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  • Newforest
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Apr 2005
    • 8893

    Ryanair reverse into building.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/ar...-tail-wing.htm

    Is this the worst damage a Ryanair plane has suffered?
    http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!
  • 27vet
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Nov 2009
    • 2700

    #2
    The ground crew are supposed to put chocks in place when you stop in the final position in the parking bay, and then the parking brakes are released. If the plane is left for any length of time "cold and dark" (no hydraulics) with the parking brake on and no chocks, the hydraulic pressure will eventually bleed off and the brakes will release. This happened to a 727 at FALA in South Africa in the late 90s and it rolled forward into a building. Unless for some reason Ryanair didn't request chocks...
    sigpicHindsight is what you see from the tailgunner's position...

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    • nJayM
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jun 2008
      • 1687

      #3
      Originally posted by 27vet View Post
      .................... Unless for some reason Ryanair didn't request chocks...
      MO'L has possibly introduced more cost cutting exercises by choosing the cheapest Ground Handling Agent {chockless}.
      Anyhow what can you expect from the Airline voted by the UK public as the "Worst Airline".
      Jay

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      • 27vet
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Nov 2009
        • 2700

        #4
        Word has it that the ground handling agent was on strike. But why didn't the crew put their own chocks in place? Most airlines have a spare set of chocks in the cargo hold, or is this not common practice with Ryanair?
        sigpicHindsight is what you see from the tailgunner's position...

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        • garryrussell
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Jun 2008
          • 656

          #5
          Originally posted by Newforest View Post
          http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/ar...-tail-wing.htm

          Is this the worst damage a Ryanair plane has suffered?
          No they had one that had a massive birstrike and he put it back down on the runway...it was written off

          http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/ar...ock-birds.html

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          • Newforest
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Apr 2005
            • 8893

            #6
            http://aviation-safety.net/database/...?id=20081110-0

            Ah yes, thanks! EI-DYG, the fourth 800 w/o.
            http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!

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            • Cking
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Oct 2004
              • 1000

              #7
              Originally posted by 27vet View Post
              But why didn't the crew put their own chocks in place? Most airlines have a spare set of chocks in the cargo hold.
              The sky gods putting their own chocks in?????? Has hell frozen over? Is that a pig flying past my window? That will never happen EVER!

              Rgds Cking

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              • 27vet
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Nov 2009
                • 2700

                #8
                They wouldn't do very well down this end of the world then
                sigpicHindsight is what you see from the tailgunner's position...

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                • J Boyle
                  With malice towards none
                  • Oct 2004
                  • 9812

                  #9
                  200,000 for a "tail wing"?
                  Must be some mark-up there...or would one from a scrapped plane do?
                  Wonder what the installation costs might be?
                  Last edited by J Boyle; 9th June 2014, 21:12.
                  There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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                  • 27vet
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Nov 2009
                    • 2700

                    #10
                    No worries, Lloyds is paying...
                    sigpicHindsight is what you see from the tailgunner's position...

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                    • J Boyle
                      With malice towards none
                      • Oct 2004
                      • 9812

                      #11
                      So much for their no claims bonus.
                      There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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