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Offline Nick

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Hard Landing at Exeter!
« on: January 21, 2021, 06:24:58 am »
A West Atlantic Boeing 737-400F is to be scrapped after a very heavy landing at Exeter Airport. Reports that the pilot was ex-Navy and thought he was landing on a carrier have yet to be confirmed....  ;D

https://simpleflying.com/west-atlantic-boeing-737-damaged/

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Re: Hard Landing at Exeter!
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 06:34:13 am »
Jeepers, that's SERIOUSLY knackered!  :o

I've not even seen damage like on an airframe in a fatigue test rig, they must have REALLY banged it down hard.
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Re: Hard Landing at Exeter!
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2021, 08:19:05 am »
Ouch!!

Does our own resident Aeroplane Driver wish to make a professional comment on this event?
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Re: Hard Landing at Exeter!
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2021, 04:21:27 pm »
Did he miss the arrestor wire?   :banghead:
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Re: Hard Landing at Exeter!
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2021, 07:16:29 pm »
Reports that the pilot was ex-Navy and thought he was landing on a carrier have yet to be confirmed....  ;D

Haha. Good one. That's a big ouchy. Glad they're ok ! Tough birds !
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