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Sterling Mistake At AGP  
User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3069 posts, RR: 23
Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Ooops.

Sounds like the airbridge caught the open L1 door and the Sterling 738 did a premature rotation at the gate.  Wow!

http://www.robertcampbellphotography.com/Sterling.html

http://nyhederne.tv2.dk/article.php/id-13340207.html?forside

Shamu


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User currently offlineFlyingbird From Sweden, joined Mar 2005, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

More pictures can be found on http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalairliners/sets/72157606280145116/

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2741 times:

Love it when that happens Big grin


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User currently offlineDaCubbyBearBar From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2696 times:

I personally do not believe that a pod loader can support the aircraft. There would definitely be a chance for more damage and injury with this.


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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2656 times:



Quoting Flyingbird (Reply 1):

D'oh!

On an aside, are EI A330s common at AGP?


User currently offlineEIDAA From Ireland, joined Oct 2006, 831 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2629 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 4):
On an aside, are EI A330s common at AGP?

EI runs a daily service with an A330-300 to AGP from DUB during the summer season. The aircraft typically arrives in from the East Coast around 5am, heads out to AGP and back before then operating a 5pm departure to JFK. AGP is a very popular destination ex-DUB and the route sees good loads... plus it's great to have the option of a late afternoon / early evening departure to JFK.



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User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3516 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0T6jwllAsM&fmt=18

Also on YouTube :p


User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3516 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

Ha ha, seems like the passengers had to be unloaded through the rear door using a baggage loader

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCttv2cKA18



User currently offlineAirCatalonia From Spain, joined Nov 2007, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

Quoting BlueShamu330s (Thread starter):
Sterling Mistake At AGP

Why is Sterling at fault here? Looks like it was the gate who lifted the plane, doesn't it?

[Edited 2008-07-21 12:20:16]

User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7719 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

An airbridge can lift a 737????


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User currently offlineCMHfreqflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1985 times:

OK, at the risk of asking a stupid newbie question, why did they not just set the plane back down, rather than make the passengers exit through the rear door on a belt loader? Or, couldn't someone have pulled a mobile stair up to the door?
Thanks!
Daryll


User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2193 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1950 times:



Quoting CMHfreqflyer (Reply 10):
couldn't someone have pulled a mobile stair up to the door?

The mobile stair would have been to high.


User currently offlineAirCatalonia From Spain, joined Nov 2007, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1928 times:



Quoting EICVD (Reply 11):
The mobile stair would have been to high.

Actually most people could have jumped out (the door looks barely 1.5m from the ground). You sit on the edge and then jump. Passengers on the ground could have helped those with difficulties. No need for belt loader.

I'm cheap I know. I guess I'd make for a good airport manager Big grin


User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2193 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1860 times:



Quoting AirCatalonia (Reply 12):
I'm cheap I know. I guess I'd make for a good airport manager

Im sure FR wouldnt mind you in charge of an airport they fly to  Wink


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 49
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1853 times:



Quoting EICVD (Reply 13):
Im sure FR wouldnt mind you in charge of an airport they fly to

FR would be charging a debarking fee if you wanted to use the belt loader.



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1744 times:



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 14):
FR would be charging a debarking fee if you wanted to use the belt loader.

They'd also charge you to jump off the plane  Wink



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User currently offlineEBGflyer From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1671 times:



Quoting AirCatalonia (Reply 8):
Quoting BlueShamu330s (Thread starter):
Sterling Mistake At AGP

Why is Sterling at fault here? Looks like it was the gate who lifted the plane, doesn't it?

I agree. Sterling is not responsible here. The airport or handling company is. My friend who is a pilot at NB says they will be sending a 1.5 million Euro bill....at least!



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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1497 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 4):
On an aside, are EI A330s common at AGP?

Yep, the Paddy's love the Costa in the summer!!! EI and FR can't fill their planes quick enough!



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