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AF 340 Off Runway At Shanghai  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12480 posts, RR: 34
Posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

The BBC is apparently reporting (I saw it on PPRuNET) that an AF A340 has run off the runway on landing at the new Pudong Airport, Shanghai.

No further info. Anyone hear anything else?

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User currently offlineWorldTraveller From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 624 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

Here is the story from Reuters:

SHANGHAI, Sept 14 (Reuters) - An Air France Airbus A340 with 191 passengers and 13 crew on board slid off the runway while taking off from Shanghai's Hongqiao International airport on Thursday, but there were no injuries, state media said.

The plane failed to turn sharply enough while taxiing onto the main runway and slid into mud at Hongqiao, one of Shanghai's two international airports, Shanghai Television said.

The incident occurred at 12.39 a.m. (0439 GMT) as Air France flight AF111 was taking off for Paris, Shanghai Television said. The airport remained closed due to the mishap on Thursday evening.

Oriental Television showed the Airbus with its front wheels stuck deep in mud and the nose of the plane hanging more than 10 metres over the grass at the edge of the runway.

The reports said the cause of the accident was still under investigation.

One aviation industry source told Reuters the incident may have been linked to a typhoon off China's eastern coast, which has caused strong winds and heavy rain in the city since Wednesday night.

``Runways are very slippery because of heavy rains due to the Typhoon Saomai,'' he said. ``That was possibly what caused the
airplane to slip off of the runway.''

State media said the storm had complicated the efforts to unstick the airplane. ``Saomai has caused biting winds and rains at the
airport, making it very difficult to pull the plane out of the mud,'' one report said.

An official at Air France's Shanghai office declined to comment.

About 40 domestic and international flights had been delayed since the airport closed shortly after the incident.

Typhoon Saomai, which killed seven people in Japan, had buffetted China's eastern coast with rains and winds for two days.
The storm was some 300 km (185 miles) out at sea and moving northwest at a slow 11 kph (7 mph).

Rains were expected to continue along the coast until Friday.

It was the third incident in as many months at Shanghai airports. In July, an Air China Boeing 737 taxiing for takeoff at Pudong
International Airport took a wide turn and slid off the tarmac, getting stuck in a grassy area.

In August, a Japan Airlines Boeing 747 struck a lamp post while taxiing shortly after landing at Pudong, damaging a wing.

No one was injured in either incident.

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Regards
the WorldTraveller


User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

They have'nt burnt anything for a while !!!.

N754PR


User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 935 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

WOW!!! GREAT POST!!! UR AWESOME!!!

User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

What's so great about it?
I cannot share your enthusiasm...


Regards
Udo


User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 935 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

Why don't you just continue building your model planes and leave your sad comments to yourself. I'm sure the persons handling this incident will come to call upon you at any moment!!! (NOT) I sincerely hope that your sign, N754PR doesn't represent a great plane (744) and a great airline (PR) along with N(US). Now just go back into your room and cheer for yourself little boy and may you hope for the worst to those PAX on that flight!!! Go Ahead Now my little uninformed one!!!

User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

Ok, Notdownnlocked, I now see your post was aimed at N754pr...

User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 935 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

That's ok. I think we were posting at the same time except you should tell the little boy to go back into his bedroom and hope the same will not happen to himself or his family or friends.

User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

Yeah, I agree!

User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

What did he mean when he said that thing about not being burnt?

User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1555 times:

Makes you wonder what the average age (or maturity levels) are of some of the people who post on here.

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

There are two inaccuracies in that Reuters report; firstly, the plane wasn't yet taking-off as far as I could gather; the incident happened when it was still in the process of lining up!

Secondly, I do not know the time difference between GMT and Shanghai (but it will +something); if the incident occured at 04:39GMT, how could it have been
12:39AM at Shanghai??! They probably mean PM.

Let's have accurate reporting!

PS when are AF going to move into Pudong?


User currently offlineCstarU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

I think he was referring to the AF 340 that burned to ground during maintenance. The only A340 hull loss so far.

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