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Male International Airport--Post Tsunami Photo  
User currently offlineJeffSFO From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 836 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 15750 times:

Hi all,

I just ran across a satellite image of Male International Airport in the Maldives taken after the Andaman Tsunami of December 26:

http://www.globalsecurity.org/eye/andaman-maldives_comp01.htm

If you move your cursor over the image it will cycle to an image taken a year before the Tsunami hit.

Here's the whole series:

http://www.globalsecurity.org/eye/andaman-maldives.htm

In case this link or image has been posted earlier, my apologies. I did a search and could not find it anything quite like it on the forums.

Regards,

Jeff

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User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 15587 times:

Wow, that is amazing! The airport got trashed after the waves came through. Does anyone have a figure on the number of aircraft that were destroyed?

TW



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User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 15518 times:

I actually don't think any were destroyed as the airport is up and running and flights are operating as scheduled. Emirates only had to cancel two flights I heard.

TUNisia



Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 15504 times:

There are clearly aircraft on the ground in the post-tsunami photo, and they couldn't have landed there with the runway in its current state, so they were obviously there during the incident.


When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlinePkk From Denmark, joined Apr 2003, 184 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 15495 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.

http://www.takeoff.nu/news.cfm?nNewsWeekly=0&nNewsId=3630

Peter


User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 15448 times:

Wow, really impressive pics...just makes you wonder the effect of that on villages, towns, cities ...
I hope something like this never happens again  Sad



Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 15438 times:

EZEIZA:

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.



When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineEZEIZA From Argentina, joined Aug 2004, 4964 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 15389 times:

N328KF:

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.



Carp aunque ganes o pierdas ...
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 15319 times:

Fantastic pictures.Technology is great.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineBoeingfever777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 409 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 15303 times:

Is that debris on the runway or is the runway damaged? Nice pics though and thanks for the links.

BoeingFever777,



Faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la terre.
User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7089 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 15243 times:

Well, it shows that not even a strong sturcture like a runway is completely safe.

User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 14810 times:

Something more serious of this nature may have easily happened sometime in the past 2,000 years. There is nothing to suggested that 60,000 is truely a record of casualties resulting from a Tsunami.


If there is a will, there is a way
User currently offlineJobalas From France, joined Mar 2001, 146 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 10846 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)


Faire du ciel le plus bel endroit de la Terre...
User currently offlineLymanm From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 1138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 10571 times:

A Tsunami in Bangledesh in the early 1970s killed over 200,000.


buhh bye
User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 10426 times:

Lymanm:

That was a cyclone/typhoon/hurricane.



When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
User currently offlineSacflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 371 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 10322 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!
User currently offlineDvk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 10030 times:

Look at the topography, though. Land and green you could previously seen off shore is now completely gone.


I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
User currently offlineSkyguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 481 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6751 times:

Lymann - April 25, 1991, Cyclone in Bangladesh killed 138,226 people.
Not sure where you got your "200,000" number or "1970's" data from.



"Those who talk, do not know, and those who know, do not talk."
User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5923 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.

-Meister



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5598 times:

A Tsunami in Bangledesh in the early 1970s killed over 200,000.
When did this occur.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5594 times:

Are you people really that poor at history?

http://research.eas.ualberta.ca/hdeh/Teaching/EAS295/New%20folder/BlaineG.htm



When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' T.Roosevelt
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