Air Africa screw up...plane totaled

Discussion in 'Other Airlines | Middle East/Africa' started by HubletUAFlyer, Feb 18, 2014.  |  Print Topic

  1. HubletUAFlyer

    HubletUAFlyer Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,710
    Likes Received:
    4,373
    Status Points:
    2,425
    Sent to my from a pilot friend...don't have the dates or further info, but wanted to share:


    Africa-Air Charter Flight 737-200

    The pilot of this Boeing 737 had a night departure from Hoedspruit, South Africa, to Johannesburg.
    He proceeded to take the wrong taxiway.
    Having arrived at a dead end he then attempted to turn around by reversing (using reverse thrust).
    He misjudged and put the main gear off the taxiway.
    The aircraft then rolled back down the bank. He then tried to climb out using full power.
    With the engines that close to the ground grass and stones were ingested.

    If it wasn't raining the jet blast would probably have set fire to the surrounding bush.
    Notice the burnt grassy environment in the last photo.
    The aircraft has been written off. The cost of the engines alone exceeded the insured value.

    No passengers were on board at the time.
    Another third world crew at their best!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]



     
    foxberg likes this.
  2. HubletUAFlyer

    HubletUAFlyer Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,710
    Likes Received:
    4,373
    Status Points:
    2,425
    Dammit...just realized images didn't load....on board...will post upon landing
     
  3. HaveMilesWillTravel
    Original Member

    HaveMilesWillTravel Gold Member

    Messages:
    12,503
    Likes Received:
    20,197
    Status Points:
    16,520
  4. foxberg

    foxberg Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,196
    Likes Received:
    2,430
    Status Points:
    1,245
    I guess this is one of the airlines not fly on.
     
  5. avflyer
    Original Member

    avflyer Silver Member

    Messages:
    735
    Likes Received:
    597
    Status Points:
    720
    and this is in the United forum because..........
     
  6. HubletUAFlyer

    HubletUAFlyer Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,710
    Likes Received:
    4,373
    Status Points:
    2,425
    Because it's the only forum I use....counsellor
     

Share This Page