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Anyone Heard About This Aircraft Incident?  
User currently offlineWardialer From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1183 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1704 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 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1682 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: 44
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1677 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 11 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

Speedbird 009.....

JH


User currently offlineApathoid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

JAL...they landed in Anchorage, Alaska.

User currently offlineTWAL1011 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

I thought they landed in Jakarta...

Lemme go look.


User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2049 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1602 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 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1601 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, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1590 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 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1587 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 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1584 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, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

Indeed. I did mean '82.

User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 11 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1558 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, 1568 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1545 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 11 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1547 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 11 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1527 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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