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(Fox News)   Pilots accidentally land Boeing 747 at small airport in Kansas, appear to have donated the entire plane to the town   (foxnews.com) divider line 178
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2013-11-21 09:11:48 AM
Holy shiat, not just any 747 either.  There was a military plane that had a similar OOPS somewhere in Oregon or Washington I believe not long ago.
 
2013-11-21 09:39:05 AM
Just sent a note to a friend who was lead check pilot at Beech for the T-6 II before retiring from the USAF. He flew Bones out here at Dyess before moving to Wichita. Can't wait to get his take.
 
2013-11-21 09:52:02 AM
Meh, slap some JATO rockets on that bad boy and she'll take off just fine.
 
2013-11-21 10:24:53 AM
They picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
 
2013-11-21 10:25:36 AM
Jimmy Doolittle could get it off the ground
 
2013-11-21 10:25:51 AM
What retarded Fox writer saw that plane with "DREAMLINER" on the side and wrote the story with "747" in the headline?

/787
 
2013-11-21 10:27:12 AM
Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing.
 
2013-11-21 10:27:30 AM
I sense a pilot will be de-rated soon.

Seriously, with all the redundant navigation aids that are available in even a basic GA airplane these days let alone a super airliner, how can you possibly have this happen unless you aren't using them? To say nothing of not following procedure.
 
2013-11-21 10:27:43 AM

Whiskey Dickens: What retarded Fox writer saw that plane with "DREAMLINER" on the side and wrote the story with "747" in the headline?

/787


DreamLIFTER

It's a modified 747
 
2013-11-21 10:27:57 AM

Whiskey Dickens: What retarded Fox writer saw that plane with "DREAMLINER" on the side and wrote the story with "747" in the headline?

/787


The Fox writer who can use Google?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747_Large_Cargo_Freighter

/images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-11-21 10:28:06 AM

nekom: Holy shiat, not just any 747 either.  There was a military plane that had a similar OOPS somewhere in Oregon or Washington I believe not long ago.


That was a C-17, and it landed on a 3000' runway short of McDill AFB in Florida. With the US CENTCOM commander aboard.
There is video of the landing on You Tube...quite impressive for a fark up.
 
2013-11-21 10:28:07 AM

Whiskey Dickens: What retarded Fox writer saw that plane with "DREAMLINER" on the side and wrote the story with "747" in the headline?

/787


someone didnt rtfa the whole way did they?

/chortle.
 
2013-11-21 10:28:25 AM
Damn! Drug dealers have upgraded.
 
2013-11-21 10:28:40 AM

Whiskey Dickens: What retarded Fox writer saw that plane with "DREAMLINER" on the side and wrote the story with "747" in the headline?

/787


the "DREAMLIFTER" pictured is a modified 747.
What retarded Fark commenter saw that plane and forgot how to read?
 
2013-11-21 10:29:25 AM
We see these Dreamlifters come and go all of the time here at Paine Field but they're still awesome when they come in low and slow with a load of parts, right over the QFC grocery store parking lot.
 
2013-11-21 10:30:41 AM

Whiskey Dickens: What retarded Fox writer saw that plane with "DREAMLINER" on the side and wrote the story with "747" in the headline?

/787


Dreamlifter != Dreamliner, it's the plane that carries parts for the Dreamliner... and it's a modified 747... reading is FUNdamental.
 
2013-11-21 10:31:08 AM

Whiskey Dickens: What retarded Fox writer saw that plane with "DREAMLINER" on the side and wrote the story with "747" in the headline?

/787


PILE ON THE MORAN
 
2013-11-21 10:31:30 AM

Whiskey Dickens: What retarded Fox writer saw that plane with "DREAMLINER" on the side and wrote the story with "747" in the headline?

/787



*Re-reads article*
*Slinks out of thread*
 
2013-11-21 10:31:49 AM

Whiskey Dickens: What retarded Fox writer saw that plane with "DREAMLINER" on the side and wrote the story with "747" in the headline?

/787


Someone who saw that it said "Dreamlifter" on the side, not "Dreamliner."  It is a 747,

Dreamlifters are 747's owned by Boeing, which have special modifications to allow them to carry Dreamliner parts.  Which you'd know if you read the darn article.  (Or actually looked at the picture.)
 
2013-11-21 10:32:15 AM
Oooooh dream lifter
I believe you can get me through the night 
Ooooooh dream lifter
I believe we can make the morning flight
 
2013-11-21 10:32:29 AM
Apparently something similar happened at the airport next to my old National Guard unit a number of years back.  Some old 707 got a mechanical fault and touched down there.  Landing was fine, but the runway was too short for the plane's weight to take off.  They had to come out and strip all the seats and anything else removable to get it light enough to take off again

/A couple of P-51 Mustangs were housed there.  Every time they'd take off the entire unit would quit work to watch them
//Damn they are pretty planes
///And farking loud as hell
 
2013-11-21 10:33:16 AM
imgace.com
 
2013-11-21 10:33:21 AM

Whiskey Dickens: What retarded Fox writer saw that plane with "DREAMLINER" on the side and wrote the story with "747" in the headline?

/787


FAIL.FAIL.
 
2013-11-21 10:34:08 AM

Whiskey Dickens: What retarded Fox writer saw that plane with "DREAMLINER   Dream )LIFTER" on the side and wrote the story with "747" in the headline?

/787


FTFY
 
2013-11-21 10:34:15 AM

Shadow Blasko: Whiskey Dickens: What retarded Fox writer saw that plane with "DREAMLINER" on the side and wrote the story with "747" in the headline?

/787

PILE ON THE MORAN


It's a totally different kind of dogpile.
 
2013-11-21 10:34:39 AM

Whiskey Dickens: What retarded Fox writer saw that plane with "DREAMLINER" on the side and wrote the story with "747" in the headline?

/787


Whiskey that early, eh?
 
2013-11-21 10:35:57 AM

Oldiron_79: Any landing crash you can walk away from is a good landing crash.


FTFY
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-11-21 10:36:14 AM
To quote a co-worker, "I think that pig is sufficiently kicked."

#787
 
2013-11-21 10:36:16 AM
Clearly, the pilot was texting.
 
2013-11-21 10:36:52 AM
Pilots were idiots. You should listen to the back and forth chatter. They were insistent that they were at the right airport.

Audio from the cockpit conveys the confusion of the pilots at the helm of the
plane that can haul more cargo by volume than any airplane in the world, according to Boeing.

"Verify you are on the ground at Beech Airport?" an air traffic controller said.

The pilot replied: "We think so."

The controller then said, "It appears you are at Jabara Airport."

The pilot, clearly disoriented, replied, "Say it again?"


Next the pilots were like "I'm pretty sure we're at the right airport. There's no other airport south of here right?"
 
2013-11-21 10:37:04 AM

Whiskey Dickens: Whiskey Dickens: What retarded Fox writer saw that plane with "DREAMLINER" on the side and wrote the story with "747" in the headline?

/787


*Re-reads article*
*Slinks out of thread*


I'm not sure if anyone mentioned it yet but it's actually a modified 747, a DreamLIFTer.  Note the LIFT rather than LINE in the name.  So it's not a 787.

Just wanted to make sure someone told you.
 
2013-11-21 10:37:36 AM
the plane should be able to take off around noon Thursday

I hope they close off the roads at the end of the runway, just in case.
 
2013-11-21 10:38:00 AM

Theaetetus: Whiskey Dickens: What retarded Fox writer saw that plane with "DREAMLINER" on the side and wrote the story with "747" in the headline?

/787

The Fox writer who can use Google?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747_Large_Cargo_Freighter

/[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 400x373]


I counter with
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Peachfuzz
 
2013-11-21 10:38:03 AM
Wait for the winds to be right, apply the brakes, bring the engines up to 100% and let 'er go. I used to fly 747s off the Wall Street heliport in M$ Flight Simulator 98 so I know what I'm talking about. Once in a while, I actually made it in to the sky but I think the buildings got out of my way. Won't have that problem in Wichita.

NPR suggested the crew taxi down to McConnel AFB. That would be cool.
 
2013-11-21 10:38:13 AM
Surely if they unload the thing and keep it light on fuel they can get it to rotate in 6000 feet. It weighs slightly more empty than a 747-400 and those can take off in very short distances when close to empty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlgbMAXPB28

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747_Large_Cargo_Freighter#Specif ic ations
 
2013-11-21 10:38:19 AM
Another article I saw indicated that they were planning on trying to depart around noon today. Runway there is about 6000 feet, easy for a light 747 to get out of.
 
2013-11-21 10:39:31 AM
Dreamlifters are 747's owned by Boeing, which have special modifications to allow them to carry Dreamliner parts

Actually, the real surprise in this article is that that Dreamlifters may not be owned by Boeing but rather are leased from Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings.
 
2013-11-21 10:40:27 AM

The_Original_Roxtar: Surely if they unload the thing and keep it light on fuel they can get it to rotate in 6000 feet. It weighs slightly more empty than a 747-400 and those can take off in very short distances when close to empty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlgbMAXPB28

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747_Large_Cargo_Freighter#Specif ic ations


here's a 747-400 taking off in 3500 feet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn8-0tVQ1ug

they definitely can get that thing out of there, just put the cargo on some trucks, fuel up enough for the puddle jump to the airfield you were SUPPOSED to land at, and call it a day
 
2013-11-21 10:41:18 AM
"We've been in contact with Atlas company headquarters in New York. They've assured us they've run all the engineering calculation and performance and the aircraft is very safe for a normal departure at its current weight and conditions here," Christopher said. "

So it's fine to take off.  I'm sure the story on how it landed there is much better.
 
2013-11-21 10:42:16 AM
The article starts out:

"A Boeing 747 jumbo jet mistakenly landed a tiny airport in Kansas"

Good grief.  How does a jumbo jet land an airport?
 
2013-11-21 10:42:56 AM
Speaking of moran... I'm too stupid to understand the humor in the submission???  Any help?
 
2013-11-21 10:43:18 AM

buzzcut73: nekom: Holy shiat, not just any 747 either.  There was a military plane that had a similar OOPS somewhere in Oregon or Washington I believe not long ago.

That was a C-17, and it landed on a 3000' runway short of McDill AFB in Florida. With the US CENTCOM commander aboard.
There is video of the landing on You Tube...quite impressive for a fark up.


csb:
my main job in the af was transporting aircrew to/from their aircraft, to/from food stop (90% of the time was the big shopette...it had food...and alcohol...they'd load up cases of wine, etc) and hotel.

one day i dropped a crew at a c-17, and the pilot said "hey, want to come check out the flightdeck?"

i thought, ok...sure, this will be boring, but hard to say no when an officer offers to show an airman what his "office" is like.

i sat in the big comfy co-pilot seat...ok, boring, but comfy. he started flipping switches to do pre-flight checks...wow! there are pop-up displays all over the place, top-quality visual screens everywhere, all sorts of cool computer gadgetry! i was impressed. i didn't know until that moment the c-17 is (was? this was ~12 years ago) a very sophisticated state-of-the-art cargo lifter

/csb
 
2013-11-21 10:43:39 AM

The_Original_Roxtar: Surely if they unload the thing and keep it light on fuel they can get it to rotate in 6000 feet. It weighs slightly more empty than a 747-400 and those can take off in very short distances when close to empty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlgbMAXPB28

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747_Large_Cargo_Freighter#Specif ic ations



Not sure if they're unloading it or its actually carrying much, but apparently it burned enough fuel getting there it can take off in favorable conditions once its turned around.
 
2013-11-21 10:44:37 AM

belome: Speaking of moran... I'm too stupid to understand the humor in the submission???  Any help?


The runway they landed on is too short to take of from.  The plane is stuck.
 
2013-11-21 10:44:41 AM

belome: Speaking of moran... I'm too stupid to understand the humor in the submission???  Any help?


There is doubt that the runway is long enough that it can takeoff.
 
2013-11-21 10:44:45 AM
Was the pilot's name Wong Wun Wei?
 
2013-11-21 10:47:06 AM

Pauul: Was the pilot's name Wong Wun Wei?


Wee Deed Wut?
 
2013-11-21 10:47:33 AM

Cheron: Jimmy Doolittle could get it off the ground


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yeah, well her Jimmy could land it.
 
2013-11-21 10:47:46 AM

The_Original_Roxtar: Surely if they unload the thing and keep it light on fuel they can get it to rotate in 6000 feet.


They can, but don't call me Shirley.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-21 10:47:59 AM
Anatov used to be a feature at the big Bush airport in Houston. Just sitting there. Grounded. Apparently ran out of Russian coffee.

i658.photobucket.com
 
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