KarlB737
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Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:19 am

 
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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:22 am

Just put the engines in full throttle and that will do it...or just call Patroni!  Big thumbs up
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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:26 am

Wow it sounds like someone on the ramp wasn't paying much attention. At least this isn't as bad as a collision between two planes, but nevertheless is a pretty stupid thing to have happen.

I just crack up imagining what the pilot would say to try and explain the fact that their flight was cancelled because they are stuck in the mud after the plane has already been prepared for take off.
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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:29 am


Quoting RoseFlyer (reply 2):
I just crack up imagining what the pilot would say to try and explain the fact that their flight was cancelled because they are stuck in the mud after the plane has already been prepared for take off.



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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:56 am

Another reason why all planes should be equipped with the BF Goodrich AC/All Terrain tires. Seems like being in Detroit, Ford would have equipped these 757's with the on the fly 4wd!
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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Fri Feb 18, 2005 4:07 am

Just how do you end up in the mud pushing back from gate A28?????
Thats in between the alley between A & B, its all concrete in there. Unless, the article is wrong, or it was a different gate.

Anyways this shouldn't happen with wing walkers. Just the other week a DC-9 powered back too far from the gate and ended up in the mud.
 
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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:34 am

Only photo of the incident at this time:

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/4207898/detail.html
 
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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:59 am

I noticed the Detroit Free Press says the flight was head for MCO, but the link mentioned above said it was headed for FLL. Someone screwed up.

Edit: Flight 420 is heading for MCO, with only about 30 minutes left until arrival.

[Edited 2005-02-18 00:01:13]
 
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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:00 am

NWA's crew flight info shows:

Flight #420- left DTW @ 1545, scheduled into MCO @ 1837 eastern, 6:40 late- due to non-scheduled maintenance!!!

I guess you could call it that!!!  Big grin

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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:11 am

I saw it this morning when I was going to my gate this morning to MBS. My flight was leaving from A29, right across from 28. The overspil from the that gate was milling around ours, looking for someone to complain to.
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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:37 am

A similar incident happened in PIT a few years back. A US 757 was waiting for a EDIC time to come up. The FC decided to turn off the engines while waiting, only one problem, they set the parking brake after turning both engines off. I guess there was not enough hydraulic pressure to secure the brakes and the ac rolled backwards off the taxiway and into the mud. I heard this story second hand from some mtx guys, not sure how they got the plane out.
 
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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:14 pm

Tug pushed them back in the mud.. I was on the employee bus and drove right by it..got some pretty decent pictures with my camera phone.  Smile


That defintiely gets the "whoops" award of the day...
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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:38 pm

I smiled when I read that the tug had actually pushed the plane back into the mud. I never thought of this type of mistake as being very easy to make...I mean, wing walkers were present and watching the plane, right?

By the way, KarlB737, things look awfully cheery in Detroit from the looks of the other news links at the bottom of the page! Big grin

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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Fri Feb 18, 2005 5:55 pm

My question is, with the way the new terminal is, where the heck did they push this thing into the mud, just about everywhere in DTW is well, asphalt!
 
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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:09 pm

sounds like a ramp agent had a dumb#ss attack
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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:29 am

I just don't get how you can get a plane stuck in the mud; like was posted before, there is A LOT of concrete at DTW. Sounds like something coming out of "Airplane!."  Big thumbs up
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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:13 am

Is that a 753?

Perhaps it was snowy and icy and hard to distinguish concrete from frozen ground at that particular patch?
 
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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:15 am

OPPPPS! I hate when that happens!

Talk about not paying attention! The ramp rat is in big trouble!
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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:17 am

Same thing happened here at MSY a few years back. NW ground crew pushed a DC-9 too far back, and the main wheels went into the grass. Passengers were taken off the plane, and we towed it out with a couple of fire trucks pulling from the front.

Hilarious to see!

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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:18 am

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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:38 am

Quote:
Hilarious to see!


I bet the pax onboard didn't think it was too funny...  Big grin
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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:00 am

NWA should have ordered the 757-300 with the "Land Rover" option for exactly this problem !!!

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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:08 am

The problem was that it was hard to distinguish the concrete from the snowcovered ground.
 
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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:46 pm

Before we call ramp rats names lets check and see who pushes flights out at DTW NW, agents or mechanics. I thought in hubs it was still the AMFA people.
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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:58 pm

Good story but not funny story!

Imagine this:

A passenger gets real excited after push back and then .... the end. Stuck in mud, flight canceled.

Going to FLL for night party hang out? Sure, I must be in Florida on time.

I do not know how I would feel if I were on that NW plane in mud.
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RE: Northwest B757 Stuck In Mud At DTW

Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:03 pm

September11

Im sure no different than how I feel this evening getting home on United 3 hours late!

Planes being late happen all the time...yet the mud problem is just dumb and should have not even happened!
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