CFIjames From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 87 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1940 times:
We've all seen pictures of various aircraft, usually cargo, standing on their tails after improper loading/unloading of cargo. My question is how do they get the planes back down to level again. It would be pretty funny if they just shifted the weight back forward again and let the nose come down, but i doubt that is the case. Crane? Airbags? Couple thousand rampers holding it down?
There are 3 simple rules for making a perfect landing every time. Its a shame that no one knows what they are.
Cancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 12 Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1908 times:
my understanding is that you set up cranes to lift the rear section, as well as cranes to slowly lower the front of the a/c. i doubt that any local emergancy service would have enough airbags to lift an a/c back into it's proper position.
"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
Okie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2714 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1908 times:
They just have the F/A slowly walk back to the front of the plane. Just kidding.
Airbags usually and or a combination or using mechanical devices to pull some cargo uphill in the cargo hold to decrease the amount of lifting required at the rear of the aircraft. That's assuming someone was not trapped behind a pallet of freight that goes rolling down hill in a hurry.
Dl757Md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1560 posts, RR: 18 Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1899 times:
I don't have an answer to your questions however I do have a video of a planet airways 727 going on it its tail. I can e-mail it to you. I'm also looking for someone to host it so I can link it from a post over in the civil av section.
Air2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1805 times:
We had a jumbo sit on its tail at PanAm back in the late 80's. Al we did was have people move forward through the cabin until it nose came back down. Then we ballasted the forward pit to keep the nose on the ground.
Air2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1770 times:
Not really. Our situation was that the body gear retracted and allowed the aircraft to pivot aft. There was minimal damage to the APU doors and just crushed a drain mast. Adding some weight forward at small increments forced the nose of the aircraft down. It didn't slam down, it just started down and settled on the nose gear as weight was added. Much lighter than a normal landing.