Pkk From Denmark, joined Apr 2003, 184 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 16215 times:
Read an article from Denmark that Maldivian Airtaxi had an Aircraft in the air that spotted the wave and radioed a warning to base. In record time 16 of Maldivian Air Taxi's aircraft took to the air and only one aircraft was destroyed. The remaining aircraft are now busy flying supplies to outlying islands and bring back victims.
One hangar destroyed and some containers with spareparts were swept away.
Sorry, can only find the article in Danish. Maldivian Air Taxi is Danish owned.
N328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6607 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 16158 times:
That's naïve. By virtue of the fact that this was caused by a natural phenomenon, it is certain to happen again. In fact, similar occurrances have happened a few times this century...but usually in areas that were either better protected by geography, or better prepared.
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EZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4973 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 16109 times:
of course it will happen again, what I meant were the effects. Similar have happened, but not with over 60,000 dead. And yes, in areas that are better prepared to warn people, so hopefully in the affected areas they will do what it takes to install whatever is needed to avoid this natural disaster to kill so many people.
Jobalas From France, joined Mar 2001, 146 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 11566 times:
Corsair canceled their Sunday flight ( ORY / MLE ) and Star Airlines came back from MLE to CDG on Monday and came back to MLE in order to take back their crew and a lot of French tourists (264) ( came back on Tuesday afternoon in Paris)
Sacflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 371 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 11042 times:
Considering the "pre" picture was taken almost 13 months ago and the "post" picture was taken with a cloud cover, IMHO I don't think the airport got hit that bad, at least nothing catastrophic. Yeah, there's some damage to some buildings and some aircraft may have been damaged, but most of the twin otters are still floating and tied up to the piers that are still standing. The airport could look worse after a bad storm.
At least the airport survived and can be used to get the badly needed relief aid to the areas that were destroyed.
I'm just happy that RR ratings can't be in negative numbers!
Meister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 974 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6643 times:
I'm not too surprised... looks like there is sand on everything and there may be some damage to some buildings, but that is all. If they clean the sand off of the runway, which I assume they did because there are people operating in there now, I don't think anything is really wrong there.
It could have been worse at MLE.
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