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Sad News: DL Mechanic Killed At MSP 15 Jun 2010  
User currently offlineglobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 928 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 27245 times:

Very sad indeed. Apparantly happened at Gate G-14 at MSP whislt working on an A319. Condolences to the family and friends!

http://www.ajc.com/business/delta-mechanic-killed-at-549221.html


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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2798 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 27109 times:
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Oh my goodness. What could have happened? May he rest in peace.
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User currently offlineburnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 26802 times:

I think the plane was scheduled to go to SFO as DL 2205 (replaced with different aircraft)


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User currently offlineFlyHossD From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 890 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 26749 times:

This is sad and horrible news. Rest in peace and may his family find peace with this tragedy, too.


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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 26098 times:

Terrible news...   RIP and condolences to the family and friends of the mechanic.


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User currently offlineburnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 26072 times:

Latest update from Star Tribune was that it was a 47 yr old mechanic and the flight was 2789 that the tribune said that Delta spokesman said. Problem is 2789 is the IND-LAX non-stop that doesn't depart till 7:45pm tonight.


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User currently offlineFLYAWA From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 25802 times:

"Jesse Paul Stygar, 47, of Rosemount, was identified late Tuesday morning by the Hennepin County medical examiner's office as the worker who was killed. The examiner's office said he died from a head injury.

The A-319, was "being prepared" to depart at 7 a.m. as Flight 2897, said Delta spokesman Anthony Black. Flight 2897 operated as scheduled from another gate with a replacement aircraft."


Another report says he was located in the nose-gear wheel-well. What over-night check could cause such an injury?



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User currently offlinetoobz From Finland, joined Jan 2010, 785 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 25749 times:

Quoting FLYAWA (Reply 6):
Another report says he was located in the nose-gear wheel-well. What over-night check could cause such an injury?

speaking from experience, I have hit my head on the landing gear doors. I can vouch that they are solid as heck and hurt like hell. May he rest in peace. Always very sad to hear when someone unexpectedly loses their life.


User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 25711 times:

Quoting FLYAWA (Reply 6):
What over-night check could cause such an injury?

May not necessarily an over night check but just a general issue, if they were having trouble with the landing gear doors... Lets say the inbound crew from the night before had trouble... 2 engineers/mechanics trying to fix it and test it with no means of communicating could end up with a bad situation...



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User currently offlineisitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 25685 times:

Quoting FLYAWA (Reply 6):
Flight 2897 operated as scheduled from another gate with a replacement aircraft."


Another report says he was located in the nose-gear wheel-well. What over-night check could cause such an injury?

KMSP reports the flight was going to STL.


Usually on a term check, if that was this was, lots of things are checked overnight on a bird. There may have been a notation in the log for something about the nose wheel, nose strut or doors.....who knows?
safe



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User currently offlineJetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2788 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 24255 times:

Rest in Peace. My prayers go out to the family, friends, and coworkers of this gentleman.

Stay safe everyone.



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User currently offline7673mech From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 729 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 24024 times:
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Quoting FLYAWA (Reply 6):
What over-night check could cause such an injury?

Unfortunately there are many things on aircraft that can bite you if your not careful. The ramp in general can be a hazardous place to work for loaders and mechanics. I have been pinched a couple times doing routine, almost mundane things. When it happens it gets your attention.

My condolences to this mechanics family and coworkers.


User currently offlinekatwspotter From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 207 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 23846 times:

Quoting 7673mech (Reply 11):
Unfortunately there are many things on aircraft that can bite you if your not careful.

I'm 6'3" and always hit my head on the smoke detectors in the cargo bin of a CRJ or Saab and/or those yellow hooks on the bottom of the CRJ Cargo Bin Door...those are the worse.

My condolences to the Mechanics family...RIP



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User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2555 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 23529 times:

We heard he was doing a gear lube and the doors closed on him. Not sure if that is correct, but the safety report should be out in a few days. A similar incident occured in ATL last summer on a 767. The mechanic was very lucky to survive.

Everybody at work was pretty shook up today. Tonight in MSP there is a ten year old boy that doesn't have a father comming home. The ATL hangar is doing a couple of fundraisers for him this week.


User currently offlineDLATLOpsSup From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 78 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 23490 times:

Mechanic at the TOC in ATL today told me that the nose gear doors were open, and closed around him while he was standing on the ground...horrible...

Rest in piece, sir...


User currently offlineMCI10 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 23092 times:

Very sad news. Thoughts and prayers to family.

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14026 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 22119 times:

Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 13):
We heard he was doing a gear lube and the doors closed on him. Not sure if that is correct, but the safety report should be out in a few days. A similar incident occured in ATL last summer on a 767. The mechanic was very lucky to survive.

Airbus nose gear doors close very fast and with lots of force. If he was trapped between the doors, it could have literally cut him in half.
When, in a previous job, the airline introduced the A300-600, our station manager at this time called all of us together and made it clear that with the Airbus, he´ll insist on all safety measures for gear doors being carried out (normally he was pretty lax on health and safety). He told us that he once saw a guy being crushed to death by such a door.

Jan


User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1036 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 20614 times:

My condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. May he rest in peace.

User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12251 posts, RR: 35
Reply 18, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 20497 times:
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Surprised to see nothing about this on Deltanet, our internal employee website.

Sad situation for this mechanic and those working with him



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User currently offlinen901wa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 463 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 18524 times:

Very Sad News. My thoughts go out to his Family and Loved ones. I will start a fund drive tonight from LAX 250 for them as soon as I get in. I was hoping it was not true when I had heard this rumor when I left work.

User currently offlineUSair1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 71 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 18190 times:

Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 13):
We heard he was doing a gear lube and the doors closed on him. Not sure if that is correct, but the safety report should be out in a few days. A similar incident occured in ATL last summer on a 767. The mechanic was very lucky to survive.

I was going to post that as my guess as to what happened earlier, but I didnt want to since the idea of that happening is so grusome. I have watched those Airbus doors close time and time again and they have such force. I wonder if someone turned on the hydraulic pumps up in the flight deck which might have caused them to close?

Whatever the case, this is really sad. Sorry to hear. Just a reminder that the ramp is a dangerous place for ramp/MX and fuelers on a daily basis.


User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 17933 times:

Quoting katwspotter (Reply 12):
I'm 6'3" and always hit my head on the smoke detectors in the cargo bin of a CRJ
Quoting katwspotter (Reply 12):
those yellow hooks on the bottom of the CRJ Cargo Bin Door...those are the worse

Those ARE the worst, not only on the head but also the back!!! Also, watch out for the temperature probe when hooking/unhooking a CRJ ground power supply.



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 17690 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 16):
Airbus nose gear doors close very fast and with lots of force. If he was trapped between the doors, it could have literally cut him in half.
When, in a previous job, the airline introduced the A300-600, our station manager at this time called all of us together and made it clear that with the Airbus, he´ll insist on all safety measures for gear doors being carried out (normally he was pretty lax on health and safety). He told us that he once saw a guy being crushed to death by such a door.

Jan


The NLG doors of a A300 killed an Eastern worker about 25 years ago.


User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2605 posts, RR: 22
Reply 23, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 17308 times:
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Yeah, droopy main gear doors on an L10 that is suddenly "powered-up" will get your attention. Sounds like a shotgun blast when they slam closed.
Very nasty place to be.



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User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 16850 times:

I was working this morning when this happened. Apperantly he had lost his wife to cancer a year earlier. Very erie around MSP today. My thoughts are with him, so sad to see him go doing a job he probably felt so passionatly about.. For an airline that once existed...


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25 filejw : An FA friend in MSP just told me he left a 12 year old daughter...
26 SNCntry32 : I heard the same thing. Overall, very very very VERY tragic...
27 Continental : Not according to WCCO. Apparently he had a son.
28 aogdesk : Horrific and tragic.....my prayers go out to this guy's family. One minute you're just doing your job...the next minute it's over. Sad...
29 474218 : The L-1011's main landing gear doors do not droop. They are normally closed, however, there are two manual release handles that will release the door
30 crjfixer : Very sad......Rest In Peace
31 burnsie28 : According to a statement from the family released from Delta, he has a 12 year old son named Joey. One year ago this poor kid lost his mom at the age
32 ZKNZA : As someone who routinely checks these sorts of defects on A320 series aircraft, I am shocked. Whilst its too early to speculate what actually occurred
33 huxrules : There isn't a lock out - tag out procedure for this?
34 Panman : Of course there is! On the A320 family there are pins (with read streamers marked "REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT" that you put in the nosegear doors to stop t
35 ImperialEagle : Please forgive my generalization. As a matter of expediency I just typed a passing thought from a past experience. Forgot I am swimming in a shark ta
36 dldtw1962 : Prayers go out to his family and friends. It is never easy losing someon you love. CP
37 nwaesc : I'm not; "bad" news is rarely posted on there. That said, it sounds like there are at least 2-3 fundraisers afoot based on posts in this thread alone
38 GSPSPOT : Just saw this thread. Condolences to this man and his family.
39 legacytravel : My wifes father passed away a couple of weeks ago. She is 44 and has no parents I can not fathom being 12/13 and having no parents. IS there anything
40 azjubilee : MY thoughts and prayers to the family. The family and especially the surviving kid(s) who are now orphans could get even more support if DL would put
41 DALMD88 : I'm sure it will be posted on DLnet as soon as more details as far as a fund for his son are known. We found out about it in the ATL hangar about two
42 nwaesc : For those that may be interested (From DLNet's Tech Ops page): Contributions may be made as follows: · Wings members can call 1-800-692-2274, Opt #2
43 azjubilee : Thanks NWAESC for posting that. At least the employees care about each other, no matter North or South.
44 globalflyer : Thanks as well. I put this information on my Facebook page since I have so many industry friends! We ALL have to stick together. Best wishes and praye
45 Post contains links LTC8K6 : http://wcco.com/local/delta.mechanic.death.2.1756193.html Disgusting behavior...
46 AirframeAS : There are hydraulic lines running in there for the nose gear. Mechanics spend a lot of time in there. There are reports of nose gear vibrations on th
47 RiddlePilot215 : Jesus....I read about 5 posts and had to stop because it pissed me off so much...That's unbelievable...You really have to be a different kind of stup
48 platinumfoota : What horrible news this is. And to leave a child alone makes this even worse. My heart goes all to all his family, friends and co-workers. Always sad
49 Deltal1011man : RIP and everyone take a little time and say a small prayer (for those of you who do this) for the 12 year old son who now has no mother or father.
50 nwaesc : I'm ardently pro labor, but have to agree they were classless. I did read all the way through though. The voice of reason comes out here and there. I
51 RiddlePilot215 : The fact that comments of that nature were even posted in the first place is completely abhorrent.
52 nwaesc : The anonymity of the internet allows people to say things they never would in "real life." And let's be honest; no one's going to "take a dump" on th
53 azjubilee : Two days later and the story finally makes it to the front page of Deltanet. Classy, ATL, really classy.
54 Continental : Those individuals posting on exnwa.com seem more childish than some kids in preschool.
55 c5load : I can attest to both of these things happening to me when I worked for OH. Although nothing was worse than the time I gave myself about an inch and h
56 KaiGywer : Maybe they saw our posts here
57 Post contains images AirframeAS : This makes me embarrassed to be an airline employee....
58 MD11Engineer : Watch out for Boeing 747 flaps and leading edge flaps. They will still move, even if hydraulics (for the flaps) and pneumatics (for the leading edge f
59 aogdesk : Unbelievable, and I agree. That is without doubt the most inhumane behavior that I have EVER seen in my life, and makes me truly embarrassed to be ev
60 mayor : It was on there as of 6/16.
61 mayor : It was posted on Deltanet BEFORE you posted this unnecessary post. 6/16 at 4:56 pm. I think your math is fuzzy.....it was posted one day after the ac
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