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Posted: 10/27/2001 9:58:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/27/2001 10:22:26 PM EDT by Ulysse_Nardin_1846]
[img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid27/p6b61da77b66deec1fc87a86eb7a79eef/fe2a2065.jpg.orig.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid27/p90d2aa43866202504dc5c19aab43aba2/fe2a2064.jpg.orig.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid27/pfafa0c3aa69cef5a40ba2461eba26cf1/fe2a2063.jpg.orig.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid27/pc7ec623c646f8bb0633ddf6f36ee75ab/fe2a2061.jpg.orig.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid27/p4bf69aa3323205f69b49ec981d9ab0fc/fe2a205f.jpg.orig.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid27/pd1cf9805ee7aaee781d9ce0fd818090e/fe2a205c.jpg.orig.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid27/pbb621f3a30045636871479ab067b8631/fe2a205a.jpg.orig.jpg[/img] Alas, full size!!!!
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 10:01:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/27/2001 10:06:04 PM EDT by Stealth]
Very cool pics, they work now anyway! Edited again because I wanted to ask "what happened?".
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 10:06:49 PM EDT
Okay, what's the story behind the pictures? Over rotation?
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 10:08:57 PM EDT
Looks like they filled the aft fuel tanks first. Weight and balance is VERY critical. FedEx seems to do this a lot with their DC-10s and MD-11s.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 10:09:27 PM EDT
I dunno. I think my friend said someone filled the tanks wrong?
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 10:33:29 PM EDT
This was the day they let my wife tour the plane.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 11:39:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 1:11:15 AM EDT
LOL Man. That's obviously at the base I live on (EAFB). I never heard about that accident...you sure it was cool to post the pics? Either way, that was CLM for the fuel guy in charge.
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 1:59:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/28/2001 4:39:51 PM EDT by platform389]
Originally Posted By ozzie223: LOL Man. That's obviously at the base I live on (EAFB). I never heard about that accident...you sure it was cool to post the pics? Either way, that was CLM for the fuel guy in charge.
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A photo of this incident was also in COMBAT AIRCRAFT magazine. The "best" incident photo in there recently was the KC-135 with the tail section blown completely off due to a pressurization "problem". Seems the tech used a gauge without a high end peg, and while pressure testing the aircraft, it made TWO trips around the dial before...BOOM. Wonder what he does for a job nowdays?[IMG]http://www.freakygamers.com/smilies/s/contrib/aahmed/smile.gif[/IMG]
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 6:28:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 4:20:29 PM EDT
The KC-135R that had its tail blown off was undergoing a conversion from a KC-135B to a KC-135R. The tech who did the actual maintenance (fuslage pressure check) retired early. FedEX and UPS have problems not with fuel weight and balance, it's a problem with their cargo loading procedures. I watched a training video done by FedEX about a DC-10 that they stood on its tail at LAX back in 1989. The problem was miscommunication between the inside loading crew and the guys working outside. The inside guys had a pallet get stuck, so they were working the problem. They had it unsecured. The outside loading guys thought they were ready for the next pallet, they placed it in the plane. When the weight of the pallet setteled it caused the aircraft to sit back a little bit. This caused the unsecured pallet to start moving aft, the resulting shift in the center of gravity put the DC-10 on its tail. They ended up having to belly sling the DC-10 and then unload all the cargo by hand. It took them a little over 10 hours to do that, and it cost the company plenty of money to have that DC-10 sitting on the ground.
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 4:56:00 PM EDT
I got a friend that flies these things... I sent him a link and asked WTF could have happened here! Maybe it caught a gust of wind and the elevators were extended... do those things have gust flaps??
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 5:35:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/28/2001 5:32:48 PM EDT by MickeyMouse]
Actually, this embarrassing accident SHOULD cause little or no damage - to the aircraft. Certification testing for very large aircraft includes landing "dragging the tail" causing the "butt" to skid on the runway!!!! Still bet the guy got his rear end chewed in detail! A load shift on an Emory DC8 (or 9?)in CA last rear resulted in its destruction, killing the crew. That accident was major factor in Emory being grounded, probably for ever. A CG problrm on the ground may cause a little damage and a LOT of humiliation. A rather small CG in the air is deadly!! Too far either way and control can be lost, causing disaster.
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 5:52:11 PM EDT
See what happens when you put the shit-tank in the tail and let it get too full?
Link Posted: 10/29/2001 4:29:07 AM EDT
My friend the B-1 pilot wrote back. It was fuel distribution that caused this incident. Like someone had mentioned, if the aft tank gets full without the other tanks to balance it out, you tip the nose up. My friend Rick says the plane holds it's own weight in fuel, so the balance has to be carefully paid attention to! He did say this incident did not damage the aircraft, tho.
Link Posted: 10/29/2001 5:03:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/29/2001 5:00:12 AM EDT by OffRoad]
it looks like the guy is rolling a giant joint under there. hehe sung to the tune of "because i got high" by afroman "i was gonna bomb 'ganistan.... but then i got high... wooo woo was gonna blow up osama bin laden... but then i got high... wooo woo now he's causing sh*t, and i know why, hey hey because i got high, because i got high, because i got hiiiiggghhh!" man that song was funny i had to abbreviate afganistan to 'ganistan to fit the rhyming scheme. OffRoad
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