Aviation Photo #0841968 Airbus A319-114 - Northwest Airlines

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NWA collision on the ground. The DC9 (N763NC) had a hydraulic failure and lost all nose wheel turning capabilities. This is the end result. Only one minor injury.
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    Cyrus Cambata
    Northwest Airlines
    Airbus A319-114
    Airbus A319
    Airbus A319
    Airbus
    2039
    N368NB
    Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold-Chamberlain Field
    Minnesota
    USA
    May 10, 2005
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Anonymous
13 years ago
I love the angle of this shot!! close call for the captain of the dc9
Anonymous
13 years ago
Awww, the Mother and Baby plane. I love this shot too... hardly any chance to see 2 "loving, cuddling" planes any day. Luckily little to no injury that time.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Yeaaah this is awesome !! Lucky it was just DC9, I wonder if it was boeing 747, this airport probably exist no more today!!
Anonymous
1 year ago
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Anonymous
11 years ago
Ohh! nice shot. Compare the dc9 and the a319 the dc9 is pretty smaller!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This was hilarious to me-but doesn't the a319 look waay bigger? or maybe it's just the perspective...this was yet another desktop for me
Wisconsin, USA
11 months ago
It is bigger
Anonymous
10 years ago
I didn't imagine that the DC-9 was so small
Anonymous
9 years ago
Flight sim meets reality. This is an unfortunate event, yet it provided us with a glimpse of a perspective that we had only seen in flight sim.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Ahh, that hurts!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Best Friends.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Never thought of how small the DC9/MD-80s are, so this shot gave me some perspective. And it does look a bit cuddly, doesn't it?
Anonymous
6 years ago
NIce catch
Anonymous
6 years ago
It is mostly that the DC9 is much lower than the A320 series, and the angle, which does not allow us to see the length of the DC9 properly. Also keep in mind that the A320 series (certainly relatively speaking) stands pretty high on its legs; the fuselage towers above any 737 too... this was nicely visible at United's Fleet week in October 2011, when CO's and UA's retrobirds were parked nose to nose at SFO. (Of course the 737 tail is relatively high and in the end they both reach about 12 meters...)
Wisconsin, USA
1 year ago
Lost steering capability. Ever thought of using the brakes??
Wisconsin, USA
11 months ago
Hydraulic failure means you lose control of brakes as well

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