PPRuNe Forums

Go Back   PPRuNe Forums > Flight Deck Forums > Rumours & News
Forgotten your Username/Password?

Rumours & News Reporting Points that may affect our jobs or lives as professional pilots. Also, items that may be of interest to professional pilots.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 19th Nov 2009, 13:28   #1 (permalink)
See and avoid
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 304
Plane overshoots runway in Congo

Quote:
Plane misses runway in east Congo, landing in lava

By PATRICE CITERA, Associated Press Writer Patrice Citera, Associated Press Writer 56 mins ago

KINSHASA, Congo A U.N.-run radio station says a passenger plane overshot a runway in eastern Congo and landed in lava, injuring 20 people.

Radio Okapi said the plane was flying from Kinshasa to Goma on Thursday and passengers had warned the crew that there were heavy clouds. One passenger told the station that the plane had landed in lava near Goma's airport.

An official from the U.N. mission in Congo, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he does not have permission to speak with media, said there were 117 passengers aboard.

They included the governor of North Kivu province, who was not hurt.

In April 2008, a DC-9 crashed while failing to lift off from Goma's airport leaving at least 40 people dead. A 2002 volcanic eruption sent lava oozing onto Goma's runway.
Catchy headline!
visibility3miles is offline   Reply
Old 19th Nov 2009, 13:34   #2 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: UK
Age: 73
Posts: 2,960
"and passengers had warned the crew that there were heavy clouds"

Isn't that a priceless piece of journalism?
JW411 is offline   Reply
Old 19th Nov 2009, 13:47   #3 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: FRANCE
Age: 27
Posts: 39
Quote:
and passengers had warned the crew that there were heavy clouds
love that one !!
jeff64 is offline   Reply
Old 19th Nov 2009, 14:01   #4 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Choroni, sometimes
Posts: 1,985
German Spiegel reports it's a MD-80 of CAA, African Company.

How long is the runway at Goma?
Thx
hetfield is offline   Reply
Old 19th Nov 2009, 14:40   #5 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: North America
Age: 54
Posts: 367
Mount Nyiragongo is an active volcano not far from the Goma airport and the shores of Lake Kivu. That volcano has a long history of lava flows, often reeking havoc on the local population and their fields. The runway at Goma (FZNA) 18/36 is listed as 1,995 meters 6,545 feet long. Some time ago a lava flow took out the northern 1/3 or so of the runway. It has long cooled and solidified. The silly headline makes it sound like the plane ended up in a pool of molten lava, pure rubbish, as is most of the other statements.
Northbeach is offline   Reply
Old 19th Nov 2009, 15:43   #6 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 183
9Q-CAB ex AA MD-82..

Photos in the news section here:
J.A.C.D.E.C. - Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre
readywhenreaching is offline   Reply
Old 19th Nov 2009, 16:51   #7 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: My Stringy Brane
Posts: 373
























Machaca is offline   Reply
Old 19th Nov 2009, 17:01   #8 (permalink)

I Have Control
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Crawley
Posts: 1,030
Quite

Over-run looks a bit bumpy----reasons?

(It should have been cleared...plenty of loco labour in Congo to remove the rocks...money probably spent on "better" things...)
RoyHudd is offline   Reply
Old 19th Nov 2009, 17:53   #9 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: LIVT
Posts: 116
It's the Congolese version of EMAS, Erupted Material Arresting System.

BR,

aerolearner
aerolearner is offline   Reply
Old 19th Nov 2009, 18:41   #10 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Berkshire, UK
Age: 70
Posts: 7,234
That'll be back flying next week....
HEATHROW DIRECTOR is offline   Reply
Old 20th Nov 2009, 01:00   #11 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: fairly close to the colonial capitol
Age: 46
Posts: 1,221
At least the buckets were open
vapilot2004 is offline   Reply
Old 20th Nov 2009, 07:03   #12 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Europe
Age: 37
Posts: 5
Question

Is that the new african Engineered Material Arresting System ?

(check out pic #2)
KRH270/12 is offline   Reply
Old 20th Nov 2009, 15:05   #13 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Zulu-8
Age: 53
Posts: 16
Seems everyone is going green: African EMAS: Environmental Material Arresting System.

Besides, it worked as designed, did it not??
SouthpawSLF is offline   Reply
Old 20th Nov 2009, 15:39   #14 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southeast U K
Posts: 275
Any landing you can walk away from is a good one!
Nice to see one of the slides worked OK.
Storminnorm is offline   Reply
Old 20th Nov 2009, 20:59   #15 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: east ESSEX
Posts: 2,170
S-N,I`ll bet you would not have used it if you`d seen the rocks at the bottom!!
sycamore is offline   Reply
Old 20th Nov 2009, 22:12   #16 (permalink)
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: MA
Posts: 264
Looks like they were lucky that there was no post-impact fire.
RobertS975 is offline   Reply
Old 21st Nov 2009, 00:02   #17 (permalink)
JTG
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ballard
Age: 67
Posts: 8
I was trying to post pictures of a plane that needed mass repairs prior to getting airborne again but I don't get the "manage attachment" opportunity. Is that because I haven't posted enough? Anyone know?
Thanks
JTG is offline   Reply
Old 21st Nov 2009, 02:55   #18 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Sand on the Rocks !
Age: 31
Posts: 92

Google Earth imagery showing the northern end of the airport which was cutoff / isolated ever since the eruption.

Last edited by iflytb20; 23rd Nov 2009 at 17:16. Reason: resized the picture
iflytb20 is offline   Reply
Old 21st Nov 2009, 06:16   #19 (permalink)

Eight Gun Fighter
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Western Approaches
Posts: 1,072
Pic too big, Flaps will come down on you like a sack of hammers falling from a great height.

800x600 max
Rollingthunder is offline   Reply
Old 22nd Nov 2009, 05:27   #20 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 464
Looks like that will buff right out.....be back flying next week
Shore Guy is offline   Reply
Reply
 
 
 


Thread Tools


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 21:29.


vBulletin® v3.8.7, Copyright ©2000-2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
1996-2012 The Professional Pilots Rumour Network