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Squawks en OpschriftenAA flight 1051 MD-80 Horizontal Stab jammed on ORD-AUS flight today...

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AA flight 1051 MD-80 Horizontal Stab jammed on ORD-AUS flight today...

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Best possible outcome - a safe landing.. My wife emailed & texted me in terror this afternoon. Pilot informed passengers of malfunction. Passengers prepped for emergency landing, flight circled for fuel burn. Thank you pilot and crew! AMR - please keenly maintain and inspect your aircraft especially with all the business distractions right now. Please accelerate the retirement of your aging fleet. (flightaware.com) Meer...

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preacher1
preacher1 1
They laid that one off to poor maintenance i.e., not lubing the HS enough. Not quite the same but wasn't that jackscrew found to be the culprit in those 737 crashes at Pittsburgh and in Colorado?
james801
James Farnsworth Schrijver 2
I am not sure but i think that was the result of a jam of the main rudder power control unit. You hit RR it went left you hit LR it went right. Was due to ice in the hyd oil and other stuff. Check out Air Crash "Hidden Danger" on you tube worth look n at. As far as i know ther is still not back up for a jackscrew so if it pop's off your SOL.
preacher1
preacher1 1
10-4. I'll try and call that up on the tube when I get a chance
AccessAir
AccessAir 1
No..the poorly lubricated jack screw was what caused the Alaska MD-80 top crash..
The United and USAir 737 rudder hard over were caused theoretically by a jammed servo push/pull rod that is used to make rudder deflections one way or the the other...
markearl1
Mark Schultz 2
Pitch trim run-a-way and jammed stabilizer are part of your flight sim training. Good checklist and CRM procedures are nessasary in the cockpit. Part 25 certified aircraft can fly with these malfunctions. A well trained crew can deal with it.
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 3
"Please accelerate the retirement of your aging fleet???"
PUBLIC, DIG DEEP INTO YOUR POCKETS AND PAY FOR A TICKET, DON'T EXPECT $59 TO FLORIDA!!!
preacher1
preacher1 0
You told me to settle down earlier so I dind't blow no O ring.lol. what's good for the old goose is good for the young gander.LOL
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 0
Yeah but my rings are still in production... What's going on with you?
preacher1
preacher1 0
Well, I went to Prescott AZ and back on Monday and to Liberal KS on Tuesday and have set on my butt the rest of the week. One of my newby's quit to go back down close to Houston, where him&wife are from. He said he got him a job as a line dog with United. Gonna do all their training thing and work a reserve board, for about 2 grand a year of what he had here and about 1/2 the benny's. Oh well!
preacher1
preacher1 0
I'll probabably find out tomorrow afternoon what we are doing next week.
SWEATINTHSWAMP
SWEATINTHSWAMP 1
Weird. Nothing in the Austin Staesman as you would expect and no link other than to a flight aware schedule. Links?
outlaw20
Mark Stevens 1
funny how i am not finding this incident noted on Aviation Hearld or any of the other aircraft incident reporting sites, or even one single news story. let's face it press eats up anything bad about American Airlines. I hate to say without documentation of the incident, I question it even happened. Furthermore, without any documentation of the incident out there, do I dare say we have another case of disgruntled staff or former staff trying to cause issues?
mcarterred
Michelle Carter 1
Considering I was on the flight I was quite suprised I didn't see it in the news either. We landed with 4 firetrucks waiting and escorted us to the gate once they cleared us. It was a smooth landing and the pilot confirmed that it was a landing WITH a jammed horizontal stabilizer..At that point we all clapped. Not a full flight but definitely others there.

preacher1
preacher1 1
I wouldn't disagree with you, BUT, on down in this thread are a couple of comments, one from someone on the filght and another noting that it is an item trained for and can be handled with good CRM and a well trained crew. That said, I have never had one jam on me but I daresay I don't think it would be any fun, regardless of who was in the cockpit. That said, why it is not published in the usual rag sheets I dunno.
mcarterred
Michelle Carter 0
I was on that flight and thank goodness for a terrific crew that landed us safely in Austin. We circled for about 25 minutes and then the pilot came on and told us the news. We prepared for emergency landing- removing heels, getting into crash landing position, and learning how to operate plane doors. It was terrifying but so very thankful for the crew. No thanks to the old TWA plane.
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 2
What's being an old TWA plane have to do with a mechanical??? You ever had a flat tire or dead battery in an old car???
I've had a jammed stabilizer an a 30 year old Learjet, it's a machine, it will break!!!
preacher1
preacher1 3
I have never had one but I can bet it wouldn't be any fun. You definitely need to know how to fly your plane cause all the checklists in the world probably wouldn't help you on that, let alone having time to read them.
THRUSTT
THRUSTT 1
The one I had a couple years ago, I could kinda laugh about now. The airplane kept climbing and there were guys above just getting out of our way. I looked down at the ocean as it was happening wondering if that day was going to be the day.
Obviously the guy above wanted me to suffer some more in 135, so I'm still here...
rarebear14
Dolf Brouwers 1
and what did you do to get safely on Terra Firma ????
preacher1
preacher1 1
I guess it was better climbing than going down, at least for a bit, but like is asked below, how did you gt it down? Maybe you won't suffer too bad.LOL.
james801
James Farnsworth Schrijver 2
Get all the pax to move in front og the CG to pitch down, then run to the back at 50' agl to pop the nose up for landing. lol
preacher1
preacher1 2
Dat oughta work.LOL