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Strong Winds At MSP Saturday Night  
User currently offlineSYfan100 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 590 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2472 times:

On Saturday night the Twin Cities got rocked with strong wings around 50-60 mph knocking out power in parts of the metro.
At MSP at least 2 Mesaba planes were damaged when the wind spun them around sending them crashing into some people loaders it looked like from what one of the local news stations reported. No passengers were in the area at the time of the 2 incidents.
Both planes suffered noise damage. I have no clue if they were Saabs or CRJs since the news website didn't say what type of aircraft they were.
Does anyone who hangs out at MSP have any insight into what type of aircraft that were damaged from the strong winds?

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User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2458 times:

With those winds, I think you mean that the people loaders blew into the planes to cause damage. Not the other way around.


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User currently offlineSYfan100 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2449 times:



Quoting Boston92 (Reply 1):
With those winds, I think you mean that the people loaders blew into the planes to cause damage. Not the other way around.

That makes more sense then the short article I was reading on it.
Thankfully no one was in the area at the time when it happened for passengers.
Those winds were pretty strong enough for me to have the power lost for 50 seconds before it came back on. Alot of people I talked with today said they had power lost for a while or just briefly like me. Not many had wind damge though with trees down from what they told me.
They just had the neighbors garbage can and garbage in their yard.


User currently offlineDTWAGENT From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

This is off the subject a little here. But, can anyone tell me what was going on in LGA Sat night. FAA was reporting runways 13/31 was closed and flights delayed 5 hours or more. What happened?? Or was it just a bad line of T-storms that moved thru the area????

Chuck


User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2355 times:



Quoting DTWAGENT (Reply 3):

The strongest winds at LGA were gusts that reached 25 MPH.



"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21851 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2342 times:



Quoting DTWAGENT (Reply 3):
FAA was reporting runways 13/31 was closed and flights delayed 5 hours or more. What happened??

I believe it was a regularly scheduled runway closure for maintenance. Doing it on a Saturday (quiet travel day) makes sense. And then it had the bad luck of being combined with:

Quoting DTWAGENT (Reply 3):
a bad line of T-storms that moved thru the area

And not just a bad line, this one was massive. And it didn't just hit LGA - JFK was even worse off. There's a thread in the forums about it.

-Mir



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User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2337 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 5):
And not just a bad line, this one was massive. And it didn't just hit LGA - JFK was even worse off. There's a thread in the forums about it.



Quoting Boston92 (Reply 4):
The strongest winds at LGA were gusts that reached 25 MPH.

I just went by the METARS and assume no responsibility for false information.  Wink

Also, weather out here in California wasn't too good either. We got down into the 70's today with partly cloudy skies.  Wink



"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21851 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2314 times:



Quoting Boston92 (Reply 6):
I just went by the METARS and assume no responsibility for false information.

I was referring to the delays, not the winds. I have no idea what JFK's winds were that day, only that they were running five or six hour departure delays, if the crews even had that much to spare within their duty limits.

-Mir



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User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1803 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2281 times:



Quoting SYfan100 (Thread starter):
Both planes suffered noise damage

Did you mean nose damage? Not noise right?

We've been hearing of this crazy weather on the east-coast here in Japan, I hope everything doesn't last for so much longer.



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User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4016 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2209 times:

The report I read mentioned that the wind indeed MOVED THE PLANES. The wind rotated the planes into the jetbridge.

User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2126 times:



Quoting Azjubilee (Reply 9):
The report I read mentioned that the wind indeed MOVED THE PLANES. The wind rotated the planes into the jetbridge.

60 MPH winds might blow some 152's around, but I still find it hard to believe that it would move CRJ's.



"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineSYfan100 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

We have had some strong winds at times this spring in Minnesota. That storm that came blowing in had watches all over along with warnings that was knocking down tree branches all over along with power.
Thankfully the nose damage was it. Things could have been much worse if people were around when those planes blew.
Where I live I herd sirens after it went over my place. Sure enough not to far away Police and medics were checking on someone who was stupid enough to have been out in it at that time with lighting flashing at times.


User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12281 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1950 times:
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Quoting Boston92 (Reply 10):

60 MPH winds might blow some 152's around, but I still find it hard to believe that it would move CRJ's.

It happened in DTW a few years ago. It could easily happen at MSP. There is a video floating around from DTW, but I can't find it right now.



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User currently offlineCrjfixer From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 1899 times:



Quoting Boston92 (Reply 10):
Quoting Azjubilee (Reply 9):
The report I read mentioned that the wind indeed MOVED THE PLANES. The wind rotated the planes into the jetbridge.

60 MPH winds might blow some 152's around, but I still find it hard to believe that it would move CRJ's.

Happens alot more than you might think. The nose of a crj is very light ( because of the way its balanced) And if a heavy gust of wind catches the tail just right it will spin the plane with ease. Especially if it wasnt triple chocked and noone prepared the a/c for the storm.


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