ClipperNo1 From Germany, joined May 1999, 671 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4393 times:
I guess this one is gone, sadly. Boeing won't send Tech Support to Beijing for this bird. It's hard to say from the pics, if the a/c's structure has been severely damaged. If it is a write-off, it's a heavy blow for IranAir, as their fleet is getting older, but utlisation of the planes is on the rise. They have been trying to get new Airbus widebodies for years, but there was no way found yet to work around the US-sanctions.
But let's hope for the best, maybe ARMCO can fix the damages on side at BJS.
"I really don't know one plane from the other. To me they are just marginal costs with wings."Ã¯Â¿Â½ Alfred Kahn, 1977
Amiraa From Iran, joined May 2001, 54 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4003 times:
Infact this is a story of an amazing landing by the Captain Masoud Ghodousti, it was reported on Iranian TV that the landing was undertaken so beautifully by the pilot that passengers were hardly aware of any sort of major diffuclty with the landing gear right until the very most minimal speeds at which the nose touched the ground during landing.
This is reflected by the pictures on the web and also the claim by Iran Air officials that the damage to the aircraft seems to be so low that they even anticipate the aircraft to be in the air in a few days. If this is the case this is truly amazing !
The only reason Iran Air is still able to cover the destinations it does today is because of the very pilots and engineers it has and the amazing love the Iranian people have for their national airline, which is almost unique in all of the world.
As for this baby boeing not flying again if iranian aviation engineers reputations are anything to go by this plane will be flying tommorow. Just consider this in the 80's when almost all the world most notably the US was against Iran in Saddams brutal attack on Iran, without any support from anyone in the world and without any spare parts or anything Iran was able to make what all the world thought were dead F-14's fly in 1985 to the suprise of just about everyone !!!
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 9614 posts, RR: 10 Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3336 times:
Nice to hear about another excellent job performed by the pilots under extreme conditions. And nice to hear the damage isn´t sunstantail obviously. I´ve seen this aircraft several times and it would indeed be sad if I wouldn´t see it here again!