Aviation Photo #0994355 Boeing 747-4R7F/SCD - Cargolux

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Since the undercarriage was lifted up, the engine almost touched the ground and the fuel also overflowed.(Canon G6)
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    Elizabeth
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    Boeing 747-4R7F/SCD
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    30401
    1311
    LX-TCV
    Shanghai - Pudong International
    China
    January 25, 2006
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Comments (37)

Anonymous
10 years ago
That's awful to see TCV lying on the ground.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Yeah that´s true, really awfull to see our home-compagnie plane like this. BTW, nice picture :)

Manu from Luxembourg
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks painful. Glad no one was underneath it!
A great shot of what a huge bird the 744 is. Looks really pretty from this angle too, but would likely look much better if she wasn't laying on the ground ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
That must have been quite a bang. BTW, it`s not fuel on the ground, that is hydraulic fluid. You`ll not find fuel in the NLG area!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Poor LX-TCV, bad to see him like this.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Damn!!! Did the pilots forget they were on the ground and tried to retract the gear?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Oops. Interesting photo though, surprised there's not more damage to the a/c
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot! I guess somebody forgot to lock the gear pins...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Is this plane really this big?? i have never seen it in real life!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice photo good job
Anonymous
10 years ago
The engine did touch the ground. Just a little bit but it toucherd it. I hate to see 747s like this. T.B.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Right place at the right time.
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a pitty to see her lying. She looks kind of sad. I love the 747!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Not the way I like to see my 47's!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The main landing gear is visible in the right side of the photograph. My quess is that the NLG had a hydraulic failure causing the nose to come to rest on the ground in a puddle of hydraulic fluid.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great picture... But...WHY?!?!?!?!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thats what happens when you attempt a gear swing without the jacks. DOH!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Oh My gosh.... thats a few thousand dollars
Anonymous
10 years ago
I just can't imagine when the moment it fell down. Luckily it's a carge flight. But if it's full of passengers waiting for getting off, that must be some injuries.
Anonymous
10 years ago
While you guys load me up, please allow me to sit down & take a breather!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It didn't have to be a big bang - normally a nose landing gear carries about 10% of total weight, and it also depends on how the cargo was distributed inside the fuselage at the time of the bang.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Its looks awsome- as if the 747 is squatting down!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Sad picture. Weight on Wheel sensor should prevent a gear up on the ground. I'd love to know the reason
Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW!

That.....HURTS!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Plain and simple,its great!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Woa! that hurts!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Reminds me on the story of the young pilot who bet "it's impossible to retract the gear when aircraft is on ground" - and so he pulled the gear lever...
Anonymous
10 years ago
A Chinese mechanic apparently confused the gear door lever, which is located in the gear bay, with the gear lever in the cockpit...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really sad to see my favourite Airline lying on the ground because someone forgot to pull on the gearpinns. That will cost a lot of money
Anonymous
10 years ago
Showing the actual fuel coming out the plane. Very odd to see that and scary
Anonymous
10 years ago
I remember seeing this in an episode of Simpsons :-)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Brand new 747 version. It's produced to be comparable with AN124 with nose-down loading ability. Good shot
Anonymous
8 years ago
Nose down loading? Look again, I'ld say. Good picture though. Indeed a sorry loss of money, but I guess in L'burg they don't realy mins ;-)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice shot, B747 has officially surrendered to the A380! :)
Anonymous
4 years ago
This happened to quite a few Jumbos. Is there a reason Boeing didn't install the "don't retrack gear on the ground" safeguard on their plane?
Anonymous
4 years ago
Always a shame to see a queen of the skies laying on here belly..
Anonymous
4 years ago
"While being moved from its parking stand, the nosegear collapsed allowing the foreward fuselage to strike the ground. Significant damage occured. According to unconfirmed sources, gorund workers omitted to install the gear-lock pins before the aircraft was moved."

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