Clydenairways
Posts: 1127
Joined: Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:27 am

Brazilian Air Force KC-137 Accident

Fri May 31, 2013 12:53 pm

A Brazilian Air Force KC-137 overran the runway at PAP after an aborted take-off, there were no injuries reported but some damage to the airframe. The abort was due to an engine fire. Details and some pics here.

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20130526-0
 
User avatar
kc135topboom
Posts: 11029
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:26 am

RE: Brazilian Air Force KC-137 Accident

Fri May 31, 2013 1:44 pm

Thank God no one was hurt. The pictures of the KC-137 do not look like there is a significant amount of damage, except for the NLG being sheared off.
 
bennett123
Posts: 7624
Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2004 12:49 am

RE: Brazilian Air Force KC-137 Accident

Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:26 am

1 engine on fire, followed by a broken NLG does not sound a minor issue.
 
User avatar
kanban
Posts: 3708
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:00 am

RE: Brazilian Air Force KC-137 Accident

Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:46 pm

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 2):
1 engine on fire, followed by a broken NLG does not sound a minor issue

while not minor, they are not significant enough to warrant scrapping the aircraft.. unless there is a political motive to do so.. like getting a newer plane with leather seats and that new a/p smell that the brass love..   
 
Max Q
Posts: 5743
Joined: Wed May 09, 2001 12:40 pm

RE: Brazilian Air Force KC-137 Accident

Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:05 am

Old Continental Aircraft.
The best contribution to safety is a competent Pilot.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos