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DHL Baghdad A300 Crew Honored

Post by MiStEr-T » 11 Nov 2004, 02:24

GREAT JOB !!! :mexwave:

THE HUGH GORDON-BURGE MEMORIAL AWARD 2003:
Captain Eric Gennotte
First Officer Steeve Michielsen
Flight Engineer Mario Rofail
DHL OO-DLL

http://www.gapan.org/committees/trophies/03hgb.htm


Had the DHL crew been doing a pax flight, they'd be international heroes! :roll:


TBK :jump:

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Post by sn26567 » 11 Nov 2004, 09:24

A well deserved award!
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Post by pilatus » 11 Nov 2004, 11:08

Can tell you that they are nice people, know them as EAT crew scheduler.
Great job.....

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Post by luchtzak » 11 Nov 2004, 11:20

Great achievement!

To remember what happened, have a look at this article: http://www.aviation24.be/article2078.html

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Post by ILS25L » 11 Nov 2004, 13:14

Good afternoon,
Congratulations to the EAT-crew for this miraculeous job in Bagdad.
As a lot of people within DHL and EAT, this is a proove how dedicated those people from DHL and EAT are.
Leipzig will at least have very good skilled flightcrews... :(
Greetz, Karl

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Post by MiStEr-T » 11 Nov 2004, 18:45

What about the future of OO-DLL ?
He sits on the tarmac at Baghdad Airport since the accident.

http://www.michael-forman.com/gallery/dhl.html
This beautiful plane is waiting to be scrapped ?? :roll:





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Post by Avro » 11 Nov 2004, 18:50

Congratulations for to the crew for their courage and their professionalism. They have done an excellent job that day.

As for OO-DLL, for the moment it doesn't look good for that plane. I suppose that it'll be scrapped or at least stored in Baghdad, since there aren't any facilities at the airport to repair the plane :(

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Post by sn26567 » 11 Nov 2004, 18:51

Thanks for the link, Mister-T.

With a new wing it should be able to fly again! But who is going to install it in Irak? Would Airbus dare to send a Beluga and technicians there?
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Post by Avro » 11 Nov 2004, 18:55

sn26567 wrote: With a new wing it should be able to fly again! But who is going to install it in Irak? Would Airbus dare to send a Beluga and technicians there?
There is more damage than only the wing in my opinion.

The engines have absorbed a lot of sand during the landing,which means that they will need to be checked as well and maybe replaced.
Then I suppose that the A300 landed with more weight than allowed, since the pilots didn't had the time to dump the fuel. This means that the under carriage will also need inspections.

The plane shouldn't be technically a w/o but the location makes it a lot harder to repair it. :(

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Post by C_J » 11 Nov 2004, 19:18

such an excellent flight crew should be rewarded indeed!!!

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Post by pilatus » 11 Nov 2004, 20:24

Then I suppose that the A300 landed with more weight than allowed, since the pilots didn't had the time to dump the fuel. This means that the under carriage will also need inspections.
Not completely true as they where empty and not full fuel due to the relative short flight to Bah.

The aircraft is from what I heard at the company total los as it was more a controlled crash iso a landing. Airbus would be interested in the wreckage as they can learn a lot from it.

Greetz,

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Post by Avro » 11 Nov 2004, 21:21

pilatus wrote:
Then I suppose that the A300 landed with more weight than allowed, since the pilots didn't had the time to dump the fuel. This means that the under carriage will also need inspections.
Not completely true as they where empty and not full fuel due to the relative short flight to Bah.

The aircraft is from what I heard at the company total los as it was more a controlled crash iso a landing. Airbus would be interested in the wreckage as they can learn a lot from it.

Greetz,
Ok thanks for putting it straight

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Post by AN124 » 11 Nov 2004, 21:24

These pilots really deserve this.
I don't think much pilots would have landed the plane in such a safe way as they did.

Looking to the damage, this is looking like it will cost a lot to repair. To be honest it would surprise me if DHL would repair this one.

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Post by Bilboone » 12 Sep 2005, 19:20

MiStEr-T wrote:What about the future of OO-DLL ?
He sits on the tarmac at Baghdad Airport since the accident.
I received a email from Jack Downey of Chrison Aerospace LLC, who did the repair with a 7 man strong team in 23 days
I can tell you that OO-DLL is repaired in a state to ferry flight the aircraft out Baghdad, OO-DLL is now known as N1452,

Engines will be replaced in november

pictures and more info to follow....

by the way, ex. OO-DLR known as EC-JHO is still flying in Baghdad without DHL markings.

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Post by pilatus » 13 Sep 2005, 14:28

Please keep me informed. As EAT employee this is ineteresting news.

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Post by Bilboone » 29 Jan 2007, 15:05

It toke a bit longer than I tought... But finally some news and pictures of the Airbus in baghdad.

First of all, the A/C is still there out somewhere ( can be viewed with google earth) at Baghdad airport.

The engines are removed and send to a repair shop, they should be back in the near future. after reinstalling the engines, the aircraft will fly somewhere they can do the wing replacement and probably near to the donor wing. The whole process takes more time , because it's not an usally situation and work conditions. But I hope and believe this will work out. I read some where It should be ready for lease in the Q2 of 2007. But my informant told me they will do there best !

here follow then the pictures :

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Post by Avro » 29 Jan 2007, 19:55

Thanks for sharing those nice pictures Bilbo !!

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Post by HAWK21M » 02 Feb 2007, 14:25

Fantastic Achievement by the crew.
Hats off.
regds
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Post by Desert Rat » 03 Jun 2007, 12:34

Is the A/C flying by now???

Are the crew still flying for DHL???

really love to read that story in the december 2004 issue of flight international though...

That's really good airmanship.... :thumbsup:

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