LUVRSW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 498 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4042 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.
Acidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1879 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4002 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.
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8506 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3972 times:
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.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
JohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 878 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 15 hours ago) and read 3506 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.