FAA Says Structural Defect Is Behind Dented 757 Radome | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-

Airborne Unmanned-
Alt. Wednesdays

Airborne Flight Training-Alt. Wednesdays

Airborne Unlimited-

Airborne Special Programs!

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited--07.06.20


NEW! Airborne-Flight Training--07.01.20

Airborne Unlimited--07.03.20

Airborne's Annual April 1st Episode


Airborne Unlimited--07.06.20


NEW! Airborne-Flight Training--07.01.20

Airborne Unlimited--07.03.20

The 2020 Avionics Innovation Preview!

Wed, Jul 09, 2008

FAA Says Structural Defect Is Behind Dented 757 Radome

Suspect Part Being Examined By NWA Technicians

A bird strike has been ruled out by the FAA as the cause of a mysterious dent in the nosecone of a Northwest Airlines Boeing 757.

As ANN reported, the crew reported hearing a bang descending through 18,000 feet Sunday near Tampa, and the plane's nose-mounted radar failed at the same moment... but no blood or feathers were found, and not many birds are found at flight level 180 anyway.

The plane landed without incident, and no one was injured.

Now, the FAA says the dent was a simple collapse caused by a structural defect in the radome itself. Spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory told the Twin Cities Pioneer Press an investigation is underway to determine why the structure failed.

Northwest says the nose cone was replaced and the plane was back in service Monday. The damaged section was shipped to Minneapolis-St. Paul where Northwest technicians are examining it.

The age of Northwest's 757 fleet ranges from five to 17 years.

FMI: www.nwa.com


More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.08.20)

Aero Linx: Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation (TASF) The mission of the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation (TASF) is to honor the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen by providing>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.06.20): Approach Light System (ALS)

Approach Light System (ALS) An airport lighting facility which provides visual guidance to landing aircraft by radiating light beams in a directional pattern by which the pilot ali>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.06.20)

Aero Linx: Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA) With more than 4,300 members who fly passengers and cargo around the world on Air Canada and Air Canada rouge, Air Canada Pilots Ass>[...]

Airborne-Flight Training 07.01.20: WAI Scholarships, eFlyer 2 Report, FSANA 2021

Also: ERAU Maintenance Students, EAA Chapter Scholarship, FlightSafety Maintenance Training, Horizon Int'l Flt Academy With new scholarships being posted weekly, the 2021 WAI schol>[...]

Airborne 07.06.20: Stratos 716X, Phillies Pitcher Lost, King Schools Giveaway

Also: Great Aircraft Raffle, Cancel Culture Strikes Boeing, ABQ Balloon Fiesta Postponed, USCG Rescue Stratos Aircraft has conducted the first flight of its Stratos 716X model - re>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2020 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC