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LZ-LDC (cn 49217/1268) Not something you see everyday, a MD-82 doing a tail stand after the weather has drifted a lot of snow ontp the tail section. Note the towing-line and how all the men are pulling the nose back down using their hands only. The attempt was successful and the nosegear was carefully returned to the ground.
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A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun February 9, 2014:
Looooool , this is really funny. Looks like people trying to hold a wild horse :D

Thanks for the pix.

A visitor from - posted Tue August 28, 2012:
Interesting, a plane with a VR of 0 knots :)

How did they manage to ease the nosewheel down and not slam it onto the tarmac?

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sat July 23, 2011:
That's cool!

A visitor from Poland posted Fri August 13, 2010:
Easy with the clutch... easy...EASY I SAID! :)

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun June 6, 2010:
Im horrified, I went skiing January 2010 and no snow to ski on but just a month later......booking for feb next year!

A visitor from Bulgaria posted Mon February 15, 2010:
When lightly loaded or not loaded at all, the MD-80 becomes tail-heavy. Thus it needs just some snow to sit on its tail.

A visitor from Australia posted Sun February 14, 2010:
Go Mad Dog Go!

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Sun February 14, 2010:
V1 ..... Rotate ! ...... Thank you for the interesting shot. Not seen everyday !

A visitor from Mauritius posted Sun February 14, 2010:
Woooow nice shot

A visitor from - posted Sun February 14, 2010:
Whoops... Interesting shot, unusual!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat February 13, 2010:
Not sure I would want to travel anywhere on that plane!

A visitor from United States posted Sat February 13, 2010:
No way snow could have produced enough weight to put this bird on it's tail. Definitely something else at work here. Not snow on the tail.

A visitor from Denmark posted Sat February 13, 2010:
Not a every day shot...

A visitor from Italy posted Sat February 13, 2010:
Beautiful days in Alitalia, at Rome Fiumicino, as I-DAVC are gone... Look at you now... :-(
Nice shot, however.

A visitor from - posted Sat February 13, 2010:
Goes to show just how finely balanced that plane is. a little snow is all it takes to tip it over apparently

A visitor from Denmark posted Sat February 13, 2010:
Wow! Do a plane really lift because of some snow on the tail? I didn't know that! 5 stars!

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