanks, It was a long day, and already evening overhere. Google N774UA
59 STT757 : "Ship 732 ferried back into IAH Thursday afternoon" Why did they send the aircraft to IAH, I thought they did the heavy 737 work at Hobby. If it was a
60 Smcmac32msn : Heres a question about CO's MadDogs.... I was flying through CLE in November (11th and 15th, to be exact), and outside their hanger there was an ex-YX
61 OPNLguy : >>>If it was able to be flown to Houston it's good enough to return to service Not necessarily. The usual practice is to get the aircraft flyable, and
62 Iahcsr : According to CO MX the aircraft won't be back in service until Feb 8th at the earliest. Wonder whom will be footing the bill for grounding a 737 for a
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