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User currently offlineSonic67 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 292 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 12769 times:

The reason for this post is to discuses other things than the usual A vs B nonsense. The criteria for this post are unusual or strange civil aviation accidents that no one was killed. If you have any insight on the incident please tell. I have a few examples below.

Thanks in advance

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User currently offlineMarkHKG From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 12713 times:

Quoting Sonic67 (Thread starter):
accidents that no one was killed.

Just so you know, the second picture...the "U-Boat"...was the crash of a Garuda Indonesia B737, registration PK-GWA, and a flight attendant actually drowned during the incident. So not actually an incident where no one was killed...



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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5065 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 12594 times:

If you want to scratch your head..... Go to SEA and check out the ramp operation at Alaska. Menzies has a wonderful record of hitting planes out there. I think they have passed the 20 mark by now!

The Eskimo is rumored to be getting a helmet to protect his head from the impacts.



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User currently offlineRolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 12539 times:

Langing gear retracted while on ground:

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There was also a thread with pics of a jet that slammed into a jetway. There was damage to the airframe and the jet got totalled. I think it was being taxied by ground crew and they couldnt stop because they had not activated the right hydraulic circuits for the brakes or something like that. The jetway got damaged pretty bad too. I cant find this thread anymore, though.



rolf
User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 12482 times:

My favourite (although it might be apocryphal) is the story of the tug driver who carefully backed a 727 into a hangar, the hangar doors were closed enough so that the tug could just fit through the opening, and the driver duly put it into forward gear and drove through the gap in the doors. Unfortunately the seven-two was still attached and both wings were ripped off.

Never seen a photo so I don't know if it's true but I've heard the story a couple of times and it's always a seven-two. So maybe it's bona fide.



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User currently offlineTheSorcerer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 12397 times:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0515458/L/

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User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 12360 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 7):
Yes, but there have been weird AC accidents. Can anyone say Gimli Glider?

Ah yes, Gimli. The last time I was at the Icelandic Festival there, they had at least 2 sand sculptures of the 767!

Another strange incident was IIRC a NW BAE146, where 2 mx guys were playing with the throttles and the aircraft went straight into the terminal. Apparently they were using the engines from which the brakes weren't fed off!
But perhaps someone with a better memory can confirm this?


User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3033 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 12347 times:
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Quoting A319XFW (Reply 8):
Another strange incident was IIRC a NW BAE146, where 2 mx guys were playing with the throttles and the aircraft went straight into the terminal. Apparently they were using the engines from which the brakes weren't fed off!
But perhaps someone with a better memory can confirm this?

Actually that was a Continental MD-80, and its was cleaning staff not mechs as i recall.



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User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 12315 times:

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 9):
Actually that was a Continental MD-80, and its was cleaning staff not mechs as i recall.

No, there was a NW 146 that had it too. I have the pics somewhere on my work computer.


User currently offline747ENG From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 12301 times:

Another strange incident that I did not actually witness but occurred in The Haj season in Jeddah around Feb 2000 I am pretty sure.

An Iran Air 747SP had pushed back during start. In rather a rush to taxi, it is alleged the aircraft without getting clearance to taxi from the ground crew, applied a lot of power and taxied with some force into the tug, causing one of the main gears (presumably the wing) to shear completely off, leaving it on the remaining 3. Apparently the Boeing repair team said that it (the gear) behaved exactly as it should have done and doing little other than superficial damage to the airframe apart from needing to replacing the gear and no doubt landing gear doors, hydaulic and electical looms. A repair of some 10 days or so ensued. I dont now the reg of the aircraft involved, but was seen with tail out of the back of one of Saudia's hangars. I have no independent confirmation of these alleged events.

Apparently the gear are designed to shear off when in contact with any solid object on the ground (or flight) without doing major damage to the spar attachments points and fittings

Anybody help ?


User currently offlineBoeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 12185 times:

This is a strange one. What's strange about it, in my opinion, is how nobody was killed in this accident.

http://photos.airliners.net/photos/photos/7/3/5/1030537.jpg

Cheers,
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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8124 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 12106 times:

BoeingfanYYZ, perhaps it is lucky no-one was killed in the accident you illustrate. However the entire cockpit crew suffered broken backs. Sorry cos it's such depressing information, but it does follow up your question.


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User currently offlineRolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 11930 times:

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 5):
Never seen a photo so I don't know if it's true but I've heard the story a couple of times and it's always a seven-two.

I dont think a tug would be strong enough and have enough traction to rip off wings. Maybe just damage them.



rolf
User currently offlineSonic67 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11737 times:

Quoting MarkHKG (Reply 2):
and a flight attendant actually drowned during the incident

You are correct but the flight attendant didn't drown because the plane flooded but while trying to exit the plane. But you are Right I probably should have left it out.


User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11737 times:

Quoting Rolfen (Reply 4):
Langing gear retracted while on ground:

Don't think it's possible to retract the gear on ground. Think it collapsed due to a technical fault.

Georg


User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11668 times:

Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 16):
Don't think it's possible to retract the gear on ground

Of course it is. Don't put the pins in the gear and you pull up you get a retracting gear. Now it probably wasn't a streight drop rather a tug forward due to the gear falling back and the aircraft falling forward.

Matt

Edit due to spelling error

[Edited 2006-04-15 23:08:25]


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User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11638 times:

Quoting UA777222 (Reply 17):
Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 16):
Don't think it's possible to retract the gear on ground

Of course it is. Don't put the pins in the gear and you pull up you get a reclining gear. Now it probably wasn't a streight drop rather a tug forward due to the gear falling back and the aircraft falling forward.

Matt

I learn some thing new every day.

Georg


User currently offlineSonic67 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11473 times:

Passengers aboard a flight from Cyprus said they thought their aircraft was about to crash as it was battered by giant hailstones in a freak weather pocket.

Link:
http://www.strangedangers.com/content/item/10136.html


User currently offlineBoeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 11052 times:

Quoting Boeingfanyyz (Reply 12):
Sorry cos it's such depressing information, but it does follow up your question.

Umm, where's the question....?  wink 

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User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 11052 times:


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User currently offlineLPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 10709 times:

I remember when living in PNI Air Nauru had to cease operations for 1 month as a loader rammed the infamous VH-RON with a forklift. Pilots from Australia had to ferry the aircraft unpressurized to Oz to have it fixed. Air Nauru's has had only one plane (now zero) for a long time.

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User currently offlineAmciver From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9921 times:

QF1 in 1999 managed a near hole in one, I had been on the flight a week earlier:

http://www.airdisaster.com/photos/qf1/3.shtml


User currently offlineTheRedBaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2222 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9853 times:

A varig Cargo MD 11 or DC10 was inproperly unloded last week at MEX and the tail struck the pavement..... darn I cant find a pic....


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User currently offlineJbguller From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 9614 times:

Quoting Amciver (Reply 21):
QF1 in 1999 managed a near hole in one, I had been on the flight a week earlier:

Oh and what luck to see the emergency slide on a tree!! Hopefully noone tried to use that exit - long way down!


User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1765 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 9431 times:
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Quoting Jbguller (Reply 23):
Oh and what luck to see the emergency slide on a tree!! Hopefully noone tried to use that exit - long way down!

Check out the 2nd picture in that series ... if there's a piece of metal on that wing that can stick into the wind for stopping purposes - it is ...

TR's aren't deployed though, maybe they were stowed during shutdown, dunno.

Amazing that thing's in as good shape as it is, considering it basically went sledding down a golf course ...

- litz


25 MarkHKG : The door wasn't used during the evacuation. They were opened by gound crew after the evacuation sequence.
26 Post contains images GG604CGAUN : I was near when this bird landed never seen one land quite so quiet again AC 604 C-GAUN still in the air today!!
27 Post contains links and images Gatorman96 : Lost nosewheel turning capabilities due to hydraulic failure...
28 Post contains links and images Sonic67 : Some more Photos: I stumble across this photo by accident anyone have any info on why the door was opene and who the Carrier is? View Large View Mediu
29 Jorge1812 : Tampa I think. Yes. Georg
30 Post contains links and images FlySSC : AF A320 F-GFKB. Gear colapsed at CDG View Large View MediumPhoto © Philippe Noret - AirTeamimages SU IL-62 "meeting" Asiana B744 at ANC View Larg
31 Tribird1011 : I believe that it should be "Asiana B744 meets IL-62" as I believe the B744 was actually taxiing away, while the IL-62 was just parked. I know I read
32 Post contains links and images HAWK21M : View Large View MediumPhoto © JetPix regds MEL
33 Post contains links FlySSC : You are right. The Il-62 was parked. http://www.airdisaster.com/cgi-bin/v...te=11111998®=HL7414&airline=Asiana
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