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767 landing gear door lands in Seattle Neighbourhood

Old 9th Sep 2012, 22:50
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767 landing gear door lands in Seattle Neighbourhood

Another "out of the sky" event for media fodder:

The Federal Aviation Administration confirms that a piece of metal that fell to the ground in a Kent, Wash., neighborhood was part of a Boeing 767ís landing gear door.

Witnesses say the refrigerator-size panel hit the ground and skipped about 30 feet before stopping in a street Friday morning. No one in the neighborhood about 15 miles south of Seattle was hurt.
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Old 9th Sep 2012, 22:56
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Refigerator sized

And I was going to buy an American fridge.....................

Happy to have many jobs in Seattle, just might have been one of your own who got it wrong?

Oh dear
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Old 9th Sep 2012, 23:01
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Where did the gear land?
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Old 9th Sep 2012, 23:05
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Grrr Refrigerator

Might have been our refrigerator door. With teenage kids, its been months since I've seen it closed.
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Old 9th Sep 2012, 23:17
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Was it purple? We're buying some of them....
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Old 9th Sep 2012, 23:20
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Brings new meaning to the term "bringing some unfinished work home with you".....
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Old 10th Sep 2012, 00:14
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Was it purple? We're buying some of them....
Nope, it was ABX 904, a B-767-281BDSF:


They stuck around until almost 3 pm before continuing to the weekend layover in YVR, guess they made a call across the runway for a replacement part.

Or, had it FedEx'ed over (FDX Custom Critical) from PAE maybe?
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Old 10th Sep 2012, 02:02
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Captain, would you like me to get you the CDL.

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Old 10th Sep 2012, 02:51
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Six replies already, and no one has posted a Google map of the descent path or METARS for the Seattle region at the time of the incident. Tut!!

The questions that need to be asked are 1) Was it a CFIT? ie. was the door under control at the time of impact. 2) Have the "Black Boxes" been located, that's providing the door in question had it's own and 3) Can't think of another. I am sure there must be more.
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Old 10th Sep 2012, 07:16
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Don't forget: airbus landing gear does fly/land better than boeing ones.
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Old 10th Sep 2012, 08:29
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A versus B

No, the airbus door is not inherently better than Boeing, it was just that door's on-board computer fired up the APU, hence it stayed in normal law and could be held just below the stall all the way down. Sorry... its a quiet day
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Old 10th Sep 2012, 14:07
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Paul: given that it "fell" rather than "flew" to earth, your assessment that the door was more or less stalled seems to be spot on.
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Old 10th Sep 2012, 14:22
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Tut, tut it didn't even have a near miss with a hospital or a school, journalistic standards are slipping.
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