Aviation Photo #1930442 McDonnell Douglas MD-88 - Delta Air Lines

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I was lying in my bed at the hotel watching the aircraft arrivals and this MD-80 touched down right in front of the room. There were 2 loud bangs one after the other as both tyres burst on the rear right landing gear. The aircraft came to a skidding stop on the taxiway where flames started coming out from underneath. It took 4-5 minutes before anybody got out the emergency exits while the plane was burning on the ground. Sorry for the quality, it was an unexpected event!
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    C J Goodwin - AirTeamImages
    Delta Air Lines
    McDonnell Douglas MD-88
    McDonnell Douglas MD-80 (DC-9-80)
    McDonnell Douglas MD-80 (DC-9-80)
    McDonnell Douglas
    49814
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    N941DL
    Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler Field)
    Georgia
    USA
    May 28, 2011
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Comments (15)

Anonymous
5 years ago
Don't feel the need to apologize. This was an old-fashioned snapshot, and you just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Kudos for getting the picture you got.
Anonymous
5 years ago
4 to 5 minutes???? wow... that is a LOT!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
GREAT CATCH!! :D
Anonymous
5 years ago
Expect the unexpected haha Very nice one..!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wow, very lucky shot you got there, and the quality is very good too!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Good catch!
Anonymous
5 years ago
This pic really grasps the moment.
Well done, CJ
Anonymous
5 years ago
And even so, the quality is still amazing - certainly no apologies necessary!! Look at the chunks of rubber bouncing along the runway behind, thrust reversers still deployed. Good job to the command crew keeping the plane under control following that! Excellent job all around ...
Anonymous
5 years ago
Well done! only A.net's can do this post.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great reporting, awesome photograph, thanks for sharing!
Anonymous
5 years ago
I was on this plane, it was the first accident in life. This flight taked off from DFW/KDFW:Dallas/Fort Worth it was a 2 and a half hour flight!!..
Anonymous
5 years ago
For an unexpected event, a great picture.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great shot!!

but why so long time to get out of exits? someone know why?
Anonymous
5 years ago
A great live shot at a hotel is insane
Anonymous
2 years ago
We ended up towing that aircraft of the runway after MTC put new tires on the right mains. The pilots were trying to ascertain what had happened and if they needed to evacuate. It wasn't until landing traffic on 8R mentioned smoke and fire that they began evacuating. It was an interesting day to say the least.

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