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Chocking a Runaway Airbus

Old 11th Jun 2018, 02:20
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Chocking a Runaway Airbus

Do it carefully...



Hmmm.....I don't see the link when I check my post yet when I open to edit, the link is displayed. Sorry.
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Old 11th Jun 2018, 02:31
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Yes...thanks.
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That guy obviously values his job more than his limbs.
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Old 11th Jun 2018, 17:12
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It also happened at Castle Don. many moons ago, according to a long-serving airport duty officer.
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Old 11th Jun 2018, 17:59
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It also happened at Castle Don. many moons ago, according to a long-serving airport duty officer.

OK, I'll bite...any more details? I love British history.
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He gave it a try. Super!
Saved the day, and there was no danger of getting sucked into the engines, Eh!
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Old 11th Jun 2018, 19:48
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Originally Posted by JammedStab View Post
OK, I'll bite...any more details? I love British history.
Not much, really. Sorry.

I worked as a temporary baggage handler in 1980, and pretended not to listen as one of the D/Os told the tale in the mess room.

A Viscount (I think) on the north side noted imperceptibly creeping forward from its position on the north side of the ramp as the D/O sat at his desk and looked out the window.

It was heading towards the terminal, and jumped the improvised chocks a couple of time before it got stopped. It was not the kind of event that got mentioned much.
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Old 12th Jun 2018, 00:09
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I watched a Trident jump the chocks at the LHR BEA base,between the old .hanger blocks.
Phoned for action and a Transit van arrived and out of it jumped some engineering types.
only to see their van on the move due to the wind.so double trouble.
I seem to recall that the Trident was due to be scrapped.
It was a very sheltered site so it must have been a strong gust of wind on a really empty aircraft.
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Old 12th Jun 2018, 06:25
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I seem to recall that the Trident was due to be scrapped.
It was a very sheltered site so it must have been a strong gust of wind on a really empty aircraft.
If it was awaiting Mr Coley's attention, it may well have been sitting there engineless and hence much lighter.
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OK, I'lll admit that I made a mistake once but only once.

I was a fairly new baggage handler installing the chocks on a 737-200 that had just shut down at the terminal. There was an upslope at the terminal that while not visible, was definitely there(probably similar to the video). The result woud often be that after the park brake was released, the aircraft would move aft slightly only to be stopped by the aft chock. In those days, only one set of chocks were used on the right main gear where i worked. Because of this, the aft chock could then become very difficult to remove. One thing that could help was to use a longer chock(or install a shorter chock) in such a way with a certain percentage of it extending past the outboard edge of the wheel so that another chock could be used to bang out the chock installed behind the wheel when the time came for its removal.

In my case, it was a snowy day and there had been de-icing at the gate resulting in a fair amount of slush on the ramp. When I installed the chock after the aircraft shut down, I just placed the aft one in behind the gear as I had been doing in the past. When the brakes were released, the aircraft started moving aft and because of the slipperiness of the ramp, instead of the chock stopping the aircraft as it normally would, the aircraft started pushing the chock aft along the slippery surface. A coworker ran past me(I was unaware of a problem yet) and jammed his foot onto the back of said chock which then had enough ground contact to stop further aft movement. The airplane moved aft about five feet. After that, I always forcefully put the aft chock in followed by a good kick to ensure that it was securely jammed behind the wheel and able to hold the aircraft.

The good old days.
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Been there done that.......with my tool bag. Didn't work. Tool bag squashed and thirty ton aeroplane wandered off on to the grass. Close call.
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