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DHL A300 Nose Gear Collapse At Bratislava

Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:11 am

Source only in Slovak now:
http://bratislava.sme.sk/c/6605397/v...-havarovalo-nakladne-lietadlo.html

DHL cargo A300 had a nose gear collapse on landing at BTS this morning. It had slipped off the runway.
There is a small video in this link as well.
One runway is closed the second one operational and airport is opened.
 
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RE: DHL A300 Nose Gear Collapse At Bratislava

Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:34 am

A friend of mine just landed in BTS and posted this picture
 
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RE: DHL A300 Nose Gear Collapse At Bratislava

Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:29 pm

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RE: DHL A300 Nose Gear Collapse At Bratislava

Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:55 am

I can't believe there was no evacuation slide!

If it had not been a nose gear collasps, where the pilots supposed to jump out 2 stores to the ground?
 
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RE: DHL A300 Nose Gear Collapse At Bratislava

Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:57 am

Info from Avherald.com. Interesting in that the gear collapsed when the aircraft was already in low speed rollout.
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RE: DHL A300 Nose Gear Collapse At Bratislava

Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:09 pm

Why blow the slide? They were close to the ground and it would have made it more difficult for them to get
out. Oh, and then there is the added expense of the slide being repacked.
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RE: DHL A300 Nose Gear Collapse At Bratislava

Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:23 pm

Quoting usafdo (Reply 3):
where the pilots supposed to jump out 2 stores to the ground?

either use the slide or , as at least many of the older cargo aircraft had, the escape rope.

[Edited 2012-11-17 09:25:16]
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RE: DHL A300 Nose Gear Collapse At Bratislava

Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:23 am

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 6):

either use the slide or , as at least many of the older cargo aircraft had, the escape rope.

Cargo crew normally in the flight deck use the window exits.....Unless there are folks in the supernumery area.

Looks like the roll out of the runway produced loads on the NLG that caused the shearpin to break.....
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