Singel09 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 148 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4573 times:
SCHIPHOL - A Boeing 747 of Polar Air Cargo currently blocks the Polderbaan at Schiphol. After an aborded take-off around 13:00 PM Local Time, multiple tires exploded. It is unknown for how long the plane will block the runway.
According to a spokes person of the Schiphol Group, the plane can impossibly be removed because of the damage to the landing gear. Currently, they are investigating how to remove the plane from the runway.
Obviously the Polderbaan (the fifth runway) is closed for traffic. Other runways are used.
N774UA From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4496 times:
Plane involved is N534MC. It bursted 13 tires during RTO. There is damage to the runway 18R-36L. It suffered a hydraulic failure resulting in the loss off control of the nose gear. I'm glad nobody was injured.
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AirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4467 times:
Quoting N774UA (Reply 2): Plane involved is N534MC. It bursted 13 tires during RTO. There is damage to the runway 18R-36L. It suffered a hydraulic failure resulting in the loss off control of the nose gear. I'm glad nobody was injured.
Any pics yet, and what do you mean by damage to the runway.
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PW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2374 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4125 times:
It was a high-energy rejected take-off, with less than 400 m remaining of the 3800m available. It look slike the aircraft was quite heavy with the take-off rejecteion initiated just prior to V1. At least two tires totally destroyed to the rim. Could be a tire failure that initiated the hydraulic failure? There was quite some fluids on the runway [presumably hydraulics].
When the airplane stopped, it was quite a bit off the centerline to the left, but the crew did manage to keep it on the tarmac with all [remaining] wheels. Good job!
Got some pics, but don't know if they are upto Anet standards, weather wasn't too great . . .
When I left at around 17.00 [5 pm], KLM crew had just started replacing the tires. Work was already ongoing to repair the runway-infrastructure.
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