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19th Aug 2008, 23:09

20th Aug 2008, 00:05
Apparently the aircraft suffered a 15cm tear in the fuselage and a shreaded tire. Investigatins by the Koreans believe the aircraft hit a runway light on landing :suspect:

Link below to the article (in Chinese) - but a couple of pictures to go with it.

壹蘋果網絡 | 社會 社會焦點 | 華航機*裂紋 疑撞到跑道燈 | 2008-08-18 (http://1-apple.com.tw/index.cfm?Fuseaction=Article&Sec_ID=2&ShowDate=20080818&IssueID=20080818&art_id=30867558&NewsType=1&SubSec=6)

20th Aug 2008, 14:59
Monday was some 20 to 30 Kts Crosswinds there, maybe too much for a Busdriver?? Some of my former Mates told me that the Centerline was somewhere else then in the Center......

Fly safe and land happy


25th Aug 2008, 13:30
I thought CAL was Continental Airlines?

That's the ticker symbol anyway.

25th Aug 2008, 14:39
No, Continental Airlines is COA (ICAO) or CO (IATA).

25th Aug 2008, 16:29
However, in the US, "CAL" is typically used to refer to Continental Airlines.

Sir Richard
25th Aug 2008, 17:29
GOOGLE TRANSLATION of the Apple Daily Story follows:

Taipei: China Airlines CI-160 flights landed last Friday in South Korea Incheon International Airport, reported the fuselage with the tire was cut loss, China Airlines may be a preliminary analysis of the runway Zhaohuo invasion of foreign bodies, but recent data collected in South Korea , Is very likely that China Airlines pilots in landing runway lights hit trouble brewing. The Executive Yuan will have to fly the incident upgraded to flight safety incident, South Korean aviation and railways will be incident-led commission of inquiry into the investigation, flight safety will be sent to help.

China Airlines officials said that a扯
A China Airlines A340-300 aircraft arrived last Friday from South Korea Incheon International Airport in Taoyuan, the maintenance staff left posterior routine inspection found that the aircraft fuselage with 15 cm-long crack, and two other suspects were also cut tire damage.
- Security Council chief executive Yang Hongzhi, yesterday sent to Incheon International Airport to understand, according to South Korea on data collected in the past two days found that a China Airlines plane may have landed in rainy weather last Friday when hitting the runway lights, tyres and the machine Who cut losses. This incident has not grasp the 80% foreign body invasion of the runway, flight data recorders after the completion of interpretation to complete the confirmation.
- Security Council officials have privately said that China Airlines and the Civil Aviation Authority and the first time that the actual occurrence of a significant gap, hit the runway to runway lights Lai invasion of a foreign body扯.
Who declined to be named flight safety experts, including facilities on the runway of the runway lights are fragile items, the aircraft hit the cut should not damage skin, may be judged the base of the runway lights were run over by aircraft Feiqi piercing machine Body skin, because the aircraft has landed on the runway, the flight will not cause too great harm, to envisage the most dangerous consequences, is so out of the runway the aircraft ran out of control.
China Airlines Public Relations Department Director Chen Pengyu said that this accident is still under investigation in the cause of the accident, the company had not heard aircraft hit the runway lights argument.

China Airlines CI-160 flights last Friday landed at Incheon, South Korea, Chuan-fuselage (right) with the tire (left) was cut losses, initially investigated the incident suspected the pilots hit the runway when landing lights brewing trouble.

Mat Sabo
25th Aug 2008, 22:41
?????? No entiendo senor!

25th Aug 2008, 22:46

You do get kind of used to it, hearing the lingo almost every day in the cockpit. The controllers are really somewhat patient too.

Thought I had learned some more during the games on TV. But this shook me off the chair! Couldn't stop laughing, very good...:D


Ken Borough
25th Aug 2008, 23:29
However, in the US, "CAL" is typically used to refer to Continental Airlines

How bloody insular can one get? Some people need to realise that the world extends beyond the eastern shores of the Pacific Ocean and the western shores of the Atlantic Ocean. :ugh:

26th Aug 2008, 02:42
Rough night Ken!!!!

26th Aug 2008, 02:47
"Bloody insular"? For stating a fact? If you travel at all you'll find local acronyms for airlines rarely line up with ICAO or IATA.

26th Aug 2008, 06:51
Relax and take a deep breath. "CAL" is simply common term used among many US pilots, airline employees, etc. when talking about Continental Airlines. It's also their NYSE ticker symbol ;)

CAL - Continental Airlines, Inc. - Google Finance (http://finance.google.com/finance?client=ob&q=NYSE:CAL)

P.S. Yes, we do know there are other airlines outside our borders :ok:

26th Aug 2008, 07:23
A question before going off topic: Is "The Bus" a hard aircraft in strong crosswinds?

Well I have to admit that the same thought occured to me BUT, the world is big. CAL has allways been China Airlines for me. When I PAXed with Continental and had to refer to it, then it was either "CO" or "Continental.

But to be fair to the chap he is right CAL is also used and in financial markets to be specific CAL is Continental Airlines stock exchange code so if you are an investor or have stock you would probably refer to Continental as CAL.

Ken Borough
26th Aug 2008, 12:13
JJ, but isn't this an AVIATION forum?

27th Aug 2008, 16:04
Ok, I didn't mean to create a whole argument about it. I happen to be European and have lived in about 5 countries on 3 different continents over the past 20 years so you're perception that everyone in the US is insular just shows YOUR OWN preconceived notions.

My only point was that the title of the thread caused me some confusion (especially since I thought that CAL ... sorry, Continental was a Boeing only airline). If I had been posting something about Continental I would put "Continental" in the title rather than CAL just so there would be no confusion for those not used to the abbreviation.

Yes this is an aviation forum but on ANY newspaper/magazine/US based forum etc. Continental would be referred to as CAL based on their stock symbol so that is what I am used to, at present. If I lived in Asia my first thought would be China AL.

It's funny that the one that's showing himself to be bloody insular is the one making that comment. English, I suppose:rolleyes:.