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Is The Wingtip Touching The Ground?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:27 pm

Click on the following link, go to page # 5 and scroll down to the third row. Look at image # 55912140, 55912135 and 55912112.

http://editorial.gettyimages.com/sou...0%7c%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0%7c0&p=1&tag=1
 
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RE: Is The Wingtip Touching The Ground?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:34 pm

From looking at the picture it appears as if the mountain in the background throws the picture off making it look like the wingtip is touching the ground...but then again, what do I know?  Smile

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rdwootty
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RE: Is The Wingtip Touching The Ground?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:37 pm

No I suspect that the plane is coming up from a valley and will drop parcels as near to the refugees as possible. The runway will end at the level ground and the ground below drops away. I have not heard of any aircraft losses. It is a tragic situation there. Sad
 
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RE: Is The Wingtip Touching The Ground?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:59 pm

The runway slopes down at the end their, so they are no where near the RWY. That C-130 is going to drop packages on the RWY so the people at the side can collect them.

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RE: Is The Wingtip Touching The Ground?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:12 pm

Page 6, Row 5 for me.
Try this link:

Photos of C130 in Pakistan Earthquake Zone

AFP watermark prevents getting a good look, but from what I can tell, it's not touching.
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RE: Is The Wingtip Touching The Ground?

Fri Oct 14, 2005 4:47 pm

The ground curves away so it's probably not too close to the ground at all (well by military standards anyway  Wink ) and also you've got the heat shimmer that makes it look closer.

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