Re: Virgin Atlantic A340 Undercarriage incident

Date:         16 Nov 97 19:58:46 
From:         arsenal@caribbean.prestel.co.uk (Roger Chung-Wee)
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On 15 Nov 97 16:24:44 , Julian Fitzherbert <julian@gatwick.geco-prakla.slb.com> wrote:

>(A Virgin Atlantic A340 made a successful semi-belly landing at Heathrow
>last week [from Los Angeles] when the port main jammed in the mid-up/down
>position. Everybody got off [some injuries during the shute egress]
>and the plane looked ok apart from some damage to the belly and port inner
>engine nacelle.)
>
>Will the plane fly again? My guess is yes eventually.

The A340 does not appear to have been very badly damaged.  It is being
repaied by BA at its LHR East Base.  Number 1 & 2 engines have been
removed and what appears to be a large tripod is supporting the port
wing whilst work on the undercarriage proceeds.