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Brand new Etihad A340-600 damaged in Toulouse; several wounded

Old 27th Apr 2009, 03:01
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Also, the water and foam would have washed some of them away, making them difficult to see from the air. They were probably still identifiable on the ground.
ChristiaanJ, I disagree on that. I would say the best way to identify traces is to take some distance or some altitude as in this picture.
Also there was not much water and foam on the left hand side of the a/c and if there actually was, it didn't wash any of the NLG marks Ö

Anyway, letís assume the braking was too light to leave visible traces from the air, but then, you or anyone here, has still to comment on the early crab movement of the aircraft 120 meters away from the wall, and so with only 3 tires (all of them from the Right MLG) marking the ground ?

Physically impossible unless Ö
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Old 27th Apr 2009, 04:15
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Thats the best looking airbus I have ever seen!
Your smilie notwithstanding, a pretty puerile joke 3REDS.
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Old 27th Apr 2009, 10:55
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I always wonder if indeed they end up as Coke cans, or whether the scrap alloy can be processed and re-used without being totally 'ruined' in processing.
Will be melted and re-casted in ingots to be used for various applications depending on the alloy "corrections" added. It is never ruined in processing.
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Old 28th Apr 2009, 12:56
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777 at EGLL


Is BA038 still at EGLL?

I haven't been there for some months now.
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Old 28th Apr 2009, 13:20
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a few weeks ago i was at LHR and it was still there.. all white without the vertical stabilizer.
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Old 28th Apr 2009, 15:58
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Nope, the 38 has been cut up and moved in the last 2-3 weeks or so.
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Old 28th Apr 2009, 17:05
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Taildragger67, wiggy,
Latest I heard was also that BA038 is now definitely JCB fodder.

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Old 20th May 2009, 18:56
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Association of Licensed Aircraft Engineers (ALAE) - Our Aircraft picture gallery
Good picture quality, ain't seen pic 4/5 and before.
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Old 22nd May 2009, 21:42
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For information about the fate of G-YMMM see the last couple of pages of the "BA 38 777" thread. For those who are interested.... the latest shots of LHR on google earth show a the rather battered looking 777 sitting just to the north of the southern runway.
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