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Train Derailment Dumps Two 737 Fuselages Into Clark Fork River

timothy posted about 5 months ago | from the fell-off-the-truck dept.

Transportation 187

McGruber (1417641) writes "Boeing builds its 737 airplane fuselages in a Wichita, Kansas factory. The fuselages are then shipped on top of railroad flatcars (as shown in this photograph) to Boeing's Renton, Washington plant, where assembly is completed. Unfortunately, a train carrying two fuselages to Renton derailed approximately 18 miles east of Superior, Montana. The 737s slid down a steep embankment and ended up in the Clark Fork River. That'll buff right out."

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Warranty (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386117)

I think that's gonna void the warranty... .High*Ping*Drifter.

"When in doubt, I whip it out!"

Re:Warranty (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386133)

They'll just cut out the dented sections and rivet on some panels, maybe a couple buckets of bondo to cover the boo-boos.

Re:Warranty (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386149)

Could be any worse than what the inbred morons who can't read do in that nonunion Kansas plant. Several friends work for Boeing in Everett, and they have stories every day about how those stupid Republicans in that plant screw-up and endanger the public with their stupidity. It's scary flying on Boeing knowing that nonunion people are now allowed to touch the planes.

Re:Warranty (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386169)

I've seen incompetent people fired that went to work in the aerospace industry, one as an inspector. I haven't flown since.

Yes, ok, there was a derailment... (2)

fyngyrz (762201) | about 5 months ago | (#47386525)

...but man, you should see how flat that train squashed my penny!

Re:Warranty (4, Funny)

Kaenneth (82978) | about 5 months ago | (#47387007)

My Dad was a wiring inspector for Boeing; he did the wiring in our house. ...

I don't fly.

Re: Warranty (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386171)

Gooood...Let the hate flow through you. BTW, the Wichita plant is all IAM union-represented, moron.

Why are the fuselage apple green colored ? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386739)

The picture of a fuselage on a railcar and the two fuselages that fell into the river are all apple green colored

Why is that?

Re: Why are the fuselage apple green colored ? (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386775)

Boeing green is a standard anti corrosion paint they use. Most parts are green under toe topcoat.

Re: Why are the fuselage apple green colored ? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386891)

If you hang around Lambert St. Louis Regional Airport long enough you'll see green fighter jets on test flights - flying in primer, before final paint.

Re: Why are the fuselage apple green colored ? (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47387089)

The picture of a fuselage on a railcar and the two fuselages that fell into the river are all apple green colored

Why is that?

The green is a protective coating. It's removed with a solvent before painting. The yellow around the wingroots is zinc-chromate anti-corrosion paint, which is permanent. Most of the interior metallic structure is covered in chromate.

Re: Why are the fuselage apple green colored ? (4, Insightful)

ColdWetDog (752185) | about 5 months ago | (#47387299)

That stuff is pretty amazing. I have a number of bits of aluminum plate and extrusions scrounged from the Reserve Property Center (Where Boeing sold surplus parts and equipment including entire landing gear assemblies - it was a fantastic place to stagger around and become delusional about what you could build. Unfortunately, the MBAs shut it down a number of years ago. Very, very sad. )

Anyway. the coating withstands scratching, denting, bending and pretty much everything short of a TIG welder. I wish there were ways to get that coating applied in one off numbers for various home projects.

Re: Warranty (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386177)

Spirit facilities that build these fuselages are union (IAM LL839) numb nuts

Re:Warranty (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386197)

Oh.. you must be talking about the Engineers and other "smart" people that actually designed those planes you build.... fucking moron. Why don't you go wine somewhere else about how you can't steal enough wealth from the rest of us who actually know what the fuck we are doing.

Delicious, delicious irony (1)

fyngyrz (762201) | about 5 months ago | (#47386527)

fucking moron. Why don't you go wine(sic) somewhere else

If only one could subsist off of irony. Slashdot alone could feed the world...

Re:Delicious, delicious irony (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386745)

Sic is generally placed inside square brackets "[ ]"

Re:Delicious, delicious irony (1)

fyngyrz (762201) | about 5 months ago | (#47387011)

Thanks. :)

Re:Warranty (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386283)

It's scary flying on Boeing knowing that nonunion people are now allowed to touch the planes.

1/10, you're getting me to respond to your idiocy, but my jimmies aren't even slightly moving in the breeze. lern2troll.

Re:Warranty (1)

craigminah (1885846) | about 5 months ago | (#47386509)

You seem more than a little biased...and not particularly intelligent.

Re:Warranty (1)

NemoinSpace (1118137) | about 5 months ago | (#47387037)

I just scrolled up real quick to double check the url to make sure i didn't accidently hit a link. You were saying?

crazy clown airlines will take them (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about 5 months ago | (#47386971)

crazy clown airlines will take them.

Only in America (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386127)

I have never understood why the government insists that they add something to alcohol to make it poisonous out of fear that someone might get a buzz from drinking it. Making someone blind is a bit disproportionate to not paying taxes or supporting the spirits lobby.

Re:Only in America (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386157)

Or put acetimenifen or however the fuck you spell that in "pain killers". Fuck them. Goes right along with the story line in most horror movies from the good 'ole Hollywood horror films with every young character who engages in promiscuous sex being horribly murdered. It must be a Jewish thing.

Re:Only in America (4, Informative)

tie_guy_matt (176397) | about 5 months ago | (#47386235)

The government doesn't insist that they add anything to alcohol. I can go to the store and buy as much alcohol as I want. It is even legal for me to get a massive buzz from drinking it. Problem is that a lot of people do a lot of stupid things that are costly to society while drinking alcohol. So the government does insist that if you drink something that may end up costing society some money that you help to pay for the damage through increased taxes. The only problem there is that alcohol does have a lot of industrial uses. So if you are going to use your alcohol for something other than drinking then you shouldn't have to pay taxes to cover the cost of stupid things people tend to do while drunk. No problem. If you make your alcohol impossible to drink (but still usefull for industrial activities) then you don't have to pay taxes on it. The government only insists that if you do something that costs us all more money then you should have to pay some of it back via increased alcohol tax. Seems pretty reasonable to me.

Re:Only in America (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386257)

You are the kind of person that scares me. Not much else in this universe does.

Re:Only in America (5, Informative)

I'm New Around Here (1154723) | about 5 months ago | (#47386399)

You're petrified of a guy who finds a tax on alcohol reasonable? And who can explain why that tax is there?

Re:Only in America (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386477)

Except that is not the reason for sin taxes, which rarely have the money going toward paying for damages caused by things like alcohol (accidents caused by being drunk can still be sued for from the person causing it, and people are still responsible for their own medical coverage). Some people instead hope to encourage others not to do something they don't want others to be doing by making it more expensive. Others just want more money and taxation, and consider vices an easy target because it is rarer for someone to risk speaking up for drinking, smoking, etc. A lot of argument already suggests the taxes are disproportionate to any impact.

Laws concerning alcohol tend to be pretty arbitrary and screwed up because they either come from older times in a way that are not applicable to most people (if someone doesn't go to church, why should Sunday be special for them not being able to buy alcohol in a lot of places?), or because they were implemented with ulterior motives with potential to make someone look "pro drinking" if they try to argue against such laws.

Re:Only in America (4, Insightful)

maeka (518272) | about 5 months ago | (#47386505)

Your bullshit would be more compelling if only more concrete.

A lot of argument already suggests the taxes are disproportionate to any impact.

A lot of argument suggests the morning after pill causes abortions. A lot of argument suggests homosexuality is a choice. A lot of argument doesn't make it so.

Are the taxes disproportionate to impact or not? Say something real.

Re:Only in America (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386893)

They also largely exist for the purpose of protecting the market of established distilleries as new excise licences for distilleries (as opposed to breweries and wineries) are difficult or impossible to come by in most places with excise law.

I would find excise laws far less objectionable if licenses were available to anyone who applied for one. I have personally applied for and been denied an excise license for a distillery, so I have direct experience that licensing is a form of racketeering, the kind of thing that would be illegal if applied to any other product.

Re:Only in America (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386797)

You are the kind of person that scares me. Not much else in this universe does.

Rational people giving rational arguments about things, yes, they tend to scare the irrational and the insane.

Re:Only in America (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47387005)

You are the kind of person that scares me. Not much else in this universe does.

Rational people giving rational arguments about things, yes, they tend to scare the irrational and the insane.

Peoples post angry stuff over the intertubes. like death treats and bulling that push teens to suicide. These are bad things. Maybe you should pay the Internet posting taxes for all the bad things peoples do when they post over the internets.

PROTIP; There was nothing rational about the OP. It was just a misguided rant against alcohol and failure to understand alcohol taxation scheme.

Re:Only in America (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386507)

That would be great if the government paid for treatment for alcoholics, counseling for family wrecked by alcohol use, covered medical expenses for people who drink, cover damages by drink drivers, paid for medical expenses by people hurt by someone who was drunk, etc. When the money just goes to the general fund (and rarely a small slice of it for some small aspect of the damage) while not covering any of the actual damages, then no one is paying to cover the cost of stupid drunk people, except for drunk stupid people with enough money to be payout when sued. Otherwise everyone buying alcohol, those who drink too much and those that don't, are just paying more disproportionately taxes for no good reason.

Also, as someone working in the chemical industry, some projects in industry can not use denatured alcohol, and have to go through more hoops, bureaucracy and costs to deal with this too. The only thing worse than someone saying you should be taxed because you share something in common with those doing damage, are others that argue the taxes are okay because it doesn't affect them.

Re:Only in America (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386909)

The only thing worse than someone saying you should be taxed because you share something in common with those doing damage, are others that argue the taxes are okay because it doesn't affect them.

Hear here. Anyone arguing that excise law doesn't affect them because they don't drink is an idiot. The adminstrative overhead of dealing with pure alcohol in chemical processes is significant, and dry "natured" alcohol is used in so many chemical and manufacturing processes that it is certainly impossible that you don't use some product that has been made more expensive by excise control.

That means EVERYONE is a victim of excise law, whether they realise it or not.

Re:Only in America (1)

dbIII (701233) | about 5 months ago | (#47387267)

No problem. If you make your alcohol impossible to drink (but still usefull for industrial activities) then you don't have to pay taxes on it.

I used to get a lot of industrial ethanol when my work required it. Additives would have ruined it's use in that situation, but the answer was that I had to have a permit before I could buy a drum of the stuff. It was very cheap, not a lot more than petrol/gasoline per litre. There's more expensive stuff with a higher water content - it's very hard to distill ethanol without getting some water condensing with it.

Re:Only in America (1)

Isaac-1 (233099) | about 5 months ago | (#47386303)

How is this even news unless you live in western MT?

Re:Only in America (1)

Osgeld (1900440) | about 5 months ago | (#47386973)

what the fuck does that have to do with this story?

Re:Only in America (3, Insightful)

johnw (3725) | about 5 months ago | (#47387071)

Inappropriate title - I've lived in a lot of countries around the world and AFAICR they all had exactly the same system.

Re:Only in America (1)

dbIII (701233) | about 5 months ago | (#47387277)

Making someone blind is a bit disproportionate

Which is why they stopped putting methanol in to discourage drinking some time before grandpa was a boy. The name "methlyated spirits" stuck without the methanol.

To get that methanol buzz and blindness and/or death you have to go to places like Bali where the locals make spirits for tourists without knowing or caring how to do it properly.

Re:Only in America (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47387289)

Because traditionally the government was the regulator AND the only place you could buy it from in most cases.

You don't want people buying 99% proof rubbing alcohol at the drug store and then quaffing it in the store either. That's why we hear about homeless, drunks, and natives drinking cough syrup and mouth wash, because it's easier to steal.

The real solution to this is to sell the killer vodkas behind the counter, just like the precursors to meth. Anything out on the shelf has to be denatured so it's explicitly unusable as an intoxicant.

It is safer to fly (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386135)

It is safer to fly

Re:It is safer to fly (4, Interesting)

Arkh89 (2870391) | about 5 months ago | (#47386173)

Exactly! [airplane-pictures.net]

Re:It is safer to fly (1)

TWX (665546) | about 5 months ago | (#47386223)

Wow, that's an expensive way to handle building something...

This train derailment not withstanding (and covered by insurance), wouldn't it make a lot more sense to freight the large pieces rather than flying them?

Re:It is safer to fly (3, Informative)

maeka (518272) | about 5 months ago | (#47386233)

I assume they only do that when behind schedule, same as the GE jet final assembly plant in Peebles, Ohio does. Truck or rail if on schedule, big honking cargo jet if behind.

Re:It is safer to fly (1)

Jeff DeMaagd (2015) | about 5 months ago | (#47386271)

Airbus has many plants around the world building parts for them. Sometimes air is the best way to go. If it had to go by boat, you have a lot of money invested in airframes stuck on a boat for a month or two. Assuming you didn't need custom cargo ships, I don't think those fuselages can fit in a container.

Re:It is safer to fly (2)

technos (73414) | about 5 months ago | (#47386481)

The largest container is 53 feet long. The largest common size is 40/45. So no, not going to fit.

Re:It is safer to fly (1)

demonlapin (527802) | about 5 months ago | (#47386757)

You're talking about a final product selling for hundreds of millions of dollars. Transportation is a rounding error.

Re:It is safer to fly (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47387017)

You're talking about a final product selling for hundreds of millions of dollars. Transportation is a rounding error.

That rounding error is executive bonus at the end of the years. And since we are talking hundreds of millions of dollars, that a pleasantly huge rounding error.

Re:It is safer to fly (1)

I'm New Around Here (1154723) | about 5 months ago | (#47386401)

It's laying egg pods. Soon they'll hatch into baby planes.

Re:It is safer to fly (4, Funny)

buckfeta2014 (3700011) | about 5 months ago | (#47386735)

Yo dawg, I heard you like planes, so I put a plane inside your plane so you could... oh wait.

No Planes, no Trains (1)

Mister Liberty (769145) | about 5 months ago | (#47386147)

that leaves...?

Re:No Planes, no Trains (1)

AHuxley (892839) | about 5 months ago | (#47386393)

Smaller sections on big slow trucks along wide roads?

Were the NTSB to investigate (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386161)

...they'd find some way to cite pilot error.

Re:Were the NTSB to investigate (1)

TWX (665546) | about 5 months ago | (#47386225)

...yet compliment the pilots on their lack of casualties...

They used to build them in Renton (1)

Grow Old Timber (1071718) | about 5 months ago | (#47386165)

Before it cost Boing too much...(excuse the mock name) The Clark Fork River is really swift there as you can see in the picture.. Wonder if any fish will be flying first class?

Re:They used to build them in Renton (1)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | about 5 months ago | (#47386193)

Wonder if any fish will be flying first class?

I think it would be more appropriate to say, "It's a Sicilian Message. The first class sleeps with the fishes."

Re:They used to build them in Renton (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386695)

Hiring workers that can read costs more. Considering none of the workers I dealt with at their plant in SC were able to read, of course they're cheaper. Hiring drooling moron six grade drop-outs is cheaper. Of course what isn't cheaper is all of the rework that is done. Because of the difficult job required due to the massive mistakes made by the idiots in SC, the rework must all be done by union workers. They are the only people in the world skilled enough to successfully fix the problems.

Bang Ding Ow (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386199)

Boing, like most corporates has been spending Mega Bucks to compartmentalize their business in order to circumvent Federal and State worker standards and wages, i.e. Boing hires slave labor and nothing else.

Unfortunately, a few unfortunate transportation snafus as this will impact the Corporate Line as well as the stock price per trade. What is likely is that the miss-management rampant at GM is all over the map.

Tough Tittle

Re:Bang Ding Ow (1)

I'm New Around Here (1154723) | about 5 months ago | (#47386407)

Yeah. the people who assemble Boeing's planes are wage slaves. Sure.

Re:Bang Ding Ow (3, Funny)

Brett Buck (811747) | about 5 months ago | (#47386421)

Yes, my God, they expect you to show 5 days a week and do an honest days work! Damn those 1%ers!

Re:Bang Ding Ow (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386553)

It's "bottom line" if you're going to get cute with your expressions... Stupid.

Alcohol (5, Funny)

marciot (598356) | about 5 months ago | (#47386259)

According to the article, there was alcohol involved.

Re:Alcohol (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386293)

that's pretty misleading. the train was also hauling denatured alcohol.

Re:Alcohol (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386379)

that's pretty misleading...

Just like many other injury statistics, which was the point. I've seen figures for car accidents where cases involving sober drivers and drunken passengers were counted as "alcohol-related incidents".

Re:Alcohol (1)

ShaunC (203807) | about 5 months ago | (#47386405)

I've seen figures for car accidents where cases involving sober drivers and drunken passengers were counted as "alcohol-related incidents".

MADD [alcoholfacts.org] is notorious for that sort of bullshit.

Re:Alcohol (2)

I'm New Around Here (1154723) | about 5 months ago | (#47386415)

Well sure, if the drunk guy grabs the driver's tits.

Re:Alcohol (1)

mooingyak (720677) | about 5 months ago | (#47386447)

Well sure, if the drunk guy grabs the driver's tits.

I had my headrest removed and then used to smack me in the back of the head while driving around a bunch of drunk friends once. Fortunately though, none of them tried to grab my tits.

Re:Alcohol (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386377)

According to the article, there was alcohol involved.

TFA: "âoeThose cars contained aircraft components, denatured alcohol and soybeans, most of which were the aircraft components,â Frost said. âoeThe crews have worked through the night, and it looks like that main line will be closed until tomorrow evening.â

Continuing, Frost pondered just what the fuck the Boeing engineers have been drinking if they're trying to make aircraft-grade composites out of soybeans and denatured alcohol.

Sabotage (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386363)

I suspect union sabotage since Kansas is a right to work, non-union plant.

Actually won't buff out, needs to be totalled (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386391)

and then they have to start over. This is airecraft parts and once damaged must be salvaged. It cannot be 'buffed out'. It must be built to aircraft standards. Unless you are from Russua or China. Here in America we do things right.

News for nerds? (2)

nut (19435) | about 5 months ago | (#47386395)

And this is news for nerds how?

Re:News for nerds? (1, Insightful)

NIK282000 (737852) | about 5 months ago | (#47386417)

More alarmingly, I just got a god damned auto playing overlay video ad.

Re:News for nerds? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386543)

Again, Firefox with Adblock works wonders.

Re:News for nerds? (1)

Mashiki (184564) | about 5 months ago | (#47386613)

More alarmingly, I just got a god damned auto playing overlay video ad.

Explain quickly why you're not blocking ads and scripts? Considering both are the most common methods of malware attacks against all OS's.

Re:News for nerds? (1)

dbIII (701233) | about 5 months ago | (#47386809)

Really "all" or do only Microsoft operating systems count to you? While I've got the scripts turned off to avoid annoyance surely javascript can do no more than fuck up your browser settings in any non-MS operating system these days?

Re:News for nerds? (1)

NIK282000 (737852) | about 5 months ago | (#47386831)

Ads supply the money that runs the web. As much as Dice blows, they need to make money to keep the site up. With the readership they are hanging on to they need all the hits they can get.

Re:News for nerds? (1)

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) | about 5 months ago | (#47386493)

Hey this is cool in a nerdy sort of way.
Like Big Bertha in Seattle.

Re:News for nerds? (0)

DNS-and-BIND (461968) | about 5 months ago | (#47387001)

No, it is just the usual idiot news that has zippo to do with nerds. You know, stuff you'd see on reddit.com. If it's going to be like that, why even bother having two websites?

Re:News for nerds? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386555)

Discuss:

Relative usability of a 747 fuselage as a fish habitat.
Beneficial to environment?
Potential and definitive dangers to the environment if left in there for various periods of time.
Is it fit to recover?
Potential liability assessment if they try.
Do the big fish get the first class section?
If so, which big fish?
If not then?
Make jokes about fish being mistaken for a stewardess in the old "Coffee, Tea or Me?" joke.
etc...

All kinds of nerds here.

Re:News for nerds? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386599)

And this is news for nerds how?

It's Dicey . . .

Re:News for nerds? (2)

aliquis (678370) | about 5 months ago | (#47387291)

And this is news for nerds how?

because trains!

Could have been a lot worse... (1)

HarderDeeperFaster (308902) | about 5 months ago | (#47386441)

Could have been weapons-grade plutonium or that critter from 8mm.....

Re:Could have been a lot worse... (1)

HarderDeeperFaster (308902) | about 5 months ago | (#47386451)

Oops-I meant Super 8. Mixing up formats again...

no problem (1)

confused one (671304) | about 5 months ago | (#47386449)

a few taps with a hammer, a little Bondo, some paint and everything will be just fine.

The cost. (1)

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) | about 5 months ago | (#47386499)

I think the cost will be picked up the the railway, and by insurance so no biggie for Boeing except that they will be late in delivering those planes.

Re:The cost. (1)

mpe (36238) | about 5 months ago | (#47386881)

I think the cost will be picked up the the railway, and by insurance so no biggie for Boeing except that they will be late in delivering those planes.

Wonder which airline(s) will be waiting longer for their planes.

Re:The cost. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386945)

Production rate on these jets is 42 per month. I think they can deal with a minor snag like this.

Re:The cost. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386933)

The lateness of those planes affects ALL their 737 contracts as EVERY plane they now have on order will be late until they manage to catch up. The expense of all those penalty clauses will certainly exceed the material cost of two fuselage. It might be the case they have insurance that picks up the bill for all those penalties, but if not, they have quite an unpleasant situation on their hands.

No problem... (1)

djupedal (584558) | about 5 months ago | (#47386617)

They 'flew' right into the river, so they've seen some use - I'm sure they'll end up used for training and/or as props in a movies. The point is they still have significant value thru more than one channel.

A much better picture of the fuselages (5, Informative)

stox (131684) | about 5 months ago | (#47386811)

Re:A much better picture of the fuselages (1)

phantomfive (622387) | about 5 months ago | (#47386853)

That.Is.Awesome.

Re:A much better picture of the fuselages (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386915)

All it's missing is a voice over from David Attenborough

"And here we see the fusleages going down to the river for a midwinter swim"

Admit it, you read that in his voice.

Re:A much better picture of the fuselages (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47386917)

There's clearly three in that picture. Why did the article state that two had gone into the river??

Re:A much better picture of the fuselages (1)

Daa (9883) | about 5 months ago | (#47386965)

the third looks to have slid down the embankment but stopped short of the water

Re:A much better picture of the fuselages (1)

BKDotCom (542787) | about 5 months ago | (#47386967)

*Technically* the headline is correct.

Clearly the 3rd one didn't quite make it to the river.

Looks like another one further up the hill.. not sure if that's still on the tracks or not.

Re:A much better picture of the fuselages (1)

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) | about 5 months ago | (#47387041)

There are two in the background. one in the upper left, and the hint of one in the upper right. The last one is still probably on the car.

The closest one looks like's it's cracked almost in two, but the one one land might be salvagable.

Another marketing ploy (2)

MouseR (3264) | about 5 months ago | (#47386983)

To lower the number of injuries per crash.

House boat and lake Pend Oreille (1)

Camel Pilot (78781) | about 5 months ago | (#47387109)

Two of them? Great would make an awesome houseboat. I wonder if you they would sell them for scrape.

The most surprising thing here. (1)

Z00L00K (682162) | about 5 months ago | (#47387117)

Boeing still builds the 737...

Re:The most surprising thing here. (3, Interesting)

Sique (173459) | about 5 months ago | (#47387295)

But the current Boeing 737-600 up to 737-900 has not much in common with the original 737-100. Basicly just the dimensions of the fuselage are the same. In the same way you could say that Toyota still builds the Corolla.

For the "its not news" crowd... (2)

Bazman (4849) | about 5 months ago | (#47387313)

Its clearly not news, because it happens on a regular basis [newstalkkgvo.com] it seems.

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