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JetBlue A320 Vs. Jetway @ MCO

Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:39 am

Anyone have an update on the A320 that ran into the jetway at MCO Tuesday morning? I saw the damage.. Looked kinda bad. Damage to the Lt wing leading edge and possibly the #1 motor.

It appears it was a reposition from overnight parking. Not sure if it was a tow job or being taxied by MX.

It happened around 7:20am local, 3/28/06...
 
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RE: JetBlue A320 Vs. Jetway @ MCO

Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:57 am

The plane did not suffered Engine #1 damage. It was ferried last night to JFK for repair.
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RE: JetBlue A320 Vs. Jetway @ MCO

Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:08 am

Thanks for the update... Glad the damage didn't involve the engine and its good to see they could ferry it out pretty fast.

I was just getting off work at MCO (I work at Airside 2) when the incident happened. Didn't get too close to the scene so couldn't tell the extent from where I was located.
 
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RE: JetBlue A320 Vs. Jetway @ MCO

Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:07 am

Not to mention we had a birdstrike on wednesday morning in PBI.
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RE: JetBlue A320 Vs. Jetway @ MCO

Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:55 am

I believe we just had to replace the slat on this one.

Quoting WMUPilot (Reply 3):
Not to mention we had a birdstrike on wednesday morning in PBI.

These birds are really starting to piss me off.  gnasher 
I just cannot believe how many bird strikes are taking place lately.
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RE: JetBlue A320 Vs. Jetway @ MCO

Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:38 am

I thought we hit one when we where coming it and we where an hour behind the flight that did hit one. I started to notice them when I was standing on the rear airstairs waiting to board. There sure are alot of those birds around.
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RE: JetBlue A320 Vs. Jetway @ MCO

Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:18 am

Quoting SCXmechanic (Thread starter):
Anyone have an update on the A320 that ran into the jetway at MCO Tuesday morning? I saw the damage.. Looked kinda bad. Damage to the Lt wing leading edge and possibly the #1 motor.

Obviously, like the AA A300 that hit the hanger this is Airbus' fault.  Wink

Anyone with photos?
Has this impacted B6 operations much?

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RE: JetBlue A320 Vs. Jetway @ MCO

Sat Apr 01, 2006 5:53 am

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 6):
Has this impacted B6 operations much?

Nah, the slat was replaced and the a/c is flying. The a/c was in the hangar for a short time while the slat was expedited from the business partner and the proper tooling was brought in.
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RE: JetBlue A320 Vs. Jetway @ MCO

Sat Apr 01, 2006 5:58 am

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 6):
like the AA A300 that hit the hanger this is Airbus' fault

That would be about right..

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RE: JetBlue A320 Vs. Jetway @ MCO

Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:26 am

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 7):
Nah, the slat was replaced and the a/c is flying. The a/c was in the hangar for a short time while the slat was expedited from the business partner and the proper tooling was brought in.

Thanks. Good to know.

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 8):
Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 6):
like the AA A300 that hit the hanger this is Airbus' fault

That would be about right..

I hope my sarcasm was obvious.  Smile

Ok Airlinelover, your signature is hilarous!  rotfl 

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 4):
I just cannot believe how many bird strikes are taking place lately.

There is a reason birdstrike survivability is such an important part of aircraft design.

Somewhere I read "between men and their aircarft and birds, history has shown that the birds win after minor casualties." While not quite 100% true, its asking for trouble to build airports near major bird zones. (e.g., why the poor Candian Geese near LGA were "eliminated.")

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