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Old 04-10-2002, 01:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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plane parked,brakes failed,rolled thru fence at LAX..
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Old 04-10-2002, 02:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I guess I gotta watch the 11am news then
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Old 04-10-2002, 03:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was watching this on MSNBC, damage doesn't look too bad, and no one got hurt which is most important. It's a shame American has gotten so much bad publicity lately even though the majority has not been their fault. However, I'm sure they'll weather the storm and stay strong.
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Ground transport: Jet rolls onto street
LAX spokesman calls it some sort of mechanical error
April 10, 2002 Posted: 1:55 PM EDT (1755 GMT)

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- An empty American Airlines jet rolled through a fence onto a nearby street at Los Angeles International airport Wednesday morning.

There were no injuries.

The Boeing 767 hit some power lines and its nose extended about 15 feet onto World Way West, a four-lane street used by airport employees, authorities said.

The plane was parked outside a maintenance hanger when it rolled away, according to a statement from American Airlines.

Gaby Pacheco, an airport spokesman, said the mishap appeared to stem from some sort of mechanical error. Airport police were investigating the incident.

The plane rolled slowly enough that traffic on the street was not affected, Pacheco said.
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Old 04-10-2002, 05:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 04-10-2002, 08:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 04-10-2002, 09:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Whoever was resposible for chocking this puppy is in a world of guano!
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I don't now anything about the systems on the 767 but sounds like someone set the parking brake and then the airplane sat all night. After sitting all night the hydraulic pressure bleeds off and then you have a runaway 767. DOH! Always always always use chocks!
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, Media is fun. The news here in Detroit claimed that the empty airplane rolled off the runway and only minor damage was done to the Boeing 767 Cargo Jet. Wow, I didn't know American parked their apparently lesser known 767-300F's on active runways...
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Isn't it laughable that people (and much media) refer to the entire airport as the "runway"? Such as: we sat on the runway for 4 hours waiting for the weather to clear, it took an hour of sitting on the runway to get to the gate...... Well, you get the point!
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Isn't it laughable that people (and much media) refer to the entire airport as the "runway"? Such as: we sat on the runway for 4 hours waiting for the weather to clear, it took an hour of sitting on the runway to get to the gate...... Well, you get the point!

In Chicago they said the same thing. That a American aircraft left a runway and ended up on a street. When they went to the story later in the news, they said it was at hanger and that the aircraft rolled after the "things that are placed near the wheels" to stop the aircraft from rolling were not used properly.

I had to laugh when she said "the things".

The media's definition of a chock.......the things used to prevent a aircraft from rolling off a runway


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I don't now anything about the systems on the 767 but sounds like someone set the parking brake and then the airplane sat all night. After sitting all night the hydraulic pressure bleeds off and then you have a runaway 767. DOH! Always always always use chocks!
Interesting... back in my trucking days we had something called 'spring brakes' on our rigs. When the air pressure that held the parking brakes 'on' bled off, the spring (boing, not the season) brakes came on and held the shoes/pads against the drum/disc. So then 767s don't have anything like his?
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Must have left it in neutral.

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Interesting... back in my trucking days we had something called 'spring brakes' on our rigs......
You were a trucker, Tom??
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Another possibility is that overnight because of the lowering in temperature the pressure in the system decreased and unlocked the brakes.

Having an automatic breaking system like they have in trucks would be a bad idea. Imagine if in mid-air the plane suffers a hydraulic pressure loss, the plane goes to the nearest airfield to land. The tires would automatically be locked and when the plane touched ground there would be much screeching of metal and gnashing of teeth. Not to mention a lot of rubber left on the runway. That is why the brakes on an airplane do not automatically go to a locked down mode like a truck.

Key point here is to always chock a parked plane first.
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