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KC-135 Lands With Refueling Boom Down  
User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 hours ago) and read 6275 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 United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 hours ago) and read 6209 times:

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


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineVenus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1445 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 6199 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,


I would help you but it is not in the contract
User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months ago) and read 6162 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 United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12181 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5919 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 United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 628 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5738 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 United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2468 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5511 times:

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


Just when I think you've said the stupidest thing ever, you keep talkin'!
User currently offlineKevinSmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5452 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 United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2468 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5368 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)



Just when I think you've said the stupidest thing ever, you keep talkin'!
User currently offlineEx52tech From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 559 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5107 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 8):
"boom wings"

They are called "ruddevators".



"Saddest thing I ever witnessed....an airplane being scrapped"
User currently offlineOroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 913 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4976 times:

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

User currently offlineMD11Fanatic From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4677 times:

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

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