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air luxor, tail scrape at stn....????

Old 20th Aug 2003, 04:36
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air luxor, tail scrape at stn....????

this is my first post so please be nice..........Please???

Anyone got any info on stn being closed today due to an air luxor L-1011 tail scrape.
Apparently ac was taxied to the compass base near FLS.
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Old 20th Aug 2003, 06:10
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Does everybody have to be nice, or just, perhaps, the first few posters? I mean, can we lead you down the path at first, just to tear your heart out on page 2?

You know, you're VERY lucky that I was the first to stumble upon your question. Others may not have been as charitable.

Of course, I don't know the answer to your question. But if I did, I'd answer it like a gentleman.

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BTM, what a STUPID and IDIOTIC question. I can't believe you would ask something like that you MORON. ...crawl back under a rock...dictionary...appaling grammar...etc etc.

Just kidding - and toughening you up in case you ever make it to Jet Blast.

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BTW, Sorry but I don't have an answer to your question either.
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As they operate -500 series aircraft, really difficult to drag the tail on landing. but can be done.
OTOH, have seen the results of the action on...would you believe...takeoff, with the short body machine, and the El Capitan was ex-EAL. (original EAL, that is...)
Need I say more?
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Yes indeed, Air Luxor L1011 did have a tail strike at STN ( CS-TMP) If im not mistaken...
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Cool

Onan JB these days is a tame place. There have been worse spats right here on R&N amongst the 'serious' folks.

Sorry B the M no news on the tailscrape, guess it just wasn't his lucky day.
BTW that was a very 'virginal' approach, the 'please be gentle' appeal was most fetching, now your toe is wet though expect the worst from the ruffians.
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Old 20th Aug 2003, 19:08
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taxying out from the cul-de-sac at stn yesterday when the incident occured - i was watching cos its been a while since ive seen a Tri-star in Stn . His approach was rather low to say the least , from where we where sitting looked like he only just made the tarmac with the tail - ooooops !!! the nose was very , very , VERY high ! reminds me of an incident with a caledonian machine a few years ago .......?
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I think I remember the Caledonian tailstrike. Wasn't it wet-leased from Sweden?
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Air Luxor now using an Air Atlanta 767-300ER to operate some flights !

Aircraft positioned from DUB to the Azores yesterday, and then operated on to Providence.
Will return with same routing tonight.
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Yes the Portuguese carrier had 250 or so pax at the azores that where due to go to Providence, but their A330 was retained in the States due to the blackout incident that happened few days ago...
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The Luxor is parked over the northside right now, on the 500's.
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Gordinho,
Most definately not wet leased from Sweden.
Brit pilots (not paying attention) and a Caledonian machine....at KOS.
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Regarding the calli tail strike , i agree with 411A . definitly a G reg , ex BA me thinks -eating sand in the desert now !! , any more news on the recent event at Stn ?
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I was thinking of a big tailstrike in MAN. Probably in 97 or 98? Ruptured the pressure bulkhead.
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That was one of the TBG machines - EI-CNN I think; I've seen the photos.
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I heard the L1011 was doing an autoland.
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I have video footage given to me of good old BEAL aka SE-DPM in AirOps hybrid colours of the old calli blue and airops on the tail doing a positioning flight to LTN. The dick thing at the back just missed it. It looked very close!

Good old OOE. What an operation that was with some true classics. Whats the fate of SE-DSD. A -100 think no 215 off the production. The best one I seem to remember.

Oh and then there was the base training in SE-DPP. One touch and go at LTN nearly ended up in Vauxhall's car park.
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Nopax, that's the bunny. Weren't the Air Ops people involved somehow and just borrowing an Irish AOC (Foyle maybe?)
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Perhaps that Tristar legend The Guv could enlighten us all.

Oops sorry, forgot he's some hard mans bitch now.

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Hi Gordinho;

Could well be, mate. I know that they used to answer the phone as 'Aer Turas' when I used to deal with 'em, back in Summer '98.

Almost took a job there, too......


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