Himmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 6 Posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 26254 times:
Fuselage of an ex Air Sahara Boeing 737 being transported on a trailor to DEL is now stuck on a narrow lane in a Mumbai suburb. This is because the driver of the trailor was given a wrong direction to enter the BOM-PNQ expressway. It came to a dead end and cannot be turned around on this narrow lane.
I am surprised they hired a driver who was not even aware of the streets in Mumbai. The plane is not only lost but orphaned. Local residents said that the three men with the trailer fled the scene when angry shopkeepers heckled them.
Brenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 26105 times:
Question: they got it in, so it *is* possible to get it out -- sure they can't reverse out -- but what about simply attaching a truck to the trailer with the help of plenty of heavy-guage chain, and pulling it out the same way they got it in? Will require a bit of work, but it could feasibly be done. (Would also require the assistance of the police to close the road off ...)
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 10254 posts, RR: 32
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 25325 times:
If they keep oit there much longer, it will be dismantled quicker than they can say "Boeing".
Assuming the tractor is at the front end, the solution of this "problem" is relatively easy. Get a second flat trailer, attach it with a tow bar to the trailer with the 737, move the tractor up fron and pull the bloody thing out. What's the problem? Eat a mango.
Looks almost like they transport this bird with wings attached. India live.
BTW - that guy is either doing the Indian rope trick without a rope or he is part of the "Flying Pakora Brothers".
Go3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3269 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 24039 times:
If they got it in there, they can get it out. All it takes is a talented super trucker. I offer my services for the following: Paid return airfare in F or C - and associated miles, + $1000 USD. Anyone think they will take me up on that offer?
Gr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3149 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 23721 times:
I first thought it was a serious post....then started thinking it's a photoshopped job meant as a joke.....now I'm not sure....
Is this for real???? How come it's not on any news site or channel? Why the heck were they transporting a 737 on a truck to DEL? And finally, where exactly is this thing stuck (you can tell me the detailed location as I'm an ex-Mumbaikar) ?
Lotsamiles From United States of America, joined May 2005, 323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 22350 times:
This is classic. You can't be surprised as the streets of Mumbai are a real circus. I've been to India 4 times now and I am absolutely amazed as what I see! It is a must for anyone who enjoys travel and experiencing different cultures.
Karan69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2905 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 21818 times:
Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 17): this for real???? How come it's not on any news site or channel? Why the heck were they transporting a 737 on a truck to DEL? And finally, where exactly is this thing stuck (you can tell me the detailed location as I'm an ex-Mumbaikar) smile ?
Yes it is real, it has appeared on one of the news channel, if my road sense serves me correct that is somewhere in Chembur Surburb.