Aviation Photo #0588609 Boeing 747-47UF/SCD - Emirates SkyCargo (Atlas Air)

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(<a href="/search/photo.search?id=588608,588609">Photo 1 of 2</a>). Take-off at 36L 9:21PM. Heavy smoke (rubber scraping) due to an off-center nose gear while at full thrust. This resulted in an aborted take-off. Emergency services rushed out immediately and the runway was closed. After inspection and reset the 2300 meters of runway left was enough to take off again and the aircraft was cleared by the tower.
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    Erwin van Dijck
    Emirates SkyCargo (Atlas Air)
    Boeing 747-47UF/SCD
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    29261
    1192
    N408MC
    Amsterdam - Schiphol
    Netherlands
    May 28, 2004
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Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW, how is such a thing possible? Strange it just took-off some hours later.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Look at the rudder... it's going towards the same direction as the wheel. doesn't make sense to me.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It looks like as though the number 1 engine (left most one in the picture) is shut down and not spinning (compare it with other 3 engines). The pilot is using full rudder to offset the thrust difference instead of a wheel lock.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Yes, I think so too... an extraordinay pic, but I like it, also cos this is the first pic I've ever seen of an Emirates 747... Do they only use them for cargo?
Anonymous
8 years ago
"off-center" is describing it pretty mildly - the nose wheel is in cross runway direction.
Look at the heavy tail rudder deployment, these pilots semm to be quite cold blooded fellas.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great shot! i think that number one engine was shutdown and thats why the rudder is like that.
Anonymous
7 years ago
It should run onto the grass. But why this case did not?
Anonymous
6 years ago
The details,they were very lucky.this could have ended in big tears.
Anonymous
3 years ago
One minor thing for clarity; while I suppose the comment of my fellow US A.netter was of value, 'no.1 engine' (meant is the not spinning one, leftmost in the pic, the ac's most right) should be 'no. 4' engine. Counting L to R, plane's perspective of course.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Beautiful airplane

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