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Old August 5th, 2016, 07:48 PM   #1761
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An update on avherald about the accident in Dubai:

http://avherald.com/h?article=49c12302&opt=0

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A passenger in the aft cabin reported, that the approach was normal, there had been no announcements or indications of anything abnormal. Then there was a heavy impact, oxygen masks came down, the aircraft skidded shaking violently and immediately filling with smoke and came to a stop. All doors were opened, it appeared however not all of them were used for evacuation. After sliding down the chute the passenger began to run, about 100 meters from the aircraft an explosion was heard (editorial note: watch video "The aircraft erupting into flames", the right wing caught fire and including right hand engine separated from the aircraft).

Another passenger reported that the captain made an announcement they would land at Dubai and the weather was fine, nothing appeared to be amiss. Suddenly the aircraft hit the ground tail/belly first, at the same time the right hand engine caught fire, and the aircraft skidded to a halt, smoke filled the cabin, only at this time the passengers realised the seriousness of the situation. The accident came entirely out of the blue.

According to ATC recordings the aircraft performed a normal approach and landing, there was no priority or emergency declared. Upon contacting tower tower advised the crew to plan to vacate the runway at taxiway M9 (editorial note: which several listeners including the editor originally understood as a reminder for the crew to lower the gear) and cleared the aircraft to land. Another approach reported on tower frequency. About 2 minutes after EK-521 reported on tower, the crew reported going around, tower instructed the aircraft to climb to 4000 feet, the crew acknowledged climbing to 4000 feet, a few seconds later tower instructs the next arrival to go around and alerts emergency services. The position of the aircraft is described near the end of the runway.
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Old August 6th, 2016, 12:32 PM   #1762
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DHL missed a runway in Italy at Milan Bergamo, nobody hurt.

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Old August 12th, 2016, 07:48 AM   #1763
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Old August 28th, 2016, 04:18 PM   #1764
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Southwest Lose an Engine in flight.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...engine-failure

That is NOT an uncontained failure. The high pressure components are all fully contained. It seems the front of the nacelle disintegrated instead.
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Old August 28th, 2016, 05:59 PM   #1765
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Not engine, but engine's inlet cowling.
Question is how this occurred...

People onboard were lucky, falling parts damaged fuselage, wing and horizontal stabilizer. It's miracle that fuselage withstood instead of going into decompression explosion...
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Old August 29th, 2016, 05:38 PM   #1766
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Still looks scary as f*ck midflight

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Old August 31st, 2016, 01:12 PM   #1767
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UA880 Houston-London hits turbulence SW of Ireland and diverts to SNN, 12 persons were hospitalised and thankfully only one person remains hospitalised right now with the others discharged after treatment this morning.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/f...ua880/#ad8a992
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Old September 1st, 2016, 05:28 PM   #1768
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SpaceX lose ANOTHER rocket.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37247077

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A rocket operated by the aerospace company SpaceX has exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral where it was being test-fired ahead of a launch.
In a statement, the company blamed the blast on "an anomaly" and said no-one had been injured.
It said the rocket's payload, a satellite due to be launched on Saturday, was also destroyed.
The force of the blast shook buildings several miles away and sent a plume of smoke high above the complex.
Some Anomaly that.

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Old September 7th, 2016, 07:42 PM   #1769
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This article details how incredibly lucky the passengers were after the Emirates 777 crashlanded in Dubai last month.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...cuatio-429069/

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Four of the left-hand doors were ultimately opened – the central door was left shut owing to smoke outside – but their slides were either blown up against the aircraft or, in one case, detached before it could be used.
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Old September 10th, 2016, 02:28 AM   #1770
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Old September 28th, 2016, 04:22 PM   #1771
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Netherland had just release the investigation report of MH17 by Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT).

MH17 missile 'came from Russia', Dutch-led investigators say



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International prosecutors investigating the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 say the Buk missile that hit the plane was from Russia.
They also narrowed down the area it was fired from to a field in territory controlled by Russian-backed rebels.

All 298 people on board the Boeing 777 died when it broke apart in mid-air flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

Russia says the conclusions are "extremely political" and its Buk missiles "never shot down" the plane.

"Based on the criminal investigation, we have concluded that flight MH17 was downed by a Buk missile of the series 9M83 that came from the territory of the Russian Federation," chief Dutch police investigator Wilbert Paulissen said in a news conference on Thursday.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37495067
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