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Calf requires Gun Locks....humm maybe now Airplane locks?

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Doglips, Apr 11, 2002.

  1. Doglips

    Doglips G&G Newbie

    Since this is Calf...they will blame it on firearms Im sure....fly by shooting or something..... I love this quoat..."An investigation is under way as to how the aircraft managed to move on its own,"
    Moved on its own?????????????


    LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A parked jetliner waiting for maintenance began rolling and smashed through an airport fence Wednesday, coming to a stop with its nose blocking a side street.

    "It was parked overnight outside a hangar for maintenance. Somehow it moved. They don't know how. No one was on it. It's under investigation," Los Angeles International Airport spokesman Harold Johnson said. It wasn't being towed or moved, he said.

    Investigators were trying to determine if the American Airlines 767's parking brake was properly set, Johnson said. He did not know who parked the jet or if the small blocks normally put next to airplane wheels to keep the plane from moving had been used.

    There were no injuries, and airport operations were not affected, he said. But the plane cut a telephone line.

    "An investigation is under way as to how the aircraft managed to move on its own," American Airlines said in a statement issued from its Fort Worth, Texas, office.

    Airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles said one of the plane's engines was scratched, so the Federal Aviation Administration will have to ensure it is flightworthy. That was the only apparent damage to the aircraft.

    FAA spokesman Jerry Snyder said investigators were looking into the aircraft's maintenance procedures.

    The accident was reported at 8:50 a.m. along World Way West, a little-used road along the western edge of the airport used primarily by airport employees. The jet traveled only about 60 feet, but it was enough to get the nose out 20 feet into the street and under power lines, officials said.

    Power was shut down at several nearby buildings and traffic lights so the jet could be removed. The plane was then towed to the maintenance hangar.
     
  2. SPOCAHP ANAR

    SPOCAHP ANAR G&G Enthusiast

    Brakes

    It sounds like the brakes gave way and no wheel chocks were used!
     

  3. Klaus

    Klaus G&G Newbie

    The reporters sure know their terms. I guess "small blocks normally put next to airplane wheels to keep the plane from moving" would be called chocks by anyone else.
     
  4. Calvin

    Calvin G&G Newbie

    Klaus, were you expecting intelligent reporting on this? Seems to me that the reporter is an apprentice to me.....

    :nod: