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More Pics Of The CI 744 Crash In HKG (94')

Tue Oct 14, 2003 9:39 am

There are some on this site but I just wanted to show a couple a couple a good freind of mine took.

Just after the crash... 1 hour or so.
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=163466

Two weeks later of the aircraft being CARRIED by a crane.
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=163544

Bush, your a sad, sad man.
 
ntspelich
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RE: More Pics Of The CI 744 Crash In HKG (94')

Tue Oct 14, 2003 10:31 am

Now that's a crane!

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meister808
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RE: More Pics Of The CI 744 Crash In HKG (94')

Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:01 am

Ok, so how did the tail get broken off?

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rthrbeflying86
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RE: More Pics Of The CI 744 Crash In HKG (94')

Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:02 am

The tail was removed shortly after the crash so it wouldn't interfere with traffic.
I'd rather be flying.
 
CX Flyboy
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RE: More Pics Of The CI 744 Crash In HKG (94')

Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:07 am

The tail was blown off using explosives.
 
Captain_777
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RE: More Pics Of The CI 744 Crash In HKG (94')

Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:08 am

Imangine landing or taking off in HGK and seeing a 747 just sitting there in the water. What would be going through your mind??  Smile
 
N79969
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RE: More Pics Of The CI 744 Crash In HKG (94')

Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:22 am

That is an impressive crane. I wonder how they kept it stable while moving a 747....must have a very heavy anchor.

What a tragic waste of an airplane. (As far as I can remember, this was an entirely avoidable accident.)
 
MD11LuxuryLinr
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RE: More Pics Of The CI 744 Crash In HKG (94')

Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:30 am

What makes it more of a waste is that, if I remember correctly, the 744 was only a few months old..

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lanperu
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RE: More Pics Of The CI 744 Crash In HKG (94')

Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:09 pm

Man, imagine being in that back of that plane and seeing that all of a sudden your window is under water? Must have been pretty freaky...I assume there were no fatalities?
 
United Airline
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RE: More Pics Of The CI 744 Crash In HKG (94')

Tue Oct 14, 2003 9:59 pm

Nope there wasn't.

Actually couldn't that B 747-400 be fixed if they really wanted it to? I am sure they COULD but it would be very expensive.
 
JBirdAV8r
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RE: More Pics Of The CI 744 Crash In HKG (94')

Tue Oct 14, 2003 10:10 pm

When is CI going to learn they have bad luck with tropical storms/typhoons??

Sheesh!
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CPH-R
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RE: More Pics Of The CI 744 Crash In HKG (94')

Tue Oct 14, 2003 10:37 pm

United Airline,
the problem was that the body of the aircraft had been in the saltwater for quite a while - meaning that most of the panels would have to be replaced to avoid corrosion.
 
CX Flyboy
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RE: More Pics Of The CI 744 Crash In HKG (94')

Tue Oct 14, 2003 10:40 pm

The aircraft was only 5 months old, and could have been salvageable at a cost. Problem was the amount of time that it had spend in the water, and the fact that a very large part of the aircraft had been submerged, unlike the Air France 744 that partially went for a dip. The China Airlines had completely gone out to sea, and was nudged back towards the runway by a tug boat that happened to be near. This is why the aircraft is seen with it's nose to the runway.

The question of salvageability was answered when the tail was blown off to remove it from obstructing departing aircraft. I can't remember what happened exactly, but I believe they landed far down the runway, and accidentally deactivated the autobrakes at high speed. By the time they realised, it was too late and swimming they went!
 
laddb
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RE: More Pics Of The CI 744 Crash In HKG (94')

Tue Oct 14, 2003 10:49 pm

Those barge cranes have multiple ballast tanks. They just fill a ballast tank at the opposite end of the load and they can balance the load that way so the barge does not tip over. This one still looks like the bow is down a bit.

There are no anchors. It looks to me like she is underway. Notice the wake and the tug along the side and one out front.
 
Greg
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RE: More Pics Of The CI 744 Crash In HKG (94')

Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:56 pm

It was the most expensive hull loss in civil aviation history.....close to $144 million dollars.

Immersion in salt water made it a loss beyond economic repair.