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A300 flap falls onto car in Toronto

Old 2nd May 2006, 22:56
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A300 flap falls onto car in Toronto

Airplane debris falls onto T.O. woman's car
CTV.ca News Staff

Debris from a cargo airplane fell from the sky and smashed into a Toronto-area woman's car Monday night minutes after she left her vehicle to attend a dance class.

"A piece of an airplane fell on my car," Karen MacLellan told her insurance company Tuesday to their disbelief.

MacLellan, a Mississauga resident, was alerted to the incident by witnesses in the parking lot.

"At first I thought they said 'Somebody just smashed into your car'," MacLellan told CTV Toronto.

But when MacLellan was told that it was debris from a plane she had a hard time believing what had happened.

"I'm like 'Get outta here'," she recounted.

The wing flap is a one-by-three metre piece which could have proved more deadly if MacLellan's three children were with her.

Peel Region Police said Transport Canada confirmed the wing flap fell from a U.S.-based A300 cargo jet flying into Pearson about 9:30 p.m., the Toronto Star reported Tuesday.

Looking back, MacLellan said she is grateful for one thing.

"Thank god I'm not in that airplane, honestly," MacLellan said.

"Would you feel comfortable being up there in an aircraft and a piece of it has fallen off?"

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I posted this in here about 4 hours ago, and it was moved at light speed over to the Canada forum. I guess we here in Canada are not good enough for the "Mainstream" forum on PPrune eh?
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With all due respect for the trauma caused to the "I'm like, get outta here" lady on the ground, one might be glad the crew got 99% of the aircraft down without an even bigger headline.
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OT -- My posting of the Pelee Island Caravan accident got moved to Biz Jets and GA forum even though it was a de facto scheduled air service contracted by the provincial ferry corporation.
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It was an A300 so only a bit of plastic
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Those buses are getting old.....
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How Little You Know

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It was an A300 so only a bit of plastic
A300 Flaps are the real deal - not plastic
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Assume this was flight according to flightaware:

XNA 137 Express.Net arriving Monday 9:37 PM EST from Dayton Intl. Aircraft type A300B2
 
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B2 that is an OLD bus!!The b2 was the first bus produced.
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was being facetious, thus the smileys.
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Express Net only has B-4 -200 series.
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Originally Posted by jete
A300 Flaps are the real deal - not plastic
Piece of plastic.... Everyone knows Citroens of the sky have pices of plastic!
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A-ha - Tap dancing can be potentially dangerous !

Would you feel comfortable being up there in an aircraft and a piece of it has fallen off?
You see it's all part of the Progressive Maintenance Plan - as the aircraft ages, there's progressively less and less to maintain (things do fall off)

All B4s for Express Net were built around 1981-82 - definately an old gal.

25 years of age is still far from the most dawdling of old gals still lumbering about here and there - no doubt also shedding the odd bit now and again.
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Originally Posted by vapilot2004
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Likely built in 1981-82 - definately an old gal - but still far from the most dawdling of old gals still lumbering about here and there no doubt also shedding the odd bit now and then.
By that time it was all A300B4 production - last B2's were built around 1978 with Kreuger flaps (B2K) a la the B4.
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Connie

Well, at least it wasn't an engine...a la Kalitta a couple of years ago over Lake Michigan. Rumor has it that after the insurance company came through, Connie decided to dredge up the engine. Wonder why?

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Rumor has it that after the insurance company came through, Connie decided to dredge up the engine. Wonder why?

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Maybe he wanted to try mounting it on one of his dragsters!
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