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More: Ecuador, November 9, 2007
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EC-JOH (cn 731) Skid off during landing. Certainly amazing, no one was hurt, but the damage is amazing. 3 Engines ripped out, wing lost, a landing gear ripped out, front gear collapsed! Note engine 1 and 2 totaly ripped facing an other way! Just look how close it was to this house and to the wall.
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A visitor from - posted Thu October 15, 2009:
Lovely photo but bad ending of a beauty

A visitor from Israel posted Fri July 17, 2009:
Amazing pic, and whats more amazing is that all passangers got out safely! One thing to note is that the front gear didnt collapse, it is burried in the ground.

A visitor from - posted Sun April 5, 2009:
Poor lass!! As long as no one was hurt, great. Nice pic Stefano

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue November 18, 2008:
November of the prevvy year was a bad month for Airbus. Remember the Etihad A340-500 which smashed thru a wall and ripped its own nose section off? I dunno how things look for this poor lad, but the Etihad one has since been used as a donor, that is she will never take to the skies again.

A visitor from France posted Wed September 17, 2008:

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun August 10, 2008:
Poor A346!

A visitor from Sri Lanka posted Sat July 12, 2008:
The angle really highlights this beautiful aircraft even in this sad state

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 24, 2008:
Fantastic angle, lighting and...drama - excellent!

A visitor from Canada posted Wed January 23, 2008:
Man there lucky people

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue January 8, 2008:
Great snap my friend. Firstly I'd like to reiterate the fact that its so great nobody was injured. Theres something eery about this shot in my opinion. Not sure why, just sends a shiver up my spin. Lighting and sharpness both sublime!

A visitor from United States posted Thu December 27, 2007:
Wonderful that no one got hurt. awful to see such a beautiful bird in this condition. great pic for an awful event.

A visitor from Guatemala posted Fri December 14, 2007:
Incredible, just a great pic

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun December 9, 2007:
Nice, crisp shot, great detail

A visitor from United States posted Sun November 18, 2007:
Wow, amazing no one was hurt. What Happened that it skided off?

A visitor from Germany posted Thu November 15, 2007:

A visitor from Finland posted Wed November 14, 2007:
Sad to see A340 in that shape. Due to the damage to the wing and fuselage, we may not see her anymore flying across the skies.

A visitor from Bahamas posted Tue November 13, 2007:

A visitor from Costa Rica posted Tue November 13, 2007:
Got to be more carefull when you do the 360 walk around and look very close to the tires...for any damage...but great that no body got problems

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue November 13, 2007:
I witnessed the incident on August the 31st and took pictures of it which weren't screened because of heathaze but this event is so much more dramatic,
Thanks a lot Stefano, No. 1 for UIO!

A visitor from - posted Tue November 13, 2007:
Perfect angle! Luckily there were no injuries.
Very good pic.

A visitor from Cyprus posted Tue November 13, 2007:
Trully sad feeling to see this beautiful big bird in this condition..Thank good that nobody was injured, and now we all have to hope that we will see the A346 fly again soon ;)

A visitor from Czech Republic posted Mon November 12, 2007:
A highly evocative night shot, which shows the sad accident to this fine aircraft.

A visitor from Mexico posted Mon November 12, 2007:
Truly astonishing. Good thing no one got hurt. T.B.

A visitor from Germany posted Mon November 12, 2007:
I hope it won't be scrapped. Sad to see such a beauty in this bad condition.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Mon November 12, 2007:
It's a sad sight, but it makes one hell of a photo! Nice job

A visitor from Australia posted Mon November 12, 2007:
You can't see that every day from your backyard...

A visitor from Australia posted Sun November 11, 2007:
What an amazing shot. To capture this type of shot in these conditions is trully remarkable. 3 cheers to the photographer. i sure hope and pray that not 1 person was injured

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun November 11, 2007:
Thnx for posting this dramatic high res pic on the event & the a.net selection crew for allowing it quickly!

A visitor from United States posted Sun November 11, 2007:
Thanks for the close up view of this accident Stefano! -Andrés

A visitor from United States posted Sun November 11, 2007:
Nice pictre, I really like the lighting, also good that no one was hurt. Amazing.

A visitor from Argentina posted Sun November 11, 2007:
Awesome capture of such an incident. Glad no one was hurt. What a shame, such a beautiful aircraft!
Good shot!

A visitor from Switzerland posted Sun November 11, 2007:
Thank you for uploading this in big format, quite a catch. But still a sad sight, I realy like the A346, thankfully nobody was hurt, good plane.

A visitor from Sweden posted Sun November 11, 2007:
You were there at the right time. Fabolous!

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