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Biman A310 accident DXB Mon 12th March

Old 12th Mar 2007, 04:54
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Biman A310 accident DXB Mon 12th March

I understand DXB is closed this morning with a Bangladesh airlines flight blocking the runway, anyone got any further info?
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Old 12th Mar 2007, 05:23
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From the "College Times":

Malfunction on Biman Airlines injures 14; shuts Dubai airport
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12 March 2007

DUBAI — An apparent mechanical malfunction on a Bangladeshi airliner injured 14 passengers and closed Dubai International Airport, an airport official said on Monday.


Bangladesh’s Biman Airlines Flight 006 was taking off at 6:30 a.m. Monday when a “small incident” occurred that caused the takeoff to be aborted and the plane halted on the runway, said the airport official, speaking on customary condition of anonymity.

Fourteen injured passengers were taken to a hospital and the plane was quickly evacuated, the official said.

The plane was travelling to the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.

A Dubai government-owned radio station said the Middle East’s busiest airport would be closed for as long as 12 hours and asked travellers to phone their airlines for more information. Incoming flights were being diverted elsewhere.


http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayA...on=theuae&col=
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Old 12th Mar 2007, 05:30
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The knock on effect for EK will be a nightmare!!!!!
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You know, you'd think in a city that can slap a 60-storey building up (and I do mean "slap it up", *shudder*) seemingly overnight, that maybe they could get their heads out of their asses and finish the other runway.

Then again, that's Dubai. Building the tallest building in the world...but don't even have home delivery postal service. The world's most luxurious hotel...and arguably some of the world's worst traffic...

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Airport closed. A310 off end of RWY 12 L. Nose landing gear collapse, and slides deployed.
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Just heard DXB ground inform an aircraft waiting for clearance to expect the airport to be shut down atleast till 0930Z at the earliest.
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Goodness........I hope they didnt` do any damage to that classic 707 static display at the end of the runway! Maybe they should just drag the Biman jet to the side of it to expand the collection!
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Divert to RAK.!!!

All take offs will now be from RAK, to save DXB....

The 311 Highway will be busy this morning.
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Airport closed. A310 off end of RWY 12 L. Nose landing gear collapse, and slides deployed.
I remember seeing a Biman DC-10 bowing for prayers off the end of the runway in Dhaka years ago, probably around 1993. Also, Biman ran a DC-10 off the runway in Chittagong in 2005 as I recall.

FedEx had an A-310 runway overrun in Manila in 1999, the pilots were fired but ALPA later got their jobs back. After $20 million in repairs the A-310 was put back in service, unfortunately, the same day a FDX MD-11 went off the runway in Subic.

Seems like DXB has been in single runway operation forever. Will the EK aircraft recover in SHJ perhaps and bus the pax back to DXB?
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Biman A310 nose collapse!

Yes I'm sure they will, to where its' predeccors parked once upon a time, namely PIA & Aeroflot(?).

No details yet murmoured, however eye-witness reports state, bang was heard then nose gear collapsed, on the rwy past the half way mark, on the T.O. roll, 12L.
came to a grinding halt in a spray of angle-grinder effects on the end of the rwy. No fire or disastrous conditions evident.

I can only deduce that crew experienced something with the NLG & decided an abort, which then caused the collapse, possibly dragging the gear aft & under the fuselage???
They must have been very close to Vr, which would mean light loads on the gear at that time.

Will keep posted.
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Anyone heard a rumour about the Biman A310 hitting a "foreign object" lying on the runway immediately prior to the gear collapsing.......?
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Photo and story here;http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traff.../10110582.html
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Biman has a history of shoddy finances and has never made a profit. I would be interested in seeing its maintenance history for all of its remaining few aircraft. One of the reasons people still fly international with Biman, is that it normally allows over 42kg luggage per passenger free with each ticket.
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Old 12th Mar 2007, 08:41
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http://www.dubaiairport.com/DIA/Engl...6+Accident.htm
Looks like it connected with something at speed on the runway? Note they say " Had an accident during departure".
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Got to love the Gulfnews reporting:

Civil Defence sources said that two of the aircraft's engines were on fire as the plane was about to take off, resulting in one of the wheels breaking on the plane.
It's only got two engines and the text implies that the broken wheel was a direct result of the engine fires.
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"Biman has a history of shoddy finances and has never made a profit. I would be interested in seeing its maintenance history for all of its remaining few aircraft. One of the reasons people still fly international with Biman, is that it normally allows over 42kg luggage per passenger free with each ticket."

If memory serves, I think it was also (and maybe still is) not too fussy about people smoking on international flights
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There we go. Just recently the EU banned the A310’s from PIA flying into Europe, due to serious safety standard doubts. GCAA (UAE) saw no reason to do the same which quickly evoked the thanks by Pakistan to their (o-quote) “Muslim Brothers” for accepting their reassurance that all their aircraft were serviced to the highest international standard. So the religion card was played at the safety game, we all agree it has nothing to do there.
Another brother now inflicts some serious delays to Dubai with a equally doubtful A310. It’s the standard of maintenance and crew that matters, not implying that it necessarily led to this accident, however at the same time it cannot be ruled out. If the ME wants to play a major role in international aviation, it has to abolish its double standard lots of us suspect in applying safety and crewing standards of local talent.
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First 777 just landing on 30R , so seems all open....??

Was so nice and quite here in Uptown....

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Dont know about smoking, but I flew domestic with them 5 months ago. Passenger in front noticed his seat was wet (vomit). Unsmiling stewardess gave him a blanket to sit on. He sat on it, he had no choice. He wasn't smiling either.

Anyway, if you search on pprune for Biman, you will see some postings on how they are on the brink of bankruptcy (they've been on the brink for some 16 years or so).
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CNN now saying "Some officials are saying this was caused by a malfunction in the aircraft and that its heavy weight caused the problem"
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