Hoya From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 21 hours ago) and read 24646 times:
Glad to hear no one was hurt, but what is the extent of the damage to the aircraft? An automated bridge collapsing onto a wing surely isn't good. Possible writeoff? Anyone know what kind of plane was involved?
Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23583 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (8 years 21 hours ago) and read 24465 times:
Aircraft was a 752... Either they were not using the rear jet bridge and it came crashing down, or the media has the wrong information and they were trying to deboard from 1L and 2L with 'traditional' double jet bridges. I have no idea which.
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UnknownUser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 20 hours ago) and read 24030 times:
Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 7): Aircraft was a 752... Either they were not using the rear jet bridge
Yep, the 757 never uses dual jetways. Reason being that it is single aisle. So, people lining up through FC doesn't do anything to speed things along. The bridge does not have the capability to hook up to the rear door of the 757.
OB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3491 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (8 years 19 hours ago) and read 23571 times:
Quoting DeltaAVL (Reply 15): Anyone have any pics or know exactly what the extent of the damage is? It might not be worth it to repair a 757 if it's badly damaged - some of those UA 752s are pretty old IIRC.
Still, 757s are hard to come by these days. UA might have a hell of a time trying to find a replacement aircraft.
Deltajet757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 17 hours ago) and read 22137 times:
The wing looks fine to me. It probably has some minor scrapes, scratches, etc. here and there. The plane should be back in the air pretty soon. Nevertheless it still needs to be checked just to make sure. Hopefully there aren't any punctures or big dents.
That jet bridge doesn't look very safe to me. looks heavy and clunky.
RDUDDJI From Lesotho, joined Jun 2004, 1605 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (8 years 17 hours ago) and read 21939 times:
I think these pictures are after the fact. I heard it did damage the wing pretty bad...
Anyway, I was not a fan of going to those jetways, not because of the automation, but because of the mechanics. The lack of structural support under the heavy extension just doesn't jive with me. I know the extension is anchored by the last pylon, but it just doesn't look right to me. Add a few months of moving those anchored supports around, and well, it ain't gettin' any stronger...
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