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PIA plane escapes fatal crash in Muscat

Old 12th Feb 2013, 03:05
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RemoveB4flight:---- The 737 does not have main gear doors. The outboard side of the wheel has a hub cap.

The Boeing 737 Technical Site

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Old 12th Feb 2013, 05:04
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The gear door is partially open, and there is some fluid present
I doubt its a gear door hanging down...

Are you guys sure that the 737 has a main landing gear door??

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Old 12th Feb 2013, 10:30
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Crickey mate look up one post!!!!!!!

I've already pointed out their mistake and given evidence in support

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Old 12th Feb 2013, 13:31
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Crippled landing

A sign of tired aircraft or tired crew.....a new label should be procured in these modern days of cut throat competition...not Pilot error.... but perhaps "Airline Error"!!!
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Old 12th Feb 2013, 15:09
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I wonder how fast they were going when the gear failed? I don't see any skid marks behind the left wheel...hmmm....

Could it be he was attempting a 180 and perhaps side loaded the gear a little too much? After all, the plane has come to rest far left of the centerline...

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Old 12th Feb 2013, 17:34
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Toplip11111.

Exactly the reason I doubted that he could see one. Next time I'll be less subtle.
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Old 12th Feb 2013, 22:36
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Gear collapsed. It happens sometime. Not life threatening.
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Old 13th Feb 2013, 03:20
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Looking at the photo of the aircraft earlier in the thread I have this question:

If the left main gear simply failed and swung back, wouldn't the tires be closer to the midline than they are?

The geometry seems such that there may be a bit of a rearwards track to the failure, perhaps to where the gear mounts to the rest of the aircraft. Any more detailed pics?
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Old 13th Feb 2013, 10:30
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Cargomatatu; Yeah. Laughable innit ? The PPRuNe Aircrash Investigation Team very quick to set up the Board of Inquiry & offer all sorts of explanation ! After 11 postings the inside team offer solutions. The same team, sometimes harangue real professional pilots with advice like "you need to get out more.", if you dare to disagree ! Now, I must look at the pics of the PIA plane, measure some skidmarks I see in the mud, apply some enhanced computer generated software into hardware, determine the forward velocity of the left tire tread and offer my solution to the PPRuNe ACIT. Nah, think I will get out a bit more. More seriously, good pics & reminder of how vulnerable we all are. Must pop that pic in my file under 'If you can walk away from it, it WAS a good landing'.
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Old 13th Feb 2013, 11:15
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Yupp! It was good enough! ...Or a "lucky landing" shall we say??
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Old 13th Feb 2013, 13:29
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Found this online. Taken shortly after the incident I think


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Old 19th Feb 2013, 00:03
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Was probably the plane they usually reserve for base training..
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Old 19th Feb 2013, 02:00
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A gear collapsing rarely causes any fatalities so the title is hyped up a lot. It just shut down the runway for a while and caused a lot of aircraft damage on the left side. End of story. Get over it..
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