Venus6971 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1460 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7692 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, 12367 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7412 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, 652 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7231 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.