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Air Algerie B737-600 Gear Collapses At Seville.

Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:31 pm

An Air Algerie Boeing 737-600 carrying more than 100 pax has gone off rwy this morning at Seville after it's landing gear collapsed during landing.

The right wing is broken (as said by news reports on TV...but it has not been confirmed) and 45 passengers are slightly injured.

Click here for more information. (in Spanish)

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RE: Air Algerie B737-600 Crash-lands At Seville.

Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:33 pm

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RE: Air Algerie B737-600 Crash-lands At Seville.

Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:35 pm

aiai, that sounds like the first 737NG write off (the Southwest Midway overrun aircraft is being repaired). Most important of course is, this time noone got killed. Please keep us updated, can someone translate the article? Hmm saw the link in the first reply in the meantime, the frame condition doesn't look THAT bad, I think they might repair that one as well.

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RE: Air Algerie B737-600 Crash-lands At Seville.

Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:39 pm

Yup...even though preliminary reports say that the landing was VERY hard it does not look that bad after seeing some images on TV. Nobody was killed and I hope the aircraft can be repaired.
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RE: Air Algerie B737-600 Gear Collapses At Seville.

Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:20 am

Is the airport now re-opened? Flights have been diverted to XRY.
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RE: Air Algerie B737-600 Gear Collapses At Seville.

Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:55 am

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L18144893.htm





It looks like the right gear collapsed.

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RE: Air Algerie B737-600 Gear Collapses At Seville.

Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:59 am

 Sad a 736 as well  Sad

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RE: Air Algerie B737-600 Gear Collapses At Seville.

Sun Mar 19, 2006 9:12 am

A 737-600? I didn´t know they had one. How sad to see this beatiful bird lying in the runway.
Are they going to repair this bird?
 
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RE: Air Algerie B737-600 Gear Collapses At Seville.

Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:49 pm

Wow. Looks like they ended up fairly near that hangar....although it is hard to tell with a telephoto photo.
 
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RE: Air Algerie B737-600 Gear Collapses At Seville.

Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:42 pm

Quoting Skyone (Reply 7):
Are they going to repair this bird?

Yes, probably since it's fairly new and it looks repairable.
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RE: Air Algerie B737-600 Gear Collapses At Seville.

Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:03 am

Judging from what we can see in the pictures, damage doesn't seem to be extensive. They should be able to repair this one. But of course, I'm no engineer!

Isn't it weird how the aircraft ended "nose up"? I'd never seen a 737 with a gear collapse end that way...
 
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RE: Air Algerie B737-600 Gear Collapses At Seville.

Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:53 am

Flights have been diverted to XRY ? Ooh...it's not the next door you know !!!

I think that AH will repair this B736.
 
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RE: Air Algerie B737-600 Gear Collapses At Seville.

Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:07 am

Quoting TS-IOR (Reply 11):
Flights have been diverted to XRY ? Ooh...it's not the next door you know !!!

It is indeed the next door. Cities are 90 km apart. Iberia have ferried some planes this morning from XRY to SVQ. Flying time: 10 minutes.
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RE: Air Algerie B737-600 Gear Collapses At Seville.

Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:42 am

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RE: Air Algerie B737-600 Gear Collapses At Seville.

Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:01 am

Quoting Jj (Reply 10):
Isn't it weird how the aircraft ended "nose up"? I'd never seen a 737 with a gear collapse end that way...

Interesting question. I'd say that the most likely explanation is that it's sitting on the right engine pod and left main gear, and that the rear of the right engine pod is significantly further forward than the right main gear. Here's a pic that illustrates the difference:


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so my conjecture is that it's doing the "taildragger" thing: the center of gravity is aft of the engine pod, causing the tail to go down and the nose to rise. That, combined with the possible offloading of pax and baggage, may have contributed to that situation. I'm not sure, though. It almost doesn't seem as though the pod is that much further forward, at least not enough to cause the tip backwards.
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RE: Air Algerie B737-600 Gear Collapses At Seville.

Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:01 am

My thoughts goes to the crew and passengers. Lets hope she will be airborne soon.


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RE: Air Algerie B737-600 Gear Collapses At Seville.

Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:51 pm

45 injured passengers thats almost half the passengers
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RE: Air Algerie B737-600 Gear Collapses At Seville.

Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:25 pm

According to the airline it self, the airplane overrun was due to bad weather. The same airline claims that no one was injured. Even though there was reported that 45 was injured.

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