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Ethiopian 757F Badly Damaged At CAI  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13271 posts, RR: 34
Posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

CNN reports as follows:-

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 757 cargo plane suffered heavy damage on landing at Cairo airport in disputed circumstances, airport officials said on Friday.

They said the one of the plane's engines was destroyed and one was damaged in Thursday's accident. The plane's tyres exploded and its undercarriage and fuselage were also damaged.

No one was injured in the accident.

Ethiopian Airlines officials blamed the mishap on an unidentified object on the runway.

Cairo airport officials denied this, saying the runway, 05R, had been swept two hours before the plane landed. They said the explosion of the tyres had caused the damage.


This is the airline's sole freighter 757, although it oprates 5 or 6 pax versions.

I wouldn't think this crew would be in too much of a hurry to return to Addis Ababa.

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User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1621 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1334 times:

Really .. !! when did this happen ??

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1329 times:

I heard its No 2 engine had major damage and the No minor damage due to a tyre burst.

User currently offlineHeavierthanair From Switzerland, joined Oct 2000, 1010 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1321 times:

Any chance they had Firestone/Bridgestone tires fitted to their 757 (Sport) Utility Vehicles? 


"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." (Albert Einstein, 1879
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13271 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (15 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1317 times:

Photos of this aircraft are available on Airliners.net.

Here's one . . .

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Photo © George Politis

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