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2013-05-19 07:38:23 AM  
Subby could have selected the "ironic" tag, considering the news clip was sponsored by Delta Airlines...

/just sayin...
 
2013-05-19 08:42:14 AM  
Ah, 'Airplane' will never grow old.. even after we've all forgotten the films it was lampooning.
 
2013-05-19 08:43:59 AM  

Sinclair.laker: Subby could have selected the "ironic" tag, considering the news clip was sponsored by Delta Airlines...

/just sayin...


Shirley ,  you jest
 
2013-05-19 08:44:40 AM  
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking.
 
2013-05-19 08:45:13 AM  
Picked a bad day to quit sniffing glue.
 
2013-05-19 08:45:39 AM  
Surely you can't be serious?

Also, awesome landing by the pilot!
 
2013-05-19 08:48:00 AM  
I love that the guy posed with his plane after the landing.  Like a boss.

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2013-05-19 08:48:26 AM  
And Larry is getting lar-ger.
 
2013-05-19 08:52:24 AM  
That is what happens when you come in too low over Macho Grande.
 
2013-05-19 08:53:21 AM  
The Dash 8, Landing Gear Optional since 1995.
 
2013-05-19 08:54:15 AM  
What a pisser. :-/
 
2013-05-19 08:54:26 AM  
Did they get the belly gunner out in time?
 
2013-05-19 08:55:43 AM  

Warthog: I love that the guy posed with his plane after the landing.  Like a boss.

[farm8.staticflickr.com image 850x635]


That woman looks like she came on the plane.
 
2013-05-19 08:56:33 AM  
Also, getting a Dash 8 to sit level on a round fuselage without balancing on an engine / prop seems like hard core piloting to me.

Healthy Dash 8:

i.imgur.com

The plane stopped without wheels:

farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2013-05-19 08:57:45 AM  
I am serious.
And stop calling me Shirley.
 
2013-05-19 08:59:55 AM  
It's US Air.  Maybe the landing gear is managed by their famously reliable computer system.
 
2013-05-19 08:59:56 AM  

heavymetal: That is what happens when you come in too low over Macho Grande.


Over Macho Grande?
 
2013-05-19 09:03:05 AM  

LonMead: heavymetal: That is what happens when you come in too low over Macho Grande.

Over Macho Grande?


No, I don't think he'll ever be over Macho Grande.
 
2013-05-19 09:09:13 AM  
I believe that this is a photo of the pilot:

projectionsmovieblog.com
 
2013-05-19 09:14:32 AM  
It gets your attention when something like this fails. Was on a Delta flight once, they came on and said "Our indicator says the nose wheel has failed, but it sure looks down and locked to us, we'd rather try it with the gear down and find out than belly land, so we'd like you to follow the instructions our crew will give you, just in case the indicator's right."

And it was down and locked, but man, it was rump puckering for the first few seconds. Although not quite as much as being on a plane that's actively on fire.
 
2013-05-19 09:16:55 AM  
I just want you to know we're all counting on you!
 
2013-05-19 09:17:22 AM  
Was in Mexico once, we waited and waited for the next connecting flight, a local puddle jumper.

Asked the gate guy why it wasn't there, and was told it WAS there, it just hadn't landed yet...go outside and look.

So I did. And there, going around and around Cancun International was a puddle jumper with two out of three wheels down.

"Eventually it will land, one way or the other, senor"

/missed it by THAT much...
 
2013-05-19 09:21:11 AM  
cache.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-05-19 09:24:28 AM  
I thought this was gonna be more umbrella style whining. How can we blame this on 0bamster?
 
2013-05-19 09:30:43 AM  

Warthog: I love that the guy posed with his plane after the landing.  Like a boss.

[farm8.staticflickr.com image 850x635]


He picked the wrong weekend to give up gorditas.
 
2013-05-19 09:33:36 AM  
Nice beaver!
 
2013-05-19 09:41:14 AM  
Shanna, they bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into. I say, let 'em crash
 
2013-05-19 09:43:27 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-19 09:46:32 AM  

Astorix: I am serious.
And stop calling me Shirley.


Serious? What is it?
 
2013-05-19 09:59:18 AM  
There's no business like show business
There's no business i know!!!!
 
2013-05-19 10:01:34 AM  

Warthog: I love that the guy posed with his plane after the landing.  Like a boss.


A boss wouldn't stand there with his hands in his pockets and no blazer on
 
2013-05-19 10:04:06 AM  
i1134.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-19 10:04:32 AM  
I wonder how many passengers evacuated before being evacuated.
 
2013-05-19 10:07:10 AM  

MythDragon: [i1134.photobucket.com image 750x600]


How dare you post a picture of me without permission?  Reported.
 
2013-05-19 10:08:50 AM  
How did they ever manage without 45 minutes of live helicopter local news coverage following their every move?
 
2013-05-19 10:11:10 AM  
I speak jive
 
2013-05-19 10:13:06 AM  

reillan: Did they get the belly gunner out in time?


No and the cartoon wheels didn't hold either.
--------

Give me a Ham on five, hold the Mayo.
 
2013-05-19 10:24:50 AM  
"Okay, boys, let's get some pictures."
i44.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-19 10:25:58 AM  
How much time does a flight from Philadelphia to Newark, about 90 miles, save you anyways? I mean by the time it takes to get to the airport (transportation?), go though TSA bullshiat, board, the actual flight time, landing procedures, disembark, retrieve any kind of baggage then deal with transportation to your final destination.

/oblig Airplane quote:

Male announcer: The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the red zone.

Female announcer: The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the red zone.

Male announcer: [later] The red zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no stopping in the white zone.

Female announcer: No, the white zone is for loading of passengers and there is no stopping in a RED zone.

Male announcer: The red zone has always been for loading and unloading of passengers. There's never stopping in a white zone.

Female announcer: Don't you tell me which zone is for loading, and which zone is for stopping!

Male announcer: Listen Betty, don't start up with your white zone shiat again.

[Later]

Male announcer: There's just no stopping in a white zone.

Female announcer: Oh really, Vernon? Why pretend, we both know perfectly well what this is about. You want me to have an abortion.

Male announcer: It's really the only sensible thing to do, if its done safely. Therapeutically there's no danger involved.
 
2013-05-19 10:31:37 AM  

Warthog: I love that the guy posed with his plane after the landing.  Like a boss.

[farm8.staticflickr.com image 850x635]


I read that warning on the side of the plane as "No beige fluid".
 
2013-05-19 10:32:38 AM  
So did the Dash 8 make jet noises for the whole flight?
 
2013-05-19 10:38:54 AM  
The worst airline and the worst airport.

Knowing US Air, the only compensation they'll give passengers is a $50 credit that must be used in the next 120 days, subject to blackout rules.
 
2013-05-19 10:43:19 AM  

Cybernetic: Warthog: I love that the guy posed with his plane after the landing.  Like a boss.

[farm8.staticflickr.com image 850x635]

I read that warning on the side of the plane as "No beige fluid".


That was in their pants at landing time.
 
2013-05-19 10:51:51 AM  
I'm very impressed he didn't fark up the props. That's some heavy duty roll control there, pard...

/yes, birds too
 
2013-05-19 10:52:04 AM  
Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing.
 
2013-05-19 10:57:02 AM  

ukexpat: Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing.


It's important that you know your crash position...
kevinunderhill.typepad.com

Johnny, what can you make of this?
 
2013-05-19 10:57:28 AM  

thornhill: The worst airline and the worst airport.

Knowing US Air, the only compensation they'll give passengers is a $50 credit that must be used in the next 120 days, subject to blackout rules.


Why should they get compensation of any kind? I mean they got where they were going.
 
2013-05-19 11:04:44 AM  
How many aircraft have an entire Wikipedia page all their own devoted to landing gear incidents?
 
2013-05-19 11:15:46 AM  

MythDragon: Astorix: I am serious.
And stop calling me Shirley.

Serious? What is it?


It's a situation where you don't laugh. But that's not important right now.
 
2013-05-19 11:22:06 AM  
Good thing the pilot had the lasagna.
 
2013-05-19 11:52:33 AM  
"The aircraft landed successfully on Runway 4L at about 1 a.m. The airport was closed until 2:55 a.m.," the FAA said in a statement. "Runway 4L remained closed until 9:34 a.m."

You know, I would think a successful landing would involve the landing gear. Instead I would describe it as, "A desired outcome to a crash, thanks to an awesome pilot!"
 
2013-05-19 12:09:21 PM  

Primitive Screwhead: reillan: Did they get the belly gunner out in time?

No and the cartoon wheels didn't hold either.
--------

Give me a Ham on five, hold the Mayo.


glad someone got that reference :)

/Do you like movies about gladiators?
 
2013-05-19 12:29:24 PM  

Warthog: Also, getting a Dash 8 to sit level on a round fuselage without balancing on an engine / prop seems like hard core piloting to me.

Healthy Dash 8:

[i.imgur.com image 640x448]

The plane stopped without wheels:

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 800x597]


That second shot is spectacular. A belly landing without a propstrike makes that airplane worth salvaging.
 
2013-05-19 12:38:01 PM  
But is disco still alive?
 
2013-05-19 12:45:57 PM  
Stuck on the Tarmac in ATL due to lightning storms before we can disembark, so getting a kick...

/Stewardess? I speak Jive!
 
2013-05-19 12:48:45 PM  
I like it when they spray foam on the landing strip
 
2013-05-19 01:03:51 PM  

houstondragon: Stuck on the Tarmac in ATL due to lightning storms before we can disembark, so getting a kick...

/Stewardess? I speak Jive!


Sure you aren't waiting for Air Force 1?
 
2013-05-19 01:14:32 PM  

Eutychus: How many aircraft have an entire Wikipedia page all their own devoted to landing gear incidents?


*sigh*

If you bothered to peruse your own linki you'd have noticed a couple of things.

1 - Most of the incidents (and all of the detailed ones) are about the Dash 8-400, the aircraft in question in this incident (Dash 8-100) has been flying longer and with significantly fewer incidents.

2 - Most of the incidents involving the 300/400 Series on your link seem to lead back to improper maintenance (displaced grease seasl, over torqued wheel nuts)

3 - Of the 2 incidents listed that detailed the A/C being a 100 model.  It was contributing factor in the crash of 1 A/C (trying to lower gear manually while still conducting approach), and in the other incident the gear collapsed after they ran the A/C sideways into a snowbank due to windshear.

Don't work for Bombardier but I did finish a 2.5 year rotation as a Flight Safety Investigator so I'm getting a mild kick out of these replies.  But that's mostly from all the Airplane! references.
 
2013-05-19 01:22:07 PM  

Xcott: It's US Air.  Maybe the landing gear is managed by their famously reliable computer system.


It's ok, they're on instruments.

alienationmentale.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-19 01:25:57 PM  
TFA says the plane has minimal damage, how is that possible?

Even if the pilot did one hell of a landing job, he's still landing on the belly. Wouldn't that tear up the underside in a considerable way?
 
2013-05-19 01:29:19 PM  

ReluctantPaladin: Eutychus: How many aircraft have an entire Wikipedia page all their own devoted to landing gear incidents?

*sigh*

If you bothered to peruse your own linki you'd have noticed a couple of things.


Yes I did, and I noticed not only that it was not the exact same aircraft but also that other aircraft of the exact same type as this one were listed on the page.
The fact is I'm far more likely to fly on a Dash 8-400 anyway since it is Flybe's workhorse.

/Not any kind of Flight Anything but have survived an emergency landing in an Air France Airbus A-340
/Yes I have preferred Boeings since.
 
2013-05-19 01:34:59 PM  
Also from a related page to the above link

"In November 2007, it was revealed that the Swedish Civil Aviation Administration had begun an investigation and as a result found Scandinavian Airlines System culpable of corner-cutting in its maintenance department. The airline reportedly made 2,300 flights in which safety equipment was not up to standard"

I might all be a little twitchy because I remember after this ( Colgan_Air_Flight_3407 ) crash, within the first few days there was a former head of the NTSB (or maybe FAA) jumping up and down on all the 24/7 News channels about how the crash was the result of faulty design of the de-icing equipment.  Turns out it was pilot error (caused significantly in part by poor organtizationl culture).

That is all.
 
2013-05-19 01:43:31 PM  

strangeluck: TFA says the plane has minimal damage, how is that possible?

Even if the pilot did one hell of a landing job, he's still landing on the belly. Wouldn't that tear up the underside in a considerable way?


Not necessarily. It will have to be inspected and likely have any ventral equipment replaced. As long as the fuselage structure and pressure bulkheads are intact, it will be good to go soon.
 
2013-05-19 02:06:41 PM  

Charlie Freak: strangeluck: TFA says the plane has minimal damage, how is that possible?

Even if the pilot did one hell of a landing job, he's still landing on the belly. Wouldn't that tear up the underside in a considerable way?

Not necessarily. It will have to be inspected and likely have any ventral equipment replaced. As long as the fuselage structure and pressure bulkheads are intact, it will be good to go soon.


Note to self: avoid flying on Useless Air Express in the future if equipment is listed as "Dash-8".
 
2013-05-19 03:51:20 PM  

Kryler: I like it when they spray foam on the landing strip


Sometimes necessary after the pilot pulls out of a tight dive.
 
2013-05-19 04:03:51 PM  
So subby, do you like Gladiator movies?
 
2013-05-19 04:36:40 PM  

LonMead: Johnny, what can you make of this?


Oh, I can make a hat, or a broach, or a pterodactyl...
 
2013-05-19 04:53:38 PM  

reillan: Did they get the belly gunner out in time?


They had to magic up a set of cartoon wheels to land safely without smooshing him
 
2013-05-19 05:23:15 PM  

Warthog: Also, getting a Dash 8 to sit level on a round fuselage without balancing on an engine / prop seems like hard core piloting to me.

Healthy Dash 8:

[i.imgur.com image 640x448]

The plane stopped without wheels:

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 800x597]



I'm glad you pointed it out, that really -is- impressive. I guess no engine or prop damage because of that - that will end up saving someone a few million. He deserves a bonus. Awesome.
 
2013-05-19 05:30:01 PM  

heavymetal: That is what happens when you come in too low over Macho Grande.


Coming in low is part of any textbook landing...
 
2013-05-19 05:33:30 PM  
There's a sale at Penney's!
 
2013-05-19 09:08:32 PM  
www.surfingtheapocalypse.net
 
2013-05-20 12:10:27 AM  

MountainClimber: How much time does a flight from Philadelphia to Newark, about 90 miles, save you anyways? I mean by the time it takes to get to the airport (transportation?), go though TSA bullshiat, board, the actual flight time, landing procedures, disembark, retrieve any kind of baggage then deal with transportation to your final destination.


It depends. From my town I can catch a puddle jumper to SF in for a, what? Fifteen minutes in the air? In return I get free parking and minimal TSA bullshiat. Once I get to my destination in SF I am off for a week somewhere else and already cleared to go.

Not sure how it works there but for me it works out well.
 
2013-05-20 03:17:01 AM  
immortalmusic.net
 
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