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HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA  
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9602 posts, RR: 69
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6274 times:
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No fuel spill, no injuries, no other details at this time.

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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9602 posts, RR: 69
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6096 times:
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More info is becoming available.

It was a HP 757, parked at a gate, that was hit in the right engine by a fuel truck, knocking the plane out of service.

The flight that was to have used this airplane was cancelled.


User currently offlineCltguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6062 times:

KING 5 has video of the accident aftermath. Damage apears to be minor to the engine cowling.

User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 2342 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6012 times:

I hope it wasn't the Ohio plane.


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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13479 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5989 times:
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Quoting Byrdluvs747 (Reply 3):
I hope it wasn't the Ohio plane.

Nope, it wasn't:




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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5893 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
No fuel spill, no injuries, no other details at this time.

Ouch, that must not be a fun wing ding....wouldn't want to be the fuel truck driver right now.

On the other hand, at least this didn't end up in catastrophy. Fortunately, Jet-A isn't very flammable unless it's a hot day and there's lots of vapors.

CORRECTION: I looked at the picture posted, and noticed that there was no associated fuel spill.

[Edited 2005-11-29 20:44:57]


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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5779 times:

Great...just what we needed  Yeah sure

User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5730 times:

Looks like another case of ramp rash... Well a major one this time!

User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 2342 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5694 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 4):
Nope, it wasn't:

Good. I don't wan't HP to have any reason to repaint that plane before I can fly on it.



The 747: The hands who designed it were guided by god.
User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5682 times:

Wow, luckily nothing bad happened. I wonder how he managed to crash into the engine.

User currently offlinePhxplanes From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5576 times:

I hope it wont effect anything when the Hawaii flights start.

User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5524 times:

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 9):
I wonder how he managed to crash into the engine.

i watched an episode of airline once where they were testing airport vehcles on ice and suprisingly they skid alot further on ice than normal cars do for some random reason so maybe the driver didnt see a bit of ice and hit the brakes and kept on going



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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6079 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5366 times:

Hey EA CO AS, speaking of A/C mishap's, did you hear about 649 here at LAX the other night. Drop me a line in first class!

ASLAX



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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4036 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5274 times:

Glycol is also quite slick, worse than ice in some cases. I'm not sure what the weather was like in SEA though, if it was cold enough.

User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5223 times:

Frozen glycol (yes it can happen) is even worse...

User currently offlineMidex461 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5135 times:

Quoting Phxplanes (Reply 10):
I hope it wont effect anything when the Hawaii flights start.

Unless it was one of the ETOPS planes, it won't. There's only a handful of them that are.



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5089 times:

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 9):
I wonder how he managed to crash into the engine.

I don't know what happened officer. All of a sudden that damn engine jumped out in front of me.

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 11):
i watched an episode of airline once where they were testing airport vehcles on ice and suprisingly they skid alot further on ice than normal cars do for some random reason

Ummm....maybe because the airport vehicles just might possibly be a tad bit eavier than the friendly Honda Accord sitting in the driveway.



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User currently offlineAlasdaironeil From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4348 times:

I've watch an episode of Airport before and it shows that ice isn't required for it to be slippy.

Apparantly the surface is quite hazardous even it is just wet.

they did a test with a baggage tow car thing, at 20mph, braked, and it slid around 40 to 50 feet ish.



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User currently offlineStuckinMAF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4140 times:

Hey, it's a 757! Just fly it with one engine, what's the big deal, it doesn't really need 2 of them anyway, it's already overpowered!  spit 

User currently offlineOurboeing From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

At least this time it was not a drunk America West pilot Smile

OURBOEING


User currently offlineArffguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3745 times:

As a person who has pumped a lot of Jet A I can tell that sometimes the job is not as easy as it looks. Under time pressures, using that abortion of a fuel truck (looks like a Rampmaster to me), low pay and managers who think that it's just like pumping gas into a Honda Accord and you get people who aren't that attentive, have a bad attitude and get complacent. Add in an inoperative fuel gauge and it can be challenging. It's like pissing in a cup from ten feet away and trying to get an exact amount. UAL's 727's were the worst because the bean counters kept reducing our tolerances and the system was not that accurate anyway. One of my guys ran into a HP 737 engine and took the plane out of service for two weeks because he jumped out with the damn parking brake off and the truck rolled into it. In this case I bet the fueler was looking up at the panel under the right wing to spot his truck and ran right into the cowl. The airplane that made me most nervous about the cowl was the 777. I had to park damn close to it to reach the panel with our truck lifts. I am surprised this even made the news. It probably happens more often than you know.


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User currently offlineSocalfive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3554 times:

Quoting Byrdluvs747 (Reply 8):
Good. I don't wan't HP to have any reason to repaint that plane before I can fly on it.

Huh? WTF?


User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3032 times:

Quoting Alasdaironeil (Reply 17):
a baggage tow car thing

You mean a TUG? The brakes on those things barely work on dry ground in the summer... There are speed limits you are supposed to follow on the ramp, and different limits to follow whole within...I think it's 20-30 feet of an aircraft. In the winter, doc 5 mph off of those. When you're next to an aircraft, let the thing idle in gear and keep your foot on the brake. If you lock the wheels...it's over.


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