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ATR On The Loose?

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

Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 7:26 pm
by alphaLaura
:?: What happened??

Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 8:41 pm
by historical-avi-irl.i8.com
I don't have a clue- I heard it on the radio once- and then there seems to be a cover up??? :?:

Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 1:01 pm
by EIWAT
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

Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 1:39 pm
by alphaLaura
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!!

Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 7:13 pm
by EIDEL
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

Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 8:32 pm
by Dutch Roll
nothing major could happen with those towbars,they are designed to shear off instead of the aircraft being damaged

Posted: Fri May 13, 2005 9:00 pm
by alphaLaura
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.