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A Successful Emergency Landing On Water?

Sat Nov 29, 2003 9:08 pm

I am wondering if there ever was a succesful emergency landing on water, where everyone got out of the plane, as you can see on most airline
safety cards. Especially big jets like 747, 767 DC-10 aircrafts.

I am only aware of the ET emergency landing in Africa, where I believe a 767 made a landing on water, but was torn to pieces.


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RE: A Successful Emergency Landing On Water?

Sat Nov 29, 2003 9:24 pm

I beleive there was a successful ditching of a DC9 in the Caribbean. It ran out of fuel after a couple of go-arounds in a Caribbean island. When they decided to divert, they found out too late they did not have enough fuel.
 
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RE: A Successful Emergency Landing On Water?

Sat Nov 29, 2003 9:35 pm

There are some information about ditchings on following page:

http://www.rescue007.org/ditchings.htm

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RE: A Successful Emergency Landing On Water?

Sat Nov 29, 2003 10:21 pm

A SATA Caravelle ditched near the Azores around 1977/78 I seem to remember.
 
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RE: A Successful Emergency Landing On Water?

Sat Nov 29, 2003 10:47 pm

Though I can't recall the details, I remember reading of a Japan Airlines DC-8 which came down in San Francisco Bay on approach to SFO back in to 60s, fortuitously at a point at which the bay is only nine feet deep. As I recall, the plane was recovered intact and flew again.

 
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RE: A Successful Emergency Landing On Water?

Sat Nov 29, 2003 10:49 pm










Do these clasify as a water landing?










Some of them just seem to like the water:

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RE: A Successful Emergency Landing On Water?

Sat Nov 29, 2003 10:52 pm

Worldperks is correct. You can read all about it here on airliners.net!
http://www.airliners.net/articles/read.main?id=1

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RE: A Successful Emergency Landing On Water?

Sun Nov 30, 2003 4:37 am

Yes, great pictures


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RE: A Successful Emergency Landing On Water?

Sun Nov 30, 2003 4:48 am

Hey PW100, what happened to that AF 747? What airport is that?
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RE: A Successful Emergency Landing On Water?

Sun Nov 30, 2003 4:51 am

The airport is PPT (Tahiti)... the aircraft slid off the runway in wet weather.
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RE: A Successful Emergency Landing On Water?

Sun Nov 30, 2003 8:22 am

On Sept.12 1993, Air France B747-400 F-GITA suffered a thrust reverse problem when landing, early in the morning at Papeete-PPT (Tahiti, French Polynesia ) ending flight AF070 CDG-LAX-PPT.

The Aircraft skided off the runway and finished the nose in the lagoon.
No injuries.
The aircraft was repaired and joined back the AF fleet. Since then, the plane is called "GITANIC" by the crews...


 
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RE: A Successful Emergency Landing On Water?

Sun Nov 30, 2003 8:31 am

If I remember correctly AA had an incident in the 80's or early 90's in SJU. DC10 aborted take-off, and ended up partially in the lagoon. Was a partial land evacuation, and partial ditching. In fact if I recall correctly, the passengers in the rafts were towed to shore..
 
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RE: A Successful Emergency Landing On Water?

Sun Nov 30, 2003 12:09 pm

In October 1956, Captain Richard Orr was forced to ditch his Pan American World Airways Stratocruiser, which was en route from Honolulu to San Francisco. Ship N90943, Clipper Sovereign of the Seas suffered an engine failure, followed by an inability to feather the prop. The plane's fate was sealed, as she could not make it to either destination. Thanks to the skil of the crew and calm seas, all passengers made it out alive.

Read more about it here:
http://www.jacksjoint.com/panamrescue.htm
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RE: A Successful Emergency Landing On Water?

Sun Nov 30, 2003 12:23 pm

I don't know if you consider this ditchings or crashes:

Aerolineas Argentinas 737 in ushuaia:



National Airlines 727 in Pensacola:



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RE: A Successful Emergency Landing On Water?

Sun Nov 30, 2003 12:46 pm

The JAL DC-8 that ditched into San Francisco bay was actually more of a crash. The captain was suffering mental problems and on short finals attempted to put the engines into reverse thrust, the co-pilot and Flight Engineer battled to restrain him and the DC-8 ended up in the drink.
 
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RE: A Successful Emergency Landing On Water?

Thu Dec 04, 2003 8:40 pm

Early '90s, an Indian Airlines A-300 on a routine flight from Madras to Hyderabad with a full load of passengers had to turn back from HYD due to bad visibility. Then there was some problem with flaps, so the aircraft simply ran out of fuel before it could get back to MAA.

The plane made an emergency landing in a flooded paddy field which would have had chest or knee deep water at best. There were no injuries or fatalities, though the aircraft had to be scrapped as it was . . . stuck in a paddy field.

There was this bigtime Indian movie star (Rajnikanth) on board who then threw this bigtime party when all the passengers got back to Madras, by Landbus, later that evening.
 
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RE: A Successful Emergency Landing On Water?

Thu Dec 04, 2003 8:51 pm

That Ekranoplane, is that considered a plane or a ship? What is that in size like a football field and 2 million pounds?!
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