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sevenstrokeroll
24th May 2012, 19:38
I saw this on TV...any details? Looks like the main cabin door from a canadair challenger/crj series.

fell on a golf course that happened to be closed...no injuries.

Sydy
24th May 2012, 20:05
Was it a bird or Par?

fireflybob
24th May 2012, 20:11
Links in the error chain?

TURIN
24th May 2012, 21:02
This is the thin end of the wedge.:cool:

millerman
24th May 2012, 21:11
At least it avoided the school !!! ;)

WanganuiLad
24th May 2012, 21:33
Chip in for two

barit1
24th May 2012, 21:35
Door falls OFF private plane in flight and lands on golf course | Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2149428/Door-falls-OFF-private-plane-flight-lands-golf-course.html)

PAXboy
24th May 2012, 21:35
Is that the maintenance engineer hiding in the bunker??? :=

Linerider
24th May 2012, 21:38
There should be a thorough investigation into this - a golf course being closed on a week day. It's just not on. :E

WASALOADIE
24th May 2012, 21:56
Phew! no damage to the green as it seems to have landed on a tarpaulin

TRY2FLY
24th May 2012, 22:04
I'm sure the Rome convention will cover it

knot4u
24th May 2012, 22:12
Didn't this happen in Colorado a few years ago as well?

sevenstrokeroll
24th May 2012, 23:50
someone here on pprune should know about the doors on this type.

I imagine they are not PLUG type doors and are more like a click clack equipped door (carry through structure mechanism).

oh for the old planes with real doors!

DaveReidUK
25th May 2012, 06:41
someone here on PPRuNe should know about the doors on this type.

I imagine they are not PLUG type doors and are more like a click clack equipped door (carry through structure mechanism).

oh for the old planes with real doors!

It's hard to build a plug-type airstair door.

Aircraft involved was Challenger N207JB, the final CL-601-3R to be built.

NutLoose
25th May 2012, 07:06
He shouted door, not four. :E

sevenstrokeroll
25th May 2012, 09:42
david reid

the DC9 had a very nice door mechanism and extendable stairs from the forward port side and also the ventral.

Mark in CA
25th May 2012, 09:46
For a moment there I thought the plane had dropped onto the golf course.

VJW
25th May 2012, 09:49
No I understand the term, 'cabin crew prepare doors for departure!"

MagnusP
25th May 2012, 10:01
When it fell, it narrowly missed an eagle.

ESSP Flyer
25th May 2012, 10:20
Maybe the pilot spotted 3 greens!!

Crabman
25th May 2012, 13:54
Free drop? This gives a new meaning to a hazard?.

DaveReidUK
25th May 2012, 14:26
the DC9 had a very nice door mechanism and extendable stairs from the forward port side

Indeed it does. As do many other types such as the One-Eleven, in fact even the 737 can be fitted with them as an option, though many operators omit them.

But none of those are part of the door structure, which is what we're talking about here.

With integral airstairs, there isn't really much alternative to having the door hinged at the bottom, hence it can't easily be a plug design.

Shiver me timbers!
25th May 2012, 14:32
Scary for the passengers - must have had a fairway to fly with the door missing!

D.Lamination
25th May 2012, 14:40
;)
Made one hell of a Divot I believe. And of course the Challenger has a "Tee" tail.


:cool:

hingey
25th May 2012, 14:49
Someone will land in the rough from this

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M-ONGO
25th May 2012, 15:16
That's par for the course.

ReverseFlight
25th May 2012, 16:36
I heard they got a driver to retrieve it.

M-ONGO
25th May 2012, 16:39
The sad thing is, Bombardier don't support the Challenger 601 anymore. Rumour has it that the new door will have to be Taylor Made. What a Payne!

PAXboy
25th May 2012, 16:53
I'm sorry gentlemen, you can't play today as the course is closed. The green is heavily contaminated ...

Ice-O-Bar
25th May 2012, 17:03
Don't think it is 'fair' to get a 'hole-in-one' in this fashion....Leaves the 'door open' to the competition....

Davaar
25th May 2012, 18:16
For a moment there I thought the plane had dropped onto the golf course.

I thought that too. I suppose the captain was a great outdoorsman. Name of Mulligan, perhaps.