Aviation Photo #1593620 Boeing 737-809 - China Airlines

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China Airlines Flight 120, had an engine explode shortly after landing at Naha Airport, resulting in a fire that gutted the aircraft.
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    B-18616
    Naha
    Japan
    August 31, 2007
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Anonymous
8 years ago
Sad view
Anonymous
8 years ago
I remember hearing about this from the son of a friend who was there and witnessed it - wow! To actually see the aircraft in question...Thanks Kinsan for posting this photo...
Anonymous
8 years ago
Yikes! From the wiki of the incident all survived. There is a remarkable video of the evac and ensuing fire.

Kind of sad to see a nice new plane covered like that. Looks like a dead person with a white sheet covering the face :-(
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very sad to see a new aircraft destroyed.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Another great capture of what China Airlines seems to have a poor track record of and that's killing fairly new A/C. Actually they seem to not like Boeing maybe since I can remember a brand new 747-400 landing in Hong Kong when no one else would and that skidded off the end of the runway. They ended up blowning the vertical stab so other A/C could use the runways later.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Japan's Transport Safety Board (JTSB) confirmed the fire was a result a bolt, used to support a pylon of a slat on the leading edge of the right wing, fell off and pierced the fuel tank upon landing. JTSB blamed China Airlines for maintenance and Boeing for inaccurate wording in service letters and bulletins. Following the accident, Boeing has changed the design of the nut to limit the likelihood it will detach from the bolt.
Anonymous
8 years ago
It looks like someone let the air out...
Anonymous
8 years ago
@preposter: The 744 in HKG was owned by Air China, which is a carrier of the Peoples Republic of China and not by China Airlines, which is a carrier of Taiwan!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Horse of sky sleeping under the bed cover
Anonymous
8 years ago
I guess they were trying to hide the damage as not to scare others, but boy wouldn't I love to look through that wreck for an hour!
Anonymous
8 years ago
I didn't realize this 738 was still on the tarmac weeks after the said incident. When I saw the thumbnail I thought the focus was on the airborne JAL 737 (which, with its horizontal cloud line looks as though it's Photoshop'd in). Please note that the 744 water landing in HK was also from this carrier, then wearing a different color scheme.
Anonymous
8 years ago
This poor 737-800 looks as if it was a caught whale by local fishermen now showing off their catch.

To the poster from the UK, sorry but you have your facts wrong. The 744 that went into the drink at HKG was a China Airlines. Proof is here at this photo ID: 0180234 on the Airliners.net database which CLEARLY shows the "China Airlines" name on theside of the fuselage.
Anonymous
8 years ago
In preview photo, it looked liked an inflatable toy. Excellent photo!
Anonymous
8 years ago
The fire scene was scary but now it looks creepy with that cover: the 738 looks like a dead body
Anonymous
7 years ago
It looks like a dead animal.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Get the air pump the plane at gate B44 just deflated
Anonymous
7 years ago
Really look like fish got tangle by fishnet. :D Geat photo. BTW.Air China=PRC, China Airline=ROC. China Airline have had bad luck for last 20years.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Aw. I almost feel sorry for the thing. It's depressing seeing such a great plane lying there on the airport pavement.

Wow. That got deep, but you can never get too deep when it comes to airplanes! :)
Anonymous
5 years ago
Everyone survived the accident
Anonymous
5 years ago
Anyone else see this on destroyed in seconds?
Anonymous
4 years ago
It looks like a dead dolphin.

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