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Jade Cargo B747 Tail Tip

Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:07 pm

Does anyone have futher infomation or pics?
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RE: Jade Cargo B747 Tail Tip

Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:16 pm

mmh brand new aircraft, someone forgot to tell the ground crew what that long stick is for?.
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RE: Jade Cargo B747 Tail Tip

Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:28 pm

Wow, they had that plane for, what, 3 weeks? Delivery was July 31st, IIRC, and they already manage to damage it.
 
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RE: Jade Cargo B747 Tail Tip

Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:54 pm

Does anyone know the extent of the damage and what exactly happened?
 
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RE: Jade Cargo B747 Tail Tip

Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:36 pm

Perhaps Jade should have a longer flight training program for it's crews, before putting that aircraft into revenue service so quickly. Tail strike already? Not good.

Oh, it is a beautiful aircraft, isn't it?
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RE: Jade Cargo B747 Tail Tip

Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:42 pm

Quoting USAF336TFS (Reply 4):
Perhaps Jade should have a longer flight training program for it's crews, before putting that aircraft into revenue service so quickly. Tail strike already? Not good.

A tail strike normally refers to the rear portion of the aircraft touching the ground during rotation.....this was not the case here.....it happened due to wrong loading on the ground.....moreover, this probably had nothing to do with the pilots....more the responsibility of those who load the cargo on the aircraft.....
 
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RE: Jade Cargo B747 Tail Tip

Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:58 pm

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 5):
A tail strike normally refers to the rear portion of the aircraft touching the ground during rotation.....this was not the case here.....it happened due to wrong loading on the ground.....moreover, this probably had nothing to do with the pilots....more the responsibility of those who load the cargo on the aircraft.....

The lead of this post implies that there was a tail-strike, therefore that's why I commented that the flight crew may have been involved. I agree with your comments though, and I would think a more likely accident would have be done by the ground personnel.
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RE: Jade Cargo B747 Tail Tip

Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:44 pm

Quoting USAF336TFS (Reply 6):
The lead of this post implies that there was a tail-strike, therefore that's why I commented that the flight crew may have been involved. I agree with your comments though, and I would think a more likely accident would have be done by the ground personnel.

Agree with you...the title is highly misleading...."Tail tip" would generally mean the top end of the tail, right? I was wondering how that could get damaged Big grin
 
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RE: Jade Cargo B747 Tail Tip

Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:46 pm

First we miss the Great Wall 747's at AMS, now the other newcomer Jade will, also, not be seen for the time-being  Sad
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RE: Jade Cargo B747 Tail Tip

Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:41 am

Quoting USAF336TFS (Reply 6):
The lead of this post implies that there was a tail-strike, therefore that's why I commented that the flight crew may have been involved. I agree with your comments though, and I would think a more likely accident would have be done by the ground personnel.

If you would have clicked the link provided in the first post, you would have read:

During loading the tail tipped and struck the ground. Amount of damage is unknown.

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RE: Jade Cargo B747 Tail Tip

Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:26 am

Quoting AJO (Reply 9):
During loading the tail tipped and struck the ground. Amount of damage is unknown.

Saw that afterwards... They may have temporarily had that article offline the first time I went there. Sorry about the confusion. Still sounded intially like a tail strike.

My bad.  Wink
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RE: Jade Cargo B747 Tail Tip

Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:36 am

I saw this nice looking bird when I was at PAE about a month ago...nice to see they've already managed to bang it up a bit!
 
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RE: Jade Cargo B747 Tail Tip

Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:15 am

Quoting USAF336TFS (Reply 10):
Saw that afterwards... They may have temporarily had that article offline the first time I went there. Sorry about the confusion. Still sounded intially like a tail strike.

My bad.

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