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Continental History Question LGW-747 Incident  
User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3218 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

A friend who worked at LGW in the 80's was relating a story to me about a CO 747 that took off from LGW on 26L and then struggled to gain height almost clipping trees at the end of the airport, he says it returned after dumping fuel.
Don't recall such an incident with CO,could be wrong. Anyone else the wiser?


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User currently offlineclydenairways From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 1232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1917 times:

There ya go

http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/4-1989%20N605PE.pdf


User currently onlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3226 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

I was there in Feb-93 when one nearly clipped the south terminal after deviating from the ILS in LVP

User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3218 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

Quoting clydenairways (Reply 1):

WOW, so that's the one. A quick Goggle I did found nothing. Well done, many thanks.  



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User currently offlineEADC8 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1667 times:

Here is a video of the very same incident:

http://www.aviationexplorer.com/People_Express_747_Engine_Fire.wmv



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User currently offlineplanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3526 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1491 times:

Quoting EADC8 (Reply 4):
Here is a video of the very same incident:

Yikes.

I read most of the report posted earlier - it seems that for about 4-8 seconds, the aircraft was in some real danger. Not only was the 742 only 1,000 lbs below MTOW, but due to windshear, it simultaneously lost 8 knots of headwind component as the wheels left the ground, which was the exact same time it lost power in the no. 4 engine. The stick shaker shook intermitantly for about 30 seconds as the aircraft reached 150 AGL, descended as low as 105 feet AGL, and finally clawed its way back to a three-engine climb profile after reaching V2 and retracting the flaps.



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