Roush Fenway plane leaves Talladega, drops luggage


#1

File under “Not Smart”

http://network.yardbarker.com/nascar/article_external/roush_fenway_plane_leaves_with_cargo_door_open_drops_luggage/11903086?linksrc=foxrg_nascar


#2

My wonderful internet hung up waiting for all the ads to load so I couldn’t read the article…however…

JOB OPENING!


#3

Actually, it was left on the gear, not loaded in the cargo area. Still, someones luggage went for a ride it didn’t intend to go on.


#4

I saw the tweet as reported in one article. It makes absolutely no sense, how do you leave bags on the wheel or in the wheel well of a Premier jet? My bet is, if the baggage door was in fact not left open, somebody set a bag or two on the wing expecting the pilot to load them, got on the airplane but the pilot didn’t see them.


#5

It was probably the 727.


#6

That makes more sense, but the wheel wells are nowhere near the baggage doors. Most larger aircraft have micro switches on the doors that illuminate a warning light in the cockpit when the doors are not closed.


#7

So much for a final walk around. SMH basic pilot 101


#8

So much for a final walk around. SMH basic pilot 101


#9

The 727 wing/strut doors make a perfect “shelf” to set things on, and it’s not all that far away from the aft cargo, even the door itself is a part of the wing-to-body fairing behind the wing.