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AN12 Down in Sierra Leone

Old 3rd Jan 2008, 19:38
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AN12 Down in Sierra Leone

An AN12 lost its U/C after landing at Lungi Airport Freetown Sierra Leone on or around the 31st Dec 07. No injuries reported. Pictures below (Hopefully):
















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Old 3rd Jan 2008, 19:46
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Some tyres can still be used. No problem.
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Old 3rd Jan 2008, 23:19
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Anyone got stats on how many of these are still out there...

you know where I'm coming from...
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Old 4th Jan 2008, 01:32
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TwoOneFour Typical. Just as the wheels touch down, the aeroplane comes off.
Classic.. I should have started counting a few years ago... how many I've seen flying .... how many I've seen blocking my view off the side of runways in Congo, Sudan, Chad... 'yawn'... time to drop off to sleep counting sheep.. or downed Antonovs...
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Old 4th Jan 2008, 07:53
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TwoOneFour Typical. Just as the wheels touch down, the aeroplane comes off.

Front runner for "Post of the year"
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Old 4th Jan 2008, 08:17
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Looks like Africa West , who are based in Lome will be looking for another aircraft
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Old 4th Jan 2008, 08:45
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Good to see the flaps are fully retracted
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Old 4th Jan 2008, 12:37
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Obviously the fact that the tyre had so much tread, the u/c couldnt cope with the extra weight...
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Old 4th Jan 2008, 12:39
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They shouldn't have any trouble picking another one up, there are plenty AN12s lying across Africa

Oh, you mean SERVICEABLE ones...
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 02:04
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The pictures remind me somehow of the movie "Lord of War" with Nicholas Cage when his rented Antonov got scavenged by locals.
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 04:13
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It looks like a result of US airlines' outsourced maintenance.
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