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Emirates B777 gear collapse @ DXB?

Old 3rd Aug 2016, 11:44
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AP report 282 passengers, 18 crew, no fatalities.
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 11:46
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Looks like they were evacuating people right next to the wing that exploded too - if indeed it was the wing, rather than the centre fuel tank exploding.

Still can't believe everyone survived this.
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 11:46
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Which is the most important detail.
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 11:48
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If indeed it dropped like a rock from height > 100ft yet the cabin integrity was assured, all pax and crew evacuated .. Well.. god bless the engineers of this aircraft...
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 11:49
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Still can't believe everyone survived this.
It is indeed almost miraculous (if confirmed) - but if nothing else reinforce the very good survivability track record of the 777.
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 11:50
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Originally Posted by daelight View Post
If indeed it dropped like a rock from height > 100ft yet the cabin integrity was assured, all pax and crew evacuated .. Well.. god bless the engineers of this aircraft...
Absolutely. The BA fuel-starvation crash always surprises me for the same reason.

Seems a solid old girl the 777
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 11:51
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This is the ATC from the link above, very hard to hear much at all, other than EK521 clear to land (response from crew)
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 11:51
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Do we know (hopefully X infinity) that EVAC was complete?
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 11:54
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Night turnaround. 4 hr sectors. Landing at 12:45pm local. Hmmm....

I would never have guessed anything could go wrong on one of those lovely Annex 1 flights.

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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 11:57
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That crew were on a 29 hour layover in TRV after deadheading over on the 2nd.
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Absolutely. The BA fuel-starvation crash always surprises me for the same reason.

Seems a solid old girl the 777
Not to mention Asiana's cartwheel in SFO.
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 11:58
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Surface temperature 49degs, QNH 993 - what kind of density altitude is that? I'm not Triple7 qualified, but what are the operating limits for the type?
Add windshear, a go-around - that's an unfortunate mix.

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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 11:59
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Heard from someone on the ramp that it appeared that the gear was down, aircraft touched down well after midpoint with very high nose up attitude and the other main collapsed on touch down. Very early to speculate but WS?
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 12:00
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Originally Posted by nolimitholdem View Post
Night turnaround. 4 hr sectors. Landing at 12:45pm local. Hmmm....

I would never have guessed anything could go wrong on one of those lovely Annex 1 flights.

Any chance that we just wait a little bit and find out what happened before we start throwing the stones?
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 12:03
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Maybe it took them a little too long to figure out what the GPWS was on about at 500 feet.
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Any chance that we just wait a little bit and find out what happened before we start throwing the stones?
Not throwing stones. I think the use of exceptions to FTL's to squeeze the hours on some night t/a's is outrageous - I still think that.

But if troff is correct, not a factor in this accident. Good to hear.
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 12:06
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Aviation Herald report:-

3rd July 2016 10:37Z
An Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration A6-EMW performing flight EK-521 from Thiruvananthapuram (India) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) with 275 people on board, was on final approach to Dubai's runway 12L at 12:41L (08:41Z) but attempted to go around from low height. The aircraft however did not climb, but after retracting the gear touched down on the runway and burst into flames. Passengers are being reported evacuated and safe. The aircraft burned down completely.
Also reported Wind shear, dust clouds on approach, 11kt tailwind.
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 12:08
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Originally Posted by AngloFrench View Post
Aviation Herald report:-

Also reported Wind shear, dust clouds on approach, 11kt tailwind.
and why should you attempt to land?

Still amazed everyone is ok - every airline should get some 777's in there fleet!

New photo - still going down runway

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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 12:09
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NB the 275 pob figure was revised to 282+18, so the rest of the AH report may be similarly flawed.
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 12:12
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw9GADX-N-c
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