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Air France -Rio And Papeete

Thu Nov 04, 1999 11:05 am

Reading about the Qantas incident in Bangkok I recall two incidents involving Air France Jumbos.

In 1985 an Air France B747-200 belly landed in Rio de Janeiro as the landing gear collapsed during touch down. Also back in 1992 or 1993 (not sure exactly when) there was another B747-400 severly damaged during a landing (or take off) run in Papeete (Tahiti).

Does anyone know what happened to these aircraft? Was the airline able to recuperate them?
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RE: Air France -Rio And Papeete

Fri Nov 05, 1999 7:20 am

They succeeded in reparing the 744 of PPT (at a great price however...) but I think they couldn't fly the 742 again.

Best regards,
Alain Mengus