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Kabo Air Incident (ex VS 747 aircraft)

Old 28th Feb 2002, 13:07
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Question Kabo Air Incident (ex VS 747 aircraft)

Does anybody know anything about a recent incident involving a Kabo Air 747-200 maybe ex VS. .that lost its RH Flaps/Gear doors after hitting trees coming into land somewhere in Africa recently. . .Photo's would be appreciated. .We have a very bad fax print but no reg etc
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Likewise...the incident in Jeddah some weeks ago when they asked for permission to fly to Lagos with un-serviceable engine.

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Exculsive Mandate,

Whats wrong with doing a 3 engine ferry in a B747?

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Mutt- I believe he is refereing to the African based 747 that came in with one engine strapped up with heavy FOD damage. During an inspection by tipped off airport authorities 2 of the other engines were also found to have FOD damage among other problems(memory is fading). I have pictures somewhere. But that was at least a year ago not weeks.

Knowing 747 Low Speed performance .... I think if you "lost" the right hand flaps at an altitude low enough to be hitting trees, the ensueing asymetry would cause the airplane to crab and probably roll uncontrollably. I will give it a run in the sim and see what its like.

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