Transavia Export B742 at Abha on Dec 26th 2015, engine pod strike on landing
Last Update: January 15, 2016 / 16:11:48 GMT/Zulu time
According to internal reports The Aviation Herald received the aircraft was carrying 100 tons of 2000lbs bombs to be used in the armed conflict in Yemen. The aircraft was flown by a captain who hadn't flown in the last 7 months. Following the roll out a maintenance inspection revealed that the engine #1 was damaged beyond repair, it was not even possible to close the engine doors anymore after they were opened. Nonetheless, the aircraft was prepared for a ferry flight to Minsk the following day, the aircraft commenced the takeoff run and entire flight on three engines (with #1 inoperative), the aircraft landed in Minsk without further incidents and remained on the ground in Minsk until Jan 6th 2016.
The Aviation Herald sent inquiries about the occurrence to the airline, Belarus Civil Aviatin Authority, Boeing Company and the US NTSB (who would participate in an investigation representing the state of manufacture) on Jan 4th 2016, only the NTSB responded (see below). On Jan 14th 2016 The Aviation Herald resent the inquiries together with the draft of this coverage giving notice, that we intended to release this coverage on Jan 15th afternoon, and seeking statement from either party. No replies arrived.
Belarus Civil Aviation Authority did not respond to The Aviation Herald's inquiries so far
The airline did not respond to The Aviation Herald's inquiries so far.
Boeing Company did not respond to The Aviation Herald's inquiries so far.
The NTSB told The Aviation Herald on Jan 7th 2016: "We have not received a notification about the event that you've referenced nor do we have any information about it."
No Metars are available for King Khalid Airbase. Metars of Abha Regional Airport about 10nm west of King Khalid Airbase:
OEAB 261400Z 36006KT 9999 FEW020CB BKN025 10/10 Q1025 NOSIG=
OEAB 261300Z 36003KT 9999 FEW015 FEW020CB BKN070 10/10 Q1025 NOSIG=
OEAB 261200Z 05004KT CAVOK 10/10 Q1025 NOSIG=
OEAB 261100Z 36005KT 3500 BR NSC 10/10 Q1025 NOSIG=
OEAB 261000Z 36005KT 1200 BR NSC 10/10 Q1026 NOSIG=
OEAB 260900Z 36005KT 0400 FG NSC 10/10 Q1026 NOSIG=
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