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Boeing 737 Stuck On A Mumbai Street  
User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 25642 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.

Some pictures.






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.

Details:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/C...uits_fresh/articleshow/1994561.cms

[Edited 2007-05-03 09:11:23]


An airplane might disappoint any pilot but it'll never surprise a good one.
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User currently offlineQslinger From India, joined Apr 2006, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 25622 times:

The pics don't work! Can u repost them or paste a link?

Thanx



Raj Koona
User currently offlineWithaK From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 25599 times:

 Silly That's made my day. I got a bit freaked out by the first picture, the guy looks like he's floating on air. Also, for some reason I now feel like a mango.

WithaK


User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 25587 times:

Quoting Qslinger (Reply 1):
The pics don't work! Can u repost them or paste a link?

Thanx

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/189/482353806_70df9e2ecd_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/188/482353804_49fd1222ae.jpg



An airplane might disappoint any pilot but it'll never surprise a good one.
User currently offlineEyes2thesky From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 25541 times:

Quoting WithaK (Reply 2):
I got a bit freaked out by the first picture, the guy looks like he's floating on air

Ya, seriously, what the heck is that guy standing on? Or did he jump?


User currently offlineWithaK From Australia, joined Apr 2007, 255 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 25511 times:

Quoting Eyes2thesky (Reply 4):
Ya, seriously, what the heck is that guy standing on? Or did he jump?

He's either jumping or standing on the shoulders of a really skinny guy.

Withak


User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1669 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 25493 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 ...)


I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1427 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 25473 times:

Hahaha that is so jokes...... i have half a mind of running down there are stealing the fuse... lol... kind of large to hide i know... but still i wouldnt mind having it in my back lawn!

nitin



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User currently offlineEyes2thesky From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 25473 times:

Quoting WithaK (Reply 5):
He's either jumping or standing on the shoulders of a really skinny guy.

Looks rather casual to be in a mid-air jump. I'm thinking you're right about the skinny guy  Smile


User currently offlineAirSpare From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 589 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 25301 times:

I worked in Mumbai for 8 months, the streets and traffic can be a real mess.

Toss it off the side and open more shops, the best solution!

Quoting Eyes2thesky (Reply 4):
what the heck is that guy standing on?

Indian mysticism, he's levatating.  Smile



Get someone else for your hero worship fetish
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12217 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 25128 times:
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Quoting Eyes2thesky (Reply 8):
Quoting WithaK (Reply 5):
He's either jumping or standing on the shoulders of a really skinny guy.


Looks rather casual to be in a mid-air jump. I'm thinking you're right about the skinny guy

He is jumping cause his shirt has been 'blowen up'


User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 24980 times:

Quoting Eyes2thesky (Reply 8):
Quoting WithaK (Reply 5):
He's either jumping or standing on the shoulders of a really skinny guy.


Looks rather casual to be in a mid-air jump. I'm thinking you're right about the skinny guy

A skinny invisible guy  scratchchin  ?

-R


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 24976 times:

VT-SID is having a tough time.
First the overrun,then stuck on the Highway & now in a wrong lane.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9535 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 24713 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".

 Big grin  Big grin



E's passed on! That parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker!
User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12732 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 24599 times:

Quoting Eyes2thesky (Reply 8):
Looks rather casual to be in a mid-air jump.

You are missing the invisble trampoline he is jumping on!  Smile



Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 23427 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?


Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineGBan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 23321 times:

Quoting Eyes2thesky (Reply 4):
Ya, seriously, what the heck is that guy standing on? Or did he jump?



Quoting AirSpare (Reply 9):
Indian mysticism, he's levatating.

Don't you see the device on his back? He is Carlson.


User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3116 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 23109 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) smile  ?


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 22921 times:

This could only happen in India.

User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 22865 times:

Looks like he's jumping off heading back down to earth! Took a while to figure out what the hell was going on with him though haha

Ah well :0) hopefully they'll get the aircraft to DEL eventually!

BritPilot777



Forever Flight
User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4881 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 22733 times:

Quoting AirSpare (Reply 9):
Toss it off the side and open more shops, the best solution!

Better still, convert it to a restaurant like this.....

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Carlos A. Morillo Doria


.....for weary, aviation crazy, backpacking tourists to dine in, - to give the shopkeepers and vendors a bit of fine competition.

[Edited 2007-05-03 16:43:09]


"Everyone is entitled to my opinion." - Garfield
User currently offlineVTJAL From India, joined Mar 2007, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 22037 times:

Pics are all real...They are published in the local newspaper also....Its very common in India to have these things....Anything can happen in this country.

User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1518 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 21840 times:

Humm, I guess that gives new meaning to the term "Ground Stop"


Cargo doesn't whine, moan, or complain
User currently offlineLotsamiles From United States of America, joined May 2005, 323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 21738 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.

User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2892 posts, RR: 18
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 21206 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.

Karan


25 Post contains images Norcal773 : That is just too funny.
26 Qslinger : Ok guys, I live in Dubai and hence the flicker.com site is blocked...yes blocked...so I would really appreciate it if someone can post the pics here..
27 Ferroviarius : Obviously, the imminent question to discuss is: Could this EVER have happened to a good, european, socialist 320? Eager to hear the Boingers' comments
28 Qslinger : Probably not..they wouldn't be able to get the nose gear straight in the first place to get it on the truck...
29 Gr8Circle : Err...I guess I'm dumb, but I still can't figure out what he's standing on....(or hanging on to....) Sad, but true....for a truck driver to make such
30 Sanjet : What happened to this 737? Was it retired?
31 Post contains images Gr8Circle : I think it went off the runway at BOM airport and was a write off......S2's fleet is too new for any planes to be retired....what I don't understand
32 Sanjet : Looks like an NG series to me.
33 Post contains images Mk777 : The guys seems to have his feet on a metallic wire or something, you can vaguely see the wire...wow, it happens only in India...I love it
34 SFO2SVO : What about the size of that floating guy? He appears to be further then the white car and yet twice as tall.
35 Smashme33 : Haha! You beat me to the punch for that idea!
36 Post contains links Feroze : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6620461.stm
37 Post contains images RIHNOSAUR : you beat me to it..by yeah.. it must be what they were using to secure the plane during the move...or probably was attached at some point later.. It
38 Aero145 : I cannot really see the guy's feet, so, it seems it's a manipulated picture. Confusing.
39 Post contains images Yflyer : From the BBC article: Ha! I have to wonder if the writer intended that pun.
40 Desh : Its all a part of a grand scheme to sell newly imported Indian mangos in the US Yep - Not for a moment did I think this was a joke - I am just surpri
41 Desh : Also, check out the guy with the White car - did not waste much time finding a nice shady spot to park his car (though it may be in the middle of the
42 Post contains images PHKLM : I urge you to demand your government to allow all media to be accessible in your so called "tax-paradise", in the meantime search for internet pages
43 Post contains images DEVILFISH : Me and my sinful mind! Actually, if it was not mentioned in the linked report in Reply 36 that it was destined for a flight training academy, I would
44 JumboJim747 : These sort of transports are usually done at night where there is less people and traffic it would be easy for a mistake like this to happen. Hope the
45 Post contains images Jammin : You gotta love India Always full of surprise... I think this'll be resolved pretty soon. Hopefully before the locals claim it as part of their neighbo
46 Post contains images Mrniji : I agree, You oughta be proud of it
47 A380BWI : Well the pics are real but the guy hanging on to (absolutely nothing). Did someone (did some snip snap with the pics....i meant to say cut and paste..
48 HAWK21M : It is Real. S2 VT-SID overshot the Runway at BOM.Was scrapped. B737-400. regds MEL
49 Post contains links VTNYC : Abandoned Boeing 737 'disappears' http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6623901.stm
50 Post contains links Legoguy : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6620461.stm I love how no one is assuming responsibility for moving the plane. Brilliant! Unfortunate for
51 Post contains images DEVILFISH : This ship must have been very camera shy, as I couldn't find any picture of it in the database. Did the restaurant owner and caterer take my advice?
52 Post contains images Kevin777 : You gotta love that place indeed!...... Yep! That is just the final funny Indian touch! I So typical.... "That is not my responsibility".. I'm sure t
53 HAWK21M : Theres only one on JP in the old colours. I think it would be moved quite soon. Whens your visit. regds MEL
54 Jetsetsteve : the guy was climbing on the nose and is jumping off
55 Post contains images Jamesbuk : Right who thinks the next Anet meet should be there?! Bring a pickup truck thing and maybe a crane and we have ourselves a cheap 737!! Honestly im sur
56 Post contains links Feroze : As VTNYC said in Reply 49, it's gone: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6623901.stm
57 HAWK21M : Hopefully its on the way to its destination. regds MEL
58 Post contains images Kevin777 : What a shame....! But oh well, back to business. Love how noone knows how it suddenly disappeared! Fromt the above BBC article: "It is not clear who h
59 Post contains images HAWK21M : Me too.Action 24x7. regds MEL
60 Cardiffairtaxi : Is the Guy in the bottom picture,re-stocking the Galley???
61 Post contains images Gr8Circle : So...anyone know where this plane is now.... still enroute to Delhi or diverted in mid "flight".... ?
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