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What Can You Guys Tell Me About This Incident  
User currently offlineMainRunway From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 179 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2866 times:

that happened today. Another near Marshall Football air tragedy? LINK....

http://www.herald-dispatch.com/break...tball-coaches-escape-landing-scare

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User currently offlinewingnutmn From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 653 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2826 times:

I make of this incident as a case of sensational journalism. Disaster narrowly avoided? really? Does this journalist have some type of future vision. Last time I checked, most planes that have had landing gear problems recently have landed successfully with no fatalities (commercial aircraft). Yes, we know the school has had an airplane disaster in its history, but this is really reaching for a story if you ask me!

Wingnut



Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing! It's a bonus if you can fly the plane again!!
User currently onlineTigerguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2817 times:

Well...looks like it was probably a CRJ-100. While a belly landing isn't necessarily the easiest and safest thing in the world to do, I don't think there would have been a disaster of any kind. Yes, there's the danger of the plane flipping over or breaking up, but it sounds like (from what there is, anyway) the pilots had control of the aircraft, and thus would not have been coming in at an excessive/uncontrollable rate of speed.


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User currently offlinePGNCS From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 2858 posts, RR: 48
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

Quoting MainRunway (Thread starter):
Another near Marshall Football air tragedy?

In a word, no. Disaster narrowly avoided? Hardly.


User currently offlineak From United States of America, joined May 2006, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

Seems like a trend at LEX lately.
http://www.kentucky.com/2011/03/09/1...r-driver-greg-biffle-involved.html



" I am serious...and don't call me Shirley!
User currently offlineMainRunway From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Here's a more detail article. What gets me is this very week, CRW opened it's runway extension and now has 6800 Ft. Does it make sense to divert to LEX for 200 more feet?

http://www.kentucky.com/2011/03/10/1...otball.html#storylink=omni_popular


User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5740 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

Quoting MainRunway (Reply 5):
Does it make sense to divert to LEX for 200 more feet?

The runway at LEX doesn't sit next to a 200 ft drop.



"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2812 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

Landing gear problems on a CRJ? Let me put on my surprised face.   

Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 6):
Quoting MainRunway (Reply 5):
Does it make sense to divert to LEX for 200 more feet?

The runway at LEX doesn't sit next to a 200 ft drop.

  



It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems with just potatoes.
User currently offlinetype-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

Actually belly landings aren't that bad. Sure you may lose some antennas but if the fuel tanks don't get punctured you slide to a stop. There was a CO DC-9 that landed gear up at IAH back in the 90s. It slid off into the grass and came to a stop. Most of the passengers just thought that the plane settled "a little lower than usual" during the landing.

I think the article is just trying to stir up old memories. A gear up landing is not in the same league as a busted minimum during and instrument approach in low IFR conditions.


User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5740 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

Quoting type-rated (Reply 8):
A gear up landing is not in the same league as a busted minimum during and instrument approach in low IFR conditions.

You could technically say they were both Controlled Flight Into Terrain.  
Quoting type-rated (Reply 8):
Actually belly landings aren't that bad.

If nothing else goes wrong, the plane will be repaired and put back into service.



"PHX is Phoenix, PDX is the other city" -777Way
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