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KC-135 Lands With Refueling Boom Down  
User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 4 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 6067 times:

A USAF KC-135 landed with its refueling boom down in Columbus, OH today. It appears to be a mechanical failure. Here is a link with raw video of the landing.

http://www.nbc4i.com/midwest/cmh/new...-articles-CMH-2007-04-27-0015.html

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User currently offlineEMBQA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 6001 times:

I thought there was a way to hand crank it back up...??

User currently offlineVenus6971 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5991 times:

You can fly it up to the stowed position, looking at the video it appears that the hoist cable failed and was stuck in that position which was hign enough not be dragged which would have been an automatic boom change. So far it looks like a new hoist hyd motor,

User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5954 times:

I saw this Guard unit's a/c at Sun N Fun last weekend too..nice chaps.

Except for their nametags...stupid OSU logo and OSU flags all over the a/c. That kinda stuff could get you beat in FL  Wink

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 5 days ago) and read 5711 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
I thought there was a way to hand crank it back up...??

There is, it's a hydraulic hand pump the reels the cable up. But, if the cable or drum has a problem it won't help you. There is a checklist procedure for landing with the boom in trail. It looks like they did a good job.


User currently offlineGalaxy5007 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5530 times:

It was the cable that snapped during an AR. Thats when the came back in to land. The boom did contact the ground. One of my friends knows a hydro guy at Rickenbacker and explained that to me. Tail number was 57-1469.

User currently offlinePC12Fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5303 times:

Anyone notice the ground effect on the boom just before touchdown? Pretty cool.

User currently offlineKevinSmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5244 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 6):
Anyone notice the ground effect on the boom just before touchdown? Pretty cool.

Was it ground effect or the boomer keeping the tail in the air?


User currently offlinePC12Fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5160 times:

Quoting KevinSmith (Reply 7):
Was it ground effect or the boomer keeping the tail in the air?

I'll have to watch it again, but I think it was ground effect with the "boom wings". (sorry, I don't know the official designation of them)


User currently offlineEx52tech From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4899 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 8):
"boom wings"

They are called "ruddevators".


User currently offlineOroka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4768 times:

Seemed like a virtual non-event, didnt even see any sparks, just a quick stop.

User currently offlineMD11Fanatic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4469 times:

Man, they were on those brakes something fierce! I've never seen a KC-135 stop so fast before.

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