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Airbus wingstrike on landing

At around 1:00 pm on May 21, 2011, Korean Airlines Flight 701 landed awry at Narita airport, Japan

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Added: Jul-23-2011 Occurred On: May-21-2011
By: TheSanityInspector
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Tags: airplanes, accidents
Location: Narita, Chiba Prefecture, Japan (load item map)
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  • Closeup photo of the wingstrike:
    http://flyteam.jp/photo/KAL/Airbus-A380-861/66577/L

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  • Great post...that makes the hairs on your neck stand up. Could have been the first 380 loose, it big time...Emirates neally lost one in Melbourne Aust last year.

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  • asian driver

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  • Wouldn't catch me near one of those engines...

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  • Looked like minimal damage to the nacelle, it would be just a reverser change (both sides). I've never worked a nacelle strike (I've seen only one, a 747) but I've worked several tail strikes that caused rather impressive damage.

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  • "A Korean Air Airbus A380-800, registration HL7611 performing flight KE-701 from Seoul (South Korea) to Tokyo Narita (Japan) with 168 people on board, landed on Tokyo's runway 34L at a right bank angle sufficient to have the outboard right engine's pod contact the runway surface. The airplane rolled out safely at around 11:20 L (02:20 Z) and taxied to the apron.

    The airport reported the runway was closed for about 20 minutes for a runway inspection which revealed scratch marks on the runwa More..

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    • @ommadawn
      I thought it might have been one of those microburst thingys.

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    • @AlSet-AlOkin

      Dunno. I think they are still learning about the envelope of the aircraft and the ability of the pilots to handle that in everyday usage.

      The increased size matters.

      Sure, it's been tested to death, but it's still very very new in terms of operational history.

      Good to hear it can take a scuff like that and fly off again after just an hour of inspection :-0

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  • A little duct tape and it's as good as new.

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  • I bet a fatty was sitting on the right side.

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  • Lots of A380 mishaps lately.

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  • I wonder how many cushions had to be removed out of those passengers asses.

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  • This flight was only 780 miles. Just a commuter hop.

    What was really surprising to me was it had max 407 passengers. Normally the Japanese region airlines pack them in like sardines. e.g. Japan Airlines flight 123 had over 520 people on board and that was an old and hoary 747.

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  • I am sure if I was looking out the right side window during landing ,I would have shit my pants......period.

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  • Wonder what the backstory on this is.
    Will the pilot get "dinged" or will he be given a pass.

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  • Just a matter of time.

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