View Full Version : Transaero Boeing 747-200 skids off runway at Burgas Airport

17th Jun 2008, 14:37

Ministry spokesman Yassen Zarev says the Boeing 747-200's braking system failed and the plane skidded several yards off the runway at Burgas Airport on Tuesday.

17th Jun 2008, 19:09
I was about to ask the author what "Braking" has to do with "taking off". Typically the two activities are kept separate.

18th Jun 2008, 02:29
here is an updated story, translated using google:

18th Jun 2008, 06:23
B747-200 Normal Brakes on 4 or 1 system and reserve brakes on 2 system......never heard of complete brake failure before! Heard of the Park Brake not applied? As for 'skidding' of the runway.....give me strength!

18th Jun 2008, 08:05
Just speculating;
lightly loaded.....all four engines at idle power......park brake not set...... crew distracted in cockpit.....a/c trundles gently away with no-one noticing!
As I said - just speculating!

18th Jun 2008, 11:04
Unheard off to 'lose brakes' on a B747! Initial journalist reports are so erroneous they are not worth listening to. Even the BBC is hopeless.

18th Jun 2008, 18:40
Welcome back sunshine!

Flight Detent
19th Jun 2008, 03:56
Hi Rainboe....

You may recall that Saudia B747 (-300, I think it was) at KL that was being taxied by the maintenance crew from it's remote parking position to the terminal departure gate, sometime in 2001 I think.

Anyway, they 'ran out of brakes' inexplicably, and drove it into a big 'monty drain', and wrote the thing off!

Can anyone recall the accident investigation outcome, like WHY did they have no brakes.
SpannersatKL...you probably have all the details, as I agree with your detail on the availability of brake pressure on that model (-200/-300).
I remember taxiing past it on departure, still in the ditch, when I flew for AAI, based there.


19th Jun 2008, 06:19
My meagre understanding of the KL incident was that he airplane was being taxied on the inboard engnes but with Normal brakes selected.....so onlt the brake accumulator to supply brakes.....that wont last long then no brakes.......the brakes did not fail the guys doing the operating did!!!

19th Jun 2008, 08:35
Why did a 747 have to brake on takeoff?? how did the braking system fail?