NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11096 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 18307 times:
Nothing nowhere, not on cnn, bbc, african-news-pages, yahoo, reuters etc.. If anything happened at all it wasn´t obviously something as dramatic as a true "belly landing" (which suggests a write-off). Where did you hear from it, your post is 3 1/2 hours old by now, hard to believe that none of the news networks have grabbed it up by now!
GBOAE From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 13131 times:
Just to let the uniformed know, if you were meaning the Newcastle in the north of england then it hasnt been a mining city for quite some time.
Sorry but we get alot of lame mining jokes about Newcastle lol
Back to the main topic
Anyone got any pics of this incident? Seems abit strange how a 747 has a belly landing and they call it a minor incident and now say it has been moved from the runway so quickly.
AJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 11468 times:
Quoting Gearup (Reply 9): Bringing flowers to Holland? Like bringing apples to an orchard.
Believe it or not, but a great share of the flowers one can buy in Holland are actually grown in Africa. Some Dutch entrepeneurs took their business to Kenya, where the weather is better, labor is cheaper, and government regulations aren't as strict as in The Netherlands (if they exist at all). And including the costs to fly these flowers back to AMS / MST (CV flies NBO-MST several times a week), the price for these flowers isn't higher than of those grown in The Netherlands.
N754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8977 times:
One of their other 742F's had a problem in Hong Kong last week closing the runway for a while and the aircraft had to be towed from the taxiway back to the freigt ramp. All I could see was the nose gear doors open during the landing.
Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4043 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6282 times:
Thanks fior the picture Zeke.
Guess they show just how tough those old birds actually are. The damage looks minimal from what I can see in those pics, so I'm sure that bird will be back where it belongs soon.
The big issue that I see though is that concerning the maintanence of these Air Atlanta freighters. This must be the third or fourth incident in the last year with their cargo a/c. If it is happening so regularly with their cargo a/c, what state are their passenger a/c in and how long before one of those has an incident !!. I think that the autorities need to take a good look at them and their proceedures.
Well done to the crew though for bringing it down safely.
"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
Stirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 5650 times:
In the top photo of reply 17....is that guy, and some of his mates, really trying to "push" the gear back into place? Ha!
There's some timber bits there on the ground, looks like they were trying something, and that "something" miraculously worked, judging by the photo just below it...Brilliant.
Good to hear all is well and not as serious as previously thought.