Remarks: This is no normal touch down shot, as you may recognize. Z-BVT came into runway 07R at 15:15 local time as SMJ597. The MD-11F from Khartoum, Sudan had a tire burst on the left main gear seconds after touch down, we heard a remarkable bang followed by the gray smoke. Fire services rushed to the high speed turnoff (K5) within half a minute to inspect the gear parts, and it taxied to the cargo ramp after the fire fighters had confirmed there were no more flame or smoke coming out from the gears. Another MD-11F that Avient owns, Z-BAV, crashed in Shanghai-Pudong on 28 November 2009.
Remarks: This helicopter involved in Monday's incident was taking part in a hill-fire operation and flying low, lifting buckets of water from the Shing Mun Reservoir, when an engine problem prevented it from climbing. The pilot then made an emergency landing into the reservoir, several hundred metres from the shore.
Remarks: Floating in the Shing Mun Reservoir after it ditched there the previous day. The Puma had been involved in fire-fighting in the nearby woodland when one of its two engines failed. The pilot quickly released the bucket of water but was still unable to maintain altitude and ditched. The yellow floats you can see are part of the helicopter and can be inflated by the pilot when a water landing is imminent. The blue barrels were placed to prevent the helicopter from sinking and the white barriers in the water are to try and contain any oil or other fluid leaks since the reservoir contains drinking water for Hong Kong! Heavy components were removed today to prepare for the lifting of the helicopter out of the reservoir.
Remarks: Previously N6526S. Built in 1982. On 24 May 2009 the Baron ran off the Elstree runway on landing and onto the grass, the right landing gear collapsed followed by the nose landing gear before the aircraft came to rest. Fortunately the pilot and passenger escaped injury but the aircraft looks to be a write-off.
Remarks: Ending flight 'WTX 611' with an accident....due to a 27kts X-wind, a long flare was executed which resulted in a hard touchdown blowing out a tyre!..the blown piece of rubber was captured getting away from the ATP under the tip of the left wing!
Remarks: This is the Rolls Royce Merlin MkXII engine that belonged to Spitfire MK IIA P7533.The aircraft left Hawarden aerodrome on the morning of 14 October 1942 exactly 2 years to the day since it had been delivered.The aircraft was on a flight test when vibrations from the aircrafts engine made it uncontrollable,the pilot Sergeant Douglas Cooper Goudie of the R.C.A.F bailed out over Liverpool the aircraft flew across the River Mersey before crashing in Birkenhead park.The engine along with other debris was excavated from the park 06.10.2007 and is now on display in New Brighton.
Remarks: Due to the overheating of its tires during landing TC-ONT was accompanied by firefighters who had to cool down the tires of the plane with water and only after that the passengers were taken to the terminal with the busses.