An Iran Air Airbus 300-600 stands in the snow after skidding off the runway on takeoff from Stockholm Arlanda Airport (AP Photo/Maja Suslin)
Air Iran flight IR762 was trying to leave from Stockholm on its way to Tehran, but it didn’t make it off the runway. As the Airbus A300-600, with 172 aboard, started its take off roll, it went off the runway about 130yards.â€œSome 100, 150 meters out on the runway (the plane) made a very slow turn and got stuck in the snow on the side of the runway,â€ airport spokesman Jan Lindqvist said.
There was light snow on the ground at the time of the incident, but investigators are looking to see if there was something wrong with one of the engines, causing the slow turn.
The airline states the aircraft was not damaged and none of the passengers were injured.
Source: The Local
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CN-RNT Royal Air Maroc Boeing 767 showing the damages after a hard landing. Click for Larger.
Wandering around on Airliners.net, IÂ found the first pictures I have seen of Royal Air Maroc’s Boeing 767-300 which had a hard landing back in April 2009. The aircraft was cleared to land at JFK (flying from Morocco).Â
After the landing there was no obvious damage to the plane and it was set up for the return flight. Then the flight crew noticed the damage during the walk-around and it is expected to cost up to $10 million to repair the damaged plane. It is currently thought that the incident was causedÂ by wake turbulence.
It is scary to think what might have happened if the plane would have taken off without the damages found.Â And to think this damage wasÂ found in the dark during the walk-around! That must have been one hard landing for everyone aboard for sure.
Image: Gerard Isaacson
Amazingly all the debris and oil slick that were found in the middle of the Atlantic areÂ reportedly not from Air France flight 447. It is uncertain at this time what they might be from, but the debris doesn’t match what would be on the airliner and the amount of oil foundÂ doesn’t match what the jet would be carrying.
This is another reminder that we really do not know what happened to this flight. Seems like there are many different opinions of what could have happened and now that we don’t even know where it went down, the mystery thickens. At this point I think we can only wait for the investigators to do their job and send our thoughts to the families who lost loved ones.
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The Brazilian Military has been heading to the location where another jetliner reported seeing flames on the ocean previously.
When the Brazilian military planes arrived they found a 3 mile long path of debris from the Air France jet carrying 228 people.
The ocean depth at the crash location is about 3 miles. With the area and depth of the crash scene, it will be very difficult to track down the cockpit and the blackbox, which records much of the flight data.
A few unverifiable objects (life vests, seats) have been found among the mostly unidentifiable wreckage, but no signs of any of the 228 aboard at this point.
There is still only speculation to what caused this crash. It is known the flight hit heavy weather and it seems there was little time for the pilots to make a Mayday call.
Our thoughts go out to all those who are affected by this tragic loss.
Read the most up-to-date information on this story.
Boeing 777 not looking so great
British Airways Flight 38 crashed in Heathrow Airport in London in January 2008. Luckily no one died and only 13 of the 136 aboard had minor injuries. The flight landed 1000 feet short of the runway due to lack of thrust to the engines, probably caused from ice in the fuel lines.
Upon landing, the landing gear collapsed and caused quite a mess.
Since then, the aircraft has been kept intact while investigating the accident. Even though the investigation is not completed, permission has been given for the airframe to be “broken up” and “sent for recycling.”
It is quite interesting to think what will happen to the airframe and in what future products it might end up in.
Source: Wikipedia & FlightGlobal Image: Wikipedia