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Eagle Gear up Emergency Landing in WB

Old 17th Jun 2007, 22:38
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Eagle Gear up Emergency Landing in WB


LATEST: A passenger aircraft has made a safe emergency landing at Blenheim's Woodbourne airport after sparking a full emergency with landing gear problems.
A Fire Service spokesman said the plane, with 15 passengers and two crew, had problems with its undercarriage.
It landed on its belly, screeching to a halt just outside the control tower just after 9am.
The badly damaged aircraft was sprayed with foam.
One passenger was taken to hospital for treatment.
The aircraft was an Air New Zealand Link plane on a flight from Timaru to Wellington when it diverted to Blenheim.
The passengers are receiving counselling from volunteers at the Royal New Zealand Air Force's air movements centre at the base.
The airport will be closed for two hours while cranes are brought in to remove the wreckage.
The aircraft was operated by Air New Zealand subsidiary Eagle Air.

Looks like the boys had a hard morning at the office. Well done lads getting it on the ground safely!
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Old 17th Jun 2007, 22:41
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Eagle Air B1900 belly-landing at NZWB

Story at NZHerald.co.nz

Good to see plane down safely and no-one injured...
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Old 17th Jun 2007, 22:44
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Glad everyone's okay....

A crane and a BROOM were required to clean up the wreckage....

Note to AirNZ... next time, don't forget that Blenheim is home to some of the top aviation photographers in the country!

On a serious note, well done to the crew, everyone walked away!
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Old 17th Jun 2007, 22:47
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What a spectacular picture, glad to hear evryones OK!

Are they carbon fibre blades?
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Old 17th Jun 2007, 22:59
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Well done...

Hope no-one is missing a torch...
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Old 17th Jun 2007, 23:13
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Good work from the crew,
That means wheels ups for their last three types with the Bandit in AA and a Metro in HN. Eagle has had some crap luck.

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Old 18th Jun 2007, 00:15
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well done

Well done buddy, You Are a star for landing the plane like that!
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 00:43
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I've always wondered what sort of mess the props would make, I guess now I know!

Sounds like a well managed situation, well done to all concerned.
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 01:00
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It will buff out..........

Well done to all involved........Excellent job
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 01:17
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Props are cheap compared to the massive cock-ups that can happen feathering props on short final.

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Old 18th Jun 2007, 01:42
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If something had of gone wrong
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 01:50
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Are they carbon fibre blades?
They were...
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 01:57
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Damn ugliest Beechcraft ever built.

Glad to hear it Sir Pratt.
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 02:11
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The owner of the photo should send it onto Airliners.net with the right exposure it could generate him/her some money.

A MAF pilot in Gove a few years back found out why you don't shut the engines down on short finals, as you may not glide as well as you thought you might and you might not make the runway

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Old 18th Jun 2007, 02:12
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 02:21
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Yikes

Can't imagine how happy the folk beside the props were seeing blades hurtling off the hub.

Dobt reckon the skin of the beach is bullet proof...nor prop proof. I guess thats just lucky.

Glad to hear all is good for pax and crew.

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Old 18th Jun 2007, 02:25
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Keeps you working Sir Pratt
Thats wot pilots is for.
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 03:06
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While I see where you're coming from, and yes the Metro was landed with props feathered aswell, this sort of situation is not the time to be deviating from QRH proceedure, which clearly states that no engines will be shut down or props feathered until after touchdown.

The skin of the 1900 is reinforced around the prop plane, except a small area where the windows are located.
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 03:13
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As also posted in R & N http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3355472
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 03:19
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Is that engine a gas coupled prop gear box thingy or direct drive?
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