|Quoting BAKJet (Reply 5):|
Good that nobody got hurt. This would be considered a accident/incindent not a crash, right.
to me this is more than a incident other than no one was hurt, this is terrible, I still can tbelieve Ive seen an aircraft like this! Just centimieters before being into houses and cars!
|Quoting Breiz (Reply 7):|
And Iberia's A340-600 EC-JFX made a hard landing at Quito on Aug 31, 2007, exploding some tires.
This is not the same airplane. This is EC
-JOH, but still, Iberias second incident in less than 2 months! Amazing!!
|Quoting 797 (Reply 9):|
According to this thread from A.netter Airportmanager, the aircraft is severely damaged.
Thank God no one was hurt, but seems like the jet was hit badly and it will take several hours until its completely removed and the airport.
I second my last post which was errased. The plane is useless, I mean, I have never seen a plane with such damage!!! The wings and engines are broken off, after some pictures taken from someone from the inside (Which ill try to post later) the inner part of the fuse whioch grabs the wings are cracked up till the wing which means a total tosrsion of the fudesalgge!!!
|Quoting Tomascubero (Reply 14):|
Yes, you are right, the first information indicated that it was an aborted takeoff
LANDING, not a takeoff.
|Quoting AR385 (Reply 16):|
"Major damage" to the airframe, according to Quito's airport director.
YEP! That is true, the airframe is bent! You could see it at plain sight from the streeets, the plane is bent and the engiens are ripped off. This is a terrible sight. Ill try to take day pic tomorrow at plain sun light.
|Quoting PyroGX41487 (Reply 18):|
Ouch. From those pictures, it looks like there may be some damage to the wing, from pylons being ripped off and that those engines will definitely need to be replaced. I'd expect damage to the left main gear as well. As long as there isn't any major hull/wing damage, it looks fixable from where I'm sitting.
Hasn't the IB A346s had a lot of issues with their brakes in the last three some-odd years?
I have pics showing rupture of the pylons and the wings hook up with the engines!! Ive uploaded a few pics, but hopefully will be accepted tomorrow, or so. TERRIBLE stress on the wing and the fuse! Engines are broken off. I believe this is a total loss of the a/c.
|Quoting LTU932 (Reply 21):|
The aircraft is still relatively new, so it's not necessarily a write-off. Judging from the pictures, maybe a new landing gear, new engine(s) and a new number 2 engine pylon (maybe also a new engine pylon for the number 1), unless something pierced through the fuselage. That's just my casual observation.
As i said before there are pics from a friend of mine from the guy who was right near the plane. Closeups of the plane near the wing with broken parts. Ill ask for his pics tomorrow. Fusse has cracks and all near the wing attatch area. Its horrible. Also broken off landing gears and the fuse crashed against some ILS equiptment menaning it has sever damage.
|Quoting Etops1 (Reply 25):|
this could have turned out to be very ugly . those people were very lucky . good thing there was no embankment or ditch at the end of that runway.
Well, your very right. This is very lucky. Just meters off the citch near the RRWY meaning this oculd of ended in a tragedy!!! I mean, if there wouldnt of been the tunnel area built after Cubana accident, this would of been a tragedy with lots of deaths!!! Thank god that no one was hurt!
|Quoting Tomascubero (Reply 29):|
Quito is closed until further notice till Monday and will probably extend some more time due to the size and location of this massive plane.
|Quoting Airplane (Reply 35):|
TV shows one of the main gears collapsed when if skid off the runway. Especulations are that the airport may be closed for several days.
True. Thay say airport will be clsoed for more than 24 hours and lots of work. There is no way a truck can pull out this airplane out of this ditch. I tried to manage a helicopter ride to getrt an aerial shot but the denied the possibility because airport security is stopping the helicopters from overflying. Never the less, this airplane is stranded in this position, and the plane in my opinion, wont be moved until its broken up!!! Certainly amazing!
ill keep you posted according to what I see