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N528XJ Taxi Accident In Memphis....How?  
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8471 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3865 times:
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I got an email today with some pictures of this taxi accident in 2002, the plane and the jetway are very badly damaged, I don't recall reading about the incident, how did it happen?

I'd post the pics but I didn't take them so I guess I can't.


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User currently offlineLUVRSW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 498 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3828 times:

I believe mechanics were pushing back the plane, or towing it, and the jetway wasn't retracted all the way, and they hit it, resulting in a fire, and scraping the plane. I want to see those pics if possible.

User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1875 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3788 times:
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The mechanics, after a runup test, taxiied the aircraft back to the gate. The hydraulics were inoperative as the mechanics forgot to take it out of a test mode before maneuvering towards the jetbridge.


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8471 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3758 times:
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one of the pics shows number 1 engine bent downwards, the fuselage is also wrinkled behind the flight deck, so it must have been travelling at quite a rate when it hit the jetway.

Actually if I had got further than the pics in the email there is this comment:

On BAE-146s, two engines have hydraulic pumps, and two have electrical generators. If you taxi the airplane on the two engines with generators, you only have a few brake applications before the accumulators run out of pressure. On the way to the gate, the voice recorder captures one guy saying if they go a little faster, they could get the nose off the ground.

They were apparently unaware that the Auto Throttles were set in Take-Off mode. As they approached the gate, they found they had no brakes (a result of being in the Takeoff mode) and proceeded to slam through the jetway. Both the aircraft and jetway appeared to be totalled.

Always remain seated, with your seatbelt fastened, until stopped at the gate.



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User currently offlineLUVRSW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 498 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3704 times:

WoW! Figures, Mesaba has some real charecters working for them. I'd love to see those pictures!

User currently offlineUPSMD11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 819 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3677 times:
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Yes, if anybody can post those pictures, it would be greatly appreciated.

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8471 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3606 times:
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here you go, 9 pics in all

http://www.airdisaster.com/photos/n528xj/photo.shtml



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User currently offlineHirisk From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3533 times:

ouch that had to hurt.cant blame that on the scabs duck  flamed 


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User currently offlineJohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 855 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that Mesaba had their own mechanics, not associated with NWA. Therefore, it's irrespective of them being scabs or not, since they are not on strike. Two totally different companies. Sounds like bad mechanics if they don't know the electrical / hydraulic / pneumatic systems of the aircraft they repair.

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7773 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

Mesaba does have their own mechanics, they are also unionized by the AMFA.

The hulk of 528 is currently used by the MEM fire & rescue for training. The rotting carcas is painted white and on the airfield.


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