Private McDonnell Douglas DC-9 EC-BYH
Image ID: 77851
Operator: Private - EC-BYH
Aircraft: McDonnell Douglas - DC-9
Airport: Netherlands - Off Airport - Netherlands
Category: Main database
Photo taken on 2007-5-7 by Klaas Reinder Sluijs [Contact]
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(6.2.2010, 10:02 CET)
This DC-9 was written off after a hard landing at Granada (Spain), 30.03.1992. It hit runway 09, 50m past the threshold with 11 knots tailwind. The aircraft bounced and landed back 360m further on after manual spoiler deployment. All the tires blew out and the fuselage broke in two parts. Luckily, there were no fatalities. After some years of storage, the (restored) fuselage was mounted on a trailer. Nowadays it travels along Europe's festivals by road, as a mobile stage for artists and performers. In May 2007 it was in the city of Utrecht, Netherlands.
1 Victor De Lucas
(7 February 2010 - 21:05 CET)
In addition to the 11 knot tailwind, I must say that the plane was subject to upward and downward gusts, which caused the aforementioned rebounds, three if I remember correctly, thereby breaking the cell. As additional data say that lel tail of the plane overtook to the rest of the plane in the runway after rupture. It is fair to mention that only the skill of the crew (the FO was the PF at the time, and is a personal friend of mine) saved from the catastrophe of all occupants, as demonstrated and evident in the later trial in which some passengers, not only seeking financial compensation, but punishment of imprisonment for persons in the development of his work had saved their lives. Captain of the flight was retired with honours when he reaches the legal age, and the FO continues to serve up to date as a Captain in Iberia.
(7 February 2010 - 22:06 CET)
(17 February 2010 - 04:01 CET)