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.
A342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5346 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. There were no injuries, but it was deemed uneconomical to repair the aircraft for circa 2 million USD.