Xbraniffone From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 80 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2870 times:
From the Mpls Start Tribune.
Engine shutdown led to 2005 collision
A Northwest Airlines pilot's decision to shut down the left engine on a DC-9 was a "probable cause" for that jet's ground collision with an Airbus A319 in May 2005 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, according to a federal investigative report.
"The DC-9 and the A319 collided near a gate, and fuel poured into the DC-9 cockpit. The captain sustained serious injuries, and seven airline employees and passengers were treated for minor injuries. There were 94 passengers on the DC-9 and 39 passengers on the Airbus."
My God, that must have been frightening...fuel pouring into the cockpit.
Tornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2270 times:
The more important question is how safe was it to go all the way from CMH to MSP when they supposedly knew half their hydraulics had kicked the bucket shortly after leaving CMH? I know that the hydraulic systems are all cross-linked, but from the way I'm reading that if that left engine had shut down in flight for whatever reason (let's assume bird ingestion on approach) they would have lost all steering control?