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AA MD-80 Wing Strike Landing At LAS  
User currently offlineSocal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 15830 times:

I just saw the news and they showed an AA MD-80 landing at LAS on Sunday and what a lucky landing. The plane struck the right wing just before touch down,the pilot managed to correct the plane and land it like normal. They said there was a strong cross wind at the time. I have been looking for the clip on the internet, but cant seem to find it. Am sure someone will find it and can put the link up so you guys can see it. It was a crazy clip......  Wow!


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User currently onlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4772 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 15807 times:
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I saw this on TV right when I walked in the door tonight. Couldn't find anything else about it and was shocked it wasn't mentioned here yet. It was some amazing video!


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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 15799 times:

Quoting Socal (Thread starter):
The plane struck the right wing just before touch down

Are you trying to say that the plane clipped its own wing on the ground?

Geoff M.


User currently onlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4772 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 15704 times:
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Quoting Geoffm (Reply 2):
Are you trying to say that the plane clipped its own wing on the ground?

The wing touches the ground. The MD-80 flares with the right wing dipped severely. The right wing tip and the right main gear touch down around the same time. The aircraft levels off and continues a normal roll-out at that point.



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User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 15686 times:

abc7 L.A. showed the rt wing clipping the ground tonight i wonder if there was any structural damage???it looked like it took a direct hit.........


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User currently offlineDl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 15437 times:

A friend at work said he saw this on ABC as well. We tried searching for the video online and couldn't find it or any mention of this story! Does AA have that much pull that they can squelch this from the media after it has already been aired? Anybody have a link to any online info about this incident?

Dl757MD



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User currently offlineMcdu From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1448 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 15289 times:

Saw the clip myself in a bar at the Venitian last night. It was on the local FOX affiliate in LAS and the volume was down so I could not hear the story.

User currently offlineJtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 15253 times:

Here ya go:

http://www.kvvutv.com/global/video/p...=info&playerVersion=9&rnd=60549096

Takes a while to load.



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User currently offlineDl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 15201 times:

Thanks for the link Jtamu97. Should have known to check Fox. They usually have all the cool stuff.


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User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 14972 times:

Amazing that it was captured on video.....

Thanks for the link.



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User currently offlineJtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 14671 times:

Yeah,
I did not quite figure out how it was on video. If you watch the entire video, the guys on that FOX station did a great job in not accussing the pilots of anything..He kept saying these guys are professionals and if you make 1000's of landings something like this may occur (even though it is a bit rare). I am glad it did not turn into a huge media frenzy.

Later,
J



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User currently offlineCdfMxTech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1338 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 14632 times:

This is only speculation....
The name of the person who shot the video was Joe Macchietto.
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User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 14546 times:

Les, the anchor who did the story is probably one of the best reporters I've ever seen do a aviation story... Great explanation at the end on how they land with a cross wind so the public can understand it... Didn't bash the crew, and gave the whole story a professional approach where he did not speculate about anything on the story. Good job, Les.


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User currently offlineJush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 14469 times:

Extremely good journalism there. But did you actually see the tailstrike he was talking bout? I could hardly see the wing dip but the tailstrike or "scratching" is news to me.

jush



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User currently offlineJtamu97 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 14428 times:

I could not see a tailstrike either..To me it looked like the smoke from the main gear was so large, it appeared to come somewhat from the tail. Seems like there would have been some sparks from the tail just as from the wing if in fact the tail did strike.

Later,
J



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User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 14401 times:

The tail looked to be a good 3-4' off the ground when it was closest. I highly doubt that the tail hit... I watched it 10 times and never saw the tail get remotely close to the ground.


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User currently offlineVenuscat2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 478 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 14369 times:

Any word on which a/c was involved?

User currently offlineMainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 14112 times:

Is the video anywhere else? I can't get it to play on my computer.  frown 


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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 13119 times:

I'm disapointed that I cannot download it.  Sad

User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 4382 posts, RR: 27
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 13040 times:

Quoting Mainliner (Reply 17):
Is the video anywhere else? I can't get it to play on my computer. frown

It wouldnt work on Firefox, so i tried it on IE which worked.



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User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 13000 times:

Quoting Jush (Reply 13):
Extremely good journalism there. But did you actually see the tailstrike he was talking bout? I could hardly see the wing dip but the tailstrike or "scratching" is news to me.

I too did not see the tailstrike but remember that the monitor that expert was using to look at was not all that big.


User currently offlineThelowfarehero From Cayman Islands, joined Aug 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 12972 times:

Quoting Jtamu97 (Reply 14):

Seems like there would have been some sparks from the tail just as from the wing if in fact the tail did strike.


If the tail did hit, you would not have seen sparks come from the tail cone area, as it is made of fiberglass. It's really hard to tell if it did, some views it looks as if a puff of smoke rolls off the tail, but like someone quoted it could just be smoke from the mains touching down.



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User currently offlineJetsetsteve From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 12860 times:

Yeah that Mr.Ferver needs to get better glasses the tail never came close to the ground....Great job by the News crew and pilots.....Simply awesome

User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 12477 times:

Well, safe to say he lost is landing light in the strike.

I was impressed with how the FOX reporter didn't spout off about how the pilots must have messed up completely. Usually, they start speculating about what could have happened, and it's usually way off. Nice to see them not go over board with the speculation.


User currently offlineLegendDC9 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 12251 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 23):
was impressed with how the FOX reporter didn't spout off about how the pilots must have messed up completely. Usually, they start speculating about what could have happened, and it's usually way off. Nice to see them not go over board with the speculation.

I second that. If this had happened in LA, Hard Copy would be all over them, not to mention those F*****g idiots from channel 4


25 GuamVICE : Anyone know the registration of the aircraft? Just wondering if it's the same plane I took recently from LAS to LAX on my way to HNL and GUM...
26 Miguelss : It appears to be that Sunday and Monday were not the best days for MD-8X (Remember West Caribbean accident).
27 Bridogger6 : How weird, landing into LAS about a month ago from SAN, the same thing almost happened to me but on a 733. It was quite a turbulent descent and right
28 Aviation : Hi, You say that the right gear and tip touch at the same time it would be a very steep roll for most other a/c but I suppose that the md-80 has a ver
29 Midnights : Hey guys...thanks for the link to the video. I sent it to several of my co-workers (we are a/c maint here in DFW) and we know several of the mechanics
30 Halophila : Thank goodness I wasn't on board the flight; AA probably would have had to have bought a new seat where I was sitting. Are strikes like that common? I
31 Spacecadet : Are strikes like that common? No. A strike like that can (and has) cause an accident. You can see that at the moment the wing hit, the plane basically
32 242 : The MD80 series has a damped tail skid with a metallic plate fastened that will make contact with the runway surface before the tailcone will, so it'
33 AirRyan : Just showed the tape on FOXnews... They said the airline is investigting it but that the NTSB is not since the damage was very light.
34 Qqflyboy : Finally got to see the video. If anyone has problems before, I think it was just due to the sheer traffic trying to view that video. I agree that Les
35 Silver1SWA : He didn't make that claim. It was the MD-80 instructor being interviewed while watching the video. Get off the tail-strike guys! LOL We KNOW it did n
36 727LOVER : but if it had been NW.......
37 QQflyboy : Exactly. I didn't say Les made the comment. But why would he include that sound bite in his story when the tail clearly did not strike the ground? Be
38 Silver1SWA : Yeah, I don't know. Most of the time when local news stations cover a story, the few-second clips chosen pretty much add squat to the story. My guess
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