Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1883 times:
Date: 09 JUN 1987
Type: Boeing 727-90C
Operator: Alaska Airlines
Msn / C/n: 19728/536
Year built: 1968
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7A
Crew: 0 fatalities / 2 on board
Passengers: 0 fatalities / 0 on board
Total: 0 fatalities / 2 on board
Airplane damage: Written off
Location: Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC) (United States of America)
Phase: Pusback / towing (PBT)
Departure airport: -
Destination airport: -
The mechanic in charge of taxiing the empty aircraft allowed an avionics technician to occupy the pilots seat. They inadvertently deactivated the brake pressurization system. The aircraft struck a passenger jet way and caught fire.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30408 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1860 times:
Yup, the short story is that the mechanics, who wheren't licensed to taxi ran it into B-1 on the domestic terminal, setting the aircraft on fire.
2 rampers hooked up a towbar and pushed it off of the terminal, which probably saved the whole building from going up.
When I got out of the Army in 94 and ramped for AS that summer you could still see the old concrete pad the support post for B-1 was bolted to...I think it is gone now that they repoured the gates a few years back.
I understand that the people in the cafeteria there got a really good view of the action.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.