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Old 29th Aug 2008, 12:00
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I think I recognise one of the cabbages. Is it Altehru airfield, near Sangmo-ri, on Cheju-do, South Korea?

Truly, some of us (thank you Google, 'Japanese airfield shelters') have too much time on our hands.

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Old 29th Aug 2008, 12:09
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All kale to you D 120A for rooting it out! We are talking the same place although the spelling I have for it is Alddeureu. Built by forced labour and used by Japanese AF bombers as a base to bomb Nanking and Shanghai in 1937.

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Old 29th Aug 2008, 13:54
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Old 29th Aug 2008, 14:33
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"I said, 'Left hand down a bit, Mr. Phillips!'"

Sorry , I couldn't resist the Navy Lark joke. Not a clue where it is other than somewhere tropical.
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Old 29th Aug 2008, 14:39
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Is it Mwanza on (or in) Lake Vic?

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Old 29th Aug 2008, 15:39
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Yup, have a friend who's fishing boat has aircraft quality metal flooring and some v comfy seats! Spent a v happy 3 years flying out of there, well worth a visit, especially if u like to fish! V big airport, as seen by baggage collection area!

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Old 29th Aug 2008, 23:04
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Surely this is Entebbe (or just short of the runway!)


Edit: Right lake, ... wrong airport - agree with Mwanza.

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Old 29th Aug 2008, 23:46
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It is indeed Mwanza, Tanzania, on the south shore of Lake Victoria. CathayBrat confirmed the location. We are awaiting Double Hydco's aerodrome challenge.
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Old 30th Aug 2008, 02:27
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So what's the history of the wet undershoot?
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Old 30th Aug 2008, 04:03
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Hi Simon!

aviation-safety.net/database has a full report. No fatalities. After holding for electrical power to be restored to the airport, the TAAT 707 freighter commenced an unstabilised approach resulting in the aircraft bouncing 2 or 3 times and came to rest in the lake. Irony was the aircraft was to pick up a load of fish.

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Old 30th Aug 2008, 09:31
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Sorry for the delay...work got in the way of pprune. This is my (Mrs DH's really) first attempt at attaching a pic.....hope it works!

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Old 30th Aug 2008, 10:22
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I know it is not Cairns. These hangers were not there this morning.
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Old 31st Aug 2008, 08:28
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Snow and huge hangars; somewhere in Canada or possibly Alaska?(That prime mover on the bowser looks American)
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Old 31st Aug 2008, 10:33
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Goose Bay.
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Old 31st Aug 2008, 11:26
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Double Hydco's challenge.

Gander perhaps?
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Old 31st Aug 2008, 13:11
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VERY wild guess; Dutch Harbour
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Old 31st Aug 2008, 15:45
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Well it's not Belfast so could be Seattle.
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Old 31st Aug 2008, 15:48
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Ok, haven't played for some time, but I'd guess(wildly)somewhere in the UK ooop north.


It appears to be a Heavylift Belfast - I dunno, Prestwick???
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Old 31st Aug 2008, 16:43
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While awaiting Double Hydco's reply, I'd have to say LFT is probably correct. A colleague of mine used to work there, and he says it sure looks like Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada.
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Old 31st Aug 2008, 17:51
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Double Hydco's challenge.

I agree with Bri, LFT is definitely correct. Goose Bay

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