kaitak
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AF 340 Off Runway At Shanghai

Thu Sep 14, 2000 8:33 pm

The BBC is apparently reporting (I saw it on PPRuNET) that an AF A340 has run off the runway on landing at the new Pudong Airport, Shanghai.

No further info. Anyone hear anything else?
 
WorldTraveller
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RE: AF 340 Off Runway At Shanghai

Thu Sep 14, 2000 9:31 pm

Here is the story from Reuters:

SHANGHAI, Sept 14 (Reuters) - An Air France Airbus A340 with 191 passengers and 13 crew on board slid off the runway while taking off from Shanghai's Hongqiao International airport on Thursday, but there were no injuries, state media said.

The plane failed to turn sharply enough while taxiing onto the main runway and slid into mud at Hongqiao, one of Shanghai's two international airports, Shanghai Television said.

The incident occurred at 12.39 a.m. (0439 GMT) as Air France flight AF111 was taking off for Paris, Shanghai Television said. The airport remained closed due to the mishap on Thursday evening.

Oriental Television showed the Airbus with its front wheels stuck deep in mud and the nose of the plane hanging more than 10 metres over the grass at the edge of the runway.

The reports said the cause of the accident was still under investigation.

One aviation industry source told Reuters the incident may have been linked to a typhoon off China's eastern coast, which has caused strong winds and heavy rain in the city since Wednesday night.

``Runways are very slippery because of heavy rains due to the Typhoon Saomai,'' he said. ``That was possibly what caused the
airplane to slip off of the runway.''

State media said the storm had complicated the efforts to unstick the airplane. ``Saomai has caused biting winds and rains at the
airport, making it very difficult to pull the plane out of the mud,'' one report said.

An official at Air France's Shanghai office declined to comment.

About 40 domestic and international flights had been delayed since the airport closed shortly after the incident.

Typhoon Saomai, which killed seven people in Japan, had buffetted China's eastern coast with rains and winds for two days.
The storm was some 300 km (185 miles) out at sea and moving northwest at a slow 11 kph (7 mph).

Rains were expected to continue along the coast until Friday.

It was the third incident in as many months at Shanghai airports. In July, an Air China Boeing 737 taxiing for takeoff at Pudong
International Airport took a wide turn and slid off the tarmac, getting stuck in a grassy area.

In August, a Japan Airlines Boeing 747 struck a lamp post while taxiing shortly after landing at Pudong, damaging a wing.

No one was injured in either incident.

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Regards
the WorldTraveller
 
N754PR
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RE: AF 340 Off Runway At Shanghai

Thu Sep 14, 2000 9:37 pm

They have'nt burnt anything for a while !!!.

N754PR
Bush, your a sad, sad man.
 
notdownnlocked
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RE: N754PR

Thu Sep 14, 2000 9:46 pm

WOW!!! GREAT POST!!! UR AWESOME!!!
 
Udo
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RE: N754PR

Thu Sep 14, 2000 9:49 pm

What's so great about it?
I cannot share your enthusiasm...


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Udo
Me & You & a Plane Named Blue...
 
notdownnlocked
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RE: AF 340 Off Runway At Shanghai

Thu Sep 14, 2000 9:59 pm

Why don't you just continue building your model planes and leave your sad comments to yourself. I'm sure the persons handling this incident will come to call upon you at any moment!!! (NOT) I sincerely hope that your sign, N754PR doesn't represent a great plane (744) and a great airline (PR) along with N(US). Now just go back into your room and cheer for yourself little boy and may you hope for the worst to those PAX on that flight!!! Go Ahead Now my little uninformed one!!!
 
Udo
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RE: AF 340 Off Runway At Shanghai

Thu Sep 14, 2000 10:03 pm

Ok, Notdownnlocked, I now see your post was aimed at N754pr...
Me & You & a Plane Named Blue...
 
notdownnlocked
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RE: UDO

Thu Sep 14, 2000 10:07 pm

That's ok. I think we were posting at the same time except you should tell the little boy to go back into his bedroom and hope the same will not happen to himself or his family or friends.
 
Udo
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RE: UDO

Thu Sep 14, 2000 10:11 pm

Yeah, I agree!
Me & You & a Plane Named Blue...
 
Adam84
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RE: AF 340 Off Runway At Shanghai

Thu Sep 14, 2000 10:43 pm

What did he mean when he said that thing about not being burnt?
 
jaysit
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RE: AF 340 Off Runway At Shanghai

Thu Sep 14, 2000 10:49 pm

Makes you wonder what the average age (or maturity levels) are of some of the people who post on here.
Atheism is Myth Understood.
 
Guest

RE: AF 340 Off Runway At Shanghai

Fri Sep 15, 2000 2:27 am

There are two inaccuracies in that Reuters report; firstly, the plane wasn't yet taking-off as far as I could gather; the incident happened when it was still in the process of lining up!

Secondly, I do not know the time difference between GMT and Shanghai (but it will +something); if the incident occured at 04:39GMT, how could it have been
12:39AM at Shanghai??! They probably mean PM.

Let's have accurate reporting!

PS when are AF going to move into Pudong?
 
Guest

RE: Adam84

Fri Sep 15, 2000 2:42 am

I think he was referring to the AF 340 that burned to ground during maintenance. The only A340 hull loss so far.

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