BA777
Topic Author
Posts: 2048
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2001 11:40 pm

An-124 - A Story For You All...

Sat Dec 29, 2001 1:41 am

Guys,

Me and my dad (he's a great taxi service  Wink/being sarcastic ) Were going to a town near me, we went past EGVN (RAF Brize Norton, UK) And guess what i saw??

AN AN-124!!  Big thumbs up

And the story??

Ok, there were these Russian ground people that came with the plane, they were gonna take some heavy stuff somewhere. Now usually, the nose has two ramps, they should both come up @ the same time  Wink/being sarcastic

Now here's what happened: The russian guy who was opening the nose did one ramp b4 the other, he realised it and then they tried to fix it, but what had happened was that when the nose was closed, it didnt form an Airtight seal, and this could have been just out by cm, even mm!!

So now the plane is stuck @ EGVN for another week or so while they fix it!!

Very big plane, it was parked near one of the RAF's C-17s, now those are big, but when u put them both near each other, the AN-124 is flipping HUGE!!

Nice experience,

BA777  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Big thumbs up

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