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DHL Runway Overrun - LOS - 09/07/06  
User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 965 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

Does anyone have any information about the story surrounding this photo:

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User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

Go to news.google.com and type 'dhl' in the search box.

Like the photo caption says, landed in heavy rain, ran off the end.

User currently offlineBkkair From Thailand, joined Aug 2001, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2970 times:

Crew Escapes Death

A three-man crew of a cargo aircraft belonging to a courier company, DHL yesterday escaped death when the plane crashed into a localizer (a landing instrument) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja.

The identity of the crew members were not disclosed by airport officials, but it was learnt that they flew into Lagos from Accra, Ghana. The accident which disrupted flight operations at the premier airport occurred about 1 p.m. amid heavy downpour in Lagos.

The aircraft, a Boeing 727 over-ran the airport's 18L runway and damaged its nose. The cost of damage to the plane was put at $50,000 by the managing director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Mr. Rowland Iyayi.

User currently offlineOH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2887 times:

First the PHC airport closure until December, and now this?

Not a good time for flying into Nigeria, I suppose...

Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
User currently offlineWidebody From Ireland, joined Aug 2000, 1152 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2864 times:

$50,000 to repair?! Is he mad? Add a few zeros!

User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

this DHL is in/out of Accra on a daily basis.

[Edited 2006-09-09 13:15:24]

Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineJran225 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 308 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2770 times:

Quoting Widebody (Reply 4):
$50,000 to repair?! Is he mad? Add a few zeros!

No, this is Africa man.  Wink

-Omar S.

Never tell your girlfriend about all the 'action' you're getting at the airport - only photogs understand that.
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