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Comair Boeing 737 suffers wheel collapse at Johannesburg

Old 26th Oct 2015, 11:40
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Comair Boeing 737 suffers wheel collapse at Johannesburg



Also rumoured engine fire!


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Old 26th Oct 2015, 11:48
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26 October – Press release
British Airways’ (operated by Comair) BA6234 a 10:35 departure from Port Elizabeth, with 6 Crew and 94 Passengers on board, was involved in an incident on landing at O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) just after 12:00 pm today. We can confirm that all passengers and crew safely disembarked with no reported injuries. Passengers have been taken to the terminal building where staff are on hand.
Comair and the relevant authorities will be conducting the necessary investigation over the coming days and weeks. As soon as more information is on hand we will be releasing it to the media.
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 13:59
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Comair whell collapse

That looks expensive.
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 14:52
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The Daily Fail has got hold of this and published a load of garbage!

Terror-board-BA-flight-captain-announces-landing-gear-broken-crash-lands-jet-Johannesburg-airport.
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 15:36
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I can't see any reference to "narrowly missing a nearby school". They must be slipping.
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No winglets?

That an oldish 737 then?
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 17:03
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Of the Classics, only the -300s and -500s can be fitted with winglets. Aviaton Partners never made a kit for the -400.
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 17:22
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BBC's photos look familiar

Comair plane suffers landing gear collapse at Johannesburg airport - BBC News
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 17:39
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Love the "...wing seemed completely broken off" bit!! Some people do like to advertise their stupidity in style! (And he is the one who supplied the photos showing the wing that still appears firmly attached!)
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 18:09
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Passenger Warren Mann told Traveller24 how the pilot informed those on board shortly before landing that the 'left landing gear had broken off'.
Since it seems the crew didn't know until after touchdown, where does this come from?
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 19:14
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Given that this is being taken by the media as a BA incident, I suspect that the Comair franchise may be up for review soon. If I was running Comair, I would be thinking about a new paint scheme.
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 19:28
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I don't see Comair as an airline is the issue, particularly as BA has only just retired the last of theirs. I do think that there may be an inherent issue with some 737 landing gear attachments.
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 20:27
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Not good for the BA image
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Old 26th Oct 2015, 23:02
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I do think that there may be an inherent issue with some 737 landing gear attachments.
Really? Please elaborate.
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 00:46
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Not good for the BA image
Can't see why? Minor incident.
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 01:04
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This is a British Aiways accident, not an incident. If it is painted in BA colours, so it is BA no matter who is operating the flight.
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 09:35
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And of course locally BA had the 744 accident there as well, so BA's image probably not too good in that part of the world.
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 09:47
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Jo'burg is becoming the BA boneyard.
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 09:59
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And of course locally BA had the 744 accident there as well, so BA's image probably not too good in that part of the world.

Wait till you see some of the other airline images!!!
Well done to all-whole thing handled very well.
My 2 pence worth, torque link bolt/link broke/came loose, wheel turned 90, end of story-only speculation of course.
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Old 27th Oct 2015, 13:10
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There was a similar accident (one MLG collapsed during the landing run) about 15 months ago to a New Zealand registered B737-300 freighter at Honiara at Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Some time after that a similar accident to another 737 in UK.
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