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CO 757-224 N33132 Damaged At SEA- Back In Service?  
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4657 times:

Hi folks.

Continental Airlines 757-224 tail number 132 was damaged in Seattle on Monday. A belt loader rammed the forward bag pit door frame, puncturing the fuselage.
I know, because I was seated in 4D, immediately above the door, and had to make a very paniky phone call to Continental to rearrange my travel plans. Fortunately, being pro-active meant that I got on NW flights, and arrived home only 4 hours past due.

My question is whether this aircraft has been returned to service yet?

The captain said that he didn't think the aircraft would be able to maintain pressurization inflight, so I suspect it wasn't just a minor ding. There was, according to him, a significant "hole" in the skin.

Anybody got details?

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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4583 times:

Don't have any specifics for you (since I don't work for CO), but generally speaking, "ramp rash" like this can take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks to repair depending upon the severity of the damage. The severity of the damage also dictates whether the aircraft can depart (unpressurized) on a maintenance ferry flight to one of the airline's larger hubs where they have hangar MX available.

Common fuselage punctures are not usually a problem (as long as too many "stringers" aren't damaged), but getting the aircraft SEA-DEN (where I'm guessing CO has a hangar) might be a little tough at 9,000 feet in the cold winter air. If they have a hangar in LAX, SEA-LAX might work out better, especially since there are a lot of rocks between SEA and DEN at 9,000 feet. If your aircraft's door frame was damaged, and it precluded proper closing and locking of the door, that aircraft may not even be able to be MX ferried, and is dead where it sits. In that case, the MX folks come to the aircraft, i.e. a "road trip."


User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4324 times:
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How ironic - the aircraft needs repairs almost near it's BIRTHPLACE, yet the most cost-effective way to handle it is to fly it hundreds, if not thousands of miles away  Wink

I guess I find it odd since I live 2 blocks away from the hospital which I was born in. I feel that if I ever needed some kind of "line maintenance" or even "heavy maintenance", I could just drop in.



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User currently offlineLH744 From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4290 times:

Aircraft flew EDI - EWR (#37) on Nov 26th.

User currently offlineIAHcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3396 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3837 times:
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Ship 132 did operate as CO166 SEAIAH on the 24th. But that's all it did. Just what time it got to IAH I can't see. Flight details are only available for 24 hours post flight.


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User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3786 times:



Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 1):
Common fuselage punctures are not usually a problem (as long as too many "stringers" aren't damaged), but getting the aircraft SEA-DEN (where I'm guessing CO has a hangar) might be a little tough at 9,000 feet in the cold winter air.

Would it not got to EWR, CLE or IAH, or maybe even HKG to HAECO?


User currently offlineKBUF From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3746 times:

By any chance did Menzies have anything to do with this?  Wink


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User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9287 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3706 times:



Quoting LHR777 (Reply 5):
Would it not got to EWR, CLE or IAH, or maybe even HKG to HAECO?

It could but CO has (AFAIK) LAX and DEN hangars in the west............if it can't leave SEA I would say they will sub-lease a bay in the NWA hangar and send MX crews from somewhere.



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User currently offlineEI A330-200 From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 409 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3654 times:



Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 7):
It could but CO has (AFAIK) LAX and DEN hangars in the west............

We actually only have major maintenance facilities in IAH, EWR, CLE, LAX, HNL, and GUM. We also outsource some maintenance to HKG.

Brian
CO@LAX



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3600 times:

Thanks, all, for your responses. I am surprised to see it was off to EDI so soon! The captain made it sound like quite a hole. I was REALLY tempted to go up and say, "Look, I'm an airline mechanic, and I wanna see the hole! I haven't got a SEA-TAC ramp badge, but... someone could escort me!!!"
Needless to say, I decided against it.

Quoting KBUF (Reply 6):
By any chance did Menzies have anything to do with this?

I don't know- who handles ramp for CO in SEA?
The lady at the Northwest counter didn't know. She said she thought it MIGHT be Delta, but wasn't sure.


User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9287 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3567 times:



Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 9):
The lady at the Northwest counter didn't know. She said she thought it MIGHT be Delta, but wasn't sure.

Not Delta.........DGS maybe but AFAIK below wing for Delta at SEA isn't Delta. It use to be DGS but I think DL was going to change to someone eles

Quoting EI A330-200 (Reply 8):
We actually only have major maintenance facilities in IAH, EWR, CLE, LAX, HNL, and GUM. We also outsource some maintenance to HKG.

I knew all that wasn't sure if they had a DEN hangar or not.............thought when they built the new airport CO built a new hangar. Thaniks for the info.



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3523 times:



Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 10):
I knew all that wasn't sure if they had a DEN hangar or not.

I'm pretty sure I read an article about CO's hangar at DEN recently. I think Frontier leases one-third of it from CO, in fact.

Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 10):
Not Delta.........DGS maybe but AFAIK below wing for Delta at SEA isn't Delta. It use to be DGS but I think DL was going to change to someone eles

You know, looking out the window on CO 667 tonight (I didn't even deplane), I saw a whole buncha CO bag carts.... and one DGS. So maybe DL Global DOES to CO ramp out there.


User currently offlineCOFreqFlyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 397 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3390 times:



Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 11):
I'm pretty sure I read an article about CO's hangar at DEN recently. I think Frontier leases one-third of it from CO, in fact.

This is drifting off-topic, but yes, CO does still have an MX hangar at DEN, with some of it leased to F9.



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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16811 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3389 times:



Quoting EI A330-200 (Reply 8):
We actually only have major maintenance facilities in IAH, EWR, CLE, LAX, HNL, and GUM. We also outsource some maintenance to HKG.

What about HOU and MCO.

Quoting COFreqFlyer (Reply 12):
but yes, CO does still have an MX hangar at DEN, with some of it leased to F9.

CO just expanded their lease on the DEN hangar.



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3193 times:



Quoting COFreqFlyer (Reply 12):
This is drifting off-topic, but yes

That's okay, it's my thread, and since I'm asking the questions, I'm still gaining knowledge that pertains to the original subject of the incident and the potential repair.

Quoting COFreqFlyer (Reply 12):
but yes, CO does still have an MX hangar at DEN, with some of it leased to F9.

Thanks for the confirmation- I wasn't sure.

I was in SEA again last night, and the 752 at the gate was a different bird, and I didn't find the airplane over at any of the maintenance areas when we taxied by, so I thought it might have already gotten on with life.

I sure was sorry to miss out on the flight- I'd received an elite upgrade, so life was looking good!!!


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