Ben From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4762 times:
That does look like a burn mark.
I hear that because of this lightning strike on the horizontal stabiliser, they lost elevator control and had to fly with the trim only.
There are some other photos out there which show it from a different angle, and you can definitely see bits missing from the right-hand side of the horizontal stabiliser. It's not clear if the actual linkage is broken.
Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3817 times:
Tg 747-300, I also serve my 9 months at Bodø. I saw the plane go down, and listend to the radio between emergency and rescue workers. Airport twr was shut down for as down for about 2-3 hours, partly because of the crash, but also because a lightning apparently hit the tower, disabeling the comunication with traffic.
Airport shut down for long periods today aswell due to heavy snow and slippery rwy. Aircrafts were earlierr today instructed to land on rwy 25 where the Do228 went down, but the threshhold was moved further in on the 3km long rwy. I heared ATC say at about 11AM that the wreckage had been moved from the rwy, and the planes could land as normal. I understand that the wreck has been put in a military hangar for further investigation.
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"