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Nippon Cargo 747-8F In Whitehorse (YXY)  
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25987 posts, RR: 22
Posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 7602 times:

A Nippon Cargo 747-8F en route from JFK to ANC diverted to Whitehorse (YXY), capital of Canada's Yukon Territory, on Thursday morning due ot an apparently false fire warning in the cargo hold. It's still there today, waiting for a maintenance check by someone from ANC. A couple of photos in the following news items, and video in the first link.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/...apan-plane-landing-whitehorse.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/...ppon-cargo-whitehorse-airport.html

It's probably the first 747 to land at YXY (population about 23,000) since 2 KE 744s (one passenger, one cargo) diverted to YXY on 9/11.

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User currently offlineGMPEC From Canada, joined Apr 2008, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 7059 times:

News reports pretty much covers it. Big deal around here as the airport doesn't see anything this big very often. Take off was surprisingly short, I was expecting it to be longer, having never seen it done here before. Nice to see such a new aircraft in person and the thing that impressed me the most was how quiet it was, the hawker just before was deafening in comparison.

My feeble attempt at capturing the event is here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/105612319845739087611/posts/6ECLX3G3Frz

I suspect that some light replacements may be necessary, and it appeared that some of the patching on the runway was displaced. Lots of photographers out to see, perhaps a nice photo will be uploaded sometime.



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User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6985 times:

Nice video GMPEC. Is there a lot of gravel around the runwa? A lot of loose dirt around it to create the dust?

User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9116 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6897 times:
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Quoting GMPEC (Reply 1):
My feeble attempt at capturing the event is here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/105612319845739087611/posts/6ECLX3G3Frz

Nice video. Beautiful bird.

Quoting GMPEC (Reply 1):
I suspect that some light replacements may be necessary

How long was it on the ground?

Quoting GMPEC (Reply 1):
Take off was surprisingly short,

I guess they did not fly very far from there. And the 748 is powerful   

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User currently offlineGMPEC From Canada, joined Apr 2008, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6507 times:

Quoting LV (Reply 2):
Is there a lot of gravel around the runwa? A lot of loose dirt around it to create the dust?

We are just getting into spring and it's been quite dry, grass hasn't really begun to green up. The soil is very sandy and dry.

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 3):
How long was it on the ground?

Looks to me like it only took about 4000' or so to get up.

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 3):
I guess they did not fly very far from there. And the 748 is powerful

It's initial destination was Anchorage, which is only 1 hour flight time from here and they only put a small amount of fuel in before it left, so I suspect it was relatively light and a lot of power was used. The strip is one you don't want to be short or long on with ravines on either end.



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9116 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5926 times:
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Quoting GMPEC (Reply 4):
Looks to me like it only took about 4000' or so to get up.

I meant how many hours the ground time was between the landing and the take off again  
Quoting GMPEC (Reply 4):
It's initial destination was Anchorage, which is only 1 hour flight time from here and they only put a small amount of fuel in before it left, so I suspect it was relatively light and a lot of power was used. The strip is one you don't want to be short or long on with ravines on either end.

Yeah, sounds about right.

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User currently offlineGMPEC From Canada, joined Apr 2008, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5658 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 5):
I meant how many hours the ground time was between the landing and the take off again

Right. Landed at about 7:30 am Thursday and left about 7:25 pm last night. It was expected to leave late Thursday night or early Friday morning, but it took a bit longer than expected to get people over from Anchorage, fortunately for us.  



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9116 posts, RR: 76
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5578 times:
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Quoting GMPEC (Reply 6):

Alright. Thanks for the info.

Nice video and lucky you to see such a beautiful bird in Whitehorse.

wilco737
  



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