21 June 2007

Textbook crash landing - picture perfect too!

Take a look at this fabulous image taken by Derek Flynn from the Marlborough Express newspaper in New Zealand.

It shows an Air New Zealand Beechcraft 1900D aircraft (operated by Eagle Air) crash-landing at Blenheim Airport, after mechanical and manual attempts to lower the undercarriage had failed.

The image is amazing - you can see the blades from the props flying into the air, as well as other debris off the plane and runway.


Due to the skill of the 2 pilots, they and 15 passengers walked away uninjured.

You can read the full report on the Stuff.co.nz website and view the newsclip video of the landing on the TV3 website.

Great job, pilots!

Derek - you have my admiration for a stunning image!

19 comments:

Pandabonium said...

"Sorry guys, I needed to change camera batteries. Could you circle 'round and do it again for me?"

Great shot. Gear up landings are usually not a disaster - except for the insurance company. Nice job here by the pilots. Well done.

Someone in Al Ain said...

nice shot..

A world of Symphony said...

Great job by the pilots.

Great capture of the image.

Jin said...

Brilliant work by the pilot(s) & a wicked photo!

Isis said...

Wow. Great shot and good emergency landing. Look at the propeller pieces flying through the air. Good thing they didn't hit the fuselage.

BuJ said...

Ouchy... looks bumpy but very very excuted... the prob with crash landing is that the plane behaves totally different to the way you'd expect it to behave (e.g. when the props hit the ground).

Thanks for sharing.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Ouch! My beloved is flying this week so I don't want stories like this! Okay, a brilliant photo.

Advice please. I want to buy a digital camera, but only have $300 to spend. Any advice please?
w.

Mise said...

Great photo, guys...how's it going there?

Omar said...

Indeed an amazing image! I wonder how the photographer could be so controlled to have taken such a photo! Thanks for sharing.

Isis said...

At second look - as a pilot I wonder why they didn't shut down the engines just before landing. It would have been easy, just two things to do, and would have prevented the props from flying to pieces like that. Pretty scary how close some of them come to the passenger cabin.

Kishor Cariappa said...

What a shot!

kaya said...

Welcome back sweets, Finally you have started to post again.
I hear you and Jin are putting me to shame but NO!NO!NO! I will not give up my spuds lathered in melted cheddar.
Sigh.....
We r leaving 19th night. Its been pre-poned a week. Wish you could be there, and Jin.
Love to J.

The Lady said...

Now it's your turn to go M.I.A. :)

Omar said...

Salam! There are very few blogs that I value posts in and linking to and from; yours is one. Please note: I have changed the URL of my blog. I had to. Apologies and all the best.

Momo the Wonder Dog said...

ZZZzzz....

Anybody home?

ZZZzzz...

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Helloooooo! What's happening? No blogging, but I notice you do read our little bits and pieces occasionally?
w.

nzm said...

So sorry for the lack of updates.

We've been really busy settling into Melbourne life and the blog has really taken a big back seat.

Will post again soon - hopefully this weekend.

Qatar Cat said...

So you are not coming back to Dubai at all?

nzm said...

QC: answered back on your blog! Yes, we intend to be back in Dubai, insh'allah. It's just going to take some time for that to happen as we want it to.