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Global 5000 Crashes Into Airport Fence (Pic)  
User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3733 posts, RR: 11
Posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 12192 times:

A Bombardier Global 5000 test aircraft crashed through the airport fence in Wichita while conducting static engine ground runs.

No injuries and no precisions on the accident yet.

Flight Global article and pic:

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...gh-fence-at-wichita-test-site.html



Ouch...

[Edited 2009-01-23 02:46:30]


Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
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User currently offlineSwallow From Uganda, joined Jul 2007, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 12142 times:

Oh dear, another accident!

Thank God the crew are safe. This may be due to the fact that they went through a fence and not a blast wall.

The article does not state whether the chokes were in place. I hope they were or else lessons learned at Airbus were not applied here.



The grass is greener where you water it
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 11718 times:

What happened to the Parking brakes & chocks.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4680 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 11700 times:

Bombardier has one Global 5000 that serves as a testbed for all-electric brakes. Is it this aircraft?


Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineAA777223 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1231 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11594 times:



Quoting A342 (Reply 3):
Bombardier has one Global 5000 that serves as a testbed for all-electric brakes. Is it this aircraft?

If so, I would conclusively say that they don't work very well, haha!  rotfl 



Sic 'em bears
User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4680 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11537 times:



Quoting AA777223 (Reply 4):
If so, I would conclusively say that they don't work very well, haha!

Thought the same, but I wanted to refrain from any speculation!  Smile



Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently onlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2686 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 11495 times:

hmm, reminds me of

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User currently offlineAA777223 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1231 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 11254 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Reply 6):
hmm, reminds me of

My thought exactly...



Sic 'em bears
User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 9973 times:

How much is that Global?? ..$50 mil

that's going to hurt the bottom line


User currently offlineGulfstream650 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8424 times:

l have been on this plane, although l didn't get to fly on her.

She's a real beauty both inside and out!



I don't proclaim to be the best pilot in the world but I'm safe
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8296 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Reply 6):
hmm, reminds me of

Exactly what I thought about.

Glad that the crew isnt injured



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineBeechnut From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 722 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8184 times:



Quoting Juventus (Reply 8):
How much is that Global?? ..$50 mil

that's going to hurt the bottom line

of the insurance company  Smile

Beech


User currently offlineNjxc500 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7513 times:

I flew on that one a couple years ago out of STP....quite an airplane, at least it was. As stated it was their demonstrator that flies all the airshows and business aviation events. Looks like they may have to fast track another, or maybe this one can be repaired. I suppose having a demonstrator with damage history is frowned upon. Any thoughts on this?

User currently offlineGulfstream650 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7019 times:



Quoting Njxc500 (Reply 12):
I flew on that one a couple years ago out of STP....quite an airplane, at least it was. As stated it was their demonstrator that flies all the airshows and business aviation events. Looks like they may have to fast track another, or maybe this one can be repaired. I suppose having a demonstrator with damage history is frowned upon. Any thoughts on this?

l doubt that a fence would render the plane any near a write-off. It's not like it was a big wall like that EtihadA340 went over. Probably a few nasty scratches though.



I don't proclaim to be the best pilot in the world but I'm safe
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