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747 Crash At Brussels

Old 25th May 2008, 12:17
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747 Crash At Brussels

Sky reporting trouble with a 747 cargo taking off from Brussels.
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Old 25th May 2008, 12:19
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Kalitta N704CK off the end of 02 at Brussels and broken in two.
Four on board, one injured. Happened 1131z.
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Old 25th May 2008, 12:20
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Kalitta crash at Brussels Zaventem (BRU)

From Belgian news site:

"Het gaat om een vrachtvliegtuig van de vrachtmaatschappij Kalitta Air, een maatschappij die enkele keren per week op Zaventem vliegt.

Het vliegtuig was net vertrokken vanuit Brucargo en zo problemen hebben gehad om op te stijgen. Aan het eind van de startbaan is het in tweeŽn gebroken. Het gaat om een boeing 747.

Er waren vier mensen aan boord. Een van hen zou gewond zijn."

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It says, in short, that a Kalitta cargo B747 overran the end of the runway on take off and broke up. 4 people on board, apparently 1 injury.
Happened today at around noon CET.

No more details for the moment...

Edit for typo

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Old 25th May 2008, 12:25
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I am SLF at Brussels most weeks - never seen a 747 take off from 02 before. Landing yes. but they are normally on 25R.
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Old 25th May 2008, 12:34
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You guys are on BBC news

hd my laptop handy and Just joined to tell you
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Old 25th May 2008, 12:39
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http://www.luchtzak.be/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=46317

Picture half way down

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Good old BBC News24. "It was a Kalitta N704CK taking off from oh-two; that means the second runway..."
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Old 25th May 2008, 12:41
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Split in 2, being doused by by firefighters as a precaution.

4 injured according to BBC news.
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Old 25th May 2008, 12:47
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Sounds like they were very lucky no fire, pictures on BBC show it in 3 pieces
with the second break by the tail

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Old 25th May 2008, 12:49
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Ye. no flames but BBC news seem to show the tail cracked. Its not actually broke at the tail, its kind of snapped down but the floor trussing is hold it together
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Old 25th May 2008, 12:50
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Looks more like RWY 20 to me, they stopped all traffic on the railroad to the south of the airport.
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Old 25th May 2008, 12:53
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new NOTAM issued by belgocontrol:

Valid from : 25/05/2008 12:00 Until : 25/05/2008 13:30 EST
Text : RWY 02/20 AND 07R/25L CLSD

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Old 25th May 2008, 12:54
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According to the Belgian
http://www.deredactie.be/cm/de.redac...zaventem_crash
four POB are lightly injured, one got away unscathed...
Click on the image for some more footage.
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Old 25th May 2008, 13:09
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Eyewitness claims to have heard a light explosion, possibly a burst tyre, before the TO was aborted and the a/c came off the RW.


Apparently, the Kalitta 704 was leaving BRU for Bahrein.
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Old 25th May 2008, 13:13
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Geeze,

I just took off from outta there last night.

Alll I can say is thank God they didn't get further airborne, there's a fair amount of city all around that airport too.

Damn.
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Old 25th May 2008, 13:16
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maybe the problem wouldnt have happened if they had gotten into the air if it was a tyre etc??? Maybe the damage caused by ground impacts? either way, glad to hear it hasnt been worse than it is.

aircraft can be replaced, people can't.
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Old 25th May 2008, 13:58
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this is once more the proof of the danger o fusing 02/20 at BRU. Will the authorities once for all... think outside politics? Glad to see there were no casualties, neither the crew nor citizens living nearby.
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Old 25th May 2008, 14:08
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Have to agree with you on this one.

Seems like 25R is still closed for departures on a Sunday morning for noise restrictions, and its a long taxi and hold for a 25L departure.

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Old 25th May 2008, 14:11
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Will be interesting to hear what the cargo was as the Belgian news says the flight was a 'diplomatieke ' flight !!
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Old 25th May 2008, 14:15
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I read a report that the aircraft was close to houses as well as a railway line. The rail line is shut down as a precaution.

Wow! How often do you see damage like that on an aborted takeoff and no fire?
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Old 25th May 2008, 14:23
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What has this got to to with 02/20. As if this couldn't have happened on any other rwy.

The fact he used it, shows the weights allowed it.

When 02/20 is in use in BRU (for noise regulations) another rwy can be requested if weights dictate it. This on simple request by fax by the company.
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