LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54 Posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2787 times:
Yesterday a Delta Shuttle, Fl 1827, 727 departing BOS on a scheduled 930 departure to LaGuardia lost a landing gear door shortly after take-off. Apparently the door fell off, and landed in a residential neighbourhood near the airport. This reminds me of a while bach when a British Airways 747 lost a part of a flap or stabilizer on final approach, also near BOS. Makes you want to watch the sky more carfully, huh?
« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
USAirways737 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1026 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2641 times:
About a year ago a peice of a NW DC9 fell off the plane when it was on approach to MSP. It turned out that the peice landed right where a woman was gardening minutes before. Very scary knowing that pieces of planes could fly out of the sky and decapitate you at any moment.
TrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2618 times:
To you guys that said its very scary to be outside knowing you can get hit by a piece of airplane. LOL well I think theres a lot more stuff in life I would be scared about other than getting hit by a piece of an airplane. I bet one would have better odds of winning the lottery than getting belted by a landing gear door. HAHAHA
From what you guys said, it sounds like if you wanna have the best chances of being hit by something like this, go stand out by Atlanta with all them Delta jets.
Woodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1027 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2601 times:
When I was an ops agent for Alaska Airlines I got to see the MEL/CDLs for all the incoming aircraft (as one would expect) and started seeing paterns like almost all of the 737-200 fleet were missing main landing gear strut doors, flap track doors etc. AT least half the MD-80s and 737-400s were missing flap track doors as part of the CDL list, not to mention MELs regularly including landing gear doors (both main and nose). I am wondering if these things fall off more often than we think or if they remove them during maintenance for some reason or another??