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Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW  
User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3105 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 7142 times:

Courtesy: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/latestnews/pm2884_20050217.htm



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 7127 times:

Just put the engines in full throttle and that will do it...or just call Patroni!  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9643 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 7112 times:

Wow it sounds like someone on the ramp wasn't paying much attention. At least this isn't as bad as a collision between two planes, but nevertheless is a pretty stupid thing to have happen.

I just crack up imagining what the pilot would say to try and explain the fact that their flight was cancelled because they are stuck in the mud after the plane has already been prepared for take off.



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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 7099 times:


Quoting RoseFlyer (reply 2):
I just crack up imagining what the pilot would say to try and explain the fact that their flight was cancelled because they are stuck in the mud after the plane has already been prepared for take off.



"Ladies and gentlemen, we have encountered an unplanned ground obsticle on takeoff roll, so we will be a little delayed...."



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User currently offlineJtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 7027 times:

Another reason why all planes should be equipped with the BF Goodrich AC/All Terrain tires. Seems like being in Detroit, Ford would have equipped these 757's with the on the fly 4wd!


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User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7591 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 6975 times:

Just how do you end up in the mud pushing back from gate A28?????
Thats in between the alley between A & B, its all concrete in there. Unless, the article is wrong, or it was a different gate.

Anyways this shouldn't happen with wing walkers. Just the other week a DC-9 powered back too far from the gate and ended up in the mud.


User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3105 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 6768 times:

Only photo of the incident at this time:

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/4207898/detail.html


User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4403 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 6711 times:
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I noticed the Detroit Free Press says the flight was head for MCO, but the link mentioned above said it was headed for FLL. Someone screwed up.

Edit: Flight 420 is heading for MCO, with only about 30 minutes left until arrival.

[Edited 2005-02-18 00:01:13]


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User currently offlineMtnmanmakalu From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 6701 times:

NWA's crew flight info shows:

Flight #420- left DTW @ 1545, scheduled into MCO @ 1837 eastern, 6:40 late- due to non-scheduled maintenance!!!

I guess you could call it that!!!  Big grin

mtnman



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7410 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 6659 times:
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I saw it this morning when I was going to my gate this morning to MBS. My flight was leaving from A29, right across from 28. The overspil from the that gate was milling around ours, looking for someone to complain to.


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User currently offlineJdwfloyd From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 837 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 6612 times:

A similar incident happened in PIT a few years back. A US 757 was waiting for a EDIC time to come up. The FC decided to turn off the engines while waiting, only one problem, they set the parking brake after turning both engines off. I guess there was not enough hydraulic pressure to secure the brakes and the ac rolled backwards off the taxiway and into the mud. I heard this story second hand from some mtx guys, not sure how they got the plane out.

User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4200 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 6400 times:

Tug pushed them back in the mud.. I was on the employee bus and drove right by it..got some pretty decent pictures with my camera phone.  Smile


That defintiely gets the "whoops" award of the day...



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User currently onlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1632 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 6353 times:

I smiled when I read that the tug had actually pushed the plane back into the mud. I never thought of this type of mistake as being very easy to make...I mean, wing walkers were present and watching the plane, right?

By the way, KarlB737, things look awfully cheery in Detroit from the looks of the other news links at the bottom of the page! Big grin

-N243NW Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 6242 times:

My question is, with the way the new terminal is, where the heck did they push this thing into the mud, just about everywhere in DTW is well, asphalt!


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User currently offlineCRJ200Mechanic From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 204 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6218 times:

sounds like a ramp agent had a dumb#ss attack


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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5090 times:

I just don't get how you can get a plane stuck in the mud; like was posted before, there is A LOT of concrete at DTW. Sounds like something coming out of "Airplane!."  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineDimsum From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 91 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4750 times:

Is that a 753?

Perhaps it was snowy and icy and hard to distinguish concrete from frozen ground at that particular patch?


User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4735 times:

OPPPPS! I hate when that happens!

Talk about not paying attention! The ramp rat is in big trouble!



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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4704 times:

Same thing happened here at MSY a few years back. NW ground crew pushed a DC-9 too far back, and the main wheels went into the grass. Passengers were taken off the plane, and we towed it out with a couple of fire trucks pulling from the front.

Hilarious to see!

Tom at MSY



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4697 times:

"I told you that this is not an ATV...now look at what you did!"


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User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4170 times:

Quote:
Hilarious to see!


I bet the pax onboard didn't think it was too funny...  Big grin



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User currently offlineMtnmanmakalu From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4126 times:

NWA should have ordered the 757-300 with the "Land Rover" option for exactly this problem !!!

mtnman  Big grin



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User currently offlineNW7E7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 534 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4046 times:

The problem was that it was hard to distinguish the concrete from the snowcovered ground.

User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3940 times:
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Before we call ramp rats names lets check and see who pushes flights out at DTW NW, agents or mechanics. I thought in hubs it was still the AMFA people.


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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3920 times:

Good story but not funny story!

Imagine this:

A passenger gets real excited after push back and then .... the end. Stuck in mud, flight canceled.

Going to FLL for night party hang out? Sure, I must be in Florida on time.

I do not know how I would feel if I were on that NW plane in mud.



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User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 25, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3916 times:

September11

Im sure no different than how I feel this evening getting home on United 3 hours late!

Planes being late happen all the time...yet the mud problem is just dumb and should have not even happened!



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