ATR On The Loose?
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    ATR On The Loose?

    by historical-avi-irl.i8.com » Thu May 05, 2005 11:01 pm

    Anybody find out anymore details about that runaway Aer Arann ATR42 at Dublin Today- What part of the Airport was it at- I'm guessing around the old Iona Ramp, from describtions of the location on Newstalk 106?
    It doesn't look good for the driver, although, knowing the airport- they probably forgot to service the thing, with their increased security worries!
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    by alphaLaura » Fri May 06, 2005 7:26 pm

    :?: What happened??
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    by historical-avi-irl.i8.com » Mon May 09, 2005 8:41 pm

    I don't have a clue- I heard it on the radio once- and then there seems to be a cover up??? :?:
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    by EIWAT » Tue May 10, 2005 1:01 pm

    From what i heard when the atr was being towed from stand to gate on of the wheels of the towbar left the apron and went onto grass, typical media over exuberance
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    by alphaLaura » Tue May 10, 2005 1:39 pm

    Oh, big deal then :roll: During push-back, the plane travels at such a negligible speed nothing crazy can happen surely. Plus, the fact that it rolled onto a high-friction surface (grass) means that all is well!!
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    by EIDEL » Tue May 10, 2005 7:13 pm

    alphaLaura wrote:Oh, big deal then :roll: During push-back, the plane travels at such a negligible speed nothing crazy can happen surely. Plus, the fact that it rolled onto a high-friction surface (grass) means that all is well!!
    Be a nice thing to bend an oleo :x
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    by Dutch Roll » Tue May 10, 2005 8:32 pm

    nothing major could happen with those towbars,they are designed to shear off instead of the aircraft being damaged
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    by alphaLaura » Fri May 13, 2005 9:00 pm

    EI-DEL - true, but that would have depended on whether it rolled onto grass that was on a higher level than the tarmac, or, if the grass rose from tarmac level quickly.
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