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Kansai Is Sinking  
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1080 times:



Sorta gives a new meaning to the term "sink rate"

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User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1050 times:

  It's all been calculated, I think.


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

B737-700 wrote:
It's all been calculated, I think.

After reading the article, maybe mis-calculated is a more accurate term..

Corrected link..


User currently offlineBoeingrulz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 555 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 990 times:
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I remember seeing a program on the cunstruction of the airport and even in the initial stages of construction the engineers made a decision to take the soil stablization only to a certain depth under the sea floor. If they had gone deeper, in search of bedrock, the project would have been astronomically expensive (rather than just extremely expensive). Maybe someone did the math wrong, but more likely someone made assumptions that have turned out to be wishful.


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 980 times:

There was an hour-long programme about 6-8 weeks ago on The Learning Channel that went in-depth on the contruction, operation, and functionality of Kansai (KIX). The planners did plan on the airport to sink somewhat, but they blundered on the calculations, and the airport is sinking much faster than was originally planned. The airport is sinking around its centre, which makes the runway sink in a broad "U". Most runway's have a slight "U" to it, but Kansai's centre has sunk more, so it makes landings harder, as it sends some planes in for a longer-than-planned landing. This is word from an Austrian Airlines pilot.


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User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 958 times:

how about Hong Kong's CLK??? are they sinking as well??? if yes, is it serious???

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