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jetjack74
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Pic Of The NW DC9's Gear That Lost A Wheel At MEM

Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:06 pm


Actual pic of the the NW DC9's landing gear that lost the wheel landing at MEM on the 12/14. Not a very good shot, but you can see that it was a clean separation from the gear, which means the the wasn't secured to the mainmount, which means the lugnuts weren't torqued, or shear-wired.
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RE: Pic Of The NW DC9's Gear That Lost A Wheel At MEM

Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:07 pm

Holy crap!

So while landing, it literally just rolled off?

Damn!
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RE: Pic Of The NW DC9's Gear That Lost A Wheel At MEM

Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:09 pm

Quoting TPASXM787 (Reply 1):
So while landing, it literally just rolled off?

That's exactly what it did. Passengers saw the wheel bouncing alongside the aircraft as it rolled out.
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RE: Pic Of The NW DC9's Gear That Lost A Wheel At MEM

Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:10 pm

Quoting Jetjack74 (Thread starter):
Not a very good shot

still a good picture ...
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RE: Pic Of The NW DC9's Gear That Lost A Wheel At MEM

Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:33 pm

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 2):
That's exactly what it did. Passengers saw the wheel bouncing alongside the aircraft as it rolled out.

rofl

Always something with them DC-9s...gotta love the old birds though...one roared over my head today on my drive home...
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RE: Pic Of The NW DC9's Gear That Lost A Wheel At MEM

Wed Dec 21, 2005 12:40 pm

Quoting TPASXM787 (Reply 4):
one roared over my head today on my drive home...

May want to duck next time.
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RE: Pic Of The NW DC9's Gear That Lost A Wheel At MEM

Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:37 pm

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 2):
That's exactly what it did. Passengers saw the wheel bouncing alongside the aircraft as it rolled out.

I wish I could have seen the reactions from the passengers that saw the wheel bouncing along outside their window. If I had been on that plane, I probably would have started laughing. Just the absurd nature of it would have gotten a good laugh out of me.
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RE: Pic Of The NW DC9's Gear That Lost A Wheel At MEM

Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:25 pm

Anybody have a clue as to if the landing gear is all right or needs to be replaced from strees, 1 tire on landing where there should have been 2.
 
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RE: Pic Of The NW DC9's Gear That Lost A Wheel At MEM

Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:07 pm

Any Idea when that Main Wheel in question was replaced.
Suspected In Adequate torque.
Was it an Reworked undersized Axle.
Any Official report.
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RE: Pic Of The NW DC9's Gear That Lost A Wheel At MEM

Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:10 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 8):
Any Idea when that Main Wheel in question was replaced.
Suspected In Adequate torque.
Was it an Reworked undersized Axle.
Any Official report.

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