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mark hughes
07-24-2017, 10:06 AM
Hi Everybody,

We are having a discussion on Freight Dogs Anonymous on facebook. This picture was posted talking about a decompression that one of the members experienced on a flight. Google has not found anything on this. I can't zoom in close enough to get the registration number.

http://tworiversmarathon.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/roof-300x225.jpg


If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

Thanks!

Mark


satpak77
07-24-2017, 10:13 AM
Hawaiin Airlines ?

Hrkdrivr
07-24-2017, 01:00 PM
No. The Aloha 737 unzipped in front of the wing up to near the cockpit.


Hacker15e
07-24-2017, 05:03 PM
Hi Everybody,

We are having a discussion on Freight Dogs Anonymous on facebook. This picture was posted talking about a decompression that one of the members experienced on a flight. Google has not found anything on this. I can't zoom in close enough to get the registration number.

http://tworiversmarathon.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/roof-300x225.jpg


If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

Thanks!

Mark

Paint job looks like an old Hawaiian Airlines DC-9 or MD-80 to me, plus the registration ends in HA. A couple of the former Hawaiian Airlines DC-9s went to Kalitta/Kitty Hawk according to planespotters.net.

The nature of that hole makes it look like one of the retired boneyard airplanes used to demonstrate rapid depressurization with different locations of explosives.

http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac3/Airline/Hawaiian%20DC-9-51.jpg

Winston
07-24-2017, 06:12 PM
Agree that this pic looks like a boneyard breakup. Wiki on the Aloha explosive decompression flight:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aloha_Airlines_Flight_243

Odd, because I was just reading up on this accident this morning before I crossed this thread.

Hacker15e
07-24-2017, 07:15 PM
Reverse Google images shows that pic is of N669HA:
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/D7ECAgv-R48/hqdefault.jpg

That image is being used as an avatar for this YouTube video about rapid D which doesn't seem to have any relation to N669HA:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7ECAgv-R48

Unfortunately, there's no evidence that damage came as a result of a rapid D, or that N669HA ever flew as a freight carrier:

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/McDonnell-Douglas/DC-9/47654/N669HA-Hawaiian-Airlines

So...I'm gonna say "Myth Busted" on the story in the OP.

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_li0s9igCBt1qbolbn.jpg

Bonus: cool pic of 669HA at Mojave before it was scrapped:
https://cdn.jetphotos.com/full/2/38397_1078954823.jpg

gringo
07-24-2017, 09:56 PM
The aerial view of 669HA getting scrapped shows a large canister type object on the ground close to where the engines would be located.

That same canister can be seen in the OP ground level "decompression" photo, on the right side.

The OP photo shows an aircraft in the beginning stages of getting shredded, nothing more.

This airplane was flown to the boneyard fully intact and subsequently scrapped. There was no decompression event on it.

mark hughes
07-25-2017, 03:49 AM
Thank you, Everybody, for the information. The Freight Dogs also figured it out this morning with the same update.

When I right clicked on the image that was posted, then did a google search for image, then clicked on videos, that photo linked to an aircraft decompression video (about 5 down in this search). Weirdly, the video is 28 minutes of a pilot talking about decompression but never mentioning the photo that linked to the video. So it looks like the video used a photo for a talk on aircraft decompression that was taken of a plane that didn't experience decompression. https://www.google.com/search?source=lnms&q=aircraft+decompression&tbm=vid&biw=1366&bih=662



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