Venus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6161 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,
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12173 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5881 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.
Galaxy5007 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 628 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5700 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.