JBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4459 posts, RR: 22 Reply 15, posted (3 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 62712 times:
Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 12): The airport appears to be on top of a flattened hill with steep slopes on all sides - approx 200 ft or more elevation difference between the runways and the surrounding terrain.
Looks like a lousy place to have an overrun, that's for sure. The main runway looks like it's about 8,000' long--fairly new and pretty long as well. The weather looks pretty decent.
Nothing really seems to be standing out as a red flag to me at the moment...
kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 11956 posts, RR: 37 Reply 18, posted (3 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 62188 times:
Aircraft appears to have been operating IX 812, with a scheduled arrival time of 6.30am.
I'm actually in Dubai at the moment and IX is a major operator here, with routes to many Indian regional destinations. Many, if not most, pax would have been domestic, construction and services industry employees in Dubai, whose families rely on remittances from work in DXB.
This accident brings to an end a period of very high growth in Indian aviation without fatal accidents and is the first fatal accident for Indian airliners in many years.
ltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12335 posts, RR: 12 Reply 21, posted (3 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 61965 times:
What was the weather and general visability at the time of the crash? Anybody saying what they saw happened in this crash?
Still, the possibilty of a major crash like this is sad. Now we have had 3 'mainline' class aircraft crash in the last month or so.