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Old 09-18-2006, 09:36 AM   #1
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Default Hail damage to a B-727 - BAX Global flight 705BX

I got an e-mail about this....

This is an old B-727. Date: Fri,10 Aug 2006 15:56:01 -0600

Last night around 2300BAX aircraft flight 705BX encountered severe weather over Alberta Canada.The aircraft was cruising at 35,000 feet when it encountered tennis ball sized hail. The pictures below show some of the damage.All landing lights were destroyed, as was the radar.The crew was forced to make a "blind" emergency landing. Upon safe return to the ground the first officer and flight engineer quit. It is expected that the aircraft is a total loss as it will probably cost too much to fix. The ol' Boeing Tri-Motor made it through, though.





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Dang, that is some damage. Why did they quit?
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Something about not flying faster than angels?
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One word....D A M N ! !
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Alberta?

Or MN?
http://tjhope.com/stuff/page_files/f...mage/index.htm

Canada turns out to be correct.....BUT....

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The aircraft is not owned by BAX. It was not Flight 705BX. It was not in cruise flight. It was not at 35,000 feet. The crew had no way of measuring the size of the hail let alone the ability to compare it to sporting equipment. Only half of the landing lights were destroyed. Not only did the crew not make a "blind" emergency landing the crew had never heard of a "blind" emergency landing. The Flight Engineer and I DID NOT QUIT. The aircraft is not a total loss and the structural integrity was not compromised. Pretty much the only thing you got right was that it happened over Canada. Please do some research next time.
http://blogs.aviation.ca/index.php/*...tion_holy_hail

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Will the whistle blower saves the day!
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30 seconds of research.
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It'* not so bad really. I have seen Delta AIrlines aircraft in worse shape. :P

KIdding aside, the hail in Alberta can be pretty nasty. I lived there for a year, and golf ball sized hail was not out of the ordinary at times.

Glad they were able to get it down safe without injury.
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