spiritair97
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Anybody At LGA Know What Happened To Us Tonight?

Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:35 am

Tonight, 12/6/12, I flew to MYR to see family on NKS347. As we pushed back (6.14pm for the scheduled 6:30pm), the flight attendants were doing the safety demo. Suddenly, the aircraft bounced, jerked to the right, and stopped short. The flight attendant in the rear galley got thrown a bit, and even had to stop in the middle of the safety demo after ending with an "Ouch!", so she must've gotten thrown or shifted a good bit. After about two minutes, the safety demo was continued, by the same flight attendant. After the safety demo had bad done, about 3 or 4 trucks approached the aircraft (The orange-lights ontop made me assume they were mainence trucks). After another 5 or so minutes, we (slowly) continued our pushback, after the maintenance trucks dispersed. I don't know what exactly happened, but it almost felt like we had run something over.

Does anybody at LGA have any ideas as to what may have happened?

Many thanks!!  

-Don
 
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cotparampguy
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RE: Anybody At LGA Know What Happened To Us Tonigh

Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:38 am

Broken shear pin maybe?
 
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RE: Anybody At LGA Know What Happened To Us Tonigh

Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:30 am

Quoting cotparampguy (Reply 1):
Broken shear pin maybe?

That would be my guess exactly. I had this happen from time to time. It snaps if you have to come to a sudden stop, like the wing walker giving you the stop signal. That would be the jerk. The flightcrew had to reset the brakes and hold while the new tow bar was found and replaced. Then it is sop to get another towbar and have maintenance come out and check that the MLG did not suffer any damage then reattach and continue push.
 
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RE: Anybody At LGA Know What Happened To Us Tonigh

Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:01 pm

Quoting spiritair97 (Thread starter):
(The orange-lights ontop made me assume they were mainence trucks).

Those weren't maintenance vehicles, they were port authority vehicles.. Whats weird Ive seen alot shearpins broken @ LGA, the port authority never comes out for a broken shear pin. Replace tow bar and continue what was suppose to happen.
 
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RE: Anybody At LGA Know What Happened To Us Tonigh

Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:54 pm

Could have been a wheel chock run over...they fall off tugs all the time, they are large, heavy and will displace a nose wheel easily...just a thought...
 
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RE: Anybody At LGA Know What Happened To Us Tonigh

Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:31 pm

I'm going with the broken tow bar/shear pin scenario....
 
spiritair97
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RE: Anybody At LGA Know What Happened To Us Tonigh

Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:51 am

Thanks for all the responses! I got a little nervous when it happened, as I've never experienced that before.

Weird that the Port Authority trucks came if they usually don't. Am glad there was no significantroblems, though.

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