logo
Thread Tools
Old 10-28-2006, 05:02 PM
3D-Seth is offline
Find More Posts by 3D-Seth
Registered User
3D-Seth's Avatar
United States, FL, North Port
Joined Jan 2006
3,407 Posts
Hail damage versus aircraft!

Pictures of a BAX Aircraft Flight #705BX that encountered tennis ball size hail while flying over Alberta, Canada. They were at 35,000 feet when they encountered the hail storm. All landing gear lights were out as well as all radar. Pilots were forced to make a "blind landing"!
3D-Seth is offline Find More Posts by 3D-Seth
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old 10-28-2006, 05:06 PM
crazyextra is offline
Find More Posts by crazyextra
they call me....the gas man
crazyextra's Avatar
Canada
Joined Jan 2006
392 Posts
Re: Hail damage versus aircraft!

Holy crap thats scary!

looks like a boeing 727
crazyextra is offline Find More Posts by crazyextra
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-28-2006, 05:19 PM
iflyrc3Dstyle is offline
Find More Posts by iflyrc3Dstyle
Shane Quale
iflyrc3Dstyle's Avatar
Necedah, WI
Joined Mar 2006
768 Posts
Re: Hail damage versus aircraft!

Wow,

That is definately something nobody wants to run into.
iflyrc3Dstyle is offline Find More Posts by iflyrc3Dstyle
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-28-2006, 05:19 PM
Kiwi is offline
Find More Posts by Kiwi
Registered User
Kiwi's Avatar
Chile
Joined Jan 2006
5,983 Posts
Re: Hail damage versus aircraft!

Not only the damage thats visible but what else took a beating. God I cannot imagine the fright or feeling of being pounded in that thing. I mean what can you do once your in it. PRAY????

I also bet the seats are well stained and in need of replacement.

Thats just way to scary to even contemplate.

Kiwi
Kiwi is offline Find More Posts by Kiwi
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-28-2006, 05:22 PM
Oh Yeah!! is offline
Find More Posts by Oh Yeah!!
Registered User
Joined Jan 2006
339 Posts
Re: Hail damage versus aircraft!

Those are some Great Pilots!!! That plane took a BEATING!!!!
Oh Yeah!! is offline Find More Posts by Oh Yeah!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-28-2006, 07:32 PM
youngflyer is offline
Find More Posts by youngflyer
Registered User
youngflyer's Avatar
United States, MD, Frederick
Joined Jan 2006
1,198 Posts
Re: Hail damage versus aircraft!

and my sister is terrified of turbulence lol!
youngflyer is offline Find More Posts by youngflyer
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-28-2006, 08:43 PM
3D-Seth is offline
Find More Posts by 3D-Seth
Registered User
3D-Seth's Avatar
United States, FL, North Port
Joined Jan 2006
3,407 Posts
Re: Hail damage versus aircraft!

The info I got on this said they were at 35,000 feet. I am not up on full scale but that would seem to me that they would be above all weather. I just posted what was given to me but I would almost bet they hit it on their down line to land.

Seth
3D-Seth is offline Find More Posts by 3D-Seth
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-29-2006, 02:02 AM
jack01 is offline
Find More Posts by jack01
Registered User
jack01's Avatar
Memphis, TN
Joined Jan 2006
1,462 Posts
Re: Hail damage versus aircraft!

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3D-Seth
The info I got on this said they were at 35,000 feet. I am not up on full scale but that would seem to me that they would be above all weather. I just posted what was given to me but I would almost bet they hit it on their down line to land.

Seth

35,000 isn't squat to a big thunderstorm... It's not uncommon for them to hit 50,000 MSL in the US. I think the record is a little over 70,000 MSL, but that wasn't in the US. Another dangerous part about thunderstorms is that a strong one can throw hail like you wouldn't believe. I know they can throw hail several miles to either side, and some can throw them several thousand feet above the storm. Don't mess with big thunderstorms, regardless of the plane you're in.

BTW, situations like this are good examples of why pilots aren't "glorified bus drivers". Pilots are trained and paid for what might/can happen. Not what usually does.
jack01 is offline Find More Posts by jack01
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-29-2006, 09:14 AM
Jaybird is offline
Find More Posts by Jaybird
Registered User
Jaybird's Avatar
Jay Florida
Joined Jan 2006
3,713 Posts
Re: Hail damage versus aircraft!

You would think that would take the blades off the turbines!
Jaybird is offline Find More Posts by Jaybird
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-29-2006, 03:04 PM
Stainless Skills is offline
Find More Posts by Stainless Skills
Joined Jul 2006
817 Posts
Re: Hail damage versus aircraft!

yah no kidding, did they just shut the engines off and glide it in?
Stainless Skills is offline Find More Posts by Stainless Skills
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-30-2006, 12:17 AM
jack01 is offline
Find More Posts by jack01
Registered User
jack01's Avatar
Memphis, TN
Joined Jan 2006
1,462 Posts
Re: Hail damage versus aircraft!

I'd like to see what the top of the wing looks like too. Prolly' not much left.
jack01 is offline Find More Posts by jack01
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-30-2006, 08:46 AM
Road Builder is offline
Find More Posts by Road Builder
Uber Contributor
Road Builder's Avatar
Oswego, IL
Joined Jan 2006
674 Posts
Re: Hail damage versus aircraft!

I've seen those before, I heard the copilot quit right after they landed.

Jay
Road Builder is offline Find More Posts by Road Builder
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-30-2006, 09:23 AM
73drvr is offline
Find More Posts by 73drvr
Joined Jan 2006
54 Posts
Re: Hail damage versus aircraft!

Question is, why did they fly into the storm in the first place?
73drvr is offline Find More Posts by 73drvr
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-30-2006, 12:55 PM
Spaz is offline
Find More Posts by Spaz
Registered User
Spaz's Avatar
Buffalo-NY-USA
Joined Jan 2006
364 Posts
Re: Hail damage versus aircraft!

http://reddit.com/info/feh7/comments

alot of the "facts" are said to be really wrong here..
Spaz is offline Find More Posts by Spaz
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-30-2006, 01:20 PM
atique is offline
Find More Posts by atique
Registered User
atique's Avatar
Canada, ON, Mississauga
Joined Feb 2006
367 Posts
Re: Hail damage versus aircraft!

Holy cow.
atique is offline Find More Posts by atique
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message


Quick Reply
Message:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Giant Jargon - The FG Dictionary wizard General Discussion 141 06-09-2014 06:12 AM
IDIOTS SmoothFlying General Discussion 27 05-27-2008 03:05 PM
Bayside RC Fun Fly 6/8 Fremont, CA Ran D. St. Clair Event Announcements and Discussion 0 04-15-2008 08:53 PM
OMG. Full Scale Electrics! madmax General Discussion 38 07-29-2007 09:24 PM