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Windshield Falls Out Of Challenger

Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:46 am

Can anyone investigate this current PIREP from ZTL?

CSV UUA /OV HCH360010/TM 1730/FL100/TP CL60/TB SEV 100-150/RM DURGD. WINDSHIELD CAME OUT OF ACFT. NO INJURIES RPTD. ZTL CWSU
 
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RE: Windshield Falls Out Of Challenger

Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:51 am

Now -that's- severe!
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RE: Windshield Falls Out Of Challenger

Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:52 am

There is a strong band of storms in that starts east of CVG to east of MGM. This PIREP was placed in ATL center 10 miles north of Crossville, TN (HCH.)
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RE: Windshield Falls Out Of Challenger

Sun Aug 14, 2005 7:35 am

In the meantime, in a maintenance hangar somewhere:

-Joe, what are those screws on the workbench?

-Dunno, found them last week on the floor after that Challenger left...
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RE: Windshield Falls Out Of Challenger

Mon Aug 15, 2005 3:41 am

On the B737 the Windshield fits in from the Inside  Smile
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RE: Windshield Falls Out Of Challenger

Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:00 am

insane! recall the time when a window blew out of a Trident (i think) at altitude and the pilot was sucked out and pinned against the fuselage for a good 20 min until it landed. i believe he lived too.
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RE: Windshield Falls Out Of Challenger

Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:00 am

>> recall the time when a window blew out of a Trident (i think) at altitude and the pilot was sucked out and pinned against the fuselage for a good 20 min until it landed

I don't know about a Trident, but this definitly happened with a U.S. Navy EA-6B in which the copilot was partially ejected through the canopy. He lost consciousness, but was revived and made a full recovery when the aircraft landed.
 
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RE: Windshield Falls Out Of Challenger

Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:04 am

Quoting Liedetectors (Reply 5):
insane! recall the time when a window blew out of a Trident (i think) at altitude and the pilot was sucked out and pinned against the fuselage for a good 20 min until it landed. i believe he lived too.

He lived, but it was a BAC 1-11

http://www.aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19900610-1

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RE: Windshield Falls Out Of Challenger

Tue Aug 16, 2005 10:43 am

Quoting Starlionblue (Reply 7):
He lived, but it was a BAC 1-11

yea that sounds about right. thanks for the clarification.
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RE: Windshield Falls Out Of Challenger

Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:01 pm

Quoting Liedetectors (Reply 5):
insane! recall the time when a window blew out of a Trident (i think) at altitude and the pilot was sucked out and pinned against the fuselage for a good 20 min until it landed. i believe he lived too.

Just a correction, but it was actually a BA BAC 1-11. And the main reason for that incident, was that on the 1-11's the windshield screwed IN from the outside and the wrong diameter bolts were used to fasten the windscreen, whereas on most planes, including the challenger series (I beleive) they screw OUT from the inside and make use of interior air pressure as an added binding agent.

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