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Landing Gear Comes Off Southwest Jet At LaGuardia Airport
business insider ^ | July 22, 2013

Posted on 07/22/2013 3:17:48 PM PDT by SMGFan

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1 posted on 07/22/2013 3:17:48 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

ABC Radio news:

3 injured
chutes deployed
airport currently shut down


2 posted on 07/22/2013 3:20:10 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: SMGFan

I am not an aeronautical engineer, nor a pilot, but that can’t be good.


3 posted on 07/22/2013 3:21:52 PM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: Gamecock

I am not an aeronautical engineer, nor a pilot, but that can’t be good.


As an expert, I can verify that it makes it hard to taxi to the gate.


4 posted on 07/22/2013 3:23:10 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation is destroying the USA.)
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To: SMGFan

i slept at a holiday inn last night, and that’s not good

the landing gear that is...

:^)


5 posted on 07/22/2013 3:25:10 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: SMGFan

Need that nose gear unless you’re landing a tail dragger. I hope everyone will be OK.


6 posted on 07/22/2013 3:25:32 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Gamecock

George Zimmerman saved all on board.


7 posted on 07/22/2013 3:27:12 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: OwenKellogg
As an expert, I can verify that it makes it hard to taxi to the gate.

Now see, that's what I love about FR! There are experts on almost every topic.

Seriously, praying for all involved. LGA is not a fun place even under the best of conditions.

8 posted on 07/22/2013 3:28:13 PM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: TurboZamboni
George Zimmerman saved all on board.

Matters not. They were all white.

9 posted on 07/22/2013 3:28:58 PM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: SMGFan

Southwest had a phenomenal 40 plus year, billions of miles; record of never injuring a passenger.


10 posted on 07/22/2013 3:28:58 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: SMGFan

11 posted on 07/22/2013 3:29:31 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Gamecock

Seriously, praying for all involved.


Agreed.


12 posted on 07/22/2013 3:30:13 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation is destroying the USA.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

After it came off.


It got switched out, someone went on break without remembering to ratchet on the new gear. Imagine landing a plane you THINK has wheels firmly down and the ripaway you feel. Whew.


13 posted on 07/22/2013 3:30:17 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: Gamecock

“I am not an aeronautical engineer, nor a pilot, but that can’t be good.”
_________________________________________________

Having owned a few small airplanes, I can assure you that one should never land with the nose wheel touching down first.
There is not that much holding them on.


14 posted on 07/22/2013 3:30:25 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: SMGFan

Sequester?


15 posted on 07/22/2013 3:30:44 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: cicero2k

I thought they ran off a runway in Chicago a few years ago... no injuries?


16 posted on 07/22/2013 3:30:48 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: SMGFan

One report says it came off as plane was pulling into gate?


17 posted on 07/22/2013 3:32:10 PM PDT by pnz1
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To: cicero2k
Southwest had a phenomenal 40 plus year, billions of miles; record of never injuring a passenger.

Sure. But don't be at the end of the runway.


18 posted on 07/22/2013 3:32:26 PM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Death of a non-pax.


19 posted on 07/22/2013 3:33:19 PM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Is this a Boeing plane?


20 posted on 07/22/2013 3:33:22 PM PDT by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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To: freebird5850

Yup. 737


21 posted on 07/22/2013 3:34:12 PM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: pnz1

Looks like so... no apparent damage to the craft per the photo upthread.


22 posted on 07/22/2013 3:36:54 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: SMGFan

Oh no! Sum Ting Won!


23 posted on 07/22/2013 3:37:08 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SMGFan

http://twitchy.com/2013/07/22/southwest-jets-front-wheels-collapse-at-laguardia-photos-vine-video/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter


24 posted on 07/22/2013 3:37:09 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

Yikes,

Even the Amish fly today. Thinking about becoming a Luddite freeman - fire by rubbing two sticks together.


25 posted on 07/22/2013 3:38:27 PM PDT by calico_thompson
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To: OwenKellogg
As an expert, I can verify that it makes it hard to taxi to the gate.

Yes. That would require full power...

26 posted on 07/22/2013 3:38:50 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: SamAdams76

Wei To Lo


27 posted on 07/22/2013 3:39:28 PM PDT by calico_thompson
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To: Gamecock

I bet that was a fun one to get cleared-off the street. Wow!


28 posted on 07/22/2013 3:39:41 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: calico_thompson

Ho Li Krap


29 posted on 07/22/2013 3:40:33 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: SMGFan

We always fly Southwest when possible. They had a very good reputation among the military pilots

The assumption was, for various reasons, among them, that SW had many ex military fliers, that if somethingvwent wrong they could handle it better than anyone

Their record stands for itself

I dont think they were yet a corp when Rainman was frantically looking for a safe ride

Looks like the gear failed during taxi

Dunno


30 posted on 07/22/2013 3:40:56 PM PDT by stanne
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To: carriage_hill

Roh No


31 posted on 07/22/2013 3:41:35 PM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: txhurl

Sounds like Ron White’s story about getting a set of tires at a Sear’s Automotive Center put on his van and the technician forgot to put the lug nuts on one of the wheels.


32 posted on 07/22/2013 3:41:47 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: SMGFan
Professor Fate: What's next?

Max: Car number five, the engine falls out!

Professor Fate: Car number five! Ha ha ha ha!




Professor Fate: Er, Max... *we're* number five.

33 posted on 07/22/2013 3:43:01 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: Gamecock

Right - but that crash killed a kid in a car.


34 posted on 07/22/2013 3:43:17 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

lol


35 posted on 07/22/2013 3:43:42 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: TurboZamboni

Didn’t take long to start a new meme.


36 posted on 07/22/2013 3:44:42 PM PDT by Defiant (In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
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To: null and void
Yes. That would require full power...

I dunno. A redneck with a floor jack and the back of a pickemup truck. Problem solved.

37 posted on 07/22/2013 3:45:24 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: txhurl

Seems it was okay taxing out and taking off.


38 posted on 07/22/2013 3:45:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit
I thought they ran off a runway in Chicago a few years ago... no injuries?

The power of spin. A boy in a passing car was killed in Chicago. Still no passengers killed. No other airline can match this, not even close.

Yet Southwest never advertises it, because avoidance of a negative is still a negative as far as advertising goes.

39 posted on 07/22/2013 3:48:04 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: stanne
they could handle it better than anyone

As good as this?

Or this:


UA 232. Crash landed it with NO flight controls after a catostrophic loss of an engine.
35 died due to smoke inhalation
76 died for reasons other than smoke inhalation
47 were seriously injured
125 had minor injuries
13 had no injuries

Seriously, any landing you can walk away from....

40 posted on 07/22/2013 3:50:24 PM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: stanne
We always fly Southwest when possible. They had a very good reputation among the military pilots

We agree wholeheartedly. We fly LUV (Soutwest) whenever we can.

We were returning to Albuquerque on American one time several years ago and the front landing gear dropped into a pot hole while we taxing to the gate. Whooops. We had to wait for one of the tractors come out to get us as the plane could not push us out of the hole. Funny to talk about it now.

I can imagine the feelings of the passengers if the whole front end drops down as it did at LGA.

41 posted on 07/22/2013 3:51:39 PM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: cicero2k
33 years.


42 posted on 07/22/2013 3:52:50 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: SkyDancer

Taking off doesn’t stress landing gear like landing does. From the photo, it looks like they were taxiing left when the gear broke off. Notice how the craft is leaning right. It COULD be a right-lug-nut problem. But it looks more like the total front gear was replaced and not tightened up enough.


43 posted on 07/22/2013 3:53:47 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: SMGFan

Wow, I didn’t know Southwest manufactured jets.


44 posted on 07/22/2013 3:56:07 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rats vs. GOPe = Same train, different speed.)
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To: null and void
Yes. That would require full power...

...or an awesome "wheelie"! Now, when I was a kid....

45 posted on 07/22/2013 3:57:44 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rats vs. GOPe = Same train, different speed.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Look at those gasoline prices.


46 posted on 07/22/2013 3:59:23 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Nice gasoline prices


47 posted on 07/22/2013 4:00:26 PM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: Gamecock

You betchya.

Capt. Sullenberger, former AF pilot. Managed that nicely, if i am mot mistaken.

Don’t recall the other without research


48 posted on 07/22/2013 4:01:27 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

The latter is perhaps more amazing. Look it up, well worth a read.


49 posted on 07/22/2013 4:03:45 PM PDT by Gamecock (Member: NAACAC)
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To: Gamecock

I will


50 posted on 07/22/2013 4:04:33 PM PDT by stanne
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