The strange tale of the Hawker 800XP and the (alleged) rolls

Putting these sort of ripples in the fuselage of the famously beefy Hawker 800 is not an easy thing to do (click for full size). So how was it done?

Bent Hawker 800 1.jpg
Bent Hawker 800 2.jpg

More pix and unconfirmed story here.

Official NTSB account below:

On March 28, 2008, at 0808 centralstandard time N167DD, a British Aerospace BAE 125 model 800A wassubstantially damaged while landing on runway 02 at Aeropuerta deNorte, near Monterrey, Mexico. After landing the crew taxied theairplane to the hanger and did not report the occurrence. Maintenancepersonnel noticed substantial damage to the fuselage and wings whileperforming routine maintenance.

The passenger airplane, serialnumber 258068, is owned by Aircraft Guaranty Holdings and Trust LLCTrustee in Houston, Texas. The flight initiated in Toluca, Mexico withMonterrey, Mexico as the intended destination. None of crew andpassengers were injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed forthe flight.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction andcontrol of the Government of the Republic of Mexico. Any furtherinformation may be obtained from:

Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Trasportes

Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC)

Providencia 807, Cuarto Piso

Colonia del Valle, Codigo Postal 03100

Mexico, D.F.

Thisreport is for informational purposes only and contains only informationreleased by, or obtained from the DGAC of the Republic of Mexico.


One Response to The strange tale of the Hawker 800XP and the (alleged) rolls

  1. John S May 8, 2009 at 11:47 am #

    Looks like normal fuselage skin for a B-52…

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