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Is This Safe?Is This Real?

Fri Jan 26, 2001 8:07 am

I followed the link on airliners.net home for "pics from one of the best airports for taking pictures" and these a lot of pics like these came up. Is this real? and if it is,it can't be safe !



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RE: Is This Safe?Is This Real?

Fri Jan 26, 2001 8:23 am

yes it is. there are a hell of alot more of those pictures in here just look in the best shots of all time. there are alot of them there.

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gearup
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RE: Is This Safe?Is This Real?

Fri Jan 26, 2001 8:42 am

Yes it is real, however is it safe? I do not think so, the beach should be closed while aircraft are landing. That being said, a sunbathing spot right on the extended runway centerline where my feet could reach the water is where I would like to be!!!!! Big grin
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Dazed767
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RE: Is This Safe?Is This Real?

Fri Jan 26, 2001 8:43 am

Where have you been haha? The fence was taken out by a 747 once too.
 
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RE: Is This Safe?Is This Real?

Fri Jan 26, 2001 8:45 am

I heard a report not too long ago that the beech has been closed since some of those photos have been taken, though that was an admittedly lower than usual landing
 
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RE: Is This Safe?Is This Real?

Fri Jan 26, 2001 8:47 am

I am quite sure I have seen a photo of an aircraft even lower than that AF747.
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RE: Is This Safe?Is This Real?

Fri Jan 26, 2001 11:00 am

I think a certain section of it should be closed due to low aircraft, although if it weren't safe, they wouldn't have opened the beach or the airport(which ever was there second).
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Mason
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RE: Is This Safe?Is This Real?

Fri Jan 26, 2001 11:06 am

Look at this! The same airport, but this time, the aircraft is MUCH lower on the approach!

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RE: Is This Safe?Is This Real?

Fri Jan 26, 2001 11:11 am

Well i doubt if its safe for my HEARING if i was on the bottom of this plane AF747-100/200 on the first picture on the following website.....

http://www.aviationpics.de/app/app.htm


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Monte
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RE: Is This Safe?Is This Real?

Fri Jan 26, 2001 11:27 am

I wonder why it would not be safe? I guess approaches over most densely populated areas are much more dangerous... If a 747 touched down BEFORE the runway anywhere, the damage would have been more serious then injuring several people on the beach.

Anyway, the people who go to this particular beach certainly choose to do so for the airplanes...
 
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Hey Dazed...

Fri Jan 26, 2001 5:01 pm

I think it was an Air France 747 that hit the fence and the pilot was suspended. One of his first flights after the suspension was another charter to SXM and killed the fence once again and was fired.