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BA747 Volcanic Ash Incident In 80's  
User currently offlineChris From Canada, joined May 1999, 160 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4969 times:

I recently watched the recreation off the BA 747 incident over Indonesia on the Discovery channel in which the aircraft ingested volcanic ash. The aircraft was extensively damaged. Was the aircraft repaired after. I would imagine it would have been a costly repair.

Chris

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User currently offlineSpeedbird741 From Portugal, joined Aug 2008, 654 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4952 times:

Yes she was! Here is G-BDXH in 1990


http://www.airliners.net/photo/Briti...d=6be9242e6f6c35ba21eceee7d33fd9d6


She was only scrapped in 2005. Here is her history http://www.airframes.org/reg/gbdxh


Speedbird741



Boa noite Faro, Air Portugal 257 climbing flight level 340
User currently offlinesasd209 From British Indian Ocean Territory, joined Oct 2007, 642 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4825 times:

Ah yes, BA Flight #9. Thanks to you guys I am watching the episode of 'Air Crash Investigations' about it on the internet right now!! It's nice to know she had a career after BA..

User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4720 times:

KLM's PH-BFC "Calgary" (B747-400M) suffered damage also after flying through an ash cloud back in 1989. As well as in BA's case, they lost all engines and only could restart them after flying out of the ash cloud.

IIRC the flight was AMS-ANC-NRT and it was near Alaska when it occured.



¡¡VIVA ESPAÑA!!
User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4662 times:

And PH-BFC is still in service and flew from DUS-AMS as a KLM positioning flight while there was the ash cloud in last April.

[Edited 2010-05-04 00:21:35]


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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4278 times:

A pax on board this flight wrote a book about the whole experience, All Four Engines Have Failed .
A copy I saw years ago had pics taken at time, of nearby concerned pax, last notes written to loved ones when all seemed lost.
Long out of print I suspect, might be worth a look on Amazon or related sites though.


User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12513 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4045 times:

Quoting KFlyer (Reply 4):
And PH-BFC is still in service and flew from DUS-AMS as a KLM positioning flight while there was the ash cloud in last April.

Unfortunately, Capt. Karl van der Elst died a few years back, after retiring from KLM. Capt. Eric Moody, the BA captain, is still active and gives the odd aviation related interview (not just relating to the BA 9 incident). His FO, Roger Greaves, later became a 747 captain with BA.

Quoting Speedbird741 (Reply 1):
She was only scrapped in 2005. Here is her history http://www.airframes.org/reg/gbdxh

Came across this snippet from Wikipedia:

"September 2009 saw City Of Edinburgh take on a fresh significance when the environmental campaign group 10:10 bought the fuselage of the plane and had it converted into thousands of 10:10 tags. The tags, made in the shape of the campaign's logo, are worn as necklaces or bracelets and are used to raise funds and awareness of 10:10's work, primarily to persuade individuals, organizations and businesses to reduce their carbon emissions by 10% in 2010. On 7 April 2010, the process was documented in a news feature shown on BBC Scotland."


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