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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

Aircraft on approach, traffic is a 95 model Honda.

This is nearly the message the plane from Bergen - Flesland recieved when on final for Notodden airport, Norway.

The incident occured monday this week. The gates holding back cars that wanted to cross the rwy suddenly opened, and tthey started entering the rwy while the plane was moments away from touchdown.

The gates opened due to a "technical difficulty" the airport announced.

The plane aborted takeoff and circled before a sucessful landing, on an empty rwy this time.

The airport claims this isn't the first time this has happened, but also say that they don't consider these kind of situations as a dramatic situation at all.

Thom@s


"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
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User currently offlineBlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 2911 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

The plane aborted takeoff and circled before a sucessful landing, on an empty rwy this time.

HUH???!!!!!!!!!

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So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1658 times:

You know what he means  Smile

Not a dramatic situation? Cars on runways with a plane moments from touchign down on it....hmmm...
 Smile They better clear up their act with these gates!

Trevor



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User currently offlineScissor Eagle From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1605 times:

I remember a man driving his car onto the runway in Auckland a few years ago something like two days in a row as well. Maybe they should start thinking that cars on a runway are a bit of a hazard!

User currently offlineFlyHigh@tom From India, joined Sep 2001, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

Why does the road cut across the runway in the first place?  Confused
i thought after such incidents atleast it would have prevailed on the authorities to build a road around the airport no?

By the way any photos of this Nottoden airport, someone please post it here.

The airport authorities say that such things are not "dramatic", i hope it wont be dramatic when those gates face a "technical difficulty" when it is too late for a plane to pull up and go around.  Yeah sure

Cheers
Thomas.


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

Here are over 100 pics from Notodden.

http://www1.airpics.com/search.php?type=&string=Notodden&si=50&count=10&st=1

Sadly no aerial photos of the rwy, but I know there are similar airports around the world pictured on a.net.

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineSquigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1247 times:

Gibraltar's airport has a road through the runway:


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Photo © Gary Watt




Someday, we'll look back at this, laugh nervously, and then change the subject.
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1120 times:

Yeah, those were the photos i had in mind. Thanks Mike.  Smile

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
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