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HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:53 am

No fuel spill, no injuries, no other details at this time.
 
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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:32 am

More info is becoming available.

It was a HP 757, parked at a gate, that was hit in the right engine by a fuel truck, knocking the plane out of service.

The flight that was to have used this airplane was cancelled.
 
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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:42 am

KING 5 has video of the accident aftermath. Damage apears to be minor to the engine cowling.
 
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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:00 am

I hope it wasn't the Ohio plane.
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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:05 am

Quoting Byrdluvs747 (Reply 3):
I hope it wasn't the Ohio plane.

Nope, it wasn't:

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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:41 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
No fuel spill, no injuries, no other details at this time.

Ouch, that must not be a fun wing ding....wouldn't want to be the fuel truck driver right now.

On the other hand, at least this didn't end up in catastrophy. Fortunately, Jet-A isn't very flammable unless it's a hot day and there's lots of vapors.

CORRECTION: I looked at the picture posted, and noticed that there was no associated fuel spill.

[Edited 2005-11-29 20:44:57]
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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:40 am

Great...just what we needed  Yeah sure
 
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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:56 am

Looks like another case of ramp rash... Well a major one this time!
 
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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:04 am

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 4):
Nope, it wasn't:

Good. I don't wan't HP to have any reason to repaint that plane before I can fly on it.
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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:06 am

Wow, luckily nothing bad happened. I wonder how he managed to crash into the engine.
 
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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:00 am

I hope it wont effect anything when the Hawaii flights start.
 
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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:17 am

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 9):
I wonder how he managed to crash into the engine.

i watched an episode of airline once where they were testing airport vehcles on ice and suprisingly they skid alot further on ice than normal cars do for some random reason so maybe the driver didnt see a bit of ice and hit the brakes and kept on going
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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:37 am

Hey EA CO AS, speaking of A/C mishap's, did you hear about 649 here at LAX the other night. Drop me a line in first class!

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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:03 am

Glycol is also quite slick, worse than ice in some cases. I'm not sure what the weather was like in SEA though, if it was cold enough.
 
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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:12 am

Frozen glycol (yes it can happen) is even worse...
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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:54 am

Quoting Phxplanes (Reply 10):
I hope it wont effect anything when the Hawaii flights start.

Unless it was one of the ETOPS planes, it won't. There's only a handful of them that are.
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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:08 am

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 9):
I wonder how he managed to crash into the engine.

I don't know what happened officer. All of a sudden that damn engine jumped out in front of me.

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 11):
i watched an episode of airline once where they were testing airport vehcles on ice and suprisingly they skid alot further on ice than normal cars do for some random reason

Ummm....maybe because the airport vehicles just might possibly be a tad bit eavier than the friendly Honda Accord sitting in the driveway.
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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:25 pm

I've watch an episode of Airport before and it shows that ice isn't required for it to be slippy.

Apparantly the surface is quite hazardous even it is just wet.

they did a test with a baggage tow car thing, at 20mph, braked, and it slid around 40 to 50 feet ish.
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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:03 pm

Hey, it's a 757! Just fly it with one engine, what's the big deal, it doesn't really need 2 of them anyway, it's already overpowered!  spit 
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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:07 pm

At least this time it was not a drunk America West pilot Smile

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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:10 am

As a person who has pumped a lot of Jet A I can tell that sometimes the job is not as easy as it looks. Under time pressures, using that abortion of a fuel truck (looks like a Rampmaster to me), low pay and managers who think that it's just like pumping gas into a Honda Accord and you get people who aren't that attentive, have a bad attitude and get complacent. Add in an inoperative fuel gauge and it can be challenging. It's like pissing in a cup from ten feet away and trying to get an exact amount. UAL's 727's were the worst because the bean counters kept reducing our tolerances and the system was not that accurate anyway. One of my guys ran into a HP 737 engine and took the plane out of service for two weeks because he jumped out with the damn parking brake off and the truck rolled into it. In this case I bet the fueler was looking up at the panel under the right wing to spot his truck and ran right into the cowl. The airplane that made me most nervous about the cowl was the 777. I had to park damn close to it to reach the panel with our truck lifts. I am surprised this even made the news. It probably happens more often than you know.
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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:40 am

Quoting Byrdluvs747 (Reply 8):
Good. I don't wan't HP to have any reason to repaint that plane before I can fly on it.

Huh? WTF?
 
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RE: HP Collides With Fuel Truck At SEA

Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:51 am

Quoting Alasdaironeil (Reply 17):
a baggage tow car thing

You mean a TUG? The brakes on those things barely work on dry ground in the summer... There are speed limits you are supposed to follow on the ramp, and different limits to follow whole within...I think it's 20-30 feet of an aircraft. In the winter, doc 5 mph off of those. When you're next to an aircraft, let the thing idle in gear and keep your foot on the brake. If you lock the wheels...it's over.
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