Monday, September 14, 2009

Why didn't this new story make the news

Why didn't this new story make the news?
Engine shutdown caused Northwest collision By David Kaminski-Morrow US investigators have concluded that a Northwest Airlines crew's decision to shut down the left engine on a taxiing McDonnell Douglas DC-9, leaving it with no hydraulic pressure after the right-side system had failed, resulted in its colliding with an Airbus A319 at Minneapolis. The DC-9 (N763NC) had suffered a valve fracture that caused the loss of right-side hydraulic pressure, a situation that the crew noticed as the aircraft climbed out of Columbus on a domestic service to Northwest's Minneapolis/St Paul hub on 10 May 2005. While the pilots carried out in-flight procedures to deal with a loss of right-side pressure, the captain became increasingly convinced, later in the flight, that the apparent pressure loss was a false indication. This view was reinforced by the normal lowering of the landing gear. Emergency teams at Minneapolis were nevertheless put on standby as the aircraft approached. © Cyprus Cambata The Northwest Airlines DC-9 collided with an Airbus A319 on pushback The DC-9 touched down safely on runway 22 and the landing roll appeared to be normal, with brakes and reverse-thrust operating, and the aircraft exited the runway to taxi to gate G7. Just over 5min after touchdown the flight recorders detected the shutting down of the aircraft's left-hand Pratt & Whitney JT8D engine - a technique employed to save fuel during ground manoeuvring - although the National Transportation Safety Board says the captain "did not recall" doing so. The first officer later stated that he did not know that the engine had been stopped and that the captain had not mentioned it. Upon nearing the gate the crew discovered they were suddenly unable to steer or brake the DC-9, and they activated the thrust reversers, which also stopped functioning within a short time and the aircraft began rolling forward. The aircraft was travelling at around 14kt (25km/h) when it struck the wing of a Northwest A319 (N368NB) on pushback from gate G10. Both aircraft were subsequently evacuated, with eight occupants injured among the total of 145 on board the two. The DC-9 was transporting 94 passengers, the A319 had 39 on board.
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1 :
Good Question! I think it didn't beacause needed morke kick to it .
2 :
funny...looks like a news report your quoting...why didn't it get wider coverage?...because it's no big deal...I'm really sorry for the 8 folks that received what?... little inconvience...nothing more...
3 :
who knows, i would say that they might no of wanted to scare people, but that is not the case with the news these days! umm some news just doesn’t get out as fast... they might of though it wasn’t that big of a deal. it might just be the news stations you have... it could of also been asked to keep it quiet!...the news runs of people actually finding out about this stuff! so if they don’t hear about it in time to report it... it wont come on... same with newspapers...if its not written and edited read by the time its good to print, i wont make it on.... as i assume you got this info from the internet....its easy to update things on the internet! its always going
4 :
Apparently, it did make the news. You seem to have found it twice.
5 :
Sorry... but it seems you have copied a NEWS report... so it DID make the news !! Why not CNN ? Well SHUCKS, they can't cover EVERY car, train, or aircraft accident !! It isn't what the FAA calls a Class-A accident (loss of AC or life)... so it isn't national news. Heck, the US Navy ran a helicopter over a maintanece crewman in Atsugi Japan on 13 April 1990 and it never made the news other than in his home-town as a death-notice.
6 :
I'll have to agree with other answers that it did make the news... You found at least two news reports on the incident. As for why it didn't make the 6 o'clock TV news... Does every local automobile accident make the national news? No one died, and only eight out of 145 passengers were even injured. What's newsworthy about that?

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