aviationwiz
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DHL Runway Overrun - LOS - 09/07/06

Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:40 am

Does anyone have any information about the story surrounding this photo:


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Bobster2
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RE: DHL Runway Overrun - LOS - 09/07/06

Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:23 pm

Go to news.google.com and type 'dhl' in the search box.

Like the photo caption says, landed in heavy rain, ran off the end.
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bkkair
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RE: DHL Runway Overrun - LOS - 09/07/06

Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:48 pm

Crew Escapes Death

A three-man crew of a cargo aircraft belonging to a courier company, DHL yesterday escaped death when the plane crashed into a localizer (a landing instrument) at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja.

The identity of the crew members were not disclosed by airport officials, but it was learnt that they flew into Lagos from Accra, Ghana. The accident which disrupted flight operations at the premier airport occurred about 1 p.m. amid heavy downpour in Lagos.

The aircraft, a Boeing 727 over-ran the airport's 18L runway and damaged its nose. The cost of damage to the plane was put at $50,000 by the managing director of Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Mr. Rowland Iyayi.
 
OH-LGA
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RE: DHL Runway Overrun - LOS - 09/07/06

Sat Sep 09, 2006 5:53 pm

First the PHC airport closure until December, and now this?

Not a good time for flying into Nigeria, I suppose...
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widebody
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RE: DHL Runway Overrun - LOS - 09/07/06

Sat Sep 09, 2006 6:11 pm

$50,000 to repair?! Is he mad? Add a few zeros!
 
soups
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RE: DHL Runway Overrun - LOS - 09/07/06

Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:14 pm

this DHL is in/out of Accra on a daily basis.

[Edited 2006-09-09 13:15:24]
Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
 
jran225
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RE: DHL Runway Overrun - LOS - 09/07/06

Sat Sep 09, 2006 8:42 pm

Quoting Widebody (Reply 4):
$50,000 to repair?! Is he mad? Add a few zeros!

No, this is Africa man.  Wink

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