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Dexus
11th Oct 2019, 03:31
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Dexus
11th Oct 2019, 03:36
An Antonov An-74 carried out an emerg. landing at Mogadishu AP in Somalia on 9th Oct. The plane with registration EK-74008 was operating for Armenian cargo operator Mars Avia.

gulliBell
11th Oct 2019, 03:56
Much cheaper to repair that one than if it was a low wing jet with underslung donks.

aerolearner
16th Oct 2019, 20:32
Much cheaper to repair that one than if it was a low wing jet with underslung donks.
Repair?!? Lift the plane, lower the gear and off they go! :}

Anilv
17th Oct 2019, 00:44
If I had seen that from afar I would've guessed that a 737 had landed on its back! (squint your eyes and look at the pic again!).

Anilv

LGW Vulture
17th Oct 2019, 01:34
If they chose to land in Mogadishu it must have been an emergency :uhoh:

Bob Viking
17th Oct 2019, 06:28
Much cheaper to repair that one than if it was a low wing jet with underslung donks.

I have no idea of the correct answer but surely fuselage damage is more costly and the repairs more exacting than a couple of scraped engine pods?

I am not being argumentative. I would be genuinely interested to know from someone with more knowledge than myself which would be easier/cheaper to repair.

BV

DaveReidUK
17th Oct 2019, 07:06
I have no idea of the correct answer but surely fuselage damage is more costly and the repairs more exacting than a couple of scraped engine pods?
But far cheaper than the cost of two (or even 4) replacement engines.

ATC Watcher
17th Oct 2019, 07:43
Repair?!? Lift the plane, lower the gear and off they go! :}
the way Russian aircraft are built that would not surprise me .
in t 1978 a CV990 from Spantax landed like this in Cologne. They put inflatable mattress under it , lowered the gear , did some repairs on the engines ( a couple had caught fire in the process ) but the aircraft soon flew back to Palma and continued to fly a few more years until the airline went bankrupt.

dixi188
17th Oct 2019, 11:03
Didn't know the CV990 was Russian. ;)

Euclideanplane
17th Oct 2019, 11:47
Apart from CV990 being American and not Russian, its engines appear underslung sufficiently low that it might be possible to get the inflatable mattress underneath the fuselage in the first place while the whole aircraft rests on the engines. That would not be quite as easy with the An.