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Dragonair B747 wing and multiple pod strike at MAN

Old 1st Mar 2008, 15:49
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Dragonair B747 wing and multiple pod strike at MAN

A little bird tells me that a Dragonair 747 had rather a bumpy landing at MAN last night at 0130.
Outcome appears to be that both wings touched the ground and that at least one engine did too, and also resulted in a blown tyre and a short runway closure.
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Full story in the Freight Dogs forum!
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Cool

least one engine did too
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try 3!
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So that explains the 747 at the cargo area with all the engine access panels open, sounds expensive !
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Had a look at the engines a couple of days ago. 1 & 2 have scrape marks along the cowlings, but 4 suffered the most. One engine has to be replaced and the others are having the cowlings replaced...will take a couple of weeks to get the parts delivered and fitted...getting the replacement engine will be the hold up!!

Spoke to a 747 F/O about it and he wouldn't believe that 3 engines struck the runway!! he just said "How is this possible?"
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Replacement engine is already there that's not holding it up. The lack of availablity of nose and fan cowls is the hold up i'm told.
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...guess nothing caught on tape if happened at 01:30 !!??
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@Mod: next time you delete my post, at least merge the thread into http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=316048, thank you
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