FBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7 Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2811 times:
This is in fact normal for the A320-series and other planes where the nosegear leg isn't exactly vertical to the ground.The leg slants forward and this means the outer wheel will lift off the ground in tight turns.
Now,at OSL,Airbus 320-series planes are pushed back a little further from the terminal during pushback than other planes.It is said that this will eliminate undue strain on the nosewheel by reducing the need for very tight turns away from the terminal.So maybe there is an A320 nosegear leg problem.But not the reason for what's happening in the photo,though.
Avionic From Denmark, joined Nov 1999, 111 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2732 times:
As a little funny note, it is quite fortunate for ex. when you have to check the tire pressure on the nose gear of f. ex. an md80, because sometimes the valve is hidden behind the spray deflector....a good trick is to take the tow bar and pull it sideways (as in a turn) and you can then freely turn the wheel to a comfortable position!
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 38 Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2697 times:
The DC-9 is the same way. FYI, TWA rolled an MD-80 off the end of our runway 01 on landing a few years back. Landing long, high, and fast, tried to make the last left taxiway exit he could, the nose wheel turned, right wheel on gear lifted off the ground, left wheel skidded, MD-80 went about ten feet into grass.
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Goldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5641 posts, RR: 15 Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 2284 times:
I know a person who had an accident while towing an Md-80 in the rain. He made a tightish turn (which was required to get into the overnight) and the md-80 kept on going forward, dragging the pushback with it.
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