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Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!  
User currently offlineBrunoSBGR From Brazil, joined Jun 2005, 36 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 10873 times:

Hey everyone!

I just found some "easter eggs" on Google Maps.

1. There is a Boeing 707 (apparently) that skidded off runway at Cairo Intl. Airport, Egypt. Just search for these coordinates:

30°06'34.59 N 31°24'33.50 E

2. The remains of RG 737-200 that crashed back in 1989 in the Amazon forest seems to be also visible. Take a look at coordinates:

10º42'59.68 S 57º16'39.59 W

You can still see the wings, parts of the fuselage and debries, as well as have an idea of the size of the crash site.

Sorry if this have already been pointed out earlier, I just wanted to share with the community 

Oh, and does anyone know about other interesting sites (aviation-related, I mean) on Google Maps?

Thanks in advance!

Have fun,

Bruno_SBGR

[Edited 2005-08-22 02:34:34]

28 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineGARPD From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2586 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 10845 times:

dumb question... but how do I find it on the maps?

Entering the co-ordinates does not work.



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User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1411 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 10828 times:

The Cairo 707's discussed here:

Google Maps Showing Accident @CAI! (by TriStar500 Aug 8 2005 in Civil Aviation)

Happy searching!


User currently offlineBrunoSBGR From Brazil, joined Jun 2005, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 10779 times:

Quoting GARPD (Reply 1):
dumb question... but how do I find it on the maps?

Entering the co-ordinates does not work.

GARPD,

Just copy & paste the coordinates in the search box and hit "Go".

It should come up right away!

Just to point out, the address is maps.google.com!

Quoting ZSOFN (Reply 2):
The Cairo 707's discussed here:

Google Maps Showing Accident @CAI! (by TriStar500 Aug 8 2005 in Civil Aviation)

Happy searching!

ZSOFN,

thanks for the note! I confess I didn't do any searches, so thanks!


Happy landings,

Bruno_SBGR


User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2828 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 10754 times:

Quoting BrunoSBGR (Thread starter):
2. The remains of RG 737-200 that crashed back in 1989 in the Amazon forest seems to be also visible. Take a look at coordinates:

10º42'59.68 S 57º16'39.59 W

You can still see the wings, parts of the fuselage and debries, as well as have an idea of the size of the crash site.

Could you post a URL? Thanks very much!



I scratch my head, therefore I am.
User currently offlinePlanesailing From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 815 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 10749 times:

"We could not understand the location 10º42'59.68 S 57º16'39.59 W

Suggestions:

Make sure all street and city names are spelled correctly.
Make sure your address includes a city and state.
Try entering a zip code."


User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1411 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 10660 times:

Quoting Planesailing (Reply 5):
"We could not understand the location 10º42'59.68 S 57º16'39.59 W

I got the same problem.

Quoting BrunoSBGR (Reply 3):
ZSOFN,

thanks for the note! I confess I didn't do any searches, so thanks!

That's quite alright - I get fed up of people who get really annoyed because something's posted that's already been discussed. No big deal!


User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 10555 times:
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Quoting Planesailing (Reply 5):
"We could not understand the location 10º42'59.68 S 57º16'39.59 W

Suggestions:

Make sure all street and city names are spelled correctly.
Make sure your address includes a city and state.
Try entering a zip code."

I've tried this every which way from Sunday in both maps.google.com and Google Earth and both refuse the coordinates as invalid.

Can you either post a direct URL on google maps or check for a typo?

URL is simple - just go there, copy the address, and paste it into your reply.

thankx

- litz


User currently offlineA5XX From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 244 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 10491 times:

I can see the 707, but not the 737.

Yves.



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 10460 times:

I think I found the 737, looks like a little silvery dot.

Harry



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User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2220 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 10355 times:
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The cairo plane was easy but it's "doesn't understand the co-ordinets" for the amazon.


Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
User currently online727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5963 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 9879 times:

Quoting BrunoSBGR (Thread starter):
The remains of RG 737-200 that crashed back in 1989 in the Amazon forest

What airline is this?  Confused



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 9638 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 11):
What airline is this?

RG = Varig Brazilian Airlines

Regards,
LO231



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User currently offlineBrunoSBGR From Brazil, joined Jun 2005, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 9122 times:

Guys (and girls),

For the 737 coordinates, type this:

-10.716578,-57.277664

It should work now!!

You can't have a decent zoom of the area using maps.google.com, but maybe with Google Earth you can see it closer.

Just as a note, these coordinates are very much like the coordinates revealed by the Brazilian Air Force when they located the crash site, back in 1989.

The flight went down because it went out of fuel, consequence of a mistake from the pilot inserting 270º on the navigation system instead of 027º, the original (and correct) heading for the destination. It was a dark night, and the visibility didn't help the crew to realise they were on a wrong course.

For more on this accident, take a look here:

http://www.airdisaster.com/cgi-bin/v...ate=09031989®=PP-VMK&airline=Varig

Happy landings,

Bruno_SBGR


User currently offlineSTARalliance24 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 378 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 8775 times:

ok know I see it.....pretty cool  cool 

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8503 times:
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Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 11):
What airline is this?

If you mouse over the RG there is a pop up that gives you the airline name, this works with most airline and airport codes.



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently online727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5963 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8401 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 15):
If you mouse over the RG there is a pop up that gives you the airline name, this works with most airline and airport codes.

Oh ......COOL!!!!!..Thanx Andz....that will come in handy.



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8876 posts, RR: 40
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8206 times:

You guys have the Pro-version? Because all I see of the 737 is a big blur.

Maybe you've seen it, but there is what seems to be a JJ Airbus taking-off from CGH (from the east, in flight) just after the avenue off the airport.

Also, B737 (GOL?) on approach ( about 5 km west) to BSB, rwy 11. It's on top of a house w/ a swimming pool, not that easy to find.

Cheers,
PPVRA



"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
User currently offlineBrunoSBGR From Brazil, joined Jun 2005, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 7510 times:

PPVRA,

if you take a look at Paris-CDG you can see what appears to be a RG MD-11 rolling out of runway 8R (I guess).

It's really cool to search for aircraft around airports all over the world, you can find really interesting stuff!

Happy searching Wink

Bruno_SBGR


User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3396 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6131 times:

And you can also date the age of the pictures, for example CGN does have Terminal 2, but the Train Station is not finished yet, so the picture is more than one year old... Cool anyway...


Michael


User currently offlineBohlman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5948 times:

If you look on runway 22L in Chicago, you can see what looks like a Dash8 taking off and then taking off again a little bit further down the runway, because the satellite took a couple seconds to take the two seperate pictures! I thought at first maybe there was a violation or go around going on, but then I thought that it must be because of the time it took to take both pictures.

User currently offlineEddieho From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 229 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5499 times:

Hey Guys,

Heres the photos for those who can't find it. Hope this helps!

http://www.eddieho.com/707.jpg

The 707 accident seems pretty obvious with the skid and a few deployed slides.

http://www.eddieho.com/737.jpg

Unfortunately it doesnt seem the 737 is available in high rez, but you can make a couple of things out.

I used google earth, which is GREAT. You can download it at http://earth.google.com


User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8876 posts, RR: 40
Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5283 times:

Quoting BrunoSBGR (Reply 18):

Wow, it has to be an RG MD-11! Blue tail, white fuselage, very swept back wings!

Also, there is an MD-11 taxiing next to rwy 03 at LIS. Can't make out it's RG for sure, but it probably is.

Quoting Eddieho (Reply 21):

Unfortunately it doesnt seem the 737 is available in high rez, but you can make a couple of things out.

Ya, I get the same...

Cheers,
PPVRA



"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
User currently offlineBrunoSBGR From Brazil, joined Jun 2005, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4030 times:

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 22):
Also, there is an MD-11 taxiing next to rwy 03 at LIS. Can't make out it's RG for sure, but it probably is.

PPVRA,

I'm pretty sure that's not a MD-11, but a L-1011. Take a look at the engine placement under de wings. Also, the MD-11 is a bit longer than that!

Judging by the paint scheme, I would say that ten-eleven belongs to Luzair. You can say the colors are similar to Varig's, and that one is a quite regular visitor do LIS.


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Photo © David Marshall




Happy landings,

Bruno_SBGR


User currently offlinePhotoLPPT From Portugal, joined Jul 2004, 506 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3963 times:

Hi,

The plane on the taxiway at LIS is definately one of Luzair L1011. That taxiway is used for engine testing and if you take a closer look you can make out a two truck... something like this arrangement:


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Photo © Luis Pontes - Lisbon Spotters



Further south you have a A310 from TAP and anothe L1011 from EuroAtlantic, and a TP A340, 2 A310s from SATA (S4), a couple A320s from LK and one E145 from PGA.

Near the terminal you have A320, one MD82 from Alitalia (id by the reg on the wing) and some more planes.

North of that, you can see another A340 from TP, one ATR (should be from Air Contrators and the B727 from Triax near the Hangar - This one was scrapped just last week.). then there's 9T-MSS, B707 from Zaire, and a JAL B747-400, which is on the military apron (we had three visits last year from JAL, one with the Japanese Prince, and two with reporters for the Euro 2004 soccer championship). Judging from this, I can date this picture from May (visit of the Japanese Prince) or June (Japanese Reporters for Euro2004) of 2004.

Pretty cool, Google Earth!!

[Edited 2005-08-25 16:21:21]

25 ARGinLON : Anybody seen this 747 on its way to LHR? I don't think you can tell the carrier... 51 d 16' 38.79" N, 0 d 48' 26.85" W
26 Post contains images BrunoSBGR : Are you sure about these coordinates? 'Cause I can't see any airplanes anywhere near that location... Happy landings, Bruno_SBGR
27 ARGinLON : Sorry about that. See below for correct coordinates 51 d 26' 48.62" N, 0 d 48' 08.94" W You can clearly see the 744. But...which carrier is that?
28 Post contains images BrunoSBGR : Now I see it! Well, I agree with you that it is a 747-400 (the wingtips would look different from this angle if it was a -100/-200/-300), but you def
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