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United 777 Wing Strike At LHR 1/3  
User currently offlineworking2gether From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 83 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 13407 times:

I just got back from LHR tonight was talking with a United Flight Attendant. He said that the winds at LHR was so bad yesterday that one of their birds, a 777, had a wing strike on landing at LHR. I searched the Aviation Herald and here but couldn't see anything about a wing strike. So does anyone have any info about the incident? Thanks!

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User currently online747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3735 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 12918 times:

Well if it true, thank god it did not crash.

User currently offlineHypoxik From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 9927 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Reply 1):

Let's not be dramatic!



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User currently offlineGulfstream650 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5247 times:

judging by the subject and the fact that this is airliners.net combined with the fact that this is only the fourth post on a heavily viewed thread, I would like to assume that this did not happen.

Since we usually hear about occurences such as when a baggage cart 'nudges' an aircraft, i would be surprised if this did happen based upon the lack of news.

I may be wrong.........



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User currently offlineMX757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 628 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4520 times:

As a CO.....damn.......I mean UA mechanic I would have heard about it. Plus it would have been listed on our out of service page in UA's Tech Op's portal.


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User currently offlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6187 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4248 times:

Ok, do I have to be the first to say it. Your listening to a Flight Attendant?

Second, a wing of a 777 making ground contact on landing. Doubtful. That's a very tall wing and if your banking that far for wind correction then you shouldn't be landing. Were not talking about an MD80 here.



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User currently offlinetonyban From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4198 times:

Hello, just flew back from LHR on Wednesday and the winds on Tuesday were almost hurricane like and just found out the winds were just as severe on Thursday too. Luckily my flight back was smooooooth.

User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6465 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4162 times:
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Quoting as739x (Reply 5):
Second, a wing of a 777 making ground contact on landing. Doubtful.

Doubtful? Maybe. Absolutely impossible? No. With such winds, when you are very close to the ground, all bets are off if there is a sudden draft or windshear.


User currently offlineLofty From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

I was around on Wednesday and only a Local Stand-by for all arrivals on both runways from 0600 - 1400 no other incidents reported.

On Thursday I was an early shift, only 1 Emergency which was on a BA flight.

The only other thing was a BA Airbus had to execute 2 go-arounds due cross winds and then diverted to Luton.


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