Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3799 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 982 times:
They cherry picker they are referring to is a machine or vehicle to allow people to reach the higher parts of the airplane. Much like workers on telephone poles, power lines, tree tops etc...
I have a friend that used to work in HP maintenance and is friends with both mechanics that were injured. it was a clear case of miscommunication. One thought the gear pins were installed, and they werent. Up came the nose gear, down went the plane.