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US Tanker Gets Hit By TU-154  
User currently offlineConcentriq From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 368 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 5607 times:

http://gazeta.ru/2006/09/26/last217645.shtml

found this in russian. here is rough translation:


At the international airport of capital of Kirgiziya (Bishkek) the passenger liner has collided with the American military tanker during takeoff.

As informed by RIA "Novosti" a source at the airport, the plane TU-154 of the Kyrgyz airlines at takeoff has "touched" the tanker of the American military air base, located on territory of the airport.


After collision the plane has made emergency landing. No victims were reported.

The American plane was on the wrong runway. Tanker caught fire, however fire has been quickly extinguished.


[Edited 2006-09-26 21:01:47]


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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4682 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 5595 times:

Thankfully no victims !


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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12167 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 5414 times:
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Does any one or any news sources have pics?

User currently offlineConcentriq From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 368 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 12 hours ago) and read 5084 times:

Quoting 777ER (Reply 2):
Does any one or any news sources have pics?

doubtful: considering this is a US mil base in a foreign country. (especially like Kyrgyzstan)

[Edited 2006-09-27 01:52:01]


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User currently offlineConcentriq From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 368 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 4956 times:

Now in English. Looks like it was a KC-135 that got hit

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...le/2006/09/26/AR2006092600925.html

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/...Kyrgyzstan_US_Airport_Accident.php

http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=10829340&PageNum=0



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User currently offlineLH648 From Kazakhstan, joined Sep 2006, 579 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4397 times:

Tu154 (EX-85718) lost in this incident 2.3 metres of the wing and made successful emergency landing!


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User currently offlineWarreng24 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 707 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4359 times:

Do you think that the KC-135 will be a write off?

User currently offlineMEABeirut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4340 times:

Quoting Warreng24 (Reply 6):

Sure sounds like it. I think one of the articles said it burned down. I am assuming that means there is nothing/not much left?

-Tim


User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4682 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4310 times:

Quoting LH648 (Reply 5):
Tu154 (EX-85718) lost in this incident 2.3 metres of the wing and made successful emergency landing!

Yes, what the Tu-154 can survive is simply amazing !

A quote from the Wikipedia article about the Tu-154:

Quote:
In July 4, 2000, HA-LCR, a chartered MALÉV hungarian airlines Tu-154 jetliner landed on its belly in Thessaloniki, Greece. The crew simply forgot to extend the landing gear and the plane skidded 400 meters (440 yards) on the runway. The plane became airborne as the pilots applied throttle, flew around and landed on wheels.[2] There were no injuries, but it was deemed uneconomical to repair the aircraft for circa 2 million USD.



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User currently offlineLH648 From Kazakhstan, joined Sep 2006, 579 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4265 times:

Looks like KC135's pilot reported that he had cleared the runway, but tail of the tanker was still on the runway and Tupolev smashed it with the wing during the take off...

Pilots made a 180 degrees turn and successfully landed.

It was the last flying Tu154 in Kyrgyzstan and time to time she was used by president.



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