Date: 10 Jul 97 17:46:12 From: "Purushottam B Sane (Nitin)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Digital Equipment Corp,Nashua, NH Followups: 1 2 3
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In early June, a Saudia 747 landed on a Air Force base by mistake instead of on an international airport (Chennai, India) where it was supposed to land. Runway length at the AFB was half of what was required for 747 to land. However, pilots managed to land it safely but all the tyres of the a/c burst. Indian AirForce has allowed 747 to be flown out of AFB. My question is what needs to be done for a 747 to take off from a runway much shorter than normal required ?? Will they have to remove all non-essential items (seats, etc) and only have enough fuel for it to reach nearby int'l airport ??