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Topic: China Airlines 744 In Hard Landing At DPS?
Username: Kaitak
Posted 2008-09-20 04:08:03 and read 10174 times.

A number of pax (9 or 13, depending on what report you read) were injured after a CAL 744 entered turbulence and suffered a hard landing at Denpasar AIrport, Bali, after a flight from TPE.

Incident occurred today; inital reports sketchy. No visible damage to airport, but there may be structural damage.

Topic: China Airlines 744 In Hard Landing At DPS?
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2008-09-20 04:14:25 and read 10162 times.

I have just heard the news report about this 744 landing on ClassicFM. There seem to be some rather badly injured passengers. Did not catch all the details except that they talked about turbulence. PPRuNe forums doesn't have much more information than there is here for the time being. Nothing on the BBCNews site either.

Topic: China Airlines 744 In Hard Landing At DPS?
Username: Swiftski
Posted 2008-09-20 04:21:42 and read 10124 times.



Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
No visible damage to airport

Phew  Smile

Topic: China Airlines 744 In Hard Landing At DPS?
Username: HB-IWC
Posted 2008-09-20 04:30:32 and read 10069 times.

For the few of you who read Bahasa Indonesia, here is a local news report:

http://www.detiknews.com/read/2008/0...elamat-dari-insiden-china-airlines

It says that there are 13 people injured, 8 of whom have been taken to hospitals. The article does not say anything about a hard landing. It only mentions that the flight (CI687) encountered severe turbulence while overflying North Sulawesi enroute from Taipei to Denpasar, Bali.

If there were a hard landing, it must not have been very serious as the return flight CI688 left DPS only 54 minutes late and is expected to land in TPE about 45 minutes late.

Topic: China Airlines 744 In Hard Landing At DPS?
Username: Kaitak
Posted 2008-09-20 05:15:54 and read 9978 times.



Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
No visible damage to airport,

Oops, sorry ... aircraft, of course!

Quoting CAL764 (Reply 4):
It's not CO...We no longer utilize 747's...and we never had -400's...

CAL = China Airlines. (I thought Continental was COA?)

Topic: China Airlines 744 In Hard Landing At DPS?
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2008-09-20 05:21:32 and read 9950 times.

From Reuters

Turbulence injures 11 on China Airlines Bali flight

JAKARTA, Sept 20 (Reuters) - At least 11 people were hurt, some suffering broken necks and other fractures, after a plane operated by China Airlines hit turbulence near the Indonesian island of Bali on Saturday, an official said.
...
A senior official at Indonesia's health ministry in Jakarta said the injuries included broken necks and other fractures.

Full article here:

http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssI...ews/idUSJAK35589220080920?rpc=401&

Topic: China Airlines 744 In Hard Landing At DPS?
Username: NA
Posted 2008-09-20 05:38:14 and read 9874 times.

"The airplane landed in Denpasar without further incident" according to avherald.

Topic: China Airlines 744 In Hard Landing At DPS?
Username: Lexy
Posted 2008-09-20 07:28:10 and read 9662 times.

Any idea on a registration of the aircraft in question here???

Topic: China Airlines 744 In Hard Landing At DPS?
Username: Swiftski
Posted 2008-09-20 09:21:32 and read 9503 times.



Quoting Lexy (Reply 8):
Any idea on a registration of the aircraft in question here???

B-18211

Topic: China Airlines 744 In Hard Landing At DPS?
Username: Ikramerica
Posted 2008-09-20 09:24:59 and read 9487 times.



Quoting Kaitak (Reply 5):
CAL = China Airlines. (I thought Continental was COA?)

CAL=Continental Airlines in the stock market. So it makes it confusing. But COA is ICAO code, and CO is the IATA code.

Topic: China Airlines 744 In Hard Landing At DPS?
Username: Alessandro
Posted 2008-09-20 09:36:52 and read 9441 times.

Film here, http://www.aftonbladet.se/webbtv/nyheter/utrikes/article3357009.ab
Same newspaper claim that the airplane lost 3000 meters altitude fast during the turbulence.

Topic: China Airlines 744 In Hard Landing At DPS?
Username: Ikramerica
Posted 2008-09-20 10:57:15 and read 9308 times.



Quoting Alessandro (Reply 11):
Same newspaper claim that the airplane lost 3000 meters altitude fast during the turbulence.

As reported by passengers? Losing 10000 feet is not likely unless the plane entered a vacuum.

Topic: China Airlines 744 In Hard Landing At DPS?
Username: SOBHI51
Posted 2008-09-20 18:19:36 and read 7135 times.

That's why we should always fasten the seat belts.I do as much as possible.

Topic: China Airlines 744 In Hard Landing At DPS?
Username: COSPN
Posted 2008-09-20 19:57:30 and read 6540 times.

Its OK CO Continental will pull out of DPS on 2 Oct after many many years of service to Indonesia  Sad

Topic: China Airlines 744 In Hard Landing At DPS?
Username: UN_B732
Posted 2008-09-21 01:35:35 and read 4999 times.

And the CO/CI confusion continues!! I wonder if these pax weren't obeying the fasten seat belt sign..

-A


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