Topic Author
Posts: 560
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:37 pm

Shaky Bumpy Kolkata, India Runway

Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:14 pm


Last month I flew into Kolkata, India (CCU). On the way back, I was seated in the first row 1A of QR 295. The flight load was decent, but the business class had only one pax - me. The quipment was A320. During the takeoff roll, into about 25 sec, I felt what it appeared to be a good bump. Everything rattled and shook significantly. I was actually a bit shaken. Then, in another 5 sec, there was another bump not quite as strong as the first one. Then, we became airborne. This is the first time I felt these bumps in CCU. I did not feel anything when we landed.

Also, in Dec 2012, I flew in and out of CCU in an A332 operated by EK and was seated towards the rear of the plane. I didn't feel anything then.

Were the bumps stronger because of a smaller aircraft and low J class load, and I was seated almost directly over the front wheels? I recorded both the landing and take off. However, I cannot post that here. It is evident in the takeoff.

I also came across this article which discusses CCU's bumpy runway:


My question is that does this not pose a danger to the planes? As per the article, nothing seems to be happening despite pilots' bringing attention to this issue.



PS: just posted a trip report on this trip.  

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: B747forever, speedbird52 and 26 guests

Popular Searches On

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos