posted on Apr, 24 2014 @ 07:27 AM
Yeah wing growth in a turn can be a real b**ch if your not on your game. I watched a rookie tug driver last week nearly bend a wing on a Qantas A380
into its hangar by turning too early while the nose gear was still inside said hangar to avoid some Dash 8's behind.
LAX cant seem to turn a trick with A-380s and wings lately. Our guys there managed to run a 380 into one our 747's about 6-8 week back. Both aircraft
suffered damage with the 380 loosing a lower wing fence and damage to the O/B aileron while the 747 suffered a nice gash in the lower wing surface
and loss of its winglet. Both aircraft were patched and flown home for permanent repair.
BTW Zaph, I saw some very nice pics and video today of a CF-6 on an A-330 that popped a turbine out of Hong Kong a couple of days back. It looked like
a shotgun had been fired a couple of dozen times down the tailpipe. When the guys dropped the flaps to do a vis inspection, pieces of turbine blade
showered onto the hardstand. Amazingly the engine continued to run all the way till they shut it down. And that's despite EGT spiking to over 1000C
when it blew. a reply to: Zaphod58