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US Tanker Gets Hit By TU-154

Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:50 am

http://gazeta.ru/2006/09/26/last217645.shtml

found this in russian. here is rough translation:


At the international airport of capital of Kirgiziya (Bishkek) the passenger liner has collided with the American military tanker during takeoff.

As informed by RIA "Novosti" a source at the airport, the plane TU-154 of the Kyrgyz airlines at takeoff has "touched" the tanker of the American military air base, located on territory of the airport.


After collision the plane has made emergency landing. No victims were reported.

The American plane was on the wrong runway. Tanker caught fire, however fire has been quickly extinguished.


[Edited 2006-09-26 21:01:47]
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RE: US Tanker Gets Hit Bu TU-154

Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:52 am

Thankfully no victims !
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RE: US Tanker Gets Hit By TU-154

Wed Sep 27, 2006 4:35 am

Does any one or any news sources have pics?
 
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RE: US Tanker Gets Hit By TU-154

Wed Sep 27, 2006 8:51 am

Quoting 777ER (Reply 2):
Does any one or any news sources have pics?

doubtful: considering this is a US mil base in a foreign country. (especially like Kyrgyzstan)

[Edited 2006-09-27 01:52:01]
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RE: US Tanker Gets Hit By TU-154

Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:14 am

Tu154 (EX-85718) lost in this incident 2.3 metres of the wing and made successful emergency landing!
 
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RE: US Tanker Gets Hit By TU-154

Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:25 am

Do you think that the KC-135 will be a write off?
 
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RE: US Tanker Gets Hit By TU-154

Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:30 am

Quoting Warreng24 (Reply 6):

Sure sounds like it. I think one of the articles said it burned down. I am assuming that means there is nothing/not much left?

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RE: US Tanker Gets Hit By TU-154

Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:36 am

Quoting LH648 (Reply 5):
Tu154 (EX-85718) lost in this incident 2.3 metres of the wing and made successful emergency landing!

Yes, what the Tu-154 can survive is simply amazing !

A quote from the Wikipedia article about the Tu-154:

Quote:
In July 4, 2000, HA-LCR, a chartered MALÉV hungarian airlines Tu-154 jetliner landed on its belly in Thessaloniki, Greece. The crew simply forgot to extend the landing gear and the plane skidded 400 meters (440 yards) on the runway. The plane became airborne as the pilots applied throttle, flew around and landed on wheels.[2] There were no injuries, but it was deemed uneconomical to repair the aircraft for circa 2 million USD.
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RE: US Tanker Gets Hit By TU-154

Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:45 am

Looks like KC135's pilot reported that he had cleared the runway, but tail of the tanker was still on the runway and Tupolev smashed it with the wing during the take off...

Pilots made a 180 degrees turn and successfully landed.

It was the last flying Tu154 in Kyrgyzstan and time to time she was used by president.

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