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Accident: Southwest B737 at Baltimore on Aug 4th 2016, nose gear collapse during push back

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300, registration N368SW performing flight WN-149 from Baltimore,MD to Atlanta,GA (USA) with 126 passengers and 5 crew, was being pushed back when the nose gear collapsed. (avherald.com) Altro...

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nasdisco
Chris B 2
The Tug driver goes home.

Honey how was your day at work?

I had an accident.

What happened?

I was backing up a 737 and broke it.
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
LOL, I hear ya... But look at the picture... The towbar was not connected at the time. The gear folded on its own and the gear doors even closed. If it had been connected the bar would have been inside the plane.... This smells like another SWA Maintenance Issue.
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 1
Accident, or incident???
oowmmr
oowmmr 1
Boy, I'm glad it happened there and not takeoff or landing!!
jbsimms
Oops. Forgot to release the training wheels. ;-)
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
Why am I not surprised.... Confident this is a maintenance issue.
louisjames
lou nagy 1
**MAINTENANCE or NOT** THIS IS A "300" SERIES, lots of UPS and DOWNS,WONDER HOW OLD IS THIS PLANE!! Plane probably SHOULD HAVE BEEN "RETIRED" long ago, it may have OUTLIVED its lifespan, if it didn't get PROPER MAINTENANCE...."MOVE EM IN, MOVE EM OUT". SEEMS LIKE REVENUE is GREATER (MUCH) THAN SAFETY, here!
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
They are in the middle of parking them now and replacing them with Next Gens... LOL.. These place are very old. They were old when I was working on them 5 years ago.
louisjames
lou nagy 1
**GUESS IT HAS TO DO WITH "THE NUMBERS". You know, how long it takes for a TURN-A-ROUND. If SW spends more than 35 min on the ground, (and LITTLE or NO PROPER MAINTENANCE), than that's $$$$ WASTED. EVIDENT of LAST WEEKS COMPUTER PROBLEM. If you WANT TO GROW, with new routes; IE, INTERNATIONAL, MEXICO, PUERTO RICO, the ISLANDS and EVEN CUBA, than PROPER PREPARING IS VERY MUCH IMPORTANCE, maintenance, reservations systems, proper training in doing passport control and such. (wonder if any of their planes are re-furb's from MUSE, or even ALLEGHENY, PIEDMONT, and the list goes on. YEH, they may be updating their planes, but takes time and $$$$ for all that, seems like its PROFIT and more PROFIT, until something like those mention take place. CAN HARDLY WAIT TO SEE the FINAL REPOORT!! thanks

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