BrunoSBGR
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Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:31 am

Hey everyone!

I just found some "easter eggs" on Google Maps.

1. There is a Boeing 707 (apparently) that skidded off runway at Cairo Intl. Airport, Egypt. Just search for these coordinates:

30°06'34.59 N 31°24'33.50 E

2. The remains of RG 737-200 that crashed back in 1989 in the Amazon forest seems to be also visible. Take a look at coordinates:

10º42'59.68 S 57º16'39.59 W

You can still see the wings, parts of the fuselage and debries, as well as have an idea of the size of the crash site.

Sorry if this have already been pointed out earlier, I just wanted to share with the community 

Oh, and does anyone know about other interesting sites (aviation-related, I mean) on Google Maps?

Thanks in advance!

Have fun,

Bruno_SBGR

[Edited 2005-08-22 02:34:34]
 
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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Gooble Maps!

Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:36 am

dumb question... but how do I find it on the maps?

Entering the co-ordinates does not work.
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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:39 am

The Cairo 707's discussed here:
Google Maps Showing Accident @CAI! (by TriStar500 Aug 8 2005 in Civil Aviation)

Happy searching!
 
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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:50 am

Quoting GARPD (Reply 1):
dumb question... but how do I find it on the maps?

Entering the co-ordinates does not work.

GARPD,

Just copy & paste the coordinates in the search box and hit "Go".

It should come up right away!

Just to point out, the address is maps.google.com!

Quoting ZSOFN (Reply 2):
The Cairo 707's discussed here:

Google Maps Showing Accident @CAI! (by TriStar500 Aug 8 2005 in Civil Aviation)

Happy searching!

ZSOFN,

thanks for the note! I confess I didn't do any searches, so thanks!


Happy landings,

Bruno_SBGR
 
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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:53 am

Quoting BrunoSBGR (Thread starter):
2. The remains of RG 737-200 that crashed back in 1989 in the Amazon forest seems to be also visible. Take a look at coordinates:

10º42'59.68 S 57º16'39.59 W

You can still see the wings, parts of the fuselage and debries, as well as have an idea of the size of the crash site.

Could you post a URL? Thanks very much!
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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:53 am

"We could not understand the location 10º42'59.68 S 57º16'39.59 W

Suggestions:

Make sure all street and city names are spelled correctly.
Make sure your address includes a city and state.
Try entering a zip code."
 
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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:27 am

Quoting Planesailing (Reply 5):
"We could not understand the location 10º42'59.68 S 57º16'39.59 W

I got the same problem.

Quoting BrunoSBGR (Reply 3):
ZSOFN,

thanks for the note! I confess I didn't do any searches, so thanks!

That's quite alright - I get fed up of people who get really annoyed because something's posted that's already been discussed. No big deal!
 
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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:10 am

Quoting Planesailing (Reply 5):
"We could not understand the location 10º42'59.68 S 57º16'39.59 W

Suggestions:

Make sure all street and city names are spelled correctly.
Make sure your address includes a city and state.
Try entering a zip code."

I've tried this every which way from Sunday in both maps.google.com and Google Earth and both refuse the coordinates as invalid.

Can you either post a direct URL on google maps or check for a typo?

URL is simple - just go there, copy the address, and paste it into your reply.

thankx

- litz
 
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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:25 am

I can see the 707, but not the 737.

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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:37 am

I think I found the 737, looks like a little silvery dot.

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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Mon Aug 22, 2005 12:15 pm

The cairo plane was easy but it's "doesn't understand the co-ordinets" for the amazon.
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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:47 pm

Quoting BrunoSBGR (Thread starter):
The remains of RG 737-200 that crashed back in 1989 in the Amazon forest

What airline is this?  Confused
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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:04 am

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 11):
What airline is this?

RG = Varig Brazilian Airlines

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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:32 am

Guys (and girls),

For the 737 coordinates, type this:

-10.716578,-57.277664

It should work now!!

You can't have a decent zoom of the area using maps.google.com, but maybe with Google Earth you can see it closer.

Just as a note, these coordinates are very much like the coordinates revealed by the Brazilian Air Force when they located the crash site, back in 1989.

The flight went down because it went out of fuel, consequence of a mistake from the pilot inserting 270º on the navigation system instead of 027º, the original (and correct) heading for the destination. It was a dark night, and the visibility didn't help the crew to realise they were on a wrong course.

For more on this accident, take a look here:

http://www.airdisaster.com/cgi-bin/v...ate=09031989®=PP-VMK&airline=Varig

Happy landings,

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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:56 am

ok know I see it.....pretty cool  cool 
 
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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:16 am

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 11):
What airline is this?

If you mouse over the RG there is a pop up that gives you the airline name, this works with most airline and airport codes.
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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:22 am

Quoting Andz (Reply 15):
If you mouse over the RG there is a pop up that gives you the airline name, this works with most airline and airport codes.

Oh ......COOL!!!!!..Thanx Andz....that will come in handy.
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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:38 am

You guys have the Pro-version? Because all I see of the 737 is a big blur.

Maybe you've seen it, but there is what seems to be a JJ Airbus taking-off from CGH (from the east, in flight) just after the avenue off the airport.

Also, B737 (GOL?) on approach ( about 5 km west) to BSB, rwy 11. It's on top of a house w/ a swimming pool, not that easy to find.

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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:31 am

PPVRA,

if you take a look at Paris-CDG you can see what appears to be a RG MD-11 rolling out of runway 8R (I guess).

It's really cool to search for aircraft around airports all over the world, you can find really interesting stuff!

Happy searching Wink

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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:44 am

And you can also date the age of the pictures, for example CGN does have Terminal 2, but the Train Station is not finished yet, so the picture is more than one year old... Cool anyway...


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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:59 am

If you look on runway 22L in Chicago, you can see what looks like a Dash8 taking off and then taking off again a little bit further down the runway, because the satellite took a couple seconds to take the two seperate pictures! I thought at first maybe there was a violation or go around going on, but then I thought that it must be because of the time it took to take both pictures.
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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:48 am

Hey Guys,

Heres the photos for those who can't find it. Hope this helps!

http://www.eddieho.com/707.jpg

The 707 accident seems pretty obvious with the skid and a few deployed slides.

http://www.eddieho.com/737.jpg

Unfortunately it doesnt seem the 737 is available in high rez, but you can make a couple of things out.

I used google earth, which is GREAT. You can download it at http://earth.google.com
 
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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Tue Aug 23, 2005 7:10 am

Quoting BrunoSBGR (Reply 18):

Wow, it has to be an RG MD-11! Blue tail, white fuselage, very swept back wings!

Also, there is an MD-11 taxiing next to rwy 03 at LIS. Can't make out it's RG for sure, but it probably is.

Quoting Eddieho (Reply 21):

Unfortunately it doesnt seem the 737 is available in high rez, but you can make a couple of things out.

Ya, I get the same...

Cheers,
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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:35 pm

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 22):
Also, there is an MD-11 taxiing next to rwy 03 at LIS. Can't make out it's RG for sure, but it probably is.

PPVRA,

I'm pretty sure that's not a MD-11, but a L-1011. Take a look at the engine placement under de wings. Also, the MD-11 is a bit longer than that!

Judging by the paint scheme, I would say that ten-eleven belongs to Luzair. You can say the colors are similar to Varig's, and that one is a quite regular visitor do LIS.


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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:15 pm

Hi,

The plane on the taxiway at LIS is definately one of Luzair L1011. That taxiway is used for engine testing and if you take a closer look you can make out a two truck... something like this arrangement:


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Further south you have a A310 from TAP and anothe L1011 from EuroAtlantic, and a TP A340, 2 A310s from SATA (S4), a couple A320s from LK and one E145 from PGA.

Near the terminal you have A320, one MD82 from Alitalia (id by the reg on the wing) and some more planes.

North of that, you can see another A340 from TP, one ATR (should be from Air Contrators and the B727 from Triax near the Hangar - This one was scrapped just last week.). then there's 9T-MSS, B707 from Zaire, and a JAL B747-400, which is on the military apron (we had three visits last year from JAL, one with the Japanese Prince, and two with reporters for the Euro 2004 soccer championship). Judging from this, I can date this picture from May (visit of the Japanese Prince) or June (Japanese Reporters for Euro2004) of 2004.

Pretty cool, Google Earth!!

[Edited 2005-08-25 16:21:21]
 
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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:46 pm

Anybody seen this 747 on its way to LHR?

I don't think you can tell the carrier...

51 d 16' 38.79" N, 0 d 48' 26.85" W
 
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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:52 am

Quoting ARGinLON (Reply 25):
Anybody seen this 747 on its way to LHR?

51 d 16' 38.79" N, 0 d 48' 26.85" W

Are you sure about these coordinates?

'Cause I can't see any airplanes anywhere near that location... confused 

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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:20 am

Quoting BrunoSBGR (Reply 26):
Are you sure about these coordinates?

Sorry about that. See below for correct coordinates

51 d 26' 48.62" N, 0 d 48' 08.94" W

You can clearly see the 744. But...which carrier is that?
 
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RE: Off-runway 707 And Crashed 737 On Google Maps!

Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:16 am

Quoting ARGinLON (Reply 27):
Sorry about that. See below for correct coordinates

51 d 26' 48.62" N, 0 d 48' 08.94" W

You can clearly see the 744. But...which carrier is that?

Now I see it! Big grin

Well, I agree with you that it is a 747-400 (the wingtips would look different from this angle if it was a -100/-200/-300), but you definately can't see which carrier it belongs to.

What I can say is that it's not a British Airways plane, since it is cruising over England (look at contrails) and London is definately not the destination. Also, the tail appears to be white (or light colors), which also eliminates de possiblity of being a Lufthansa or an Air France 747.

I can't really say which airline it belongs to, but it seems to me that it is a 747-400 coming from North America and flying over London, continuing on to some point in Europe. That would be my guess!  box 

Happy landings,

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