Continental "noses" into the gate

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  1. Texas T

    Texas T TX expatriate CLM

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    Oh man, I'll bet that there was hell to pay for that one. Wild guess, about 150K to fix the plane, and another 20-25K to repair the building. ;P ;P ;P ;P
     

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    I'll bet at least a million dollars worth of damage to the plane. They'll have to remove the entire front of the fuselage somewhere between the wing root and side door, plus repair/replace the wings. Don't forget all the labor of rewiring the miles of electricals going fore to aft. I wonder how much debris got sucked into the engines?

    I'm glad I wasn't the valet! ;e
     
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    Can you imagine the surprise of the people inside, especially the ticket agent at the gate itself?

    "Ladies and Gentlemen, Contintental is proud to announce the arrival of Flight 324 from... WHAAA... HOLY ----!" ;a
     
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    Wow, G17cabbie's estimate if repair costs is probably a lot better than mine. Guess I'd better increase the upper limits on my 747's policy ;a ;f ;a
     
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    Wasn't that done in the movie "Airplane"?
     
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    Hmm, that, boys and girls, is why we always check the brake pressure before turning into the gate. The engines were probably fine, as it's a DC-9 of some flavor.
     
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    This will coast a lot more then a Million.
    I would not be surpriced if they even use this birt as spare parts and trash the rest.
    You have to think about damage further back where you can't see it.
    The plane needs to be x rayed all over for cracks and so on.
     
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    Im sure they will write the aircraft off. Thats alot of damage to a very expensive part of the plane. Im sure it would not be worth repairing.