Chris 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.
IBERIA747 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.
GDB 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.
kaitak 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.
"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."