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PIA 777 Damaged By Hail Storm Pics  
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 25041 times:

Flight was operating Paris-Milan-Lahore when it encountered the storm, said to be 280 people onboard aircraft was ILFC leased AP-BHX seen below. Photos by some one else:
http://img65.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img2154zkr8.jpg
http://img235.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img2151zvy5.jpg
http://img234.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img2164znf2.jpg


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26488 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 25038 times:

WOW thats some serious damage thank god everything was ok .


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User currently offlinePlaneInsomniac From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 647 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 24965 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):
WOW thats some serious damage thank god everything was ok .

Yeah, wow. Must have been a scary ride, no doubt. Imagine the noise, in particular in the cockpit! Must have sounded like the thing is coming apart.



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 24709 times:

Unrelated but found thes enice pic sof PIA tails at Karachi.

http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k5...008July2/5jumbosand777alltails.jpg
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k5...iation/Aroosh/2008July2/7tails.jpg

and Leeds/Bradford inaugural

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y36/MMSR5/Aero/IMG_0132.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y36/MMSR5/Aero/AP-BEU1-LBA-020708.jpg


User currently offlineHiggi91 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 24649 times:



Quoting 777way (Thread starter):

 Wow!  Wow!  Wow! WOW, lucky it didnt shatter windscreen.

Dan.



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User currently offlineTeneriffe77 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 24496 times:

Reminds me of the Air Transat incident near Lyon a few years ago. BTW what's the status of that plane now?

User currently offlineFrmrCAPCADET From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1688 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 24416 times:

One of the fun things I have learned on this site is how much damage/abuse a plane can take, and still fly/land safely. Friends have enjoyed seeing the u-tube videos of the LH 320, test cross wind landings, and even the jpegs of BA B777 crash(kind of) landing at LHR. I really think that the spectacular thing we have now with widespread vidio equipment is not coverage of bad crashes, but the sort of stuff modern airframes can take, and still survive, or at least the people in them.

[Edited 2008-07-03 12:20:34]


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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 24249 times:



Quoting Teneriffe77 (Reply 5):
BTW what's the status of that plane now?

Still parked there awaiting repairs.


User currently offlineChgoflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 23376 times:

So does this mean my AIG stock will take another hit?
Glad nothing happend to passengers or crew?



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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 23247 times:



Quoting Chgoflyer (Reply 8):
So does this mean my AIG stock will take another hit?

It's already down >62%, what's another cent or two lower (if that)?



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User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5078 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 22598 times:

Ouch!

That's gotta hurt!



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User currently offlineGlideslope From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 21546 times:

Darn tough bird that 777. Glad all are well.  checkmark 


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User currently online777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2480 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 16623 times:



Quoting FrmrCAPCADET (Reply 6):
One of the fun things I have learned on this site is how much damage/abuse a plane can take, and still fly/land safely.

Yeah, but in this case, the phrase, "request right turn, 10 degrees for weather" should've come into play, IMO!


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User currently offline87GROUNDED From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 15684 times:

Looks like a definate write-off to me.


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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 15622 times:



Quoting 87GROUNDED (Reply 13):
Looks like a definate write-off to me.

Er...not even remotely close... no 



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineMaxisno1 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2007, 213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 14714 times:

Wow that must have been some serious hail. I wonder if the weather radar was still working with all that nose damage...The image must have been a bit fuzzy.

User currently offlineMissourifarmer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 14595 times:



Quoting 777way (Thread starter):
Flight was operating Paris-Milan-Lahore when it encountered the storm

So this damage occurred in flight? What flight level did they encounter the hail? I am thinking they must have encountered the hail at a relatively low altitude because I dont think it can hail at cruising altitude (or I could be wrong)!!



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User currently offlineNicoEDDF From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 1097 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 14250 times:



Quoting Maxisno1 (Reply 15):
I wonder if the weather radar was still working with all that nose damage

Its only the paint being "hailstripped", the nose itself looks structural quite intact.

Quoting Missourifarmer (Reply 16):
I am thinking they must have encountered the hail at a relatively low altitude because I dont think it can hail at cruising altitude

Yep, I agree. Cruise is above weather influence. Thats where I think 777fan is absolutely right. Route diversion or take-off/landing delay would have been the appropriate way to NOT encounter such hail.


User currently offlineTb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 13823 times:



Quoting Maxisno1 (Reply 15):
Wow that must have been some serious hail. I wonder if the weather radar was still working with all that nose damage...The image must have been a bit fuzzy.

Weather radar does not pick up hail, only precipitation.

Quoting Missourifarmer (Reply 16):
So this damage occurred in flight? What flight level did they encounter the hail? I am thinking they must have encountered the hail at a relatively low altitude because I dont think it can hail at cruising altitude (or I could be wrong)!!

Hail can be found very high up, that is how hail is made. Rain is blown up into the top of a thunderstorm, freezes, falls, collects more rain, then gets blown back up getting bigger each time it is blown back up until the updraft can't hold the weight of the hail stone or gets in a downdraft. In big storms hail can be tossed out the "anvil" of a 50,000' thunderstorm upwards of 50 miles ahead of the storm.


I have a pic somewhere of an NW 744 that came out of DTW back in about '96 in the hanger after it went through a really bad storm, it looked way worse than this 777! I was promptly kicked out of the hanger after taking the picture! I really need to scan that.



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User currently offlineBlackProjects From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 756 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 13496 times:

Thats just a little bit of Hail damage.

A while back a TAM a 320 flew through a tropical storm and had a Dose of heavy Hail it lost its radome had its main flight deck windows Crazed and its leading edges of the wings looked like a nut with a hammer had attacked it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v192/SandroBC/TAM/MVC-402F.jpg

The Brasilian Forum where it came from.

http://www.aeroentusiasta.com.br/php...d=8892b9e2e7659dc28f65d099ca2b230f

Leading edge of the wing.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v192/SandroBC/TAM/MVC-420F.jpg


User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2167 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 12638 times:

Further proof if you ever needed it as to never ever flying through/close to a CB!

User currently offlineMedAv From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 12375 times:



Quoting FrmrCAPCADET (Reply 6):
One of the fun things I have learned on this site is how much damage/abuse a plane can take, and still fly/land safely.

All the proof you need is in one of those static tests like this one.



Quoting 87GROUNDED (Reply 13):

Looks like a definate write-off to me.

I'm guessing that's sarcasm in there, at least I hope so.


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