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Japan Airlines Scrapes Wing On Landing  
User currently offlineFlypig687 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 56 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

MSNBC is reporting a Japan Airlines MD-81 scraped its wing on landing at Osaka damaging its Slats and lights.

here is the article:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30347176/

anyone know any other info? was it heavy crosswind?

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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2976 times:



Quoting Flypig687 (Thread starter):

anyone know any other info? was it heavy crosswind?

a/c reg - JA8260

RJOO 220140Z 31010KT 280V340 9999 FEW030 18/05 Q1008 RMK 1CU030 A2979

Runway 32L


User currently offlineTradewinds From Japan, joined Jun 2008, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

Ah-ha!

I live right near ITM, pretty much directly under the approach to 32L, and on the way to work I noticed that planes weren't approaching 32L from the usual direction (from the southeast), but were rather taking off facing that direction (southeast). It was the first time I've seen that in the 2 or so years I've lived near ITM, even on days with high winds. I suppose that explains it.



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