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Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:58 pm

Haven't seen this come up as a topic yet. Source: http://avherald.com/h?article=4dffab04&opt=0

Gist of things: Touched down short of runway pavement. Right main gear folds rearward and collapses and aircraft skids down runway on remaining wheels and #2 engine nacelle. Smoke is seen but the airport fire truck has been out of commission for 2 months because it's missing one of its front wheels. Thankfully no injuries to the 44 people on board.
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:29 pm

They can park the wheel-less plane over by the wheel-less fire truck. Looks like an okay climate for longterm storage.
 
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:05 pm

Store it? Its a 737 Classic. Abandon it over in the field and get a recently parked NG.
 
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:09 pm

ssteve wrote:
They can park the wheel-less plane over by the wheel-less fire truck. Looks like an okay climate for longterm storage.


In case of emergency landing, please steer the aircraft towards the stationary fire truck.
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:07 pm

Isn't Air Djibouti still affiliated with UK rock singer and aviation buff Bruce Dickinson via his Cardiff Aviation company?

This was the sole plane of Tajikistan's ASIA SKY LINES, better known for dubios sales of A310 to Mahan Air; previously operating for companies like AUSHAAN AIR or ASIA AIRWAYS - do I need to say more?!
 
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:30 pm

ssteve wrote:
They can park the wheel-less plane over by the wheel-less fire truck. Looks like an okay climate for longterm storage.


Based on the accident location, getting an AOG team there will cost more than 2 replacement 735s.
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:08 pm

https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b737-26538.htm

I do wonder how many hrs/cycles it has and it's current value.

Then I look at Spacepope's comment and wonder if it is really best to strip it out and replace t.
 
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:11 pm

i thought maybe "sheikdjibouti" would weight in on this thread, no?
 
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:13 pm

Spacepope wrote:
Smoke is seen but the airport fire truck has been out of commission for 2 months because it's missing one of its front wheels.


I'm mortified by that statement alone. It falls under the category of "Murphy's Law".
 
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:29 am

Spacepope wrote:
Smoke is seen but the airport fire truck has been out of commission for 2 months because it's missing one of its front wheels.


The airport has military aircraft from US, France, Japan etc, more than one fire appliance is located there. It would be one of the better airports in Africa to have an emergency at with the equipment that is there.
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:52 am

zeke wrote:
Spacepope wrote:
Smoke is seen but the airport fire truck has been out of commission for 2 months because it's missing one of its front wheels.


The airport has military aircraft from US, France, Japan etc, more than one fire appliance is located there. It would be one of the better airports in Africa to have an emergency at with the equipment that is there.


That’s interesting, since as I google aerial images of the airport it looks like a single runway with a tingle terminal building lacking even a paved road going to it. Usually US installlations would have their own base housing and a separate apron with some sort of shelters.

Are you thinking of the same Garowe?
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:19 am

zeke wrote:
Spacepope wrote:
Smoke is seen but the airport fire truck has been out of commission for 2 months because it's missing one of its front wheels.


The airport has military aircraft from US, France, Japan etc, more than one fire appliance is located there. It would be one of the better airports in Africa to have an emergency at with the equipment that is there.


Hey... Zeke...Earth is Calling...accident happened in Garowe-Somalia, not in Djibouti ;)
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:38 am

Spacepope wrote:
zeke wrote:
Spacepope wrote:
Smoke is seen but the airport fire truck has been out of commission for 2 months because it's missing one of its front wheels.


The airport has military aircraft from US, France, Japan etc, more than one fire appliance is located there. It would be one of the better airports in Africa to have an emergency at with the equipment that is there.


That’s interesting, since as I google aerial images of the airport it looks like a single runway with a tingle terminal building lacking even a paved road going to it. Usually US installlations would have their own base housing and a separate apron with some sort of shelters.

Are you thinking of the same Garowe?


Nope. That's in Somalia. This is in Djibouti
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:26 am

Antarius wrote:
Spacepope wrote:
zeke wrote:

The airport has military aircraft from US, France, Japan etc, more than one fire appliance is located there. It would be one of the better airports in Africa to have an emergency at with the equipment that is there.


That’s interesting, since as I google aerial images of the airport it looks like a single runway with a tingle terminal building lacking even a paved road going to it. Usually US installlations would have their own base housing and a separate apron with some sort of shelters.

Are you thinking of the same Garowe?


Nope. That's in Somalia. This is in Djibouti


The botched landing was in Somalia.
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:40 am

Spacepope wrote:
Antarius wrote:
Spacepope wrote:

That’s interesting, since as I google aerial images of the airport it looks like a single runway with a tingle terminal building lacking even a paved road going to it. Usually US installlations would have their own base housing and a separate apron with some sort of shelters.

Are you thinking of the same Garowe?


Nope. That's in Somalia. This is in Djibouti


The botched landing was in Somalia.


Yup. The airline got me twisted.

But yes, I do not believe US air forces operate out of this base. They're south of Mogadishu at Baledogle
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:56 am

Antarius wrote:
Spacepope wrote:
Antarius wrote:

Nope. That's in Somalia. This is in Djibouti


The botched landing was in Somalia.


Yup. The airline got me twisted.

But yes, I do not believe US air forces operate out of this base. They're south of Mogadishu at Baledogle


Can you show a source because google earth just shows a paved strip and a single perpendicular taxiway to basically a shack as the entirety of infrastructure there. Looks like it’s pretty remote and undeveloped at Garowe international.
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:23 am

Antarius wrote:
ssteve wrote:
They can park the wheel-less plane over by the wheel-less fire truck. Looks like an okay climate for longterm storage.


In case of emergency landing, please steer the aircraft towards the stationary fire truck.

The truck works just fine, apart from the wheel. As long as it's within reach of the water cannon...
 
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:41 am

Spacepope wrote:
Are you thinking of the same Garowe?


You didn’t mention GGR earlier, I thought it was in JIB.
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:44 pm

Spacepope wrote:
Antarius wrote:
Spacepope wrote:

The botched landing was in Somalia.


Yup. The airline got me twisted.

But yes, I do not believe US air forces operate out of this base. They're south of Mogadishu at Baledogle


Can you show a source because google earth just shows a paved strip and a single perpendicular taxiway to basically a shack as the entirety of infrastructure there. Looks like it’s pretty remote and undeveloped at Garowe international.


I did not dispute that.
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:45 pm

Is the 737’s wheel still okay? They might put it on the fire engine. :)
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:19 pm

Spacepope wrote:
Antarius wrote:
Spacepope wrote:

That’s interesting, since as I google aerial images of the airport it looks like a single runway with a tingle terminal building lacking even a paved road going to it. Usually US installlations would have their own base housing and a separate apron with some sort of shelters.

Are you thinking of the same Garowe?


Nope. That's in Somalia. This is in Djibouti


The botched landing was in Somalia.


Did the survivors get a free bag of Khat for their troubles?
 
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:36 pm

So a collapsed landing gear becomes "737-500 rips gear off". So Anet!
 
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Re: Air Djibouti 737-500 rips gear off on landing Dec 2

Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:12 pm

ukoverlander wrote:
So a collapsed landing gear becomes "737-500 rips gear off". So Anet!


I think there's a lot of inference from the first image at avherald where there are skidmarks at the aprupt verge of the runway. (I don't say threshold because I don't know if there's threshold that's not dirt)

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