5th Nov 2003, 04:32
Does anyone have any information on the damage to Virgin 737 VH-VON?
I hear it may be grounded for months!
In fact rumour has it that it was a lightning strike that caused the damage and the strike was so bad that even the Cabin Crew complained about static electricity etc.....
This information is the extent of my knowledge in this matter,
So can anyone confirm the damage and how it happened???
5th Nov 2003, 08:05
How it happened?
1. Lightning comes out of the sky.
2. Lightning hits plane continues to mother earth.
Moral of the story. There is none. No one can be sure where lightning is gonna strike. SEE and AVIOD as much as possible, but hey lightning sometimes out diverts you.
I am only speculating,( if this occured) that it wouldnt be too detremental,after checks of and entry and exit wounds on the airframe. Checking the engines for shaft magnetisation and cowls for entry exit marks etc. Couldnt imagine grounding an airplane for months.
All the airlines have these strikes continuously around the world. The machines these days are built better for it.
Are you winding up something 100 above? Or do you have a reliable source?
5th Nov 2003, 10:04
Months? Try hours. She's back flying with a borrowed 727 radome:
VH-VON White Radome (http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=177143)
5th Nov 2003, 13:17
Bravo Sheep Guts for stating the Bloody Obvious.
Boy we have a real genius here.
What was unusual was the amount of damaged caused otherwise why mention it...
No one was hurt but a few people got a bit a shock! A tribute to the basic excellence in the design of the aircraft.
And as for Bankstown I do not believe it was just a few or more hours. But glad the damage was not greater.. Again a tribute to the basic excellence of design.
And yes a good source but if I told you I would have to kill you! <grin> <Big Cheesy Grin!!!>
Regards and thanks for info
5th Nov 2003, 20:21
Sometimes lightning comes up from the ground too. :ok:
5th Nov 2003, 20:42
Too true Messiah, ya just dont know where the stuff is coming from next. :ok: