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Posted: 10/24/2004 1:30:33 AM EST
Oopsie!

www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-brf-prisoner-shuttle,0,1513651.story?coll=sns-ap-nationworld-headlines

Plane Carrying Felons Tips Over on Tarmac


By Associated Press

October 23, 2004, 6:26 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY -- An airliner loaded with 68 federal prisoners tipped over on a wing after mechanics jacked up a set of wheels to replace a worn tire at the airport. No one was injured.

The Boeing 727 was making a weekly stop in Salt Lake City Friday to pick up federal prisoners and drop others off when mechanics began working on the plane.

Airport spokeswoman Barbara Gann said the plane was jacked up on asphalt not strong enough to handle the weight of a fully fueled Boeing 727. Mechanics also miscalculated the plane's center of gravity.

"They should have either moved it, drained it of fuel or made other accommodations," Gann said.

Maintenance workers and firefighters righted the plane using heavy equipment.

The inmates are being held in area jails while the plane is repaired, which officials said could take until Tuesday.

The chartered plane is owned by Planet Airways Inc. of Orlando, Fla. Last year another Planet Airways chartered flight carrying federal prisoners blew two tires while landing at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, forcing an emergency evacuation of the prisoners. No one was hurt.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 1:32:37 AM EST
I have just one thing to say to the charter company...

Find a new place to buy tires from.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 2:03:05 AM EST
Bridgestone / Firestone
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 2:44:12 AM EST
Sounds like they have an SUV that flies.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 3:20:37 AM EST
I thought airplanes could land and take off on flat tires..............they do it in the movies.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 3:21:55 AM EST
What type of jack do you use on a 727??


And why didn't they just call AAA???



SGatr15
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:30:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By dinkydow:
I thought airplanes could land and take off on flat tires..............they do it in the movies.



Ask the Concord about that one

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:42:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
What type of jack do you use on a 727??


And why didn't they just call AAA???



SGatr15




you use the handcrank one, located by the spare tire!



they are actually not that big (well, it depends on how old the crap is that they're using) kinda like a garage floor jack on steroids.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:54:25 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 5:18:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By RED_5:

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
What type of jack do you use on a 727??


And why didn't they just call AAA???



SGatr15




you use the handcrank one, located by the spare tire!



they are actually not that big (well, it depends on how old the crap is that they're using) kinda like a garage floor jack on steroids.




Really? I thought it would take a freaking lift truck or something!

You mean they were changing a 727 plane tire with this!




SGtar15
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 8:29:22 AM EST
Similar to that sarge, but at least all of ours are pneumatic powered.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 8:34:55 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/24/2004 9:14:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 9:14:34 AM EST by KA3B]

15 ton nose jack


10 ton axle jack


20 ton axle jack


15 ton fuselage jack


30 ton wing jack


40 ton axle jack

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 9:16:40 AM EST
The 727 has the heaviest footprint of all airliners, even the 47-400 & 777. This happens from time to time.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 9:19:08 AM EST
It's just felons, oh shit I forgot these are Kerry supporters
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 10:19:26 AM EST
I remember when I worked at an FBO at Cincinnati-Lunken,we had one of those 30-ton wing jacks,(we had alot of ex-AF surplus equipment)I was put in charge of painting it,in addition to running the line,fueling the Corp.hangers,ect.... and what a lousey job I did painting that jack.BTW,every once in awhile,I'd have to fuel the Conair jet when it showed up at CVG.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 11:47:08 PM EST
yep the 40 ton jack looks just like every jack at Delta Air Lines.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 12:00:49 AM EST
Is it standard procedure to change tires with everyone on board?
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 12:22:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By SNorman:
Is it standard procedure to change tires with everyone on board?



I doubt it. I'm guessing special exceptions are made when your passengers are in leg-irons.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:11:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
It's just felons, oh shit I forgot these are Kerry supporters



Probably flying them to Oregon so they can vote early.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:15:09 AM EST
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