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BA777 loses door 2L at Cape Town

Old 28th Jan 2022, 01:57
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Originally Posted by nivsy View Post
Gosh why should this ever happen? Surely someone would.bw aware prior to push back? Even noticed! . Sounds like total incompetence.
Incompetence - maybe? But expect to see and hear a lot more of these kind of events. It has been widely reported in various outlets about pilots losing their skills over the past 18-24 months, well the same goes for those of us on the ground. What was a natural process a couple of years ago, now takes a bit more time and thought. I'm getting back onto A380s in the next few weeks as a Licensed Engineer and expect I'll need a few days, maybe weeks to get back into the groove of where things are, quick resets, processes etc....just hope I don't end up being part of a similar event! Maybe not so quick with the judgement.
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Old 29th Jan 2022, 18:32
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This airframe just got airbourne again from Cape Town - presumably all doors now attached



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Old 29th Jan 2022, 19:43
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Non-revenue flight, needless to say.
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Old 30th Jan 2022, 12:17
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It looks like the damage is to the door hinge mechanism only so manually placing the door in the closed position and locking it should be safe for a ferry flight.
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Old 31st Jan 2022, 07:20
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Originally Posted by dixi188 View Post
It looks like the damage is to the door hinge mechanism only so manually placing the door in the closed position and locking it should be safe for a ferry flight.
My thoughts as well. As long as the locking pins are in place the door will stay put. They would just have to use another door. The main constraint would be that the slide attached with this door would be unusable as it would disappear together with the door if you would open it.
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Old 31st Jan 2022, 08:52
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Not that unusual. Had to deal with door damage myself too on A-320 in my previous life. Jet bridge protection malfunctioned, some reckless operation of the bridge and..... door was bent quite badly.
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Old 31st Jan 2022, 09:59
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The B772 in question arrived at Heathrow just after 0700 yesterday.

It was back in revenue service less than five hours later.
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