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UPS Aircraft Down In Dubai

Old 3rd Sep 2010, 16:58
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UPS Aircraft Down In Dubai

Just 5 Minutes Ago. I Heard And Saw An Aicraft, Possibly An Airliner Going Down In Dubai Near Silicon Oasis.
It Has Just Overlown My House And Than Big Fireball.
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 17:11
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Sky News reporting plane made emergency landing on highway. Possibly a private jet?
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 17:25
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It missed DSO but is down very nearby. Went very low over the villa followed seconds later by huge explosion.
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 17:30
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Right over B block in DSO, very low. Heard the sound of the airflow rather than engines. Crashed over by the army camp, west of the Al Ain road and midway between the 311 and the 611. Very, very low over DSO! Wife still got the jitters!
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 17:31
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Down just west of Al Ain Road, about half way between Emirates Road (311) & the Outer Bypass Road (611). Very, very close to DSO! My wife was at the B block pool & said that it was so low when it went over that she thought it might hit the A/C block villas. I don't know how it cleared the high rise buildings on either side of Al Ain Road.

The wreckage trail is fairly long (could only see the flames), so it looks like it is possible they still had control & tried to force land it.
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 17:34
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Over my place at between 500'-1000AGL, heard plenty of noise..then went outside and saw the flash and glow, hoped in the car and can confirm previous posts, a couple of mates out for a walk thought 747 for a well known Cargo outfit...no engine noise.
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 17:36
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Doesn't seem to be in the right place for an arrival. Looks more like a departure off 12R, with the right turn to head for Middle East or European destinations.

Was in the shower when it went over - very loud. I would have thought it was engine noise & high power at that.
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 17:41
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UPS. Declared Mayday. Was on approach 30L and then veered off course. Last radar hit showed descending through 500' doing 250kts.

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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 17:42
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It seams it was a UPS B744 N571UP
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 17:43
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Just heard that they were landing with fire in the cockpit & for some reason they did a go-around.
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 17:44
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Previous ID on the operator matches what was seen from here
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 17:44
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news flying around now it is UPS B744F

Any news on the crew?

Fingers crossed they got out of it
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 17:50
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As being reported N571UP. 747-400F delivered 2007.
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 18:00
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Would somebody enlighten us as to what DSO is??
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 18:02
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DSO is the Dubai Silicon Oasis - Dubai Silicon Oasis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 18:09
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Just talking to a friend of mine in Dubai and it has actually come down near the Emirates road.
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 18:12
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"Statement on Aircraft Incident

Atlanta, September 03, 2010

A UPS cargo plane has been involved in an accident in Dubai. We are working to obtain additional details.

More information coming soon."

Statement on Aircraft Incident - UPS Pressroom
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 18:16
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The UPS flight took off and then declared a full emergency minutes later due to a cockpit fire.... The emergency services were deployed at OMDB but we cancelled a few minutes later (possibly because the pilot decided to go for the military base instead)??

Friends in DSO say the plane was dumping fuel constantly as it tried to make it back. His shirt and garden stink of Jet A1... Nearly took out the last set of villas on the Al Ain road side... then crashed. It could have (possibly) crashed into the small set of villas between the 311 and 611 as it tried to make the air base landing field.

Hope the crew got out ok. Damn!!!

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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 18:20
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Atlanta, September 03, 2010
A UPS cargo plane has been involved in an accident in Dubai.
At approximately 12 p.m. EST, UPS Flight 6 from Dubai, UAE, to Cologne, DE, a 747-400 with two crewmembers on board crashed on takeoff. At this time, we have not confirmed any casualties.
"Safety is a key priority for UPS," said Airline & International Operations Manager Bob Lekites. "This incident is very unfortunate and we will do everything we can to find the cause," said Lekites. "Our thoughts go out to the crewmembers involved in the incident and their families."
"We will also release more information as it becomes available, in cooperation with government authorities. We will not speculate about the cause. Until then, we ask for your patience in this difficult time."
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Old 3rd Sep 2010, 18:23
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UPS flight took off and then declared a full emergency minutes later due to a cockpit fire
Obviously very early and needs to be confirmed but I can't seem to remember a similar incident involving a 747 ? Rather unusual.

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