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737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:08 am

Just on the 6pm news a 10 sec blurb to say a Toll Operated 737-300 of Airwork Auckland has crashed in the Solomon Islands

Can't find any info on it on the news sites, any one got any update/links?
 
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737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:19 am

Seems ZK-SLA was their only pax 733 - unless this was a freighter.
Edit: Only later found out that Toll is a freighter operator, hence this has to be one of the frieghter variants. Not much luck looking up on FR24 - as none seem to have recorded flights after 24JAN.
Thoughts out to everyone on board.

[Edited 2014-01-25 21:29:17]
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737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:21 am

The Google shows me but I click link and it says not found news. I don't know. I tried and tried to find detail. Bad internet under world I guess.

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737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:23 am

Quoting KFlyer (Reply 1):
Seems ZK-SLA was their only pax 733 - unless this was a freighter. Thoughts out to everyone on board.

It is one of Airworks 733F operating under the TOLL Brand

http://imgur.com/YM3YO2m
 
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737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:26 am

Looks like gear collapse in those pics.
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737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:27 am

It was a TOLL Priority Logistics Cargo aircraft. Still cant get anything more than it crashed at Henderson Airport (Henderson Airfield) in Honiara.
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737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:31 am

Just taken from the website stuff.co.nz

A New Zealand-registered Boeing 737 has crashed at Henderson Field in the Solomon Islands.
Few details are available but no one is believed to have died.
The aircraft was flying in the livery of the Australian based freight company Toll.
It was owned by Airworks of Auckland.
A posting on Facebook says the aircraft failed to take off both another says it was landing at the airport east of the capital Honiara
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737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:25 am

A bit more info here:

http://tvnz.co.nz/world-news/solomon...losed-after-plane-collapse-5808284

"Solomon Island airport closed after plane collapse

The 737 freighter was on rollout shortly after landing when the right hand main landing gear collapsed, causing the aircraft to slide to a halt on the runway.

No flights can come in to land till this large plane has been removed from the eastern end of the runway.

An incoming Solomon Airways plane has been diverted to Vanuatu."


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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:34 am

It's all relative. Gear collapse on taxi is technically a crash. And a 737 is a large plane at some airports.
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:18 am

This aircraft operates to honiara and often nauru pretty much daily, callsign "SOLPAC". Latest notam has the runway closed until 0100 utc.
 
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:40 am

I was devoed to hear this. Photographed her this morning departing Brisbane.
 
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:38 am

Another picture from Reddit.

http://i.imgur.com/eGFSZyW.jpg

As well as comments
http://www.reddit.com/r/aviation/com.../737300f_gear_collapse_at_honiara/
 
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:02 pm

Tomorrow its 26 years since it was delivered. I wonder if its useful to repair it in this remote location.
 
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:41 pm

Quoting na (Reply 12):
Tomorrow its 26 years since it was delivered. I wonder if its useful to repair it in this remote location.

Sadly, as with the TNT 733F at BHX a few years ago , I doubt she will fly again, as sparr and wingrout are ussually affected.
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:01 pm

Oh my. Expensive...

Sad to see this aircraft that I saw just the other day, now broken..
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:36 pm

Quoting 77west (Reply 14):
Oh my. Expensive...

Sad to see this aircraft that I saw just the other day, now broken..

Wasn't TLC one of the 733F that was recently here getting heavy maitiance?
 
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:01 pm

Quoting zkncj (Reply 15):
Wasn't TLC one of the 733F that was recently here getting heavy maitiance?

It was bought 7 years ago and wears a modified livery since a short time if thats a hint.
 
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:58 pm

To open the airport promptly, the plane is probably either going to have to be dragged, or cut up. Surely an insurance write off, and future training aid for the island's emergency services.
 
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:58 pm

Quoting planesmart (Reply 17):

I have heard otherwise from a person who works at Brisbanes toll facility where this aircraft is based. Not sure how you would know more than them?
 
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:04 am

Quoting planesmart (Reply 17):
To open the airport promptly, the plane is probably either going to have to be dragged, or cut up. Surely an insurance write off, and future training aid for the island's emergency services.

it's relatively simple to raise the fuselage, extend the gear and lock it.. then tow .. sometimes they just slip a trailer under and tow.

Don't know why "scrap" seems to be the first reaction to so many incidents...

Side note, yesterday Aviation Herald noted 4 aircraft that had gear or gear system failures.. not one will be scrapped.
 
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:29 am

Quoting kanban (Reply 19):
it's relatively simple to raise the fuselage, extend the gear and lock it.. then tow .. sometimes they just slip a trailer under and tow.

Reading some of the comments from the link - if accurate - they state no heavy lift equipment or tow, if they are goin to use a bulldozer thing do not look good.
Hopefully, we will know more in a day or two.

http://www.reddit.com/r/aviation/com.../737300f_gear_collapse_at_honiara/
 
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:27 am

Um, maybe check avherald.com and check out the picture of it being lifted by a crane. No bulldozing, cutting or dragging involved.
 
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:43 am

Quoting par13del (Reply 20):
they state no heavy lift equipment or tow, if they are goin to use a bulldozer thing do not look good.

They don't have heavy cranes in the Solomons?

Anything heavy enough to lift loaded containers off the pier and onto delivery trucks can lift an aircraft as light as a B737. It likely weighs under 75,000 lbs at landing even with a lot of cargo.

Even if the gear could not be locked down, they could lower the wing onto a flat-bed trailer and use it to support while towing.

Yes, a damaged airplane is a big difficult piece of equipment to move because of its size - but not the weight.

Loads heavier than a B737 get moved over roadways all the time around the world.
 
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:54 am

Quoting ikramerica (Reply 8):

It's all relative. Gear collapse on taxi is technically a crash.

Fortunately that's all it was. Crew is probably a bit shaken up, but will live to fly another day.

Quoting cougar15 (Reply 13):
Sadly, as with the TNT 733F at BHX a few years ago , I doubt she will fly again, as sparr and wingrout are ussually affected.

Aren't they designed to take a gear failure?
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:16 am

Some more photo's I have acquired. Not much chance of towing this one....check out pic 4

http://s9.postimg.org/xw57ps0zz/image.jpg

http://s9.postimg.org/x5chjzymn/image.jpg

http://s9.postimg.org/mh8ql5onj/image.jpg

http://s9.postimg.org/52oicvrin/image.jpg

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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:40 am

Ouch! That looks very expensive. I'm not sure of the value of a B733F, but suspect this could be close to a write-off given the damage to the surrounding structure (including probable critical structure).
 
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:05 am

With the gear sheared off, would I be right in assuming that its hard landing that caused the accident?
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:14 am

Quoting NZ1 (Reply 24):
Some more photo's I have acquired. Not much chance of towing this one

Those pictures definitely look quite serious. Was the wing box effected or only the flaps?

Quoting threefourthree (Reply 11):
Another picture from Reddit

Is it me or are those Australian police? Do the AFP still have a presence in the Solomons?
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:21 am

Quoting kanban (Reply 19):

No cost-effective way the aircraft can be moved quickly, without causing further damage, and then repaired and tested in Honiara to a standard that would allow it to ferry to Australia for permanent repairs. Insurers will determine outcome, not the operator, funders or Toll.
 
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:29 am

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 27):
Is it me or are those Australian police? Do the AFP still have a presence in the Solomons?

Very likely is. Last time I was in the Solomons, RAMSI was still there and continuing to provide support.

I would guess that given this aircraft is quite damaged, and it is in the Solomons, it will be very difficult to repair. Definitely would have been easier (from a repair point of view) if it had happened in BNE
 
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:32 am

Quoting zkokq (Reply 18):

Unless Toll is insuring the aircraft, they will have a little or no say on what becomes of it, other than asking local agents to paint out their name and logo. The insurer decides.

Options are to move the aircraft carefully to minimise further damage, fly in equipment and people to repair sufficiently to perform a ferry flight, then effect a permanent repair in Australia, while providing a replacement aircraft for part or all of the period until the aircraft is back in service, for a 26 year old aircraft, or

Write it off, sell for scrap, and replace the aircraft.

Could take a year plus, with possible cost escalation when repairs start, versus case closed for insurer in less than 90 days.
 
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RE: 737F Gear Collapse In Solomon Islands

Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:42 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 23):
Quoting cougar15 (Reply 13):Sadly, as with the TNT 733F at BHX a few years ago , I doubt she will fly again, as sparr and wingrout are ussually affected.
Aren't they designed to take a gear failure?

Well, the great Pictures from NZ1 following your post will probably answer that one, again - this bird is 26 years old!
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