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Offline Cessna172

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Video: Boeing 737 Has Gear Problems
« on: March 25, 2006, 12:37:51 AM »
Interesting video I found on Video Google. Content includes: 1) 737 on approach (showing 1 of the 2 main gear has remained stowed), 2) a failed landing attempt (at the end of this segment, I believe the pilot pulls up to go around, or maybe he was just ballooning; in any case, he didn't have much runway left in front of him), 3)another pass and a touchdown and 4) emergency crews after the A/C has come to a stop on the runway. Here's the link:



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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2006, 07:41:37 PM »
He was bouncing on the good gear trying to unstick the stuck gear.   I believe this incident was because a ramp guy left the chocks wrapped around the gear.

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2006, 04:40:43 PM »
Really? Wow. I've never heard anything like that before. Obviosly, it didn't work.  :D I'm glad that they got down safely, though.

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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2006, 06:17:10 PM »
I've seen the documentary on NGC about this flight. The captain was honored I think for his actions.

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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2006, 06:36:40 PM »
I love the National Geo. Chanel! It sounds kind of dorky, but they really have some interesting shows on every once in a while. I've never seen this case on any show on NGC before, though. Fra, what was is called (I mean the show)??

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2006, 12:11:18 AM »
Quote from: Biff
He was bouncing on the good gear trying to unstick the stuck gear.   I believe this incident was because a ramp guy left the chocks wrapped around the gear.


That's truly awesome.  Several things went through my mind while watching this....

1) Nice Side Loading... His instructors gonna be MAD
2) I land on one wheel all of the time... my instructor hates that.
3) See what you get for goofing around?  Tried to land on two wheels and had an accident!

And finally...
4) I want to be able to fly as well as THAT guy.

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2006, 02:48:36 PM »
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I love the National Geo. Chanel! It sounds kind of dorky, but they really have some interesting shows on every once in a while. I've never seen this case on any show on NGC before, though. Fra, what was is called (I mean the show)??

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Well the show is called Air Crash Investigation (it's my fav one) and I watch NGCE (National Geographic Europe) so the show might be broadcasted in different days (depending on the program).

Here the re-runs go saturday-sunday from 4 and the new episodes from 10 at sunday. 1_15 minutes untill the new serie tonight, can't wait!

The last ones I watched were about the Russian Aeroflot that crashed in Mongolia, where the captain let his son in the cokpit, he played with the auto pilot and brought it to stall. It was a A310-300 I think. Tonight they are showing about the african hijack, some terrorists jacked a South African (I think) 767 or 777 and wanted to fly it to Australia, but they didn't have enough fuel. The captain ditched it in the ocean, and he was awarded with awards for his landing on water, most of the people survived for his actions.

I just love planes. They are my life. This morning I was taking over my girlfriend to the airport, she had a flight and most of the time I spent watching the brand new 737, it looked mean. Boeing has definately the best looking airplanes.

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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2006, 03:47:22 PM »
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Boeing has definately the best looking airplanes.


HAHAHA :D  No arguement there!

I've never seen "Air Crash Investigations" here in the US. We have a similar program with a different name, however. Sounds good though!  :D

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