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« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2009, 11:33:41 PM »

GIV max gross weight 74,500lbs vs. Coyote gross weight 20-40 lbs.


A buddy of mine hit a Coyote just below v1 in a B1900D at KOGS. It collapsed the nose gear and totaled the plane, but it was just a seven million dollar airplane!
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« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2009, 09:45:24 AM »

I find it bizarre that airport fire rescue equipment should be rolled and standing by at SFO for an incident that occurred in ABQ. You're right about no violation, however 14 CFR 91.13 prohibits "Careless & Reckless" operation of an aircraft.

A landing gear emergency is only an emergency when you are landing.

Another C-5 story. Pilot at Travis AFB (NorCal) gets an unsafe nose gear light, a fly by reveals the door is open but the nose gear is up. The aircraft diverts to Altus AFB OK where repairs can be made easily. The C-5 tanks up enroute and when he gets to Altus they don't want him to land because the only runway (then) will be lost and base birds don't come back for another 4 hours.

The C5 holds at high altitude until 2:00am before the runway can be closed for the night. The runway is foamed and the C5 lands without a nose gear.

Of course by this time 15,000 people have got wind of this and have picked a spot like to Rose Parade was going by.
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« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2009, 12:34:27 AM »

Yes the coyote did run in front of the aircraft at V1. I had no idea if we had hit him or not. I did not hear or feel the impact. In fact I was pretty sure we missed him... positive rate and the gear went up.

            About four years ago.....same airport CRJ200... I was departing after sunset ABQ with full 50 pax on board for SLC.  Nearly V1 and a coyote apears in the lights, goes what we thought was under the right wing. Didn't hear or feel anything either. We continued to SLC for all the same reasons. (weight, heat, elevation, etc....) Shortly after take off we get a flaps fail message and continue in order to burn down fuel. (Couldn't reset the fault, turned into a no flap landing 175kt Vref) I COMPLETELY relate with you on this story.

      Side note; turns out we didn't hit anything and the flap fail just happened on it's own. I'm sorry we didn't kill that thing way back then for you as I'm sure it's made a sport of dodge airplane in ABQ for years Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2009, 01:13:21 PM »

This has been a great thread to follow...
Nice to hear from the cockpit... Nice to see how it was handled.
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