kaitak
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Ethiopian 757F Badly Damaged At CAI

Sat Dec 09, 2000 9:38 am

CNN reports as follows:-

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 757 cargo plane suffered heavy damage on landing at Cairo airport in disputed circumstances, airport officials said on Friday.

They said the one of the plane's engines was destroyed and one was damaged in Thursday's accident. The plane's tyres exploded and its undercarriage and fuselage were also damaged.

No one was injured in the accident.

Ethiopian Airlines officials blamed the mishap on an unidentified object on the runway.

Cairo airport officials denied this, saying the runway, 05R, had been swept two hours before the plane landed. They said the explosion of the tyres had caused the damage.

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This is the airline's sole freighter 757, although it oprates 5 or 6 pax versions.

I wouldn't think this crew would be in too much of a hurry to return to Addis Ababa.
 
khi747
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RE: Ethiopian 757F Badly Damaged At CAI

Sat Dec 09, 2000 6:48 pm

Really .. !! when did this happen ??
 
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RE: Ethiopian 757F Badly Damaged At CAI

Sat Dec 09, 2000 6:56 pm

I heard its No 2 engine had major damage and the No minor damage due to a tyre burst.
 
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RE: Ethiopian 757F Badly Damaged At CAI

Sat Dec 09, 2000 8:06 pm

Any chance they had Firestone/Bridgestone tires fitted to their 757 (Sport) Utility Vehicles? 

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kaitak
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RE: Ethiopian 757F Badly Damaged At CAI

Sat Dec 09, 2000 9:15 pm

Photos of this aircraft are available on Airliners.net.

Here's one . . .


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