Salina Chan From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 123 posts, RR: 2 Posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 770 times:
sorry for the late message but i just got back from home where i did not have access to a computer. As some might recall, i was flying to CMB two weeks ago on EK 16 on my way down to SIN.
I had the opportunity to take some pics there, if anyone is interested, drop me a msg and i will try to get them on a webpage near you
On the airbase, i saw two destroyed fighters (Mig 23 or 21 like) and on the int. ap there was the wreckage of a 330 right on the apron and some other parts piled up at a hangar.
PS: i did not get a jumpseat :-( the cpt told me it is no longer fleet policy......
Salina Chan From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 123 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 746 times:
i will have them on a webpage soon...i will let you know of the URL and i will also submit tem to airliners.net...i guess the webpage is faster
Yes, Emirates is really a fine airline, plenty of food, friendly crew, everything really great.
We were flying from FRA to DXB on a 330 (EK16) and from there on to SIN via CMB on a 772 (EK76) on Aug. 3
Downtime in CMB was about one hour, i took the photos through the windows (sitting on K) during landing and taxiing.
While the plane was sitting on the apron directly opposite the wreck of the 330 i was able to see it through the front camera view on the video screen. During refulling and while new pax got aboard i was in the back chatting with a f/a and i even could get out on the gangway at the port side of the plane....unfortunately, the view was not so good because of the gangway in front where the pax boarded.
After getting back to the seat we taxiied (?-strange word) to the rwy again (yeah, that's obvious, i know) and then i spotted the other remains......
okay...got to scan those pics now......be back soon