sonic67
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Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:37 pm

The reason for this post is to discuses other things than the usual A vs B nonsense. The criteria for this post are unusual or strange civil aviation accidents that no one was killed. If you have any insight on the incident please tell. I have a few examples below.

Thanks in advance

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Markhkg
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Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:17 pm

Quoting Sonic67 (Thread starter):
accidents that no one was killed.

Just so you know, the second picture...the "U-Boat"...was the crash of a Garuda Indonesia B737, registration PK-GWA, and a flight attendant actually drowned during the incident. So not actually an incident where no one was killed...
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Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:35 pm

If you want to scratch your head..... Go to SEA and check out the ramp operation at Alaska. Menzies has a wonderful record of hitting planes out there. I think they have passed the 20 mark by now!

The Eskimo is rumored to be getting a helmet to protect his head from the impacts.
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Sat Apr 15, 2006 7:25 pm

Langing gear retracted while on ground:

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There was also a thread with pics of a jet that slammed into a jetway. There was damage to the airframe and the jet got totalled. I think it was being taxied by ground crew and they couldnt stop because they had not activated the right hydraulic circuits for the brakes or something like that. The jetway got damaged pretty bad too. I cant find this thread anymore, though.
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Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:29 pm

My favourite (although it might be apocryphal) is the story of the tug driver who carefully backed a 727 into a hangar, the hangar doors were closed enough so that the tug could just fit through the opening, and the driver duly put it into forward gear and drove through the gap in the doors. Unfortunately the seven-two was still attached and both wings were ripped off.

Never seen a photo so I don't know if it's true but I've heard the story a couple of times and it's always a seven-two. So maybe it's bona fide.
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Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:12 pm

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Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:23 pm

Quoting Piercey (Reply 7):
Yes, but there have been weird AC accidents. Can anyone say Gimli Glider?

Ah yes, Gimli. The last time I was at the Icelandic Festival there, they had at least 2 sand sculptures of the 767!

Another strange incident was IIRC a NW BAE146, where 2 mx guys were playing with the throttles and the aircraft went straight into the terminal. Apparently they were using the engines from which the brakes weren't fed off!
But perhaps someone with a better memory can confirm this?
 
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Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:27 pm

Quoting A319XFW (Reply 8):
Another strange incident was IIRC a NW BAE146, where 2 mx guys were playing with the throttles and the aircraft went straight into the terminal. Apparently they were using the engines from which the brakes weren't fed off!
But perhaps someone with a better memory can confirm this?

Actually that was a Continental MD-80, and its was cleaning staff not mechs as i recall.
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Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:42 pm

Quoting NorthStarDC4M (Reply 9):
Actually that was a Continental MD-80, and its was cleaning staff not mechs as i recall.

No, there was a NW 146 that had it too. I have the pics somewhere on my work computer.
 
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Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:50 pm

Another strange incident that I did not actually witness but occurred in The Haj season in Jeddah around Feb 2000 I am pretty sure.

An Iran Air 747SP had pushed back during start. In rather a rush to taxi, it is alleged the aircraft without getting clearance to taxi from the ground crew, applied a lot of power and taxied with some force into the tug, causing one of the main gears (presumably the wing) to shear completely off, leaving it on the remaining 3. Apparently the Boeing repair team said that it (the gear) behaved exactly as it should have done and doing little other than superficial damage to the airframe apart from needing to replacing the gear and no doubt landing gear doors, hydaulic and electical looms. A repair of some 10 days or so ensued. I dont now the reg of the aircraft involved, but was seen with tail out of the back of one of Saudia's hangars. I have no independent confirmation of these alleged events.

Apparently the gear are designed to shear off when in contact with any solid object on the ground (or flight) without doing major damage to the spar attachments points and fittings

Anybody help ?
 
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Sun Apr 16, 2006 12:37 am

This is a strange one. What's strange about it, in my opinion, is how nobody was killed in this accident.

http://photos.airliners.net/photos/photos/7/3/5/1030537.jpg

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Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:27 am

BoeingfanYYZ, perhaps it is lucky no-one was killed in the accident you illustrate. However the entire cockpit crew suffered broken backs. Sorry cos it's such depressing information, but it does follow up your question.
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Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:11 am

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 5):
Never seen a photo so I don't know if it's true but I've heard the story a couple of times and it's always a seven-two.

I dont think a tug would be strong enough and have enough traction to rip off wings. Maybe just damage them.
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sonic67
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Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:45 am

Quoting MarkHKG (Reply 2):
and a flight attendant actually drowned during the incident

You are correct but the flight attendant didn't drown because the plane flooded but while trying to exit the plane. But you are Right I probably should have left it out.
 
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Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:46 am

Quoting Rolfen (Reply 4):
Langing gear retracted while on ground:

Don't think it's possible to retract the gear on ground. Think it collapsed due to a technical fault.

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Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:53 am

Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 16):
Don't think it's possible to retract the gear on ground

Of course it is. Don't put the pins in the gear and you pull up you get a retracting gear. Now it probably wasn't a streight drop rather a tug forward due to the gear falling back and the aircraft falling forward.

Matt

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Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:57 am

Quoting UA777222 (Reply 17):
Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 16):
Don't think it's possible to retract the gear on ground

Of course it is. Don't put the pins in the gear and you pull up you get a reclining gear. Now it probably wasn't a streight drop rather a tug forward due to the gear falling back and the aircraft falling forward.

Matt

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Sun Apr 16, 2006 6:11 am

Passengers aboard a flight from Cyprus said they thought their aircraft was about to crash as it was battered by giant hailstones in a freak weather pocket.

Link:
http://www.strangedangers.com/content/item/10136.html
 
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Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:00 am

Quoting Boeingfanyyz (Reply 12):
Sorry cos it's such depressing information, but it does follow up your question.

Umm, where's the question....?  wink 

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Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:40 am

I remember when living in PNI Air Nauru had to cease operations for 1 month as a loader rammed the infamous VH-RON with a forklift. Pilots from Australia had to ferry the aircraft unpressurized to Oz to have it fixed. Air Nauru's has had only one plane (now zero) for a long time.

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Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:38 am

QF1 in 1999 managed a near hole in one, I had been on the flight a week earlier:

http://www.airdisaster.com/photos/qf1/3.shtml
 
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Sun Apr 16, 2006 9:48 am

A varig Cargo MD 11 or DC10 was inproperly unloded last week at MEX and the tail struck the pavement..... darn I cant find a pic....
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Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:26 am

Quoting Amciver (Reply 21):
QF1 in 1999 managed a near hole in one, I had been on the flight a week earlier:

Oh and what luck to see the emergency slide on a tree!! Hopefully noone tried to use that exit - long way down!
 
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Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:50 am

Quoting Jbguller (Reply 23):
Oh and what luck to see the emergency slide on a tree!! Hopefully noone tried to use that exit - long way down!

Check out the 2nd picture in that series ... if there's a piece of metal on that wing that can stick into the wind for stopping purposes - it is ...

TR's aren't deployed though, maybe they were stowed during shutdown, dunno.

Amazing that thing's in as good shape as it is, considering it basically went sledding down a golf course ...

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Sun Apr 16, 2006 11:51 am

Quoting Jbguller (Reply 23):
Hopefully noone tried to use that exit - long way down!

The door wasn't used during the evacuation. They were opened by gound crew after the evacuation sequence.
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Sun Apr 16, 2006 1:17 pm

http://photos.airliners.net/photos/photos/8/6/9/0841968.jpg

Lost nosewheel turning capabilities due to hydraulic failure...
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Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:44 pm

Some more Photos:

I stumble across this photo by accident anyone have any info on why the door was opene and who the Carrier is?
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Did the tail actually strike the runway?

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Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:26 pm

Quoting Sonic67 (Reply 28):
who the Carrier is

Tampa I think.

Quoting Sonic67 (Reply 28):
Did the tail actually strike the runway?

Yes.

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Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:57 pm

AF A320 F-GFKB. Gear colapsed at CDG

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Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:27 am

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 30):
SU IL-62 "meeting" Asiana B744 at ANC

I believe that it should be "Asiana B744 meets IL-62" as I believe the B744 was actually taxiing away, while the IL-62 was just parked.

I know I read that somewhere- not too sure where though...
 
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Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:26 pm

Quoting Tribird1011 (Reply 31):
I believe that it should be "Asiana B744 meets IL-62" as I believe the B744 was actually taxiing away, while the IL-62 was just parked.

You are right. The Il-62 was parked.
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