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Freedom Air MEL Overshoot

Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:51 am

One of Freedom Air's 733's ZK-FDM overshot the runway at MEL this morning. I am trying to find the link for you, but haven't had any luck. We have sent someone over to assess the damage. More updates as I get them.

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RE: Freedom Air MEL Overshoot

Tue Oct 05, 2004 11:17 am

I saw it on a local news here, but I couldn't find any link on the internet. Tried news.com.au and smh.com.au, but found nothing on this. Hope someone could find it.....

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RE: Freedom Air MEL Overshoot

Tue Oct 05, 2004 11:19 am

An article on www.nzherald.co.nz

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/latestnewsstory.cfm?storyID=3597658&thesection=news&thesubsection=general

Upshot is that wheels sunk into tarmac at end of runway where it was not intended to take an aircrafts weight - this before the aircraft was due to take off....
 
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RE: Freedom Air MEL Overshoot

Tue Oct 05, 2004 11:23 am

Apparently the pilot lost coordination, and was swerving on the taxiway. That was what the local news here in Australia said...

Thanks RupesNZ for the link  Smile

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RE: Freedom Air MEL Overshoot

Tue Oct 05, 2004 4:59 pm

Tonights news have said that the pilots have been stood down while an inquiry is being done. The aircraft was operating SJ324 to HLZ
http://tvnz.co.nz/view/news_travel_story_skin/451514%3fformat=html
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RE: Freedom Air MEL Overshoot

Tue Oct 05, 2004 6:07 pm

Stood down- Does that mean suspended or expelled in schoolboy terms?
 
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RE: Freedom Air MEL Overshoot

Tue Oct 05, 2004 6:27 pm

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RE: Freedom Air MEL Overshoot

Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:37 pm

Apparently the aircraft was out by 2:50pm. They used a similar method to how you would un bog a car.

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