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Southwest Nose Gear Collapse LGA

zippy32

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Looks like pax evacuated. 3 minor injuries reported.
 
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Appeared that it was resting on both engines on the first shot I saw. Not so on the second shot.
 

kwick

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What the heck is that supposed to mean? About this incident at least?!

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It's all about the dangerous "Culture" and the belief that you can put
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I know I don't have all te facts but, they reported a "possible nose gear problem" and still landed on a 7000 ft runway surrounded by water!
 

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Not according to ATC tapes just played on NBC NY, Fletch. Tower controller sent following plane around and was very excited, talking to crash crews. Didn't sound like a situation where they were expecting a nose gear problem reported from the crew.

But we are all just speculating. Glad nobody was seriously injured.
 
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I know I don't have all te facts but, they reported a "possible nose gear problem" and still landed on a 7000 ft runway surrounded by water!

OMG, 7000'. How can anyone land on ONLY 7000'. And anyone who has landed on runway 4 knows the waves crash right against the edge of the runway.
 

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Great! Now some pax are complaining of back and neck injuries. One call, that's all!
 

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OMG, 7000'. How can anyone land on ONLY 7000'. And anyone who has landed on runway 4 knows the waves crash right against the edge of the runway.

Update at 6:15 p.m.: The FAA issued this statement: ?Southwest Airlines Flight 345, a Boeing 737 arriving at LaGuardia from Nashville, reported possible front landing gear issues before landing. The plane?s nosegear collapsed as the aircraft landed on Runway 4 at 5:45 p.m. EDT. The plane safely came to a stop and no injuries were reported. The FAA is investigating.?



FAA reports the crew reported possible nose gear problems before landing.
If I thought I had gear problems, I'd be looking for the longest runway I could find. Certainly not one that ends with a pier at the end that drops into the bay.
But that's just me.

Btw uncle bunk since you know so much what is the controllability and calculated stopping distance for a 737 with a collapsed nose gear?
 
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FAA reports the crew reported possible nose gear problems before landing.
If I thought I had gear problems, I'd be looking for the longest runway I could find. Certainly not one that ends with a pier at the end that drops into the bay.
But that's just me.

Btw uncle bunk since you know so much what is the controllability and calculated stopping distance for a 737 with a collapsed nose gear?

Well, I don't know for sure, but I'd guess the stopping distance would be somewhat less than having actual rolling wheels on the front.

Good God, it's just only happened, no actual facts have been released, but still the chief SWA hater from AirTran has already whipped out his dick. Nice.

Bubba
 

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Well, I don't know for sure, but I'd guess the stopping distance would be somewhat less than having actual rolling wheels on the front.

Good God, it's just only happened, no actual facts have been released, but still the chief SWA hater from AirTran has already whipped out his dick. Nice.

Bubba

I didn't mention SWA bubba. it could have been a anybody. I'm just questioning the decision to land a LGA with EWR and SWF so close. Don't be so thin skinned.
 

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Btw uncle bunk since you know so much what is the controllability and calculated stopping distance for a 737 with a collapsed nose gear?

Stopping distance is negligible.

We all know they kept going into LGA to hinder DALs operation there. At least he Southwest pax got to their destination.
 

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This should be good for at least 5000 posts and the haters are circling the tank already its going to be fun a fun two or three weeks until they get bored and forget what actually happened
 

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It's all about the dangerous "Culture" and the belief that you can put
experienced AirTran Captains into the right seat and upgrade
relatively inexperienced first officers at the passengers, and safeties
expense.

Inexperienced? The FO's that are upgrading right now have been at Southwest longer than the bottom 1/3 of the airtran captains.
 
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