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Breaking News/CNN: DHL Plane Hit By Missile In BGW  
User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 17847 times:

Just heard this on CNN: a DHL plane flying into Baghdad was hit by a missile on approach, the - fortunately - only damage seems to have been a burning engine...

Has anybody heard anything further about this?


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17644 times:

Must be new.

Just checked CNN"s website and nothing.



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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17543 times:

It is new, on CNNI they're also just repeating the single line message - essentially what I wrote above, and the first time they mentioned it is now about 11 minutes ago...


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User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17504 times:

Here's the BBCs one liner:
"Civilian plane lands safely in Baghdad after an 'in-flight emergency'. More soon."

pilottim747



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17483 times:

Hmm. Nothing on CNN, ABC or Fox news yet.

Maybe everybody is asleep on this side of the pond  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17433 times:

Well, the guys from Atlanta have a "Breaking News" banner on their international website by now, but still nothing new...


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User currently offlineAmmunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17411 times:

yup, i heard civillian as well!


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17398 times:

But still nothing on their US edition.

Actually I am getting a chuckle out of that  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4515 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17361 times:

I see nothing on CNN, CNN Headline news, or CNN.com. It's all JFK and Michael Jackson right now.

User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4515 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17353 times:

Actually I am getting a chuckle out of that

Why?


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17320 times:

Oh it is just that the US News industry has been getting such a beating lately over reporting things too soon before the facts are in, that now they seem a wee bit paranoid.


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User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1399 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17295 times:

All CNN seems to be reporting is that the president's been shot...err, wait, forget it.


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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17259 times:

Plane Lands at Baghdad Airport on Fire
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A cargo plane landed at Baghdad International Airport Saturday with its wing on fire, witnesses said.

The plane was trailing thick smoke and part of its wing tip was missing as it overflew Baghdad's Mahmoudiya district prior to touching down, said a witness who asked not to be identified.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&e=2&u=/ap/20031122/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_plane


User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1399 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17267 times:

...adding to the irony that CNN doesn't appear to be on top of this story yet, their features "CNNRadio" service is sponsored by--no kidding!--DHL!!!

<-- here's proof!



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User currently offlineNwcoflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 692 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17245 times:

Fox News says that a plane was hit. It landed safely. That's all. No big news.


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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4515 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17200 times:

I noticed that too Mikey711MN, I found it quite ironic. And kind of creepy.

I wonder if the aircraft was a 727?

I'm extrely glad that the plane landed safely though and no lives were lost. This is so big news because it only gives the government further reason to equip commercial aircraft with missile countermeasures, as it has been planning to do.

The pilots will deserve a few weeks R&R after this!


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17110 times:

Hmmm, makes you wonder if Manpads are as big of threat as people believe.

From what you hear on the news, that plane should be a smoking crater.

Kind of goes in the catagory of those people who thing GA aircraft like Cessna 172's are a big threat to buildings.



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User currently offlineAA7573E From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 475 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17034 times:

Mikey711MN

Hey Mikey, you think that is funny. I don't know if you were saying that in jest, but making jokes about anyone getting killed, much less the President, is a bit over the top. That has no place on any forum, much less this one.




See you up front!
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 16991 times:

Fox News on TV just reported that it was a missile hit...I wonder what type it was...sounds like a DC-8 since the wingtip was damaged, a heat seeker could go for either of the outboard engines and do said damage, whereas a 757's engines are much further inboard...

Greg



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User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1399 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 16762 times:

Sorry you mistook me, AA7573E, but I was pointing out the strange fact that CNN chose to highlight something that happened 40 years ago vis-a-vis a breaking story like this. While a plane that gets hit my a missile and still can successfully land is not exactly a Story-of-the-Century, it is still news, which is what, in fact, CNN is in business to do: report on new events.


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User currently offlineMikey711MN From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1399 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 16743 times:

For the record, CNN has now gotten around to reporting it here.


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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 21, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 16705 times:

According to the BBC it was an A300 - they mention it in their story about the bombings that took place in Iraq (Full Story, 4th and 5th paragraph)


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User currently offlineZSSNC From Germany, joined Feb 2003, 428 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 16347 times:

Nwcoflyer,

Fox News says that a plane was hit. It landed safely. That's all. No big news.

Ok, so a plane being hit by a surface to air missile is no big news? This incident once again proves to what risk those pilots flying in and out of BGW expose themselves.

ZSSNC



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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4515 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 16185 times:

They're showing the plane on CNN now, just the nose. It appears to be a 767. Does DHL fly 767s?

If not then it's an A300


User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 16148 times:

Definitely looks like an A300 from the CNN picture on the link above...



25 Post contains links A330323X : http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2003-11/22/article01.shtml Apparently an A300 flying BGW-BAH.
26 Post contains images Tjwgrr : fill fill fill fill
27 Big777jet : I saw on TV CNN news that someone took photo while A300 in the flight. The missle hits on the left wing. It appears some fire and smoke coming out of
28 GDB : The crew are lucky, as it was probably an old SAM-7, with little warhead to speak of as well as often being erratic, if it had been a newer SAM-16 or
29 Post contains links and images Fly-K : The A300 seems to have only partial DHL livery, neither the new yellow one nor the burgundy belly of the old colours. So it could be the one leased fr
30 Nwcoflyer : ZSSNC, Ok, so a plane being hit by a surface to air missile is no big news? This incident once again proves to what risk those pilots flying in and ou
31 Zak : i saw a picture of the plane on german news tv an hour ago, it was a shot from quite a far distance while it was still in flight with poor quality. wi
32 Okie : Looks like the basis for another made for TV movie. It looks from seeing the picture on TV that they had them a pretty mean looking fire going on ther
33 L-188 : CNN has a great shot on their front page of the aircraft inflight. www.cnn.com
34 Post contains links and images Aloges : "CNN has a great shot on their front page of the aircraft inflight. www.cnn.com" Do you mean this one? _____ story: http://edition.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/
35 L-188 : Yup that's the one. Almost as entertaining as Roy on a different topic, wondering if it was a US setup!
36 AA777MIA : Was on the news this morning when I got up at 5am..
37 Aloges : What's "entertaining"? The article? I assume you're not talking about the attack itself?
38 Post contains images L-188 : Nothing intended. Just a fan of great photo's. But you just know that one would have been rejected here for grain size
39 Post contains images Aloges : Yup, it would have! Though there might have been a chance 'cause of it being ultra-super-mega rare, like those two shots you find when looking for Sai
40 Post contains images L-188 : Of course everybody here realizes that if it had been a Boeing, it would have been able to continue on to destination?
41 Post contains images Aloges : Ahem... not sure since a 757SF wouldn't have had "4 engines 4 long haul" either! I read somewhere that DHL also fly An-12s into Baghdad, I wonder whet
42 Ar385 : I think it's obvious from the pictures and the fact that the plane came back, and performed a decent landing that a few things happened. 1. The crew a
43 Aerobalance : Getting shot at while flying a plane at any time is just wrong! You know those pilots are counting their blessings.
44 Clickhappy : Im sure the fact the plane was empty (nothing to haul OUT of Iraq) was to their advantage.
45 AM : Thank God the crew is all right. It's with news like these that there can be no doubt that a pilot is nowhere near overpayment. Could it have been som
46 Post contains links Zak : SA-7 GRAIL/9K32M Strela-2/HN-5 (Hongying 5) China/Anza MKI - Pakistan/Ayn as Saqr - Egypt " The SA-7 was the first generation of Soviet man portable s
47 Mirrodie : Remarkable job on the part of the pilots for bringing the plane down safely! Thank goodness they were OK.
48 Dc10guy : Any doubt about how well an Airbus is built??? That one seems to be holding together quite well, AFTER BEING HIT BY A MISSLE !!!!!
49 PKK : Some updates...... for obvious reasons not too detailed..... Crew did have a big party afterwards....... They are arriving back here in Europe today.
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