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Northwest 747 Makes Emergency Landing In Tokyo  
User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3271 times:

Tuesday June 5, 1:40 PM

Northwest Jet Makes Emergency Landing In Tokyo

TOKYO (AP)--A Northwest Airlines Corp. (NWAC) passenger jet made an emergency belly landing at Tokyo's international airport after experiencing landing gear problems Tuesday, an airport spokesman said.
The incident forced the airport to shut down its only runway and suspend all flights, said Narita Airport spokesman Minoru Abe.


Northwest Airlines flight 28, headed to Tokyo from Manila, notified the airport that its landing gear was stuck and the runway was cleared, he said.

It wasn't known how many passengers were aboard, but Japan's Kyodo News service said there didn't appear to be any injuries.

Northwest Airlines officials couldn't be reached for comment


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User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

great news.
it must be like an chao there at NRT.

regards,
r panda


User currently offlineJet_guy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

Why have the flight land at Narita, and cause a huge headache for airport officials, couldnt it land at some other less busy japanese airport, or is there no such thing?

Sam


User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

Yah, KIX is pretty close too.

Sometimes it is very hard to say. NWA may not have engineers and machanics in other arpts to fix the landing gears. ATC has to let NW28 land upon request.

r panda


User currently offlineJet_guy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

good point about the mechanics!
But Narita is so busy, wouldnt it cause absolute kaos to have it closed for 1.5 hrs!!!!!!
It just seems strange to me, also would an aircraft landing on a runway with no wheels cause some damage to the runway surface?? Has Naritia opened its other runways yet, the parallel, or crosswind one?

Sam


User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24899 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3002 times:

Was it a 747-400 or -200?


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

I believe that it should be a 742 cuz NWA usually use 742 for intra-SE Asian flight. NWA uses 744 for most trans-pacific flights.

I am not sure about this tho, just some guess.

regards,
r panda


User currently offlineJet_guy From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

It doesnt even say it was a 747! But from nwa.com it says that MNL to NRT is a 744, and NRT to SFO is a 742.....strange

Sam


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2986 times:

We assume the landing was ok ??

User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10594 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2971 times:

If it would have been a belly-landing, it would be on cnn by now. But it isn´t.

User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5283 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

It was definatly a B747. I heard only one side of the main landing gear was stuck and that it had an engine strike.
No injuries were reported.

Scott.


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2952 times:

One of these wrecks did this before at Tokyo. I wish NW would get these planes in order or buy some new planes. I had the `joy' of flying on 4 NW 742's and they are not the best !!. One of the aircraft I flew on wa N612US, I real old timer .

User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2938 times:

N612US is the oldest in NWA's fleet. It should be 30yrs old by now.

r panda


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2939 times:

It was a -400 and the right main gear did not come down, the doors opened but the gear was not out of the bay. Just saw the landing on the news.

Did you know that NW have little NW logos on the wheel hubs ????


User currently offlineAsgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 516 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2903 times:

According to a local news web where I live, there were 395 passengers and 15 crew members onboard. One of the five landing gears didn't come down but the four that were okay managed to sustain the weight of the airplane.

Yesterday, another airplane from Northwest Airlines made an emergency landing at Narita Airport after an engine failure was reported by an indicator. There were 295 onboard.



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User currently offlinePH-KCG From Portugal, joined Nov 2000, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2883 times:

Movie of this accident:

http://www.nu.nl/document?n=33454

click: "Bekijk video"


User currently offlineLxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

NW did well with their aircraft change.
They substituted the onward flight to SFO with
a 747200 and are expected only one hour late there.
Most other airlines would have had a long delay due
to aircraft availability even at their home base


User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

According to Japanese media, Tokyo's Narita airport was shut down from 1.27pm to 2.48pm (Local time), due to this emergency incident.

The 747-400 carried 409 passengers and crews.

Actually, Northwest had several emergency landings in the past years. They once land at Sendai before, where there is no NW's personnels over there.


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2766 times:

And we guessed it was only their -200's that are crap !

User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2723 times:

I would think that they should have diverted to a smallere airport but the safety services may not be as good. KIX would be worse since they would have to get the thing on a ship just to get it off of the airport.

User currently offlineRed Panda From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2000, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

What reg. # is the a/c? Was it bounding to SFO or MNL?

r panda


User currently offlineZanadou From South Korea, joined Nov 2000, 342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2638 times:

Some more info here.... as well as some inane comments:

http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=1&id=32265

-->Zanadou!  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineBraniff727 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 686 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

Rather than blasting the airline, I think congratulations are in order for the flight crew for bringing the aircraft back safely and without injuries.

Compared to most airlines, NWA has a fantastic safety history, even with one of the oldest fleets in passenger service. Considering how relatively minor theses incidents are, I think NWA is doing a great job maintaining their fleet.



Climbing
User currently offlinePolAir From United States of America, joined May 2001, 893 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

How is that possible that one of the busiest airports in the world has only one runway????
Congratulation for the pilots!!! But i still think that NWA should retire many of their planes. I understand that maintnance in NWA is one of the best in the world, but god damn many of their planes are 30+!!!!! Some DC-9 and 747 should be in museum.


User currently offlineAI744LR From Thailand, joined May 2001, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

From the picture, this plane appears to be a 744. Retirement is not an issue in this particular case.

25 Jiml1126 : The reason why Narita only got 1 runway because the authorities were facing a dispute with the farmers regarding building the 2nd runway. I think the
26 Red Panda : For fatal accident rate NWA got .42 in 1 million of flights UAL got .50 in 1 million of Flights KEA got 11.00 in 1 million flights. NWA got a even hig
27 Jiml1126 : Red Panda, where did u get the rate?
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