RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10927 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 22589 times:
The Russian jets were designed for landing on unpaved fields. The Tu-154 definitely could land on unpaved runways and routinely did for years in the vast Soviet Union. I think the IL-86 was designed to be able to as well, but I don't know if it did. Sorry I don't have any pictures.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
WNCrew From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1545 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 22074 times:
Quoting GARUDAROD (Reply 11): How about the TACA B737 that landed on the levee outside of New Orleans
some years ago.
That was a grass runway. They had to strip the interior completely to
be able to fly it out.
This incident has always fascinated me, it's a shame I've only ever been able to find one photo and that there wasn't more documented about it considering it was a fairly big deal!
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Thegooddoctor From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 21854 times:
Alaska has 737-200s that are equiped with special tires to do field landings (I think this means Gravel in most cases - but probably grass in some of the remote places in Alaska during the summer time).
NZ8800 From New Zealand, joined May 2006, 425 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 21580 times:
Quoting QFA380 (Reply 22): If desert grass, ie dirt counts then this would take the cake. QF sent a 742 back to the QF mueum in Longreach Queensland.
Sorry - but it landed on the SEALED 04/22 1936 x 30m runway at Longreach - the dirt is from beside the runway, and from turning at the end - where I imagine it would have gone off the turning bay!!!
(And 747s can land on a runway that length, Qantas operated 747SPs into Wellington for years - RWY 19/36 1936x45m)
Meanwhile, Kendell Airlines in the southern states was given permission to operate their SAAB 340 aircraft from grass runways; and I am pretty sure they did. Maybe one of the Australian members could help me out on that one!
MDZWTA ~ Mobile Disaster Zone When Travelling Abroad
: http://www.airdisaster.com/photos/taca-msy/photo.shtml PS: I can see my picture, but noone else can?
: Air Disasters apparently prohibits hot-linking to save bandwidth, so it won't show up for us unless we input the URL. thanks for the image, by the wa
: Pity they don't maintenance them like that really isn't it? Getting better though. Am I the only one who thinks the Tu-204 looks like a 757 slightly.
: An An22 landed on the grass at Farnborough in 1988 I think it was http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1029995/L/ which resulted in Flight International
: Way back when, New Tribes Missions owned a DC-3 that they would fly from Chicago to Venenzuela I believe. They would take missionaries into the tribal