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What Happened To This Plane?  
User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

What on earth could have done this?

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User currently offlinePecoua From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3065 times:

This MD-80 rolled into a terminal building at EWR...the mechanics were working on it and if I got the story right, forgot to set the brakes...it rolled right into the gate area where passengers were...there are pics of the nose sitting next to the gate podium. That's the most I can tell ya.

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

you are right pecoua. thats what happend


Go big or go home
User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2986 times:

Looks like my daughters face when I told her she couldn't go out with her boyfriend last night! Big grin

User currently offlineIahcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3405 posts, RR: 42
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2872 times:
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To provide a bit more info on the event. This is/was CO Ship 884, Gate was 114 at EWR. And it happened early morning 0500-ish so as I recall no passengers were yet in the area.


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User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2737 times:
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Here is a photo of the same aircraft while still wedged in the concourse:


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User currently offlineSpark From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

How would you like to be the man who forgot to set the parking brake? Probably the most expensive mistake he ever made (mine is only a few thousand dollars).

User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

Care to elaborate, Spark? Anyway, stupid stuff like hitting buildings and lamp standards happens pretty often there was a similar incident with a SAS/SweLink Saab 2000 a couple years ago at Arlanda...here is the pic
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User currently offlinePlanenutz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

Wasn't there also an incident similar to this involving a NW A320 at LAS? If I remember correctly, the mechanics forgot to set the brake and it rolled backwards, taking down a lamp post, fence, and seriously damaging itself..

User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2527 times:

My favourite plane-to-building incident is when test pilot Scott Crossfield crashed his F-86 Sabre into the hangar after landing and loosing hydraulics. Chuck Yeager had a good laugh .........

User currently offlineKAL_LM From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2449 times:

Here's a couple of pics from inside the building..."Now Boarding directly into the aircraft at Gate 114!"





Enjoy?!?

regards,
Tom



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User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

The sad part is I believe the aircraft was a total writeoff, wasn't it?

Humiliating way to go.:-(


User currently offlineYak42 From Ireland, joined Oct 2000, 801 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2297 times:

In the first picture it looks like some guy is trying to push the plane back out again!

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