Aviation Photo #1757727 ATR ATR-42-300 - Untitled (Danu Oro Transportas)

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What can only be described as bad luck for this aircraft, a small tornado hit it on 8 Aug only a couple of hours after it had brought the road-crew and gear of Iron Maiden who were to perform in Sonisphere Finland 2010. The plane was probably lifted off the ground, as it had shifted a couple of meters and lost a gear.The damage to the port wing, the port propeller, the port main landing gear and fuselage resulted in the aircraft being scrapped and broken-up @POR.
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Photo Added: August 09, 2010

Comments (8)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow! A tornado? In Finland?
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow! Quite incredible. Saw this aircraft at my local airport (EGMC) a few weeks ago! Excellent and unique shot 5* well deserved
Anonymous
11 years ago
It was some kind of freaky storm. Injured a whole bunch of people at the music festival and forced some to cancel their gigs.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The faith of the aircraft? It's probably Christian ;-)
Seriously, nice pic!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Mother nature

Should be repairable.
Anonymous
11 years ago
A minute tornado, we call them trombi. Nothing like US Midwest storms...
Or it could have been a downburst that did this. It's been quite stormy in Finland for two weeks or so.
Smaller planes are strapped down with weights when parked. Don't they do that with larger ones?
Anonymous
11 years ago
I think it's the fate of wearing a red nose; do you remember the song "the death of a clown"? (what about the other planes over there during the storm?)
Anonymous
11 years ago
One helicopter was also damaged.

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