Re: 747 lands at a wrong airport

Date:         11 Jul 97 02:09:27 
From:         wb8foz@netcom.com (David Lesher)
Organization: NRK Clinic for habitual NetNews Abusers - Beltway Annex
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"Purushottam B Sane (Nitin)" <sane@deccp.zko.dec.com> writes:
>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 ??

You got it. There are companies that specialize in such. Strip the
a/c, unloading everything [not just seats, entire interior...]
and a few minutes of fuel. [Wonder if they could/would pull
the APU?]

Then... wait for the right weather. Cool enough, enough headwinds,
clear shot to the bigger field.

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