RFields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 11 hours ago) and read 13920 times:
A wheels up landing and small fire - potential for great disaster apparently avoided. Certainly the cabin crew did a great job getting the pax off the bird.
We've seen a couple of really good examples of how it's supposed to work with the Air France A340 at Toronto and the China Airlines bird recently. Let's hope total, successful evacuations become more common.
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11110 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 8 hours ago) and read 13092 times:
This is a late-built DC-9/MD83 from the mid-90s, not one of the mid-80s examples which grace the deserts and scrapheaps in growing numbers. But still, with a bent fuselage, damaged belly and wings hard to believe that it´ll fly again.
Thank god it was a lucky escape.
Based on my own experience AMC is an airline that should be avoided. I once (well twice, actually) flew with them on a 732. The airplane was rotten and cramped, bad pilots obviously just out of their Mig´s and virtually no service during 3 1/2 hour flight.
Cmoltay From Turkey, joined Jun 2007, 133 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 8 hours ago) and read 12990 times:
Quoting TK787 (Reply 14): I think this is the famous 6/24 at IST. Looks like it will be closed till they move the plane piece by piece. Can anyone at IST confirm? Is it at the same place where the Afghan plane ended up?
Md80forum From Finland, joined May 1999, 157 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 8 hours ago) and read 12990 times:
Quoting NA (Reply 16): Btw, wasn´t sistership SU-BOZ written off in a similar accident last year?
That's correct. SU-BOZ had a rwy overrun in Poznan, Poland in 2005, and a second and final in Juba, Sudan in 2006. The rescue teams reportedly had to clean the area around the wreck from land-mines before salvaging what was left of that MD-83.
As a curiosity, AMC operated many of Swiss Hello's present MD-90's in the late 1990's, as factory-new planes.
Goldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1920 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 8 hours ago) and read 12989 times:
Quoting NA (Reply 16): Based on my own experience AMC is an airline that should be avoided. I once (well twice, actually) flew with them on a 732. The airplane was rotten and cramped, bad pilots obviously just out of their Mig´s and virtually no service during 3 1/2 hour flight
Agreed. I flew ASW-ABS-CAI with them in 97 and it has been the scariest flights in my llife (broken engine, strong smoke odor inside the cabin upon take-off and landings,...)
Thanks for finding this out. But if so, it´s hiding very successfully, flying a remote routing in comparison to the much-photographed sistership SU-BOY which crashlanded today. The fleet-lists on the net have it as "stored".
Seems like the AMC MD-83s favorite route was to fly to Warsaw. but while SU-BOY was shot there frequently over the last year, oddly no trace of SU-BOZ can be found.