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Erwin972
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Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off

Sun May 30, 2004 4:55 pm

Normally I would never think of plugging a picture, so I do apologize, but this one you might want to have a look at.

An Emirates Sky Cargo 747 taking-off with an off-center nose wheel. Resulting in lots of smoke, aborted take-off, emergency services rushing out, runway closed etc. All ended well with a second attempt to take-off.


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Quite exciting on an otherwise boring evening, and good for some spectacular images.

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RE: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off

Sun May 30, 2004 5:33 pm

Glad they made it without any injuries or damages. Spectacular images you have!

regards, Florian
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RE: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off

Sun May 30, 2004 6:24 pm

Very nice and spectacular shots, thanks for sharing.

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RE: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off

Sun May 30, 2004 6:50 pm

Great shots you have there!!

Looks quite a scary situation in this one:


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RE: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off

Sun May 30, 2004 7:09 pm

Hello very impressives pictures you have here!!
But I have a question, well not a photographic matter but how the nose wheel can stay off center after entering the rwy prior to takeoff?

Some problem with hydraulics, pilot forgot to steer back the nose wheel to the center, or maybe accelerating too fast while still making the turn?

Any technical info would be greatly appreciated.
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RE: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off

Sun May 30, 2004 7:28 pm

Also, note the hard correction with the rudder to stay on the runway!

regards, Florian

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RE: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off

Sun May 30, 2004 8:36 pm

They were luck that the tyres did not burst.

I wouldn't have continued with that take off until an Engineer had checked out the tyres.

Just think that when an F1 car locks up a wheel for a split second, that creates a flat spot on the tyre, imagine what those tyres must have looked like after that !!!.

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RE: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off

Sun May 30, 2004 9:07 pm

I still have no idea why the nose-wheel was not centered. From the start of the take-off until the complete stop was about 600 meter or so.

Tower warned the cockpit crew about the heavy smoke and within 10 seconds the emergency crew turned out (they must have been sitting in their trucks, amazingly fast).

The fire dept. monitored the nose gear for a while but no close up check by an engineer was conducted.

After 15 minutes the pilot did give a short explanation to the tower about 'some system not set right and they had fixed it' and 'he felt confident about the situation to give it another attempt' but it was difficult to understand. The tower gave the pilot the option for a push back to the start of the runway.

The pilot asked to take the nearest exit to get back in line with waiting traffic (already 6 planes waiting) but the tower, probably worried about the very sharp exit turn it had to take, asked if 2300 meters of runway was enough, and after some calculations were made, it was.

After the successful take-off the runway was visually inspected by airport authorities for remaining debris and operations continued.

Besides the full left rudder, also note engine #4, it seems not operative. With a shutterspeed of 1/400, f/2.8 it expect it to have blurred like the other fanblades did.

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RE: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off

Sun May 30, 2004 9:21 pm

Hi all

Very similar to this one althought the aircraft was landing:

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RE: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off

Sun May 30, 2004 10:20 pm

Did I get that right?

First they accelerate with the nose gear twisted to the side, pushing the tyres sidewards over the concrete. Then, after some minutes, they take of from the position where they stopped, without a thorough check of the gear and wheels?

Is that standard procedure at Atlas Air? I am just wondering about the forces when you drag the tyres sidewards for some 100ms....

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RE: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off

Sun May 30, 2004 11:23 pm

Garry,

Thats a point... Did you get the email I sent your rgds you're photo?
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RE: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off

Sun May 30, 2004 11:48 pm

Aaron

Nope, never received your mail I don't think.

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RE: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off

Mon May 31, 2004 3:22 am

Thats why pilots must always make sure that their nose gear is straightened out after turning into position at the threshold. Even if it means moving down the runway for a hundred feet or so.

But this case, I guess it was some computer realtated error.

Awesome pictures too! You were at the right place at the right time.
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RE: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off

Mon May 31, 2004 4:08 am

Also, note the hard correction with the rudder to stay on the runway!

The rudder is pointing the wrong way if it was meant to keep the aircraft on the tarmac as the nose wheel is steering to the left you would apply right rudder to compensate.
It looks like an hydraulic problem to me as both the nose gear and rudder are trying to make a left turn.
I am not sure about the 744 but on the aircraft I know the nose wheel steering works on the rudder pedals so in this case it's left pedal put to the metal or by crew error(not likely) or by system error.

Nice one, Erwin

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RE: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off

Mon May 31, 2004 8:07 am

check out my reply on another thread.
https://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1590176/

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RE: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off

Mon May 31, 2004 8:15 am

Great, I left just before that Emirates departed, just my luck Sad Also missed out on several hundreds of dollars on a sale today, gues it's just my lucky day Smile

Tim

Nice capture Erwin, at least someone brought it to A.net
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RE: Emirates 747 Rejected Take-off

Mon May 31, 2004 9:24 am

ERWIN972

Would you please post on the following thread the exact state of the AC in the first pic.
https://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1590176/
Was it still moving, just stopped, or stopped for a period of time.

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