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Taylortony
06-17-2006, 06:44 AM
Do ya, doo ya wanna know more? wasn't the initial point of impact you know, wanna know more? do ya, doo ya?


To quote the BBC

"A freight plane has made an emergency crash landing at Birmingham International Airport after developing problems with its undercarriage".

To Quote Taylortony, "Thats because it left it's undercarraige some 40 miles away lying beside another runway it missed"...............Do ya, doo ya wanna know more?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/west_midlands/5082200.stm


http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/06/in_pictures_enl_1150370757/img/1.jpg

Taylortony
06-17-2006, 06:44 AM
Do ya, doo ya wanna know more? wasn't the initial point of impact you know, wanna know more? do ya, doo ya?


To quote the BBC

"A freight plane has made an emergency crash landing at Birmingham International Airport after developing problems with its undercarriage".

To Quote Taylortony, "Thats because it left it's undercarraige some 40 miles away lying beside another runway it missed"...............Do ya, doo ya wanna know more?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/west_midlands/5082200.stm


http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/06/in_pictures_enl_1150370757/img/1.jpg

major_setback
06-17-2006, 06:50 AM
Yes.

HotelBushranger
06-17-2006, 07:34 AM
Yes sir! I mean no sir! I mean yes to the first part, and no to the second part. Sir!

Taylortony
06-17-2006, 08:25 AM
It tried to land at EGNX first after diverting from Stanstead,That is NOT in the news reports, he had undercarriage problems alright, it was 40 miles away from his final crash landing.... I came down heavy in fog attempting to land, that we know at about 5 AM........... rumour has him fuel critical as maintenance at Stanstead means they have to arrive with a lower fuel load than normal due to shortened runway, from what I have heard piecemeal and rumour control is that the right boogie hit the runway hard tearing the wheel and part of the undercarriage strut off, the left boogie apparently landed on the grass about 25 feet off the edge of the runway plowing a furrow but remained intact, it is also rumoured the left engine ran along the ground as did the left wingtip also plowing strips, these can been seen and the AIB are their measuring it all up ( or were) miracously he managed to heave it back off the ground and fly it not knowing the extent of the damage to Birmingham which was clear weather wise where he pulled of a text book crash landing.. If the Grass hadn't been cut, the wingtip had dug in etc, then the results would have probably been horrific as he would probably have cartwheeled straight across the main apron full of aircraft......... AS SAID this is all hearsay and rumour control, but the furrows are their to see, also part of the gear was seen lying beside the main runway and the AIB were apparently there measuring everything.. But no doubt the AAIB report will make interesting reading when it arrives...

Capt.England
06-17-2006, 11:48 AM
I did hear a rough sounding plane about 5'ish, same day, flying near to where I live (Near Anstey, Leicester). I wonder if it was the same one?

TT, was it diverted from Stanstead because of weather, or did it have a problem before landing?

I would guess that if it took back off in the direction of the M1, then with the turn radius of the plane it may of passed near to me (possibly the clearest route not flying over too many houses). I know Derby is to the north, Nottingham to the north east, and Leicester is about 10 to 15 miles south of East Mid's Airport.

ploughman
06-17-2006, 12:23 PM
Woops. The net p0wnz teh media.