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Anyone Heard About This Aircraft Incident?  
User currently offlineWardialer From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1182 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1590 times:

Last night I was listening to this man on Ham Radio (KG6RLP) and he was telling us that a while back this B747 had flown into an ash cloud from an erupting volcano and had its all 4 engines fail. The aircraft was flying at about 39000 feet (FL390) and plumeted until about 11000 or 9000 feet until they had finally restarted all engines. He also stated that the B747 suffered airframe damage from the extreme G-forces.

Had anyone heard about this story? By the way, he is an experienced private pilot and to ALL people that think private prop aircraft are unsafe, than you are all wrong. He told us that it is just CARELESSNESS!!. That some pilots wont even do a walk around. He also told this story about this one pilot that he went up airborne forgetting that he still had his aircraft's flaps locked up from a piece of nail. (He had the nail there to protect the flaps from moving around from the wind) But evidentally he forgot to take it out and just crashed after a few hundred feet from the ground and crashed on a tree. All people were killed in that crash.

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User currently offlineIndianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

If i remember, it was a BA jet flying towards Australia.

-Roy


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1563 times:

Yes, this happened. It was a British Airways flight over Indonesia, from Java to Perth, during the eruption of Mt. Galunggung in 1982. Here are some links:

http://www.bom.gov.au/info/vaac/
http://www.gi.alaska.edu/ScienceForum/ASF6/651.html
(photos on the following page)
http://www.geo.mtu.edu/department/classes/ge404/gcmayber/engine.html

The first link includes information about fighters that encountered some of the same over Mt. Redoubt in Alaska.


redngold



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User currently offlineJayhup From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

Speedbird 009.....

JH


User currently offlineApathoid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

JAL...they landed in Anchorage, Alaska.

User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 200 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

I thought they landed in Jakarta...

Lemme go look.


User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2045 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

Jakarta is my recollection as well.


II Cor. 4:17-18
User currently offlineApathoid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1487 times:

I was wrong..but not by as much as you all are saying. It was:

DEC.14.1989 747-406 PH-BFC 23982 K L M Anchorage area/AK/USA all four engines failed when flying through ashcloud of Mount Redoubt; pilots managed to restart the engines at ~FL180


User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 200 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

Apparently, there must be two such incidences.

The one that some of us are talking about occurred on June 24, 1992 to G-BDXH. There is an excellent account of it in Macarthur Job's Air Disaster Volume 2.


User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1473 times:

TWAL1011 I think you meant to say 1982 not '92. I don't recall G-BDXH suffering any structural damage to it's fuselage. It landed in Jakarta.

User currently offlineApathoid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

Could be...I never heard of the Jakarta incident...but I know first hand the KLM flight landed in Anchorage, with no forward visibility due to the sand blasted windshield and a couple of engines barely running. 231 souls on board. It is an amazing and terrifying tale.

User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 200 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Indeed. I did mean '82.

User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

The Captain of the BA flight that had a similar incident was Eric Moody


English First, British Second, european Never!
User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1558 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1431 times:

G-BDXH is now with EAL, so any structural damage was rectified. PH-BFC was only 3 months old!

User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

G-BDXH is still working hard today


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User currently offlineIndianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1413 times:

This did happen twice. First to the BA jet flying to Australia.

My pilot friend tells me that this happened to a KLM jet which forcelanded in Anchorage.

-Roy


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