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#5001 Redd42

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:00 PM

Spoke to someone who was on this flight. Apparently it was quite the gaggle of geese. He said one of the engines blew in addition to the nose damage. CHEK has a nice photo of a pickup truck full of the culprits.

 

Damn geese!

 

Oh my - that is quite the photo. Methinks they might get complaints about that!



#5002 Mike K.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:14 PM

More importantly there were only 31 passengers on board? Geez Louise.
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#5003 Sparky

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:18 PM

I don’t get it. You got a plane full of customers wanting to be transported from Calgary to Victoria.

You are within spitting distance of YYJ on final approach when a gaggle of geese kick the crap out of the plane and scare the same crap out of the customers.

Then instead of landing on the runway right below you.... you fly the banged up jet to Vancouver because that’s where the mechanic lives??

To hell with the customers?? They can always take the ferry home?? What am I missing?
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#5004 Sparky

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:19 PM

Ok maybe it wasn’t “full of customers”.

#5005 todd

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:22 PM

What about the geese?

#5006 Redd42

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:30 PM

What about the geese?

 

Look at the pic on the Check web site.....



#5007 todd

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:34 PM

I guess nicely cooked by the time they get through the engine

#5008 Redd42

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:37 PM

Looked more shredded to me. 


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:51 PM

I don’t get it. You got a plane full of customers wanting to be transported from Calgary to Victoria.

You are within spitting distance of YYJ on final approach when a gaggle of geese kick the crap out of the plane and scare the same crap out of the customers.

Then instead of landing on the runway right below you.... you fly the banged up jet to Vancouver because that’s where the mechanic lives??

To hell with the customers?? They can always take the ferry home?? What am I missing?


Way easier and cheaper to put those passengers on the next few pond hoppers (which are running regardless) than to have your plane stuck in Victoria and have to bring in a mechanical crew/parts/etc. WestJet has no maintenance capabilities in YYJ, unlike the plenty they have at YVR. If it were Kelowna, no big deal as they can use Kelowna Flightcraft, but nothing at YYJ.

#5010 Nparker

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:51 PM

What about the geese?

I guess nicely cooked by the time they get through the engine

Looked more shredded to me. 

In the future this won't happen anymore, since we will all be eating a plant-based diet - or maybe I don't quite understand how that works.  :blink:



#5011 todd

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 08:55 PM

In the future this won't happen anymore, since we will all be eating a plant-based diet - or maybe I don't quite understand how that works.  :blink:


And the hypnosis enhanced VR goggles
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#5012 Matt R.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 11:22 PM

^ hypnosis? More like micro dosed.

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#5013 lanforod

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 09:01 AM

You'd think they'd build those noses out of something that won't dent from a bird impact at 550 kph. Carbon fiber?

Edited by lanforod, 15 January 2020 - 09:01 AM.

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#5014 Nparker

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 09:04 AM

They need to build them out of the "black box" material.



#5015 Missed Approach

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 02:30 PM

YLW, ( Kelowna ) posted their Year End Passenger numbers, still cracked 2 million and still holding onto 10th place I'm sure.

 

Unless we deand a recount after fluffing the numbers last year.

 

https://ylw.kelowna....acts-statistics



#5016 Rob Randall

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 02:54 PM

You'd think they'd build those noses out of something that won't dent from a bird impact at 550 kph. Carbon fiber?

 

Carbon fiber shatters but aluminum just dents. You don't want carbon fiber shards sucked into the engine.


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#5017 tanker

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 03:08 PM

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The only explanation for that damage is what we've known all along.


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#5018 exc911ence

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 05:47 PM

A few closer-up pictures of the goose-strike damage from the ramp at YVR... those with delicate constitutions may wish to turn away. 

 

 

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#5019 North Shore

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 07:55 PM

I don’t get it. You got a plane full of customers wanting to be transported from Calgary to Victoria.

You are within spitting distance of YYJ on final approach when a gaggle of geese kick the crap out of the plane and scare the same crap out of the customers.

Then instead of landing on the runway right below you.... you fly the banged up jet to Vancouver because that’s where the mechanic lives??

To hell with the customers?? They can always take the ferry home?? What am I missing?

 Might have something to do with the emergency capabilities of CYYJ, also?  Can't remember if CYYJ has full-time CFR personnel, whereas CYVR does.

 

You'd think they'd build those noses out of something that won't dent from a bird impact at 550 kph. Carbon fiber?

The weather radar is behind that nosecone - it needs a radar transparent material; Carbon fiber may not be so..

 

A few closer-up pictures of the goose-strike damage from the ramp at YVR... those with delicate constitutions may wish to turn away. 

Looks like they bent a fan blade in the engine, also..


Say, what's that mountain goat doing up here in the mist?

#5020 Missed Approach

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 01:43 AM

YYJ has CFR, 3 vehicles, 2 at night and I believe the hours are 6am to midnight, same as the tower. But if a flight with more than 90 passengers lands, they have to stay on duty.



 



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