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CA 744, Goes Off Taxiway At LAX Enroute To PEK  
User currently offlineBkkair From Thailand, joined Aug 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 9124 times:

Air China 744 hit a soft spot off the taxiway at LAX enroute to PEK and got stuck at 0155 Sunday. The 330 people aboard were taken off the plane, the fuel removed to make it lighter however it seems the 744 is still stuck.

I haven't found any pictures of this yet.

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercu...a/northern_california/11126946.htm

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User currently offlineNYCA330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8994 times:

They just showed video of it on CNN.

User currently offlineBrink777 From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2004, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8801 times:

Any photo links yet?

User currently offlineTundra767 From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2005, 430 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 8680 times:

Funny, I was at LAX this morning about 1am and watched it push back from the gate.Was thinking to my self " Geez they have a long way to go tonight." I must have just missed it.

User currently offlineTundra767 From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2005, 430 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 8370 times:

Just back from LAX. The Air China plane is still there its now parked over were the old TWA Air Freight building was.

User currently offlineBoeingATL From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 8254 times:

I'm in LA now. Saw the plane right off aviation avenue, fire trucks and stuff all around. And no camera. According to local news it made a wrong turn and it's right gear got stuck in 3 ft of soft asphalt. It has now been moved, but is behind a building so no photo op. But have to say, it's livery was pretty dirty looking.


boeingATL
User currently offlineLightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13138 posts, RR: 100
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7939 times:
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The weather was perfect today, so the pilot will really have to dig for excuses.  duck 
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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13116 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7871 times:

According to later afternoon news reports, the airport emergency services placed wire mats under and behind the affected landing gear on the soft taxiway area and used tugs to pull the a/c out of the problem area.
It will be interesting to find out what happened. As was the beginning of the flight, the pilot wouldn't be tired, like at the end of the flight. Perhaps the pilot was given some bad taxing directions or they misunderstood the taxing directions.


User currently offlineMfamguy79 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7684 times:
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Interesting as I saw this plane land from Beijing yesterday afternoon!! Who would have guessed that it would have ended up in this mess!


Naveen
User currently offlineJumbojet From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7451 times:

its not like they have a spare 747 lying around, so what does the airline do? Stick them up in a hotel and rent one?  Smile

User currently offline1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 7349 times:

I was there last night, but I missed seeing that Sad

I saw it on KTLA news earlier when there towed it out. Glad it wasn't damaged


User currently offlineCCA From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2002, 836 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7081 times:

Here are some pics.

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=435784

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=435780

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=435779

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User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7006 times:

I can only imagine the flight crew had no idea what happened when their aircraft hit the " soft spot". I am assuming they tried to get loose from the area by increasing the engines? I wonder how much time went by before they said " LAX, we have a problem"?  Smile


John@SFO
User currently offlineLockheed1011 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 156 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6655 times:

CCA,

Thank you so........ much for the pictures!

Regards,
Arnaldo


User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6488 times:

Quoting CCA (Reply 11):
Here are some pics.

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.p...35784

Is it just me or does it look like someone had painted "Caution" (with part of the o and the n covered by a patch) on the asphalt right behind the rear tire... if only it had been a tiny bit larger...

Lincoln



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User currently offlineDAL7e7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 357 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6422 times:

From that angle, it doesn't look like that much of a problem.

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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6340 times:

Just saw it on the local LA FOX 10:00 news (KTTV-TV) -- all pax were bussed to a hotel at about 5:00, the tires were replaced, and it departed this evening. Also noted that the geer had gone "1 to 3 feet into the ground"

Aparently several pax were concerned about using the same aircraft and they went out with 27 pax fewer than were boarded the first time around. (The pax that FOX was interviewing were told that it was a "mechanical problem" and didn't find out until the reporter told them what the real issue was)

Lincoln



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