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AF A320 Breaks Wingtip Photo?  
User currently offlineRemcor From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 358 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 19798 times:

Whoa, I just saw this pic on another website, it says it comes from a.net, but no id is given. Anyone know the story of this? Seems like a rough ride.




http://grottoazzurro.typepad.com/.sh...s/uncategorized/2007/04/20/p16.jpg

[Edited 2007-06-06 08:21:57]

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User currently offlineGraphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 19753 times:

Totally 100% fake. The original is on a.net, but it is of a normal landing.

User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1671 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 19749 times:

That photo has popped up a few times, and the consensus is that it's faked.

Bren



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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 19701 times:

The shear amount of distortions shows you that it is a fake.

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 19671 times:

Quoting Graphic (Reply 1):
Totally 100% fake

Pretty bad one at that.



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User currently offlineJonathan-l From France, joined Mar 2002, 506 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 19636 times:

Air France is good at covering up incidents but this one seems too much

User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 19444 times:

Quoting Jonathan-l (Reply 5):
Air France is good at covering up incidents

I would be intrigued to hear more about this.



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User currently offlineRivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 818 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 19041 times:

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 6):
Quoting Jonathan-l (Reply 5):
Air France is good at covering up incidents

I would be intrigued to hear more about this.

Concorde....?



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11670 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 18940 times:

It's an A318/319 not an A320, and yes, it's a very bad fake. My cat could probably make a better one!


Dan 

[Edited 2007-06-06 13:43:07]


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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12256 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 18868 times:
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Yup it's fake. This is the original:


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User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 18844 times:

Quoting Remcor (Thread starter):
Whoa, I just saw this pic on another website,

Nice how they blacked out the net part of Airliners.net


User currently offlineJonathan-l From France, joined Mar 2002, 506 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 18844 times:

Quoting TriStar500 (Reply 6):
I would be intrigued to hear more about this

I didn't mean anything illegal
More along the lines of:
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0288407/M/

And I was specifically thinking of this one, as reported by www.eurocockpit on a hard landing of an Airlinair ATR in 2005:

QUOTE: Et le meilleur pour la fin : M6 ayant envoyé un cameraman, on demande à la gendarmerie d'interposer ses véhicules entre l'aérogare (où sont postés les journalistes) et le train de l'ATR, afin de s'assurer que rien de sera filmé...

La seule question qui nous vient à l'esprit, en voyant ces images, est de savoir si les pompiers et les gendarmes sont réellement là pour poser du papier kraft sur les logos d'un avion dont on ne veut plus, tout à coup, montrer les couleurs.

Résultat de ce maquillage : la presse annonce un problème survenu à l'atterrissage "d'un avion privé". UNQUOTE

ONLINE TRANSLATION: And the best for the end: M6 having sent a cameraman, one requires of the gendarmerie to interpose its vehicles between the air terminal (where the journalists are posted) and the landing gear of ATR, in order to make sure that nothing of will be filmed… The only question which comes us to mind, by seeing these images, is to know if the firemen and the gendarmes are really there to pose kraft paper on the logos of a plane which one does not want any more, suddenly, to show the colors. Result of this make-up: the press announces a problem to the landing “of a private aircraft”.


User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 18805 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 8):
My cat could probably make a better one!

It's gotta be really nice having such a talented cat around!!! Big grin Big grin


User currently offlineEclipz From France, joined Jun 2006, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 18758 times:

Quoting Rivet42 (Reply 7):
Concorde....?

No... 3 different things :
- 2001 -> an 340 landed... before the runway in Cayenne
- February 17th, 2005 -> an A340 tried to land under an heavy rain at Douala, the plane slipped off the runway (and no, i'm not talking about the Toronto crash)
- August 29th, 2005 -> an ATR suffered a gears retraction on landing at Lyon... the plane was carrying Lyon's soccer team... the plane has been hidden, the tail covered, "Air France" title covered too...

In France, Concorde and Toronto crashes made headlines... but almost nothing ("almost nothing", not "absolutely nothing") about these 3 other accidents.

[Edited 2007-06-06 14:14:58]

User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7415 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 18473 times:

Quoting Eclipz (Reply 13):
February 17th, 2005 -> an A340 tried to land under an heavy rain at Douala, the plane slipped off the runway

Wrong.
First, the incident occured on february 19th 2006. Then, this is what happened :


In final apporach at DLA, F-GLZM was cought in a micro storm. The weather conditions on the threshold of the runway were far worse than reported by the ATC to the Crew.

The pilots couldn't see anymore the runway because of the heavy tropical rain. At the moment the main gear touched the Runway they initiated a last minute Go around.

During the climb, the F/A seating at the rear reported that they heard a strange sound during the "Go around". The pilots feared a tail strike.
The A340 came back to land normally (and not in the grass)... at DLA .
After all the safety checks were done.
There was no "overshoot" of the runway.

The flight back to Paris was cancelled as a precaution. As it is the rule to make an inspection of the plane in such a case, and this inspection could not be carried out by the local staff in DLA.

Another A343 with a Mechanic ground staff was ferried from Paris to DLA to bring back to passengers to Paris.

F-GLZM was flown back to Paris the day after and went back in service.


Quoting Eclipz (Reply 13):
2001 -> an 340 landed... before the runway in Cayenne

Windshear problem. Occurred on May 21st 2001. Aircraft involved = F-GLZC.

From the "BEA"* report :

En approche finale ILS en piste 08 de l'aérodrome de Cayenne-Rochambeau, l'avion a rencontré un cisaillement de vent modéré, associé à un grain, et, à une hauteur d'environ trente mètres, s'est enfoncé brutalement. Le copilote, aux commandes, a réagi en tirant sur le manche puis a réduit la poussée pour atterrir. Le commandant de bord a augmenté la poussée et repris les commandes. L'avion a d'abord touché sur le train gauche trente mètres avant le seuil de piste, puis il a rebondi et a atterri environ cinq cents mètres plus loin.

Au cours de l'approche, l'équipage n'avait pas identifié le risque de rencontre d'un cisaillement de vent et aucune information ne lui avait été transmise sur ce point. A proximité du sol, son attention, concentrée à l'extérieur de l'avion, a été perturbée par la dégradation de la visibilité due à l'averse et il n'a pas détecté les variations rapides de la vitesse annonçant l'enfoncement de l'avion.

L'absence de consignes précises données aux équipages de transport public pour la réalisation d'approches en conditions orageuses et les limites des capacités du système d'auto-poussée à maintenir la vitesse de l'avion dans les conditions rencontrées ont été des facteurs contributifs.

Le rapport contient six recommandations de sécurité qui visent à améliorer l'information fournie aux équipages sur les cisaillements de vent, et à renforcer leur entraînement et les outils dont ils disposent pour faire face à ce type de situation.



BEA = Bureau Enquête Accidents, equivalent to NTSB in the US.

Quoting Eclipz (Reply 13):
August 29th, 2005 -> an ATR suffered a gears retraction on landing at Lyon... the plane was carrying Lyon's soccer team... the plane has been hidden, the tail covered, "Air France" title covered too...

That was not an Air France flight. The plane was chartered by the "Olympique Lyonnais" to carry the Soccer team.
The plane was just wearing AF colors because it operates also flights on behalf of AF from LYS, ORY and CDG.

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Covering the tail and the name of the airline on the "wreackage" of an aircraft involved in an incident/accident is far from beeing specific to Air France ...  Yeah sure


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Next time, please, try to me more accurate in your posts.


User currently offlineWoosie From United States of America, joined May 2006, 115 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 18397 times:

That a bad photoshop job. The wing won't break until it bends ALOT and the landing gear are bottomed out. Also, wings don't break evenly across the span, or chord-wise for that matter - the designs preclude this. Lastly, there's no evidence of the airplane cartwheeling, which is only a potential result of a hard wingtip landing.

User currently offlineChecksixx From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 17498 times:

I'm amazed anyone would have thought that pic was real...a horrible photoshop job.

User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14968 times:

Quoting Eclipz (Reply 13):
- August 29th, 2005 -> an ATR suffered a gears retraction on landing at Lyon... the plane was carrying Lyon's soccer team... the plane has been hidden, the tail covered, "Air France" title covered too...

This is Airlinair, not AF

This incident as well as the other you are mentionning are not hidden. You can find reports on the BEA web site


User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 14626 times:

Quoting Goldorak (Reply 17):
This incident as well as the other you are mentionning are not hidden

Press and publicly hidden I believe he meant. The other accidents are famous because everybody knew about them. If you don't read or see it in TV, then you don't know it happened.



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User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12267 times:

Quoting Eclipz (Reply 13):
Quoting Rivet42 (Reply 7):
Concorde....?

The February 2003 "near miss" in Halifax where the AF lost all it's fuel in a leak. This was so "near miss" the aircraft had to be towed from the runway after landing as there was no fuel remaining to move on it's own..
This fact was more hidden by the fact the press was all over the news there was less than 20 passengers on the plane and questioning it's viability in the news.

This together with the rudder delamination a week later that helped lead to the AF decision that continuing with concorde was too unsafe and expensive to overhaul, just when it was trying to privatise.


Airbus was the one with the cover up.. the mysterious dissapearing black boxes..from the A320 flight when under pressure did they suddenly re-appear.. but someone had a picture of the originals which didnt match the ones that airbus later produced.. and opened illegally... do a google it's all over if you look for it.



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User currently offlineMav75 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 228 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12201 times:

No one has really asked the more important question of why some sick bastard would go out of his way to photoshop a crashing passenger jet.

User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 11984 times:

Quoting Mav75 (Reply 20):
No one has really asked the more important question of why some sick bastard would go out of his way to photoshop a crashing passenger jet.

Ask Hollywood. They make billions out of faking tragedies...  Wink



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User currently offlineEMA747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 10406 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 21):
Ask Hollywood. They make billions out of faking tragedies...

and faking them as badly as the AF pic for the most part!  Wink



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User currently offlineQF772 From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 7210 times:

I think it's well established that the photo is fake,

My question is would the wing tip even snap off like that or would it flex, bend or cause the whole plane to cartwheel?



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User currently offlineEclipz From France, joined Jun 2006, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6876 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 14):
Next time, please, try to me more accurate in your posts.

I was speaking from a general point of view. Of course they were not really hidden, i was referring to Jonathan-l's message saying that Air France is good at covering up incidents... but, AFAIK, they don't hide them to the BEA, only to the press so, of course we can find BEA reports... i was just saying medias were strangely quiet (compared to Toronto or Concorde crashes).

About the ATR incident, i know it was not an Air France aircraft but it's painted in Air France livery so, for a lot of people (media included), it's an Air France incident. M6 stated at the time that Air France (yes, Air France) was covering up the incident (images of the covered plane as proof, that's why i mentioned that even if it's common).

About Douala, my mistake, i wasn't precise enough, i was referring to the first things heard after the incident, as reported by some witnesses, they said the aircraft slipped off the runway, not on the runway... i didn't mention the go around because, in itself, it's not an incident...

Finally, about Cayenne... you're just more precise than i am but i was right, the plane actually touched before the runway threshold (for whatever reason)... obviously, i didn't pretend that i was making a detailed report of each accident... i repeat, i was just providing examples to what Jonathan-l said. KLM685 understood what i meant, it's from a general point of view, not from an insider one (where nothing can really be covered up), i think it was Jonathan's point (he, himself, provided the ATR example to its own statement)


25 FlySSC : Eclipz, That's what you have to learn : Don't take for granted what you can hear from the media ... An incident like what happened in DLA should never
26 Eclipz : i totally agree... but french medias are so hungry about aviation problems that it's strange when they don't mention things like that, so people thin
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