the_celt: FTFA - We are aware of reports that chocks were not in placeBasic aircraft ground handling dictates chocks put in place once the aircraft is parked on the spot.Massive fail.
MmmmBacon: That's what happens when you hire scabs during a strike.
stevenvictx: Probably the strikers took the chocks off.
Yaw String: Meh. A couple rolls of duct tape and some bailing wire ... good as new.
zerkalo: <I>"This is currently being replaced and the aircraft will shortly return to service," said spokesman Robin Kiely. </I>And I'm sure we will never hear another thing about this aircraft, ever.
SuperT: how do you not chock the aircraft? how does the crew forget to set brakes? was it just sitting empty?spent a year working ramp for delta, you'd have to work to fark up this bad.
wutchamacallem: What with the damage to the guttering and the tail wing it sounds like a nightmare for them.
Two Dogs Farking: Couldn't happen to a nicer "airline".
Yaw String: SuperT: how do you not chock the aircraft? how does the crew forget to set brakes? was it just sitting empty?spent a year working ramp for delta, you'd have to work to fark up this bad.Most aircraft (especially larger ones) don't sit with the brakes on. Routinely, as soon as a lineman gives me the hand signal that chokes are in, I disengage the "parking" brake. There are a couple of reasons to due so. Most "parking" brakes on airplanes simply trap hydraulic fluid under pressure to the brakes. What creates that pressure is either an engine-driven hydraulic pump, or an electrically powered hydraulic pump. Neither of which is left running after the aircraft is shut down. The trapped fluid can over time lose enough pressure that the brakes will no longer be hold the aircraft in place. Also hot hydraulic fluid expands. Set the brakes in Phoenix or Las Vegas after landing on a hot day and there is a good chance that pressure in the hydraulic lines will climb past what the system is designed for.The other reason is parked aircraft sometimes need to be moved. Most line personnel do not have the required knowledge to set or release an aircraft's brakes. And a flight crew is not going to go out to the airport every time a plane needs to be towed around the apron.This accident rests on the lineman not choking the wheels or removing the chokes before the aircraft was under power, or attached to a tug.
A10Mechanic: Crew Chief-101: put the chocks in. Lace them. Unless you're fueling a C-5 Galaxy. Then you better back them off 2 inches, otherwise you'll need the hammer of Thor to get them free later. Happens all the time to newbies, love to see it happen. Ah, good times...
The Green Intern: A $130 million 737? Is all the internal wiring Monster Cable?
Daedalus27: The Green Intern: A $130 million 737? Is all the internal wiring Monster Cable?Seems a little high. Here is the Boeing price sheet:http://www.boeing.com/boeing/commercial/prices/Top model is 110m average so being 20 above seems unlikely.
cyberspacedout: It sounds like the crewman responsible may have choked when he checked for chocks.(chuckle)
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