posted on Jun, 24 2014 @ 06:28 PM
Many years ago I started work at an airline that had just had a DHC-8 "jump the chocks" on a ground run a few weeks earlier.
they were at full power, brakes on, spoilers extended and flaps up - but somehow the "air/ground" switch got flipped, the spoilers came down and it
had enough lift to get itself over the chocks, slice up the tractor in front of the stbd engine (slightly off to the side) and hit the hangar it was
facing 50-75 yards away.
it doesn't have to be a 777 to have a lot more power than people realize!!
PS is there a link to those photos or an article incorporating them??
edit on 24-6-2014 by Aloysius the Gaul because: (no reason