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Air France Jet Met A Cow!  
User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 23171 times:

http://www.aerospacemedia.com/AFP/pr....asp?xml=050706081756.0b4iunkf.xml


See the link above .
An AFR jet (A330 ?) crashed into a cow when landed at Port Harcourt.
No injured.Fate of the plane ?

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User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 23139 times:

Ouch! We all know what a bird can do to an aircraft!

Matt



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 23124 times:

Quoting FCKC (Thread starter):
An AFR jet (A330 ?) crashed into a cow when landed at Port Harcourt.

Ha ha! Un 'cow-hit'?  Smile


User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 23097 times:

jasepl

Great humor !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 23068 times:

FCKC, j'essaye... Et je ne reussis pas d'habitude!

By the way, the second link is in English too.


User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3149 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 22845 times:
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Apparently six cows were sleeping on the runway...
Right main landing gear damaged but aircraft was able to taxi to ramp.



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User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3178 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 22759 times:

Quoting FCKC (Thread starter):
No injured.Fate of the plane ?

Oh let me guess, the cow just walked away without a scratch after the incident.


User currently offlineMoose1226 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 250 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 22702 times:

Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 7):

Oh let me guess, the cow just walked away without a scratch after the incident.

Well actually, this was a test by Boeing of their latest project using composite technology: ComposiCow. The cow was reported to have a few dents, but it'll be fine once they send it back to Wichita for repairs. The results of this test bode well for the 787, ComposiCow, and future Boeing projects.


User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 22701 times:

Jasepl

Good try !!!!!..........and good french.

Sorry didn't find the other link anymore.Was on www.liberation.fr .

NASCARAirforce

I remember , surely more than 20 years now , a Lufthansa DC10 broke its landing gear at La Paz , after hitting a cow on landing.


User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3149 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 22682 times:
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Quoting Moose1226 (Reply 8):
Well actually, this was a test by Boeing of their latest project using composite technology: ComposiCow. The cow was reported to have a few dents, but it'll be fine once they send it back to Wichita for repairs. The results of this test bode well for the 787, ComposiCow, and future Boeing projects.

Will planes get a cow-look then too?
Only this was an A330...



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User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 22605 times:

Quoting FCKC (Thread starter):
An AFR jet (A330 ?) crashed into a cow when landed at Port Harcourt.

Isn't it more likely to be an A319 Dedicate as Port Harcourt is one of the oil cities the Dedicate program is supposed to serve?


User currently offlineFlyboy_se From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 812 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 22552 times:

Lol the AF jet suffered a cowstrike.
I wonder how come noone noticed several cows on the runway. or maybe it was a nightlanding. but cows aint that small really.



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 22532 times:

Obviously time to put "cow-catchers" on planes Big grin

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 22510 times:

Quoting Moose1226 (Reply 8):
Well actually, this was a test by Boeing of their latest project using composite technology: ComposiCow.

 rotfl  Thats funny - ComposiCow... Is that a new Anti-Airbus weapon?

Is there any news on the fate of the cow? Its not often that something like this occurs and I want to know details! Any photos?



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User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3149 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 22477 times:
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Scheduled arrival is at 0435, so it was probably still dark.
Reports speak of dead cows.
It WAS an A330-200, F-GCZF. Tomorrow AF will send a 777-200 to pick up the pax.

[Edited 2005-07-06 14:56:24]

[Edited 2005-07-06 14:57:57]


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User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 22303 times:

Quoting Fly-K (Reply 15):
It WAS an A330-200, F-GCZF

And it was silly of me since Port Harcourt is not part of the Dedicate program.
By the way, it is F-GZCF c/n 481, not F-GCZF.


User currently offlineHirisk From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 22240 times:

i would hate to do the cleanup after that cow-lamitty.hamburgers anybody rotfl  duck 


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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 968 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 22184 times:

Man that's gonna be a horrible mess on AF's all-white color scheme. Knowing what BBQ cow does to a white t-shirt, that airplane is gonna look like hell...

It was probably CO's fault for leaving the cow on the runway  duck 


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 22134 times:

So was the plane on the ground? Big grin

User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3818 posts, RR: 51
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 22118 times:

Now I know what these windows are for.


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User currently offlineMoose1226 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 250 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 22015 times:

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 14):
Thats funny - ComposiCow... Is that a new Anti-Airbus weapon?

To counter the super-efficient 7Cow7 (ComposiCow), Airbus is proposing a new, larger cow (A3Moo) that will allow a greater amount of milk to be produced in pastures that are restricted to a certain number of cows.

Look for the 7Cow7 to be used in smaller pastures, while the A3Moo will be used in space restricted barns.

Emirates is currently in talks with Airbus for up to 45 A3Moos.


User currently offlineExPratt From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 21968 times:

Is it confirmed to be a cow or is this story a lot of bull.

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 21826 times:

Quoting ExPratt (Reply 22):
Is it confirmed to be a cow or is this story a lot of bull.

Poor attempt at making a funny  Silly


User currently offlineEGTESkyGod From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1712 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 21660 times:
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DfwRevolution, Re: "Probably CO's fault for leaving it on the runway"

Controversial, but quite funny, I'll give you that one! OK, people, lets moooooo-ve on....

(Sorry, I'll get my coat)



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User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 21018 times:

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 19):
So was the plane on the ground?

Nope Santa was testing out some new equipment for next Christmas  bigthumbsup 



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25 Post contains images ACDC8 : I guess that's why aircraft engines are covered with...cowlings!  [Edited 2005-07-06 17:45:34]
26 BWI757 : Gee, you guys are really milking this one for all its worth BWI757
27 Post contains images WesternA318 : What an unmootigated disaster. Where's the Golden Arches when you need them?!
28 Indio66 : I guess I am a little surprised at all the jokes. This seems like a pretty serious incident and it is fortunate that no one was injured. It should not
29 MBMBOS : ...yes, but there's a lot at steak.
30 Brons2 : maybe they wanted to do some cow-tipping.
31 Uk777 : moo guys are really funny!
32 Danpio : Very funny! Especially replies 26 and 29. You guys have just made my day. Now everyone in the office wants to know why I was laughing out loud at my
33 YYZYYT : Could have been worse. Thank god there wasn't an udder separation in flight...
34 WesternA318 : LOL, talk about tickling your ribs, eh?
35 Greyhound : Does anyone have any info on a 7Cow7ADV? I hear it's supposed to bridge the pasture between the 7Cow7 and the A3Moo. But I'm told it might take some
36 WesternA318 : What abou the 7Cow7-200ER? Isn't that the udder version for better tailwind performance?
37 Greyhound : Any potential customers for the 7Cow7 variants?
38 Post contains links and images OPNLguy : Is an airworthiness directive (AD) to mandate installation of these in order? http://www.ics.uci.edu/~eppstein/pix/sv/fb/CowCatcher.html
39 Jetpixx : Hopefully everyone on board was ok and the plane wasn't damaged too significantly so they don't have to put it out to pasture.
40 Greyhound : What sort of fuel was the A330 using? 2%? Maybe 1% or Skim?
41 FrancoBlanco : It was the revenge of Dr. Demento´s Cows With Guns.
42 Espion007 : The cow got hit by a freakin plane and u think it survived?????
43 Greyhound : Ummm... I think he was referencing the plane in his comment.
44 Post contains images LTBEWR : I guess it was a "moooving" experience for those bovines. I hope no one has a 'cow' over this experience. To me it is 'udderly' stupid to have hit cow
45 Pilotdude09 : Mc donalds will be happy, Hamburgers 25cents!!!!
46 Post contains images EA CO AS : The AF A330 taking out that cow was actually an intentional slap at the Indian government for not ordering from Airbus.
47 Post contains images JBo : More like "Holy Cow!" At least this answers the age old question "Where's the beef?"
48 Post contains images Flyboy_se : wonder whats on the menu on the flight back to CDG
49 Post contains images ChrisNH : THAT is why they didn't get the Olympics.
50 Post contains images TPASXM787 : No one has taken a moment of silence for the cow yet. You bastards. in memory, I have drafted a short poem: A dark morning arose As the bouvine stood
51 DAL7e7 : What a moooving poem there TPASXM787. I think it was chocolate. DAL7e7
52 Post contains images UsAirways16bwi : And if a cow was ingested into the engines, would there be hamburgers being shot out the back? Or maybe ground beef?
53 Glydrflyr : Referring to reply 44, since it's AF, I'm going to bet that they don't wash this plane, but they'll dispatch it to a rainy climate for a few weeks!
54 TedTAce : I don't find this thread to be particularly mooooooving...
55 Post contains images WesternA318 : It might have been Chipped beef, but WHERES THE TOAST???
56 57AZ : Actually "cowcatchers" (properly known as pilots), were not that effective against cows. Part of the reason was the relative light weight of early ste
57 TP727 : A few year back JJ had one of their F-100 landed, with empty tanks on a cattle pasture. At the time it was on the news that the acft hit a cow. Don´t
58 N766UA : I just had a mental image of the cow exploding like a milk carton on impact and milk spraying all over the cockpit windows. PETA will probably sue me
59 Amy : At least now AF will HAVE to clean the aircraft! Not even the French would fly on an aircraft covered in blood.
60 Post contains images BWI757 : Any pictures of the damage to AF330 or the cow? Especially since these aircraft will be powered by methane. All fluids servicing done by automatic pum
61 WesternA318 : *spoof* I've NEVER shot soda out of my nose THAT far!
62 Post contains images NASBWI : Extra beef, easy on the cream, hold the toast. I know this isn't a funny situation, but I am cracking up at the cow jokes! Does AF serve Wisconsin at
63 PPVRA : Yes, it is true, the cow was also the only fatality. I have actually seen pictures of the dead cow (not pretty!!). Cheers, PPVRA
64 Post contains images YULWinterSkies : Oh dude.... I'm sure the French here will take it easy, but be careful, most French are a bit angry against the Brits and very jealous of them right
65 Jrosa : TPASXM787, welcome to my Resp. Users list! I really loved your poem. Best regards, Jose Carlos
66 UAL747 : LOL, actually, this is a secret test by GE, to test the GE90-15434B. Since the engine is so large, they shoot frozen cows at 500MPH instead of chicke
67 Bwi757 : Don't forget that the 787/ComposiCow will also have the latest in: ACOWS technology On demand video and the latest moosic tracks Leather seats in both
68 Post contains images TwinCommander : looks like airliners.net just invented a new technology. The CompsiCow looks to take over the world. look for our name on it soon
69 AirWest : Good thing it was an A330. Mesaba had a SAAB that hit a deer on takeoff at Houghton, MI (CMX), a couple years ago, and the airplane was covered in dee
70 Post contains images JetBlueAtJFK : ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL OMG these are so funny lol, some are pretty corny, lolol. I like the one about CO leaving it on the ground, lo
71 TymnBalewne : I think you mean Emooorates ordered 45 A3Moos. Not to outdone by it's neighbor, Qowtar Airways ordered 50 A3Moos. JetMoo of the USA already has said
72 Post contains images HaanZ : Hot off the press - the EADS are testing some new Devices for Runway Dwelling Cows. This one comes with optional radar and TCowS. You saw it on here f
73 Blue787 : Did anybody have the presence of mind of having a BBQ??? With some of the wine from the bar, and a nice liqueur after all would have been forgotten???
74 PlanesNTrains : Way, WAY too funny! I think I woke my family up reading these tonight! Well, I'm probably reaching here, but had there been injuries...they likely wo
75 Post contains links Breiz : Jokes apart, stray cows seem to be quite a nuisance in Nigeria. Look at this news thread from mid-June: http://www.oyibosonline.com/cgi-bin/newsscript
76 Soups : How did that cow managed to get in the airport? did she bribe the guard or borrowed a pass?
77 Post contains images Dba4U : LOL! Might be, but another possibility is that this photo shows the fuel production for all those CRJ's and ERJ's outta there witch still need to get
78 Justplanesmart : What's your beef? (Surprised nobody had used that one yet.)
79 EK156 : Wahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...... "breathing" ....
80 Hawker : Obviously Air France should teach their staff how to handle cattle. Or am I getting confused with their economy class?
81 Shankly : This is an udderly ridiculous runway incursion; what's ATC upto? Surely the cows were asked to "hold at Charlie and then lie down at your discretion a
82 Post contains links Cpsarras : Small world, there is this swiss modeller who build an A380 diorama with swiss cows plane-spotting... http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.co...gal3373_A
83 Post contains images Litz : This thread is a perfect example, so far, of just how boring the middle of summer can be ... - litz
84 Greyhound : My question is will the A3Moo and the 7Cow7 come with leather seats? Is Cowwest Airlines still trying to get the Wright Amendment repealed?
85 PHLBOS : It was doing a sale promotion for Chick-Fil-A. Were there any Eat More Chikin signs nearby?
86 Greyhound : Americow West and US Air are merging... I think the combined company will be a launch customer for the A3Moo.
87 WesternA318 : LOL, I love those cows! I have the past three yers calendars worth of Chik-fil-A calendars!
88 Jetter2 : I wanna know how in the hell u miss cows. I can see them on the runway from at LEAST 2 miles out. Same with horses or other large live stock.
89 Post contains images BWI757 : Sorry, that line's taken already. See reply 67 Seems that cowviation has a long and proud history! BWI757
90 Jush : did this cow have had beef with this carrier? :D
91 Greyhound : oops... my bust.
92 Post contains images PHLBOS : Too bad Gary Larson wasn't still drawing The Far Side; I'm sure he would've made a parody out this incident.
93 Vivek0072 : Did they check the plane back at CDG for mad cow disease ?
94 Post contains images Startknob : Background researched conspiraciy theories: A desease? First mad cow desease and now bird mooo! Obvimoosly a direct link now must serimooosely been ta
95 BWI757 : Press release on the A3Moo: "For ease of maintenance, the aircraft was designed with an minimum of moooooooving parts. Electronic components constantl
96 Vivek0072 : Does it ruminate passengers once it takes off ?
97 Post contains images RJ777 : I wonder if now they have to BEEF up security out on the runways!
98 Boeing744 : On the 777 flight home... "Attention passengers, we have made a few changes to our in-flight menu, we will now be serving Steak and milk for the main
99 Donder10 : Mooooove on, guys.
100 MOE777 : Would that be medium rare or well done!!
101 Post contains images TGV : 100 posts and counting ! The airliners.net will never cease to amaze me in their ability to use bandwidth without exchanging any useful information !
102 PHLBOS : Actually, if they splash some blue blotches, the plane might resemble the old Braniff Flying Colors 727.
103 Post contains images WesternA318 : LOL, and shall we not forget Northeastern's 727-100's with the puffy white clouds? a couple of cows with wings on those and there you have this thread
104 VH-KCT* : So how many moovements does this airport have each year, anyway?
105 Post contains images Birdwatching :
106 Sm777 : Unfortunately it wasn't a pig, or the passengers would have BROUGHT HOME THE BACON !!! Also, this incident will probably be discussed till the COW(s)
107 Post contains links and images BWI757 : OK, if you want to hear down THAT cowpath.... We ain't gonna chicken out on this discussion. And the A3Moo will now have a redesigned radome. Actual T
108 Omoo : i wonder how the runway looked like afterwards...
109 Hawker : So are we now talking about an old cow or a spring chicken?
110 Post contains images BWI757 : Only if they are stinky, smelly passengers BWI757
111 GLA MD11 : On the forthcoming A380 (cattle carrier), people have suggested a bar, a fitness center or a duty-free shop. What about a 24/7 grill? With the chef as
112 RAMPRAT980 : Maybe it was a cow that fell off a Continental Airlines plane
113 BWI757 : Sorry, that line's been used already - reply 17 BWI757
114 RAMPRAT980 : I missed it. Oh well
115 Greyhound : Don't you mean Cowtinental Airlines?[Edited 2005-07-08 20:52:49]
116 Breiz : To round-up this thread with some information: following the "cow encounters of the third kind" at Port harcourt, the Nigerian Minister of Aviation h
117 Post contains images OHLHD : Despite it is a secret by Airbus, the reg is clear already. F-WCOW
118 Alberchico : man this thread is a classic................
119 Post contains images Startknob : I think it's a good idea to beef up security in the view of the sea of beef, milk and leather the bloody AF jet produced. Clearing the situation may f
120 WesternA318 : Wow, what a classic beef-tossing contest this thread is turning into!
121 RJ777 : I wonder what the In-flight Mooooooooovie Was!
122 Comorin : The poor cow was waiting for a Cattle-Class boarding call...
123 Post contains images UAL747DEN : Rest assured that we will all be able to see the damage to the cow all over the A330, there is no way AF will have it cleaned up before the yearly cle
124 BBJII : But did they have beef steaks on the return flight?
125 IrishMD11 : Ohlala, la vache alors... Why didn't the crew use the udder runway? Tunafish salad for me this evening... Haha! Gerry.
126 BWI757 : Because they really needed to hoof it over to the gate, and there were high tailwinds. BWI757
127 Post contains images Startknob : sorry, couldn't resist bumping the cow (thread) because it was mooving way too far...
128 Post contains images Zippyjet : I didn't know Kirstie was plane spotting while grazing in France!
129 Fly_yhm : Got Milk? Don't have a COW man. This is a great thread.
130 Comorin : I heard that the poor animal was cowering in fear - that's why she couldn't moove away...Alas, the grass always looks greener on the other side of the
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