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More Pics Of The CI 744 Crash In HKG (94')  
User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5887 times:

There are some on this site but I just wanted to show a couple a couple a good freind of mine took.

Just after the crash... 1 hour or so.
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=163466

Two weeks later of the aircraft being CARRIED by a crane.
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=163544



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User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5745 times:

Now that's a crane!

NS



United 717 heavy, you're facing the wrong way. Any chance you can powerback to get off of my deice pad?
User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5637 times:

Ok, so how did the tail get broken off?

-Meister



Twin Cessna 812 Victor, Minneapolis Center, we observe your operation in the immediate vicinity of extreme precipitation
User currently offlineRthrbeflying86 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 243 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5628 times:

The tail was removed shortly after the crash so it wouldn't interfere with traffic.


I'd rather be flying.
User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6620 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5599 times:

The tail was blown off using explosives.

User currently offlineCaptain_777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 295 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5585 times:

Imangine landing or taking off in HGK and seeing a 747 just sitting there in the water. What would be going through your mind??  Smile

User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5540 times:

That is an impressive crane. I wonder how they kept it stable while moving a 747....must have a very heavy anchor.

What a tragic waste of an airplane. (As far as I can remember, this was an entirely avoidable accident.)


User currently offlineMD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5500 times:

What makes it more of a waste is that, if I remember correctly, the 744 was only a few months old..

 Sad



Caution wake turbulence, you are following a heavy jet.
User currently offlineLanPeru From Peru, joined Jun 2001, 645 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5357 times:

Man, imagine being in that back of that plane and seeing that all of a sudden your window is under water? Must have been pretty freaky...I assume there were no fatalities?

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9189 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5059 times:

Nope there wasn't.

Actually couldn't that B 747-400 be fixed if they really wanted it to? I am sure they COULD but it would be very expensive.


User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4968 times:

When is CI going to learn they have bad luck with tropical storms/typhoons??

Sheesh!



I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6015 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4823 times:

United Airline,
the problem was that the body of the aircraft had been in the saltwater for quite a while - meaning that most of the panels would have to be replaced to avoid corrosion.


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6620 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4796 times:

The aircraft was only 5 months old, and could have been salvageable at a cost. Problem was the amount of time that it had spend in the water, and the fact that a very large part of the aircraft had been submerged, unlike the Air France 744 that partially went for a dip. The China Airlines had completely gone out to sea, and was nudged back towards the runway by a tug boat that happened to be near. This is why the aircraft is seen with it's nose to the runway.

The question of salvageability was answered when the tail was blown off to remove it from obstructing departing aircraft. I can't remember what happened exactly, but I believe they landed far down the runway, and accidentally deactivated the autobrakes at high speed. By the time they realised, it was too late and swimming they went!


User currently offlineLaddb From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4738 times:

Those barge cranes have multiple ballast tanks. They just fill a ballast tank at the opposite end of the load and they can balance the load that way so the barge does not tip over. This one still looks like the bow is down a bit.

There are no anchors. It looks to me like she is underway. Notice the wake and the tug along the side and one out front.


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 weeks ago) and read 4476 times:

It was the most expensive hull loss in civil aviation history.....close to $144 million dollars.

Immersion in salt water made it a loss beyond economic repair.


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