737 Down: Afghanistan | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 09.26.16

Airborne 09.27.16

Airborne 09.28.16

Airborne 09.22.16

Airborne 09.23.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 09.26.16

Airborne 09.27.16

Airborne 09.28.16

Airborne 09.22.16

Airborne 09.23.16

Wed, Aug 03, 2005

737 Down: Afghanistan

Emergency Landing Damages Runway At Secretive Base Camp

A Boeing 737 operated by Ukraine's Aerosvit Airlines made a rough emergency landing Tuesday at a secret air base in Afghanistan, causing extensive damage to the runway and forcing its temporary closure.

The flight crew aboard the 737-300 reported they thought they'd blown a tire on take-off from Dubai, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. When the aircraft landed at Camp Mirage, somewhere in the Persian Gulf, the undercarriage apparently dug a deep gash in the pavement.

No one aboard the aircraft was injured, but there was no immediate projection of when the damaged runway would be repaired.

The closure forced about 150 Canadian forces who were set to rotate home to delay their departure from Afghanistan by several days. Several other Canadians were also affected by the closure.

The exact location of Camp Mirage, a Canadian logistics base, is supposedly a closely-guarded secret. However, senior Canadian military officials are fairly open about the fact that it's located in the United Arab Emirates south of Dubai.

FMI: www.forces.gc.ca

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 09.26.16: SpaceX Accident Details, Bell V-247 'Vigilant', Blues Cancel

Also: Tracey Curtis-Taylor, RC Saab Gripen, Kodiak, Airbus Subsidies, Worcester Reg'l Airport, MedEvac Foundation, Predator-Series As promised, SpaceX is starting to reveal details>[...]

NBAA Mourns Arnold Palmer's Passing

Dedicates 2016 Convention To Golf Legend, Aviation Champion National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen Monday reflected with sadness on the passing Su>[...]

FAA Dedicates New Tucson Control Tower

New Tower Replaces Previous Facility Which Had Stood For 58 Years FAA Administrator Michael Huerta on Friday joined federal and local officials in dedicating the new, environmental>[...]

Airborne 09.23.16: GA Pilot Sues SFO, Drone Legalities, EAA Hall Of Fame

Also: Zenith Open Hangar Days, KSMO Nonsense, Recalled Devices, Piper M600, 800th TBM, NASAO, Commercial Space The pilot of the last piston airplane based at San Francisco Internat>[...]

Airborne 09.26.16: SpaceX Accident Details, Bell V-247 'Vigilant', Blues Cancel

Also: Tracey Curtis-Taylor, RC Saab Gripen, Kodiak, Airbus Subsidies, Worcester Reg'l Airport, MedEvac Foundation, Predator-Series As promised, SpaceX is starting to reveal details>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC