From: Wish.u.knew@Doncha.megaweb.com (NADIR) Organization: Megaweb Date: 03 Sep 95 23:01:49 References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1 2
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firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >snip< > While we were standing in line to board at the rear stairs, we observed > the nose gear lift off the ground about two feet! I was convinced the > tail-cone was going to hit the ramp. A quick thinking baggage handler > jumped up into the cargo area (fwd, near cockpit), and the nose > lowered. ... > Are you ATR pilots familiar with this happening?? Haven't seen that problem with the ATR's I worked on, but I did see a picture of a cargo DC-10 sitting on its tail. The nose gear was at least 15 feet in the air-would have loved to hear the loaders explaining that!! Going back to the ATRs-the ones we operated were loaded using the forward baggage area first, so it would be unlikely that any of our aircraft did a tail stand. I do know some airlines load the rear baggage area first, and this, combined with some other factor may cause the nose to rise.