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DHL 727 Go Around At AKL

Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:50 am

Tuesday January 10th a DHL 727 freighter was about to land on top of an SQ 744 on his take off roll. At least it looked like that from where I was. At least they where very close. At the moment the 744 was rotating the 727 made a sharp left turn and a steep climb with an incredible noise while it left a trail of smoke. Quite impressive but also a bit scary to see that.
Now this freighter had 9 horses on board! Imagine the situation on board and while offloading them!

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ZKSUJ
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RE: DHL 727 Go Around At AKL

Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:30 pm

I'd hate to be the guy off loading the horses.

Those 727s are blinking noisy buggers. They fly over my house in AKL and ther really pack a punch
 
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RE: DHL 727 Go Around At AKL

Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:33 pm

noisy on the outside, quiet on the inside, i remember travelling on the rnzaf 727 and it was one of the most quietest/smoothest flights i have ever been on
 
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RE: DHL 727 Go Around At AKL

Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:14 am

What was the reason.The Departing Aircraft delayed T/O roll.
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RE: DHL 727 Go Around At AKL

Sat Jan 14, 2006 7:39 am

I also saw it from the NZ Maintenance carpark, it was tight, but the go around was not needed really - The pilot actually really looked like he was having some fun, his manoevres were exaggerated, but it made for some good photos.
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RE: DHL 727 Go Around At AKL

Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:51 pm

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 1):
I'd hate to be the guy off loading the horses.

Actually my colleagues had to do that. Hence we had a bit of a laugh when we saw that go around knowing there where horses on board. Big grin

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