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Kansai Is Sinking

Tue Nov 14, 2000 4:33 am

See:

http://www.aviationnow.com/TwoShare/getPage?sid=-237584175635320116

Sorta gives a new meaning to the term "sink rate"
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RE: Kansai Is Sinking

Tue Nov 14, 2000 4:48 am


  It's all been calculated, I think.

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RE: Kansai Is Sinking

Tue Nov 14, 2000 5:03 am



B737-700 wrote:
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It's all been calculated, I think.


After reading the article, maybe mis-calculated is a more accurate term..

Corrected link..

http://www.aviationnow.com/TwoShare/getPage?sid=-237584175635320116
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RE: Kansai Is Sinking

Tue Nov 14, 2000 10:38 am

I remember seeing a program on the cunstruction of the airport and even in the initial stages of construction the engineers made a decision to take the soil stablization only to a certain depth under the sea floor. If they had gone deeper, in search of bedrock, the project would have been astronomically expensive (rather than just extremely expensive). Maybe someone did the math wrong, but more likely someone made assumptions that have turned out to be wishful.

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RE: Kansai Is Sinking

Tue Nov 14, 2000 11:09 am

There was an hour-long programme about 6-8 weeks ago on The Learning Channel that went in-depth on the contruction, operation, and functionality of Kansai (KIX). The planners did plan on the airport to sink somewhat, but they blundered on the calculations, and the airport is sinking much faster than was originally planned. The airport is sinking around its centre, which makes the runway sink in a broad "U". Most runway's have a slight "U" to it, but Kansai's centre has sunk more, so it makes landings harder, as it sends some planes in for a longer-than-planned landing. This is word from an Austrian Airlines pilot.

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RE: Kansai Is Sinking

Tue Nov 14, 2000 4:06 pm

how about Hong Kong's CLK??? are they sinking as well??? if yes, is it serious???

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