Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Southwest 345 Update

We saw this photo of the incident aircraft which crash landed at LGA last summer. It has been put back on it's gear, shrinkwrapped and sent by barge to Albany, NY while the investigation proceeds. We have it on authority that the aircraft will not be repaired as it is not cost effective to do so. Apparently the fuselage was damaged or crinkled near the main gear and the costs of repair exceed the value of having the aircraft put back into service. The captain of the aircraft who, according to NTSB information, took control of the aircraft on short final and caused the nose gear first landing has been terminated. There are conflicting reports that the pilot in question resigned rather than was terminated but this may only be a difference in semantics.

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