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Dreamlifter with a problem...

Post by cathay belgium » 21 Nov 2013, 12:34

Seattle, we have a problem!

A Boeing 747 Dreamlifter landed on a wrong airfield, 14 km away from original McConell AFB it landed on Jabarra airfield,which is closed now...
Boeing has send a tow truck as it can't take off from there as the runway is way too short, 1.8 km instead of the needed 3km..

Quite a story :lol:

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Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Post by andorra-airport » 21 Nov 2013, 12:58

cathay belgium wrote:Seattle, we have a problem!
(..)
Boeing has send a tow truck

Double problem ! On the way, the tow truck broke down ... oh oh Image
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Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Post by earthman » 21 Nov 2013, 13:21

Ohh looks like someone won't get their christmas bonus this year..

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Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Post by Homo Aeroportus » 21 Nov 2013, 14:37

cathay belgium wrote: ...Boeing has send a tow truck ..

CxB
Err, a tow truck to tow what?

The whole Dreamlifter down the road?
:mrgreen:

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Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Post by RoMax » 21 Nov 2013, 14:47

earthman wrote:Ohh looks like someone won't get their christmas bonus this year..
I assume so :lol:

Btw, mind that these flights are not operated by Boeing itself, it started with Evergreen I believe, but currently the Dreamlifters are operated by Atlas Air on behalf of Boeing.

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Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Post by CRJ 900 » 21 Nov 2013, 14:49

Tow truck just needed to turn the Dreamlifter, succesfully done right now. Stating a Wichita spokesman, a team of experts of Boeing, Atlas and the airport, the Dreamlifter should be able to take off even with the limited runway length as it is not fully loaded. Allthough all variable parameters (like wind) should be OK. They wait for full daylight however to do a visual inspection of the runway to check for damage done during landing (runway not calculated for this heavy weight plane)
New crew also brought in from New York to Jabarra to replace the old one.
Jabarra closed till Dreamlifter takes off.
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Post by jan_olieslagers » 21 Nov 2013, 15:40

New crew also brought in
... and the original crew? Dumped into the local landfill? Hope they're not in the same union(s) as SN pilots... (ducks to avoid cannonnade)

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Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Post by CRJ 900 » 21 Nov 2013, 15:50

jan_olieslagers wrote:
New crew also brought in
... and the original crew? Dumped into the local landfill? Hope they're not in the same union(s) as SN pilots... (ducks to avoid cannonnade)
They didn't mention anything particular on them. Probably they might have lost them :D
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Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Post by capetown » 21 Nov 2013, 19:32

They're gonna try to take off shortly.

BBC World's website will broadcast it as it happens :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25043394

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Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Post by -KoeKe- » 21 Nov 2013, 20:08

More info about Ostend Airport: http://ebos.bertsanders.be/en/new/

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Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Post by cathay belgium » 21 Nov 2013, 20:10

AIRBORNE !!! -THE END - ;)
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Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Post by sn26567 » 21 Nov 2013, 20:28

Naughty : "Women pilots don't land at the wrong airport, they ask for directions!"
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Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Post by earthman » 21 Nov 2013, 21:29

Men don't get lost, they take scenic routes!

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Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Post by smokejumper » 21 Nov 2013, 22:11

My daughter lives in Wichita, about 3 miles (5 km) from Jabarra Airport and she sent me this link with 3 stories from the Wichita Eagle newspaper - interesting. I wonder if the US unemployment ranks grew by 2 more people?

see: http://www.kansas.com/2013/11/21/313243 ... rport.html

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Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Post by smokejumper » 21 Nov 2013, 22:15

cathay belgium wrote:AIRBORNE !!! -THE END - ;)
Perhaps not the end. What actions might the pilots find themselves taking as they explain the situation.

In all fairness to the pilots, there are 3 airports within 8 miles (13km); all have runways that line up on the same coordinates. The Beechcraft Airport, however is slightly to the right of the line between Jabarra and McConnell. If you go to https://maps.google.com/ and look at the East side of Wichita, you'll see what I mean.

Landing at Jabarra (instead of McConnell or Beechcraft has happpened before, but not by such a large plane.

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Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Post by sn26567 » 21 Nov 2013, 22:37

cathay belgium wrote:AIRBORNE !!! -THE END - ;)
No, the end is when it landed safely at its intended destination, McConnell. A few minutes after it took off from Jabara...
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Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Post by FLYAIR10 » 21 Nov 2013, 22:42

Take-off in 4500 ft only ..Not bad for such a beast I would think so... :shock:
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Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Post by cathay belgium » 21 Nov 2013, 22:48

Shortest flight over for this type I guess... Paparay and westpaparay record isn't broken ! ;)
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Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Post by quixoticguide » 22 Nov 2013, 00:48

smokejumper wrote:
cathay belgium wrote:AIRBORNE !!! -THE END - ;)
Perhaps not the end. What actions might the pilots find themselves taking as they explain the situation.

In all fairness to the pilots, there are 3 airports within 8 miles (13km); all have runways that line up on the same coordinates. The Beechcraft Airport, however is slightly to the right of the line between Jabarra and McConnell. If you go to https://maps.google.com/ and look at the East side of Wichita, you'll see what I mean.
And 4 airports in 12 miles ! Wichita Mid Continent Airport
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Re: Dreamlifter with a problem...

Post by smokejumper » 22 Nov 2013, 01:41

quixoticguide wrote:
smokejumper wrote:
cathay belgium wrote:AIRBORNE !!! -THE END - ;)
Perhaps not the end. What actions might the pilots find themselves taking as they explain the situation.

In all fairness to the pilots, there are 3 airports within 8 miles (13km); all have runways that line up on the same coordinates. The Beechcraft Airport, however is slightly to the right of the line between Jabarra and McConnell. If you go to https://maps.google.com/ and look at the East side of Wichita, you'll see what I mean.
And 4 airports in 12 miles ! Wichita Mid Continent Airport
Actually, there's a 5th airport inside the city limits of Wichita - Cessna Field. It sits immediately north of McConnell AFB (just across Salina Drive) and is where Cessna makes many of its single engine aircraft.

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