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Old 8th Jun 2011, 18:23
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LTNman
 
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Remember in 1987 I think the first B747 to land at Luton - International Caribbean do a sub for Britannia to Faro made a right mess of the sides of the runway - dust, dirt etc. but not any approach lights
Almost right it was the take off that did the damage. Full power then release of the brakes.

I can also remember an exec jet knocking over some of the approach light pylons on 26 when an approach was made in thick fog. From memory the damage was done a long way from the runway so the aircraft must have then carried out a go around. This must have been a good 20 years ago.

Then there was the occasion when the airport authority thought it would be a good idea to block pave the turning circle. All was OK until an aircraft was damaged when the bricks came free due to jet blast.

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