Qatar 777 Hits Runway Lights, Keeps Flying For 13 Hours

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    Last week I wrote about American accidentally flying the wrong plane to Hawaii, which wasn't actually certified for overwater operations. They apparently realized the mistake past the "point of no return," and then the flight back to the mainland was canceled. That's a pretty huge oversight on the part of many people, and I don't think I want to know how big the FAA's fine for that was! Well, are you ready for this week's crazy airline operations story which will leave you shaking your head? A Qatar Airways 777-300ER flying from Miami to Doha on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, hit the approach lights on departure, experienced "substantial damage"... and kept flying for over 13 hours! The post Qatar 777 Hits Runway Lights, Keeps Flying For 13 Hours appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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