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A Successful Emergency Landing On Water?  
User currently offlineAms From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 11
Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8265 times:

I am wondering if there ever was a succesful emergency landing on water, where everyone got out of the plane, as you can see on most airline
safety cards. Especially big jets like 747, 767 DC-10 aircrafts.

I am only aware of the ET emergency landing in Africa, where I believe a 767 made a landing on water, but was torn to pieces.


Regards,
AMS

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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8184 times:

I beleive there was a successful ditching of a DC9 in the Caribbean. It ran out of fuel after a couple of go-arounds in a Caribbean island. When they decided to divert, they found out too late they did not have enough fuel.

User currently offlineKAL744 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8141 times:

There are some information about ditchings on following page:

http://www.rescue007.org/ditchings.htm

KAL744


User currently offlineTrident From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 484 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8037 times:

A SATA Caravelle ditched near the Azores around 1977/78 I seem to remember.

User currently offlineWorldperks From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7953 times:

Though I can't recall the details, I remember reading of a Japan Airlines DC-8 which came down in San Francisco Bay on approach to SFO back in to 60s, fortuitously at a point at which the bay is only nine feet deep. As I recall, the plane was recovered intact and flew again.



User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2517 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7943 times:










Do these clasify as a water landing?










Some of them just seem to like the water:

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PW100




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User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2517 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7936 times:

Worldperks is correct. You can read all about it here on airliners.net!
http://www.airliners.net/articles/read.main?id=1

PW100



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User currently offlineAms From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7775 times:

Yes, great pictures


AMS


User currently offlinePIA777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1738 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7747 times:

Hey PW100, what happened to that AF 747? What airport is that?


GO CUBS!!
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 7730 times:

The airport is PPT (Tahiti)... the aircraft slid off the runway in wet weather.

User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7415 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 7613 times:

On Sept.12 1993, Air France B747-400 F-GITA suffered a thrust reverse problem when landing, early in the morning at Papeete-PPT (Tahiti, French Polynesia ) ending flight AF070 CDG-LAX-PPT.

The Aircraft skided off the runway and finished the nose in the lagoon.
No injuries.
The aircraft was repaired and joined back the AF fleet. Since then, the plane is called "GITANIC" by the crews...




User currently offlineAA777MIA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 686 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 7555 times:

If I remember correctly AA had an incident in the 80's or early 90's in SJU. DC10 aborted take-off, and ended up partially in the lagoon. Was a partial land evacuation, and partial ditching. In fact if I recall correctly, the passengers in the rafts were towed to shore..

User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1995 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 7379 times:

In October 1956, Captain Richard Orr was forced to ditch his Pan American World Airways Stratocruiser, which was en route from Honolulu to San Francisco. Ship N90943, Clipper Sovereign of the Seas suffered an engine failure, followed by an inability to feather the prop. The plane's fate was sealed, as she could not make it to either destination. Thanks to the skil of the crew and calm seas, all passengers made it out alive.

Read more about it here:
http://www.jacksjoint.com/panamrescue.htm



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User currently offlineJj From Algeria, joined Jun 2001, 1227 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 7343 times:

I don't know if you consider this ditchings or crashes:

Aerolineas Argentinas 737 in ushuaia:



National Airlines 727 in Pensacola:



jj


User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 7264 times:

The JAL DC-8 that ditched into San Francisco bay was actually more of a crash. The captain was suffering mental problems and on short finals attempted to put the engines into reverse thrust, the co-pilot and Flight Engineer battled to restrain him and the DC-8 ended up in the drink.

User currently offlineMog From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7071 times:

Early '90s, an Indian Airlines A-300 on a routine flight from Madras to Hyderabad with a full load of passengers had to turn back from HYD due to bad visibility. Then there was some problem with flaps, so the aircraft simply ran out of fuel before it could get back to MAA.

The plane made an emergency landing in a flooded paddy field which would have had chest or knee deep water at best. There were no injuries or fatalities, though the aircraft had to be scrapped as it was . . . stuck in a paddy field.

There was this bigtime Indian movie star (Rajnikanth) on board who then threw this bigtime party when all the passengers got back to Madras, by Landbus, later that evening.


User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7059 times:

That Ekranoplane, is that considered a plane or a ship? What is that in size like a football field and 2 million pounds?!


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