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which of you other sick puppies is watch the plane??

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Stickseler, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Stickseler

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    ???
     
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    Wow just got home to see this on the news :eek1:
     
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    Im sure Al Queda will take credit and the democrats will blame Bush :crazy:
     
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    What a pilot he landed that puppy perfect :waytogo:
     
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    Earned his pay, today!!!
     
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    Passengers said that was the smoothest landing they've ever had.:crazy:
     
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    If you missed it (like me) you can watch the landing here. It was an incredibly smooth landing.
     
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    I turned it off when it went back to normal shows and almost forgot about it. I turned it on right before they landed. That was awesome. I couldn't believe how smooth the pilot got that.
     
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    Good landing indeed, but not really worth interrupting my Fox News... Thank goodness for Bill O'Reilly :D
     
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    I watched it live from start to finish on CNN. He did an awsome job of settin' that sucker down. :bow:
     
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    The passengers were watching their own plane on TV on CNN and Fox news, listening to all the commentary. The pilot turned the TVs off 3 minutes before landing. That must have been an eerie feeling. :eek1:
     
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    Glad I dont fly..

    Can you imagine the horror of watching the TV's in the backs of the seats,playing the news channel that shows YOUR plane about to crash land! :eek1: :yikes: --they did shut them off before they landed--but one passenger I saw interveiwed said she found out by watching it on MSNBC!--right on the plane! :eek1: :crazy: ..

    I bet the runway needs a bit of re-paving!--the rims and tires on the landing gear were nearly GONE by the time the plane stopped!--the pilots of that plane deserve a raise,and a night off with the best looking stewardess..! :bow: :bow:
     
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    We spent almost an hour watching the video and discussing the incident this morning in school (it was test day - self-study in AM, test in PM).
    As stated earlier, that's one aircrew that definitely earned their paychecks. Greased it in, and stayed on runway centerline for the duration of the rollout.
    That aircraft will probably be back on the flight schedule by next week. Hell, it'll probably take just as long for LAX to repaint the runway centerline and inspect/replace the centerline lights, as it will for jetBlue's mechs to inspect the airframe and replace the nose strut assembly...
     
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    Just got the low down on this from my Airframe instructor.
    there was an AD(airworthiness directive) issued for that nose gear on that model of plane, no one knows if it was ever complied with. We ( my class and I) were thinking that the steering gear may have gone over center, which made it mechanically impossible for it to return to center, making it stuck on one side. the good news is that the landing gear performed just as it was supposed too, stay upright even with that kind of resistance. Thank god for mechanical engineers! :bow:
     
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    I was rooting for the pilot, crew, and passengers. I'm glad that they pulled through. The pilot did an incredable job landing that plane!
     
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    We were thinking something along the same lines - one of our Airframe instructors said that for towing an Airbus (all of 'em), the NLG torque links have to be disconnected, and the max turn angle is like 65* or so. He thinks the pushback crew may not have re-connected the TQ links, allowing the gear to twist to 90* and get stuck there.
    My theory is there may have been a problem with one of the NLG door actuators or sequence valves. During the retract cycle, one of the NLG wheelwell doors may not have opened, so the gear hit the door, turned it to 90*, and it got stuck there.
    I'll definitely be watching this one to see what comes out of the investigation...
     

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