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Re: Accidents and Incidents

Postby wookierabbit » Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:35 am

All three sections? I think it is bound to the scrapyard.
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Re: Accidents and Incidents

Postby HJ1AN » Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:19 am

Quadunit404 wrote:Found out about this on their Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/aa). Although there were no deaths on board the 738, there were 87 injuries, four of which were serious. The plane itself? Well... look at this photo:

Yeah, looks like it can be repaired, with those broken wings and such? :oops:


Looks like a write off.

It seems that the plane really went off the runway at a high speed for those kinds of damages. I'm thinking how much aviation safety has improved . In the old days such an excursion would almost certainly result in a fire from the fuel leak.

Looking at the recent incidents involving newer planes (British Airways 777, Turkish Airlines B738 at Schipol) the risk of fire looks to have been significantly reduced - no fire at all. Or is it just lucky?

Unfortunate for the passengers on Flight 331, but they are very lucky to survive without major injuries indeed.
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Re: Accidents and Incidents

Postby QF52 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:09 pm

Yes if you hear this it's true im modeling the Sydney Opera House
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Re: Accidents and Incidents

Postby E-Savageair » Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:37 am

Was Tenerife mentioned?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenerife_North_Airport
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Re: Accidents and Incidents

Postby Quadunit404 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:58 am

HJ1AN wrote:Unfortunate for the passengers on Flight 331, but they are very lucky to survive without major injuries indeed.

Actually four of the people on the 738 that operated AA 331 had severe injuries, but the other 83 were lucky enough to escape the aircraft without any major injuries. And yeah, I agree, it's a write-off for sure.

Anyway, here's another 737 incident, the first Southwest incident to involve a fatality (although it wasn't a passenger fatality, it was a ground one): Southwest Airlines Flight 1248 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwest_Airlines_Flight_1248).

It overran a snowy runway in Chicago due to late deployment of the thrust reversers and the nose landing gear failing and hit traffic in the conveniently placed street right next to it, causing traffic issues and killing a six-year-old boy. The aircraft looked like this shortly after:

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The damages to the 737 (original registration: N471WN), which was first delivered to Southwest in 2004, were reversed and the aircraft was re-registered as N286WN in 2006. It was the first major accident in Southwest's 38-year history (soon 39-year) to involve a fatality and the first one since Southwest 1255 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwest_Airlines_Flight_1455), which did not have any fatalities, but it almost hit a conveniently placed gas station near the runway it attempted to land on. Although there were no deaths involved in Flight 1255, the 733 was damaged beyond repair and was subsequently written off, the first time Southwest wrote off an aircraft. The gas station that nearly caused Flight 1255 to become a total disaster was torn down soon after the aircraft was sent off to a scrapyard due to safety concerns. (The safety concerns went for the gas station, not the aircraft; remember, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair and had to be written off.)

Whew, two accident reports in one post... My condolences to Joshua Woods (the boy who died as a result of Southwest 1248).
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Re: Accidents and Incidents

Postby QF52 » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:33 am

Yes if you hear this it's true im modeling the Sydney Opera House
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Re: Accidents and Incidents

Postby Liam » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:05 pm

The last one, Kabul (Afghanistan) is the only international airport in Afghanistan right now, and for a while was left abandoned and completely destroyed until the UN sent in some refurbishment workers.

Ariana is Afghanistan's International airline, and has been for a long time. The airline has one of the worst safety records in history, yet it is still running.
The entire Ariana fleet is Banned from the European union, for many safety reasons. Ariana has had many incidents, including: running out of fuel during flight (at least 3 times), being hijacked and forced to make emergency landings, Overrunning runways, Unexplained collisions into hillsides, and multiple more crashes during landings. For the full list of incidents, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariana_Afghan_Airlines.

You may find this picture interesting:
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By the photographer Simon Norfolk, it shows the bombing of Kabul airport by US forces. The planes pushed off the side of the Apron.

The fleet has recently been renewed and the restoration and rebuilding of central Kabul, including the airport is still in progress, mostly through modernisation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariana_Afghan_Airlines

It was nicknamed Scariana ;)
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Re: Accidents and Incidents

Postby JcHnd » Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:32 pm

cool, the recent fleet and livery looks brand new... and i love the name, just like one of my best friends!!! :lol: :wink:
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Re: Accidents and Incidents

Postby hovkid » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:28 pm

Wow, thats one realy bad safety record
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Re: Accidents and Incidents

Postby QF52 » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:23 am

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now thats not good
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Re: Accidents and Incidents

Postby hovkid » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:56 am

I've seen that pic before, but is it real?
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Re: Accidents and Incidents

Postby JcHnd » Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:29 pm

yep it's real...
happens a lot in countries like germany... look at this one:

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amazing... and those are just the feathers of some birds that was arround... :shock: poor animals :cry: :wink:
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Re: Accidents and Incidents

Postby hovkid » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:42 am

These birds are fearless!
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Re: Accidents and Incidents

Postby Gijs » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:57 pm

hovkid wrote:These birds are fearless!

a better wording would be featherless :)
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Re: Accidents and Incidents

Postby wookierabbit » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:39 am

LOL. :lol:
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