GulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 647 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (16 years 8 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 907 times:
The EXACT same thing happened to their 737-2H4 registered N53SW on Jan. 19, 1994 here in Little Rock (LIT). As the plane lifted off the runway, the left-outer main wheel detached and was sent hurdling into a hanger door at the Raytheon Aircraft completions center off of LIT's RWY 22R.Luckily no one was injured. Flight 017 made a successful emergency landing at Dallas Love Field (DAL) about an hour and a half later....Just thought I'd share that with you all.
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Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5099 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (16 years 8 months 20 hours ago) and read 885 times:
Well, I dont know but many of the budget airlines have to cut corners SOMEWHERE, maintenance may be part especially if they subcontract; they may be subcontracting to a cheap company. AirTran subcontracts too....and their only crash that I can think of was Valujet 592....and the cause? The subcontractor & falsified repair orders. Thats just my gut feeling.
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