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[EDIT] LH 333 DAIKH in Lagos leicht beschädigt, kein overrun

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[EDIT] siehe unten beitrag von PHL

 

Lufthansa Plane Overrruns Runway in Lagos

 

...195 passengers, 15 Crew on board

 

Less than three weeks after a cargo plane belonging to Uganda's Almiron Aviation overshot the Lagos runway, another plane owned by Lufthansa yesterday overrran the runway at the touch down zone(the same spot where the former happened) of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos.

 

THISDAY checks reveal that the plane wearing the inscription- A330 Airbus -with registration number D/AIKH had overrran the runway following a sudden hydraulic problem which it developed with its system, forcing it to land. It was while landing that the same runway where temporary repairs had been effected last week, gave way immediately because the repairs were just make-shift arrangements which had no enduring features.

 

It was gathered that the plane which is a 300 series had a total of 193 passengers on board, includng four infants. The breakdown showed that while 78 plus 2 infants were Lagos bound, the remaining 115 and two infants were Accra, Ghana bound. The A330 was flying straight from Frankfurth, Germany. Sources said no live was lost and no one sustained injuries in the incident.

 

It would be recalled that about two weeks ago, the same Lagos runway was overshot by a cargo plane reportedly owned by Uganda's Almiron Aviation, exactly a month after a similar incident by Chanchangi Airlines and EAS Airlines,respectively.

 

The aircraft in question at that time with the inscription, "Natali" was sold January 2005 to the new Ugandan cargo airline, Almiron Aviation, and before commencing operations in April 2005, was parked at Entebbe, International Airport for about four months. Its first operation was from Dubai to Lagos and the aim was to operate in Europe, Asia and the rest of Africa.

 

But yesterday's incident which occured at about 5 pm paralyzed activities at the Lagos airport for over one hour. Rescue team was said to have arrived later from the Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria(FAAN) which cleared the runway before normal business was restored at the airport.

 

Sources hinted THISDAY that immediately the plane had problems with its hydraulic system, a situation which caused it to overrun the runway, the mood of passengers on board was tense as they scampered for safety while the plane was emmitting smoke from its hydraulic system, fuelling fears that the plane was about to be engulfed by fire.

 

Said a source who witnessed the incident: "Inmmediately the thing happened many passengers scampered about for safety because there was smoke because of the problem the plane had with its hydraulic system. So it took about an hour to tow it away. It has been cleared now and normalcy has returned to the airport as I am speaking to you now."

 

It was gathered that temporry repairs had indeed been carried out at the the very spot where yesterday's incident occured. Aviation Industry sources said that the potholes at the touchdown zone of the lagos runway were repaired last tuesday and wednesday, respectively by FAAN officials. But they were just temporary arrangements.

 

The Aviation industry has been hit by tales of woes in recent times. For instance EAS Airlines had on June 11, 2005 overshot the runway at the Jos Airport while Chanchangi Airlines also overshot the runway in Lagos June 12, 2005.

 

Similarly, barely three weeks ago, some cows were shepherded across the runway at Port Harcourt airport, leaving an Air France pilot with no other option than to ram into them.

 

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) which oversees the nation's airports have complained seriuosly in the past that there is need for far-reaching repairs at the nation's airports. There are 22 airports scattered across the country, 18 of which the Authority says are not viable and have to be sustained from revenue generated from the viable four which are Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos; Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano; Port Harcourt Airport and Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja.

 

It would be recalled that it was also, early this year that the Lagos airport witnessed some flight cancellations as a result of bad weather. This was due to the absence of CAT III Airfield Lighting System which allows aircraft to land at zero visibility.

 

http://allafrica.com/stories/200507250321.html

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War KEIN overrun!!!

 

Lufthansa flight 564 from Frankfurt landed safely on schedule on runway 18L of the Murtala Mohammed Insternational Apirport, Lagos on Saturday 23rd July. Some broken pieces of concrete on runway surface hit the aircraft 1700m from threshold of runway 18L, causing damage to some hydraulic pipes and the landing gear. The aircraft, an A330-300 was later towed to its parking positon. No one was injured and all passengers disembarked safely.

 

The aircraft certainly did not *overrun* the runway as erroneously reported by a newspaper.

 

Consequently flight LH564 to Accra and LH-565 Accra-Lagos-Frankfurt were cancelled while passengers to Accra were flown to their destination in a chartered aircraft.

 

Lufthansa flight services to Lagos and Accra resumed on Sunday 24th July with the deployment of an Airbus A340.

 

Lufthansa remains committed to its West Africa operations while security and safety remain our high priorities.

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Wie schauts aus mit der D-AIKH? Steht die Maschine noch defekt in Lagos oder hat man sie soweit fit gemacht dass sie wieder nach Frankfurt konnte?

 

Diese Woche wird auf LH 564 nach Lagos-Accra ein A340-300 eingesetzt, somit schätze ich mal dass die D-AIKH sich noch nicht wieder im Liniendienst befindet. Wie hat man übrigens diesen A340-300 freibekommen?

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A340-300 wird derzeit eingesetzt, da die Triebwerke dieses Typs höher hängen, somit die Gefahr von Beschädigungen bei den Triebwerken geringer ist. Es waren offenbar größere Stücke der Landebahn lose.

Es wird wohl noch ein bisschen dauern bis die Schäden an der D-AIKH behoben sind.

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Wie hat man übrigens diesen A340-300 freibekommen?

 

hat man bei der LH keinen "freien" A340 herumstehen? Sind wirklich alle an jedem Tag in einem Umlauf?

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Es ist schlicht und einfach unverschämt was da in diesen Ländern passiert.

Die kassieren nicht wenig and Landegebühren und was bekommt man dafür: Betonbrocken oder Kuhherden auf der Landebahn.

Die kassieren Geld für Überflugrechte und was bekommt man dafür: Funkstille und so gut wie gar keinen ATC zwischen Cairo und Johannesburg.

So traurig schauts aus.

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Wer bezahlt eigentlich die Reparatur bei solch einem Vorfall? Versicherung oder die Flughafengesellschaft?

Eigentlich müsste die Versicherung der Flughafengesellschaft bezahlen. Ich wäre mir aber nicht sicher, ob der Flughafen versichert ist oder selbst liquide genug den Schaden zu bezahlen.

D-AIKH geht heute wieder auf Strecke als LH636 nach AUH via KWI.

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So wie ich das gerade gesehen habe wird wohl bis Mitte September 05 ein A340-300 auf dem täglichen Umlauf nach Lagos-Accra eingesetzt werden, der A330-300 der eigentlich auf dieser Strecke fliegen soll wird stattdessen nach Boston auf dem Kurs LH422/423 eingesetzt.

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