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Global 5000 Crashes Into Airport Fence (Pic)  
User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3845 posts, RR: 11
Posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 12364 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, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 12314 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, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 11890 times:

What happened to the Parking brakes & chocks.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4700 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 11872 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, 1259 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 11766 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, 4700 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 11709 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 offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2840 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 11667 times:

hmm, reminds me of

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User currently offlineAA777223 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1259 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 11426 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 11 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 10145 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, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8596 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, 17147 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8468 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, 731 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 8356 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, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7685 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, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 7191 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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