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Old 04-01-2011, 05:55 PM
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737 with a 3 foot hole, rapid decompression, and diversion to Yuma AZ. Sounds like a pretty serious event, I think everyone is OK.

Large hole discovered after Southwest flight makes emergency landing - CNN.com
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737 with a 3 foot hole, rapid decompression, and diversion to Yuma AZ. Sounds like a pretty serious event, I think everyone is OK.

Large hole discovered after Southwest flight makes emergency landing - CNN.com
Man, this is not good. The Aloha Airlines 737 accident was also the loss of the top of the fuselage.




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I find it interesting that passengers were passing out because their masks didn't work. Geesh.
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Check the chart at the bottom of the page:

FlightAware > Southwest Airlines (WN) #812 > 01-Apr-2011 > KPHX-KNYL Flight Tracker

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Was it a NG or a Classic?

Disregard. Ricky Bobby answered my question. 733.

That's a 90 course change.
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Originally Posted by Carl Spackler View Post
Man, this is not good. The Aloha Airlines 737 accident was also the loss of the top of the fuselage.




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It's interesting that the holes seem to always be on the top of the fuselage. Maybe one of the wizards of smart can explain if that's just the weak point in a fuselage?

There were surely some people who found out how precious bolts and seat belts are...

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Was it a NG or a Classic?

Disregard. Ricky Bobby answered my question. 733.

That's a 90 course change.
733 1996 Cert of A. Getting up there in years. I have a sneaking suspicion that we haven't heard the last of this.
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733 1996 Cert of A. Getting up there in years. I have a sneaking suspicion that we haven't heard the last of this.
I'm sure the FAA and NTSB are all over it after having another 737 and 757 have the same type of failure in the last two years. I'd be surprised to see anything out of line on the maintenance and inspection end.

Although the Aloha pictures are really dramatic, the way that Boeing made the fuselage on the -200 was a lot different than the manufacturing of the 300. The Aloha flight has nothing to do with the skin failures that have happened lately.

Anyway, if you don't like SWA you'll have plenty of time to relish the bad press that this will give us. Too bad Oberstar isn't there to hold another kangaroo court.

Hmmm -- where are we going find all the NG's that we need to replace the aging 300's?

I'll get back on here to fill y'all in as soon as I know more.
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According to the Delta-Southwest Treaty, airplane incidents and mishaps are off limits for company vs company food fights.

After all, the one thing in common is we all have airplanes in our fleet and their design and maintenance is out of our hands.

The one thing you can say about the Aloha incident is the plane landed. And the other, look at the picture of the guy coming off the slide. I thought this when we did slide training here at Delta, the NB's have a very steep jump. Almost as if to say, maybe your just better off jumping to the ground. The 757 has something more akin to a jumpy house.
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I don't know how accurate it is but flight aware is showing FL360 at 6:59 and 11,100 at 7:02 with a max rate of descent of 10,740 FPM. Kudos to the crew. Anyone know how many cycles this 300 had on it?

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I'm sure the FAA and NTSB are all over it after having another 737 and 757 have the same type of failure in the last two years.
What was the 75 that had this happen?
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