Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 26 Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3240 times:
An ATR 42 of the french regional airline Airlinair ( flying under Air France colours )made an extremely hard landing last night in Lyon ( France ),injuring one flight-attendand.
The plane was shown in this evening's TF1 news with broken landing-gear and a tilt-cell.In order to hide the Air France logo,the plane was covered with paper and plastic-tape.
GLA MD11 From France, joined Mar 2000, 275 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2984 times:
It was a charter for soccer team Olympique Lyonnais from Auxerre back home in LYS, in the middle of last night. No news on French TV as to the causes of the incident. Glad everybody is safe (I am an OL fan!!!).
Glider From Belgium, joined Feb 2001, 297 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2710 times:
I worked at LYS as a trainee for 14 weeks, so I know some people working at the airport. I already sent them a mail to ask additional information (exact reg, circumstances, etc), and if possible some pics of the (damage of the) plane.
Rampkontroler From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 859 posts, RR: 7 Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2611 times:
I'm glad noone was seriously hurt.
Here's an article on the incident...funny thing about the "jet."
Lyon relief following air drama
Monday, 29 August 2005
A number of Olympique Lyonnais players were "in shock or complaining of pains in their ribs" after a plane carrying them back from Sunday night's victory at AJ Auxerre was forced to make an emergency landing in the early hours of this morning.
"A stewardess, who suffered a wrist injury, was the only casualty but some players are still in shock," said a club spokesman. "The pilot lost control of our jet as we were approaching Lyon airport. The landing was so hard that the plane's wheels exploded and a wing was seriously damaged."
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Despite none of their players suffering injury, club officials have asked their carrier, Airlinair, for "a precise report into the circumstances and origin of the incident". The French champions won the game 2-0 to open up a three-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 after five matches.
Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 26 Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2541 times:
The funny thing are the immediate hiding of the Air France logo and writing on the plane - two harsh landings within a month for Air France planes does not provide too good publicity.
Would it have been a turkish or egyptian plane ,the media-coverage would have been different.But since the incident concerns Air France....
MerlinIIIB From Norway, joined Aug 2005, 120 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2237 times:
Glider, can you please translate the French statement made by the mediator of LYS? This incident has made a lot of headlines here in Norway due to the fact that one of the players on board was Jon Carew, a high profile Norwegian player.
Iakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3305 posts, RR: 37 Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2212 times:
OK, if it is for tall John Carew.... (high profile is arguable, high for sure
"in fact I saw the plane and I thought the pilot went in too high and dived to land, he did flare, then the tail made contact, (then) the landing gear touched so violently that the shock absorbers broke, two tyres exploded and the wheels were pushed inside the frame."