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A6-EOP EK A380 Takes a Bow in the Hangar

Old 24th Aug 2019, 19:32
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A6-EOP EK A380 Takes a Bow in the Hangar

Possibly trying to cycle the gear doors with without a nosegear pin? It's been done before on other aircraft.

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Old 24th Aug 2019, 19:46
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Whoops

Hope no-one hurt. Will be a costly mistake I reckon.
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Old 24th Aug 2019, 20:10
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A couple of online listings of the incident:

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/228468

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Old 24th Aug 2019, 23:43
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off to the parts bin....
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 11:10
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Not to worry, they’ve got plenty of spares parked down the road at DWC
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Old 25th Aug 2019, 11:15
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Originally Posted by OMAAbound View Post
Not to worry, they’ve got plenty of spares parked down the road at DWC
380s not flying?!
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Old 26th Aug 2019, 01:43
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Similar event with an SQ A330 while parked at the gate 4 years ago. That was caught on tape.

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Old 26th Aug 2019, 04:05
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Originally Posted by Airbubba View Post
https://aviation-safety.net/database...?id=20190822-0
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Old 26th Aug 2019, 05:01
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Originally Posted by krismiler View Post
Similar event with an SQ A330 while parked at the gate 4 years ago. That was caught on tape.
Was not (at least not in linked vid)
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Old 26th Aug 2019, 11:21
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That will polish right out.

Nothing to see here....move along.

Plus we just do things better at EK, so this would never happen to us...but if it did then we just put the responsible person in jail and deduct the damage from his salary. But it never happened.

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Old 27th Aug 2019, 06:13
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I bet more effort is given to looking for the poor sod who took/shared the picture instead of finding out the root cause of the incident!.

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Old 27th Aug 2019, 11:20
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Originally Posted by Anilv View Post
I bet more effort is given to looking for the poor sod who took/shared the picture instead of finding out the root cause of the incident!.
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Of course.

But that's pretty much SOP
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Old 28th Aug 2019, 01:56
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Did it do any damage to the hanger floor? The floor is there for a long time... the A380 appears not to be so. (sadly; the 380 is a great passenger appeal aircraft even to Boeing drivers).
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Old 8th Sep 2019, 13:38
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Originally Posted by Anilv View Post
I bet more effort is given to looking for the poor sod who took/shared the picture instead of finding out the root cause of the incident!.

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A policy that's tried and tested and found to be successful throughout the middle east !
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Old 9th Sep 2019, 00:08
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Not to worry, they’ve got plenty of spares parked down the road at DWC

actually, thats the case, well two 6 1/2 year old ones are being retired and parted out anyway...this one might join?
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Old 9th Sep 2019, 12:51
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Still can figure out why those two are being parted out .
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Old 9th Sep 2019, 23:51
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Still can figure out why those two are being parted out .
seems strange when there must be higher cycle ones in the system....damage/maintenance history maybe? sure would be interesting
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Old 10th Sep 2019, 06:57
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Apparently they were coming up for a major check soon but who knows?
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Old 10th Sep 2019, 07:16
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Apparently they were coming up for a major check soon but who knows?

hmmm...that would probably do it...hope they have lots of good expensive serviceable parts left on them, seems remarketing options are few for those planes....
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