Aviation Photo #0712588 McDonnell Douglas MD-11(F) - Korean Air Cargo

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Not something you see everyday, a Korean Air MD-11 freighter sitting on its tail, this fateful day in 2002 brought one very unsual sight for me to see, the cranes are being used to help straighten her up.
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    Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot)
    New South Wales
    December 31, 2001
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15 years ago
I saw this poor pic in local news paper. if your follows the history; this korean are among the unlucky airline in the world. funny but sad pic!
15 years ago
If planes can talk: "No!! I want to stay in the air!!!!!!"
14 years ago
This is a real, no tricks were used. this realy happened.
13 years ago
I dont like these types of planes.
13 years ago
OK this MD11 rotated a bit too early.
13 years ago
Thats a 1 in a million shot, well done! One query though, if the planes nose lifted on its own the/n why are the crane straps underneath the fuselage
13 years ago
The same fact appened two times on Alitalia Cargo MD-11 freighters. Very spectacular to see live I suppose
12 years ago
MD-11 converted has that problem, the same happened two times to Alitalia Cargo MD-11, one time in FCO and another time in MXP. Nice shot, very unusual!
11 years ago
The crane straps are to let her down gently. After the load is balanced out.
11 years ago
The most surprising fate or a sign of bad news to come... this same plane crashed in Nov 2009 after its tail struck the runway at Shanghai Pudong airport. It was operated by Avient, and crashed just 8 days after being delivered to them...
10 years ago
It crashed in November 2009. RIP.
7 years ago
This is an once in a lifetime shoot because it should have never happened if you are knowledgeable of loading/unloading and fuel placement. Unlucky for a crew without parameter information. Sad accident. More training recommended for all airlines who own this plane. Personally it's a very solid and structurally sound plane.
7 years ago
Its sad that it crashed in 2009 and also her sister plane crashed as well

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