Sunday, June 19, 2011
Do the Job Right
When I first met Jeff Bowers he had this picture in his office. This Flying Tigers 747-249 had an improperly-secured load that shifted when the pilot powered-up the aircraft. The shifting load caused severe damage to the tail section. An emergency crew from Boeing flew in from the States and replaced the aft third of the aircraft. The Rhein-Main Load Planning Section kept this picture to remind them of their responsibilites: Do the Job Right because people's lives are at stake.
Comment by tampajeff: If I remember correctly, these planes were side loaded near the front and they had a tail stand to keep the plane from doing this while the cargo was being pushed back. Still haven't been able to use the comments yet, but since I am king of the blog I don't have to.