andz
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N528XJ Taxi Accident In Memphis....How?

Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:35 am

I got an email today with some pictures of this taxi accident in 2002, the plane and the jetway are very badly damaged, I don't recall reading about the incident, how did it happen?

I'd post the pics but I didn't take them so I guess I can't.
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LUVRSW
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RE: N528XJ Taxi Accident In Memphis....How?

Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:53 am

I believe mechanics were pushing back the plane, or towing it, and the jetway wasn't retracted all the way, and they hit it, resulting in a fire, and scraping the plane. I want to see those pics if possible.
 
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RE: N528XJ Taxi Accident In Memphis....How?

Wed Sep 07, 2005 3:07 am

The mechanics, after a runup test, taxiied the aircraft back to the gate. The hydraulics were inoperative as the mechanics forgot to take it out of a test mode before maneuvering towards the jetbridge.
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andz
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RE: N528XJ Taxi Accident In Memphis....How?

Wed Sep 07, 2005 3:22 am

one of the pics shows number 1 engine bent downwards, the fuselage is also wrinkled behind the flight deck, so it must have been travelling at quite a rate when it hit the jetway.

Actually if I had got further than the pics in the email there is this comment:

On BAE-146s, two engines have hydraulic pumps, and two have electrical generators. If you taxi the airplane on the two engines with generators, you only have a few brake applications before the accumulators run out of pressure. On the way to the gate, the voice recorder captures one guy saying if they go a little faster, they could get the nose off the ground.

They were apparently unaware that the Auto Throttles were set in Take-Off mode. As they approached the gate, they found they had no brakes (a result of being in the Takeoff mode) and proceeded to slam through the jetway. Both the aircraft and jetway appeared to be totalled.

Always remain seated, with your seatbelt fastened, until stopped at the gate.
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LUVRSW
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RE: N528XJ Taxi Accident In Memphis....How?

Wed Sep 07, 2005 3:43 am

WoW! Figures, Mesaba has some real charecters working for them. I'd love to see those pictures!
 
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RE: N528XJ Taxi Accident In Memphis....How?

Wed Sep 07, 2005 3:53 am

Yes, if anybody can post those pictures, it would be greatly appreciated.
 
andz
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RE: N528XJ Taxi Accident In Memphis....How?

Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:36 am

After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
 
hirisk
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RE: N528XJ Taxi Accident In Memphis....How?

Wed Sep 07, 2005 5:23 am

ouch that had to hurt.cant blame that on the scabs duck  flamed 
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RE: N528XJ Taxi Accident In Memphis....How?

Sat Sep 10, 2005 6:22 am

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought that Mesaba had their own mechanics, not associated with NWA. Therefore, it's irrespective of them being scabs or not, since they are not on strike. Two totally different companies. Sounds like bad mechanics if they don't know the electrical / hydraulic / pneumatic systems of the aircraft they repair.
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RE: N528XJ Taxi Accident In Memphis....How?

Sat Sep 10, 2005 9:52 am

Mesaba does have their own mechanics, they are also unionized by the AMFA.

The hulk of 528 is currently used by the MEM fire & rescue for training. The rotting carcas is painted white and on the airfield.

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