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American Airlines damages ramp in Rio de Jeneiro

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posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 08:55 PM
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American Airlines flight 251, from Dallas Ft. Worth landed at the Rio de Janeiro airport Tuesday, with 200 people on board. During the landing, the right main landing gear blew all four tires. Instead of stopping on the runway, or pulling off and requesting assistance, the pilot made the decision to taxi in to the gate. A helicopter pilot that had just landed caught the incident on video and posted it.

The aircraft caused minor damage to the ramp, when the rims dug into the ground during taxi, and the return flight to JFK was cancelled and the aircraft was still on the ramp the next day.

www.dailymail.co.uk...





posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 09:00 PM
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I've been waiting to break Homer out...



The daughter of the American Airlines CEO wasn't on that flight was she?

edit on 2-1-2015 by Sammamishman because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 09:48 PM
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Wonder why the tires blew. It definitely didn't fall in any bumps or potholes, since both the runways there are soooo highly conserved.


No rolleyes gif?

edit on 2-1-2015 by laguitarexpt because: add info



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 10:39 PM
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Must be a retired C-5 pilot. Couldn't wait to break down in a nice place and wanted to make extra sure they'd be there a while so the crew could get some nice per diem.



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 10:45 PM
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a reply to: justwanttofly

The first C-5 ever delivered, the MAC commander flew it in, they had all kinds of VIPs waiting, big ceremony set up, etc. He touched down, and blew 16 tires. They can taxi with 14 blown.



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 11:10 PM
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posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 11:16 PM
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a reply to: justwanttofly

Holy crap that is so WRONG! But sadly, so TRUE!



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 11:25 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I'm pretty sure that the reason ACMI carriers exist is to launch from home base to Hickam or Ramstein to move cargo that was previously on a C-5.



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 11:32 PM
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a reply to: justwanttofly

It wouldn't surprise me in the least. You know it's bad when you have an airplane that you have to put a block bar in the engine to keep the blades from spinning in the wind, because it will damage the engine.



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