COAfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 10388 times:
On Sunday night, a Delta MD-88 ran off the taxiway at JAN and was stuck in the mud. The 92 passengers were transported by bus to the terminal. This is the second time a Delta aircraft ran off the taxiway at JAN this year.
SLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4184 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 10021 times:
Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 1): Perhaps someone is going to need to address JAN's taxiway issue- wonder where this 88 ran off compared to the last one.
Perhaps DL needs to expedite getting rid of their MD-88/90 a/c. They are the biggest rust buckets in their fleet nowadays !
Quoting Clarion Ledger: The plane was taxiing to the gate and making a left turn when its rear wheel dropped off the concrete and onto the grass.
"It got stuck," Wilson said. "It's a very heavy aircraft."
How heavy is an MD-88/90 compared to say a 738?
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Tu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 687 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 9695 times:
Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 2): Perhaps DL needs to expedite getting rid of their MD-88/90 a/c. They are the biggest rust buckets in their fleet nowadays !
Amen brother!!!!!!! You should be the VP of fleet planning/aquisitions. By far the worst a/c ever to leave the ground............they get worse every time I have to work on/around one.(not from a safety standpoint, they are just a ROYAL pain in the a$$.............musta been some strong stuff being passed around in Long Beach during development!!!!!!!!!)
AAflyguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 9617 times:
LOL, AA has MUCH older 80s than DL, and a slew more of them, so DL flyers should be happy that there are only like 120 of the birds in the DL fleet. And yes, they are certainly among the newest of the MD80 line flying, not including the 90 or 717. And last time I checked, DL was in bankruptcy, so while I'm sure there is a plan to transition them out of the fleet, it won't happen all too soon.
For what it's worth, I flew on 4 of the 88s last month, and had no problem with them. Don't quite understand what the big deal is with MD80 haters, other than them being used for long flights and there is no IFE to speak of.
Md94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9466 times:
How does getting different models of planes change how an aircraft slips off the taxiway? I'm just guessing it has something to do with misjudging the turn and it slipping off, not what type of plane you are in. Maybe I'm wrong...
OttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5056 times:
Back in my ramp agent days, I once was getting ready to load a 767 when I noticed a taxiway light stuck in between the wheel trucks of the plane. No, you read that correctly, an entire(and pretty crushed) taxiway light that line the taxiways stuck in the wheel truck of the main landing gear. And complete too, with little wires hanging out of the end. No one seemed to notice until I saw it, and the plane had been sitting there at the gate pretty much all day. I guess line maintenance hadn't made it out there yet.
Apparently, I guess the airplane was making a turn from a taxiway onto either another taxiway or runway and the captain just made the turn a little sharp or early and the main gear strayed over and struck a light.
So if there are any airports out there mysteriously missing a taxiway light, I think I have your culprit.
MD88 max takeoff : 150000 lbs max landing : 130000 lbs
MD90 max takeoff : 160500 lbs max landing : 142000 lbs
B737-800 max takeoff : 172200 lbs max landing : 146300 lbs
The takeoff weights for the DL B737-800 and MD90 vary +/- 300 lbs.
Also......Aluminum oxidizes....it does not rust(even though rust is form of oxidation)...I guess that you consider a 1975 B727-200 to be a "non" rust bucket
Quoting Tu154m (Reply 6): Amen brother!!!!!!! You should be the VP of fleet planning/aquisitions. By far the worst a/c ever to leave the ground............they get worse every time I have to work on/around one.(not from a safety standpoint, they are just a ROYAL pain in the a$$.............musta been some strong stuff being passed around in Long Beach during development!!!!!!!!!)
TU154m.......The DC9/MD88/MD90 may not be the easiest to work especially in the cargo bins....but before you condemn them you need to try loading a F28-1000/4000 aft bin. You must crawl in these bins and the floor is pure fiberglass.
You obviously need to get out of the industry if these A/C are the only ones you bitch about. If you keep whacking your head in the bins, you need to then wear a football helmet to protect your head. I work around around DL MD88s; me & my associates work fine around them.
Also watch it....I have a retired MDC worker sitting near me and you shudda heard his comments....
Yes...I prefer Boeings but they also have their quarks/gremlins and associated P.I.T.A.sses
AvConsultant From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4515 times:
Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 16): I think hes talking about the weight of the aircraft. How she calls a Mad Dog heavy, when JFK and LHR see numerous widebody aircraft daily.
To JAN it's probably the heaviest aircraft compared to the RJ's.
Quoting OttoPylit (Reply 22): an entire(and pretty crushed) taxiway light that line the taxiways stuck in the wheel truck of the main landing gear. And complete too, with little wires hanging out of the end.
Those lights are designed to break away easily without damage to equipment. A taxiway light on a wooden plaque are popular airport authority gifts for retiring airline station managers.
I'm sure when you saw that you had a WTF expression.
: OK, I'll wear my footbal helmet next time I'm working on the lovely pack systems or the incredibly well designed relay array in the e/e or lest I for
: If you do a little search on Tu154m's posts I think you'll find he's not a rampy. We mechanics have our own reasons for disliking particular aircraft
: Actually those would be the C-17's with the Mississippi ANG based at JAN.
: The last DAL aircraft to get stuck in the mud at JAN was a 757. Perhaps now 757's are rust buckets and need to be retired? What an idiotic statement e
: It already is at SLC thanks to Leo! The MD-88 is merely a younger sibling of the DC-9. There are still people out there that want to re-engine these
: How true--some folks will argue about anything. And to think some folks also wonder why threads creep off-topic...
: No joke, C-17's??? So much for the taxiway excuse. Pilot error, it sounds.
: The expression part is entirely correct! Its good to see that they are designed to break away easily, but wedged into the wheel trucks of a 767 was o
: LMAO...!!! I'm sure the plan was to drop it off when they got back out there... quick so no one would notice... that is classic....
: Nope, no joke. The C-17's have been based there with the Air Guard for several years after they replaced the C-141 Starlifters that were previously s