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Offline KMSY

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NWA Aircraft collision last year
« on: July 12, 2006, 11:29:57 PM »
A video has been released of a NWA DC-9 crashing into an A319 (?) on the ground. It must have been weird being in the airbus to have been slammed into and pushed across the tarmac! But couldn't the DC-9 have deployed the reversers or manipulated the throttles to change direction? I'm sure they didn't figure out they were going 30 knots on the ramp just as they came into view!

Offline Love_To_Fly

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Re: NWA Aircraft collision last year
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2006, 10:09:16 AM »
WOW.. could you imagine being in that cockpit on impact???    :-o

Offline tim552

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Re: NWA Aircraft collision last year
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2006, 10:47:53 AM »
And what would have happened if the Airbus hadn't been there to stop the DC-9?

Offline Pygmie

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Re: NWA Aircraft collision last year
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2006, 02:46:15 PM »
Quoted from another forum:

DC9 had a right hydraulic system failure in flight. Plane landed without trouble using left hydraulic system. After landing pilot called for tow, but then elected to taxi to gate. During Taxi Capt shut down left engine. Big mistake.
Shutting down the left engine shut down the left hydraulic system. Now both the right and left hydraulic systems were inop. When the Capt realized he had no steering and brakes, he tried to stop the aircraft using the right engine thrust reverser. Well as every DC9 pilot knows (or should know), the right thrust reverser is powered by the hydraulic system. As the pilot panicked, he continued to pull more thrust reverse on the right throttle. The engine output increased but the thrust reverser was not deployed. The aircraft developed 90% forward thrust pushing it off to the left and into the parked A320. Maintenance personnel had to cut the pilot out as the upper cockpit was pushed down. Jet fuel everywear in the cockpit.