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Sterling Mistake At AGP  
User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3041 posts, RR: 23
Posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2993 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, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2732 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 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2687 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 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2647 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 4 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2620 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, 3481 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2480 times:

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

Also on YouTube :p


User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3481 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2276 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, 568 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2117 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, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1989 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 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1976 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, 2180 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1941 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, 568 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1919 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, 2180 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1851 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, 12148 posts, RR: 49
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1844 times:
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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, 24961 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1735 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, 1016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1662 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 4 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1488 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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