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RE: Accident of Asiana 747-400

Thu Dec 17, 1998 4:06 pm

This is a report of the Asiana Airlines 747-400 that crashed into a Russian aircraft in Anchorage last month.

---------------------------------------------------*** Asiana 747-400 v. Aeroflot IL-62M -- NTSB ANC99FA012A

Asiana 747-400 Flight 221 sustained substantial damage when it collided
with an Ilyushin IL-62. The Asiana flight was taxiing to parking after
landing at the Anchorage. Aeroflot Flight 853 was parked at the gate.
The crew of 11 were on board preparing for departure; the passengers
had not yet boarded. The Asiana flight had departed JFK - destination
Anchorage. The Asiana crew reported to the tower that braking action
was poor during their landing. Continuous snow removal operations for
the runways were in effect at the airport, and light snow was falling.
The parking ramp area had not been plowed or sanded, and one to two
inches of dry snow was on the ground. The marshaller for the Asiana
jet told the NTSB as the airplane reached the gate, he observed the
nosewheels turn left, but the airplane continued straight ahead. The
airplane continue past the gate, and begin a right turn, away from the
gate. He then heard the collision. The Asiana crew told the NTSB when
the captain turned the to turn left into the gate, the airplane did not
turn. The crew said the airplane did not respond, and after passing the
gate they saw the IL-62M in front of them. The captain applied right tiller
and right side brakes to turn to the right, away from the Ilyushin and the
terminal, but he was unable to miss striking the Ilyushin. The shut down
the engines, and disembarked the passengers using air stairs. The Asiana
crew did not believe there was any mechanical problems. The left, outboard
engine of the 747-400 struck the left wingtip of the Ilyushin, and then the
left wingtip struck the vertical stabilizer of the Ilyushin. The crew of the
Ilyushin were in the main cabin at the time of the collision. They immediately
they turned off all power to the airplane, and left using the air stairs.

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RE: Accident of Asiana 747-400

Thu Dec 17, 1998 6:29 pm

I searched for a picture of that in the airliners.net archive, figuring that there would be one. There is! Got to the "crash photos" section and it is on the first page. The Aeroflot really took a beating!!

RE: Accident of Asiana 747-400

Mon Dec 21, 1998 5:12 am

Yeah it takes a lot to put a dent in a russian aircraft. I had the pleasure of helping to turn one of those beasts. The outer wing are held out by bolts that stick half an inch out of the wing?!?!

Just to put in a good word for the guys at AIA and the Alaska Dept of Trans. They do a pretty good of keeping all of the runways open and clear. It should also be noted that there is a downhill slope running from the runways to the ramp area. I am also going to point out that this is not the first 747 to slide in ANC a JAL or KAL aircraft went off the side of the runway back in the seventies. I think it was a freighter loaded with cows that all had to be put down.

The closet I have seen an aircraft slide was a 727 that was being marshalled in at PACD. Again there was a downhill and the marshaller was new and flagged him in at two high of a speed. A little beta thrust slowed him down and scared the hell out of the gay with the wands

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