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Old 02-18-2014, 20:42   #1
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Structural damage?

Five people were injured last night on a UAL flight inbound to Billings, MT. Is an airframe toast when passengers and FA's line the ceiling? HH
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Old 02-18-2014, 20:46   #2
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Five people were injured last night on a UAL flight inbound to Billings, MT. Is an airframe toast when passengers and FA's line the ceiling? HH
The airlines would probably love to figure out how to barrel roll the plans to have centrifugal force hold passengers to walls, ceiling and floors to increase passenger count if they could.

Couldn't tell you about the air frame.
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Old 02-18-2014, 21:01   #3
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I'm no expert on airframes, but I believe they are designed to take much more than that. They will probably have to fix the interior ceiling area where the flight attendant was hurt though. Here is an interesting thread that might help:


http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...d.main/271834/
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Thanks for that link Dbuck.
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I'm no expert on airframes, but I believe they are designed to take much more than that. They will probably have to fix the interior ceiling area where the flight attendant was hurt though. Here is an interesting thread that might help:


http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...d.main/271834/
Thanks for the link. The Airbus tailfin defect apologists were hysterical. HH
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I wondered about the integrity of the airframe after an ordeal like that too.

It's gotta take a heck of a lot of force to toss a jetliner around like that.
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no, far from it
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Old 02-19-2014, 00:04   #8
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As in all things...it depends.
The airframe manufacturer will have very specific guidlines that must be followed in order to return an aircraft to service following an inflight upset, all depending in the loads recorded on the DFDR and any defects found on inspection.
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Old 02-19-2014, 00:38   #9
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From the news reports I've seen, doesn't sound like any more than moderate turbulence. The post flight inspections will tell the story. Keep those seat belts fastened, both in your car and riding in airplanes. They're there for a purpose.
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I was stationed at Shemya when this incident happened. Bare in mind Shemya AFB is a small installation at the far end of the Aleutian chain with very limited medical facilities (think clinic with one doctor and a couple of MedTech's). Most of the injuries were from hitting the ceiling or from pax falling from the ceiling on top of other pax. Most were neck injuries. We pieced together a makeshift hospital in one of the hangars and most of us stationed there became medics real quick.

They sanitized the Cobra Ball and used it as an air ambulance for the most critical, and the USCG flew in a couple of C130's for the next most critical. The rest were flown out on a replacement Chinese aircraft. Very busy 36 hours...

http://aviation-safety.net/database/...?id=19930406-2
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