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767 In "Landing Incident" At Harare  
User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1226 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 22852 times:

No detailed info yet on the airline or the type of the incident. Just that..
" A Boeing 767 was involved in an "accident" while landing at Harare's international airport on a flight from London, official told AFP. "
Tweet by Michael Poppel, BNO News President

Has to be either Air Zimbabwe or BA ( if the latter serves ) ?


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User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 22859 times:

Just breaking on Sky News, I don't think BA operate to Harare other than the Comair operated flights from Johannesburg.

User currently offlinelxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 22782 times:

Would have to be Air Zimababwe as there are the only airline operating scheduled service into Harare from Gatwick

User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 22752 times:

Yes Air Zimbabwe is the only one, operating LGW-HRE. Has two 762ERs Z-WPE and WPF. But I'm really puzzled since..
Z-WPE flew HRE-LGW yesterday, but obviously not the other way yet. Z-WPF apparently hasn't flown to Europe since 2nd Aug.



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User currently offlinelxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 22696 times:

According to news24.com
Ambulances have been seen on the way to the airport
Zimbabwe Civil Aviation head has confirmed a Boeing 767 from London has had an accident at Harare Airport but would not
confirm the airline or what has happened exactly to the plane.
An emergency help line has been set up by Zimbabwe Civil Aviation

Tony


User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 22697 times:

Sky News reporting now that there are no fatalities.

User currently offlineLGW340 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 22641 times:

Any ideas as to how bad it is? Ive seen both Z-WPE and Z-WPF many times at LGW before - Hope it's nothing too serious


Live life from the window seat...
User currently offlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6321 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 22525 times:

Sky News now have a breaking news banner on their websites claiming their sources are saying the crash was a "drill"?!

http://news.sky.com/skynews/


User currently offlineairpearl From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 943 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 22352 times:

Quoting shamrock350 (Reply 7):
Sky News now have a breaking news banner on their websites claiming their sources are saying the crash was a "drill"?!


This just sounds wierd! Let's hope it is a "drill". All things considered, UM has had a relatively good safety record so far.


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7402 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 22351 times:

an "Accident" is apparently confirmed by the Chief of the Airport, David Chawota ...

"I confirm that a Boeing 767 coming from London had an accident during its landing at Harare.
We are trying to find out the cause of the accident. A Hot Line for the family of the passengers will be opened", declared D. Chawota to the AFP (Agence France Presse).

According to witnesses, several ambulances are heading to the airport.

[Edited 2010-08-05 02:45:38]

User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 22352 times:

A "drill" as in practice ? I wouldn't be suprised if it in the end turns out to be a safety training. But..
1. Why was it confirmed as an accident by the official
2. Why did ambulances reportedly rushed to the airport
3. Having operated the aircraft for many years, would they really need a training ?

UPDATE: Airport CEO has confirmed to BNO News that it was an accident

[Edited 2010-08-05 02:44:01]


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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7402 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 22044 times:

According to the AFP, there are no fatalties, "only" some persons injured.

British Airways has just confirmed that the aircraft involved in the accident doesn't belong to BA.


User currently offlineSASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 21995 times:
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Hopefully everyone is okay, but it seems strange to open a hot line for family members of pax if no one is injured??

Keeping my fingers crossed

[Edited 2010-08-05 03:08:22]


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User currently offlinebaguy From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 21701 times:

BBC News Article - very limited details so nothing new really but I'll post anyway.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-10879353

BAguy


User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 21553 times:

Some reports at PPRuNe say there was an IATA audit going on and this was a "drill". UK Foreign Office just said the same. On the other hand there weren't any LGW-HRE flights being flown too. But an airport CEO to misunderstand all this ? ? It's all so confusing right now.

Just in case someone's interested.. Here's all I know : http://www.airlineindustryreview.com/767-landing-accident-at-harare/

[Edited 2010-08-05 03:14:01]


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User currently offlinejetfuel From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 21397 times:

Officials: Plane Accident At Zimbabwe Airport
Posted: 2:36 am PDT August 5, 2010
Updated: 2:59 am PDT August 5, 2010

HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwean aviation officials say a Boeing 767 arriving from London has been involved in an accident at Harare's airport.

A witness says ambulances were headed to the scene, where smoke could be seen rising from one runway Thursday.

Harare - Flames were seen rising form the runway area at Harare International Airport in Zimbabwe on Thursday morning and ambulances were seen rushing to the scene, amid reports of an accident involving an aircraft.

A German Press Agency dpa correspondent at the scene said he saw several ambulances rushing to the airport and said police were turning passenger vehicles away.

He also said he saw flames rising from the area around the runway. It was not immediately clear what had happened.

Airport police were overheard talking about an incident involving a British aircraft

http://www.flightstats.com/go/Flight...airportCode=HRE&airportQueryType=1

Flight stats shows no arrivals from LON airports

The only 767 arrival is (ET) Ethiopian Airlines Flight 873



More info

http://www.flightstats.com/go/Flight...06&airlineCode=ET&flightNumber=873

ET 873 Flight Information Route: From (ADD) Addis Ababa, ET to (HRE) Harare, ZW
Duration: 4h 15m

Departure Status Details

Airport: (ADD) Bole Airport

City: Addis Ababa, ET
Scheduled: 9:30 AM - Thu Aug 05, 2010
Local Time: 1:25 PM - Thu Aug 05, 2010
Departure Flight Notes


•It is currently later at the departing airport than the expected departure time and the flight is not yet active. This may indicate a delay or cancellation. It may also be that the departure information is not available or has not reached one of our data sources yet.

Arrival Status Details

Airport: (HRE) Harare Airport

City: Harare, ZW
Scheduled: 12:45 PM - Thu Aug 05, 2010
Terminal: I
Local Time: 12:25 PM - Thu Aug 05, 2010

[Edited 2010-08-05 03:27:56]


Where's the passion gone out of the airline industry? The smell of jetfuel and the romance of taking a flight....
User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 21198 times:

Now they are stating there was no accident. Shouldn't an airport CEO who doesn't even know about an incident at his airport be fired ? Or is there any cover up going on ? Someone have latest NOTAMs for HRE ?


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User currently offlinelxlgu From South Africa, joined Sep 2000, 1085 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 21199 times:

Operations seem to be normal into Harare-SA022 from Johannesburg landed at 1204 local time-so no disruptions

Cheers!


User currently offlinejetfuel From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 21099 times:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/tr...babwes-Harare-airport-a-drill.html

Plane 'accident' from London to Zimbabwe's Harare airport 'a drill'
An "accident" involving a plane travelling from London to Zimbabwe while attempting to land was in fact a drill, the Foreign Office has claimed

"I can confirm that a 767 plane coming from London has had an accident at Harare airport," said David Chawota, chief executive of the Zimbabwe Civil Aviation Authority.

But the Foreign Office later issued a statement, saying the "accident" was in fact a "drill".

What the hell is going on?



Where's the passion gone out of the airline industry? The smell of jetfuel and the romance of taking a flight....
User currently offlinejamake1 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 20971 times:

From CNN:

Officials confirm incident initially reported as a plane accident at Harare International Airport in Zimbabwe was a drill.



United's B747-400. "She's a a cruel lover."
User currently offlineGBan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 20713 times:

I wish more accident-threads were as funny as this one!

And I hope this one stays like that...


User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 20619 times:

Well this is not the first time something like this has happened in aviation or other emergency drills.

We had one in this country a few years back about a bus crash involving the state run transport company, all the media jumped to announce the "breaking news" but afterwards found out it was only an excercise.


User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 20591 times:

Confirmed.

" The event was an annual preparedness exercise held by Medical Rescue International.
The company confirmed the following to BNO News Wire.
"No real aircraft was being used during the drill. It is to test all the agencies."
"Today's event simulated a large aircraft that ran off the end of the runway, crashed and burned"
"It simulated that there were 140 casualties".

It is very unfortune to notice how the Airport Authority CEO had been unaware of the training exercise at the very airport he manages and created an unnecessary chaos. "

www.airlineindustryreview.com/767-landing-accident-at-harare/



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User currently offlinevfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3961 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 20185 times:

It was quite interesting to see that CNN and German news channels were all running breaking news banners, whereas BBC World did not mention it all (at least over the time I was watching). Obviously they had better sources....

User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4384 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 20185 times:

Now I beg this is true!

25 Jasondn : I really hope they didn't send 70 - 80 ambulances to the scene! Imagine, probably all of Harare medical staff at the airport and nothing going on
26 pink77W : were the flames seen rising from the runway from a bic lighter or a tiki torch?
27 BAW076 : British Airways ceased operations to Harare a couple of years ago.
28 rojo : Zimbabwe is a joke. I was there last month and the country is struggling in every way imaginable... hope things get better in the future. Mainline Bri
29 EI787 : As this turned out to be a false alarm, the thread will now be locked. Regards, EI787.
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