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no dramas, remove cargo, and just enough fuel to get the 12 miles to the intended destination, should get off in 6000ft easily, even wait for a day with decent headwinds if need be.

Add a few booster rockets ........

 

 

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Their nicknames will be different after that episode. I would wonder at the pavement load capacity, and they obviously had no turning node capable of taking it's size. It's not the first or the last time that will happen. Nev

 

 

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Last time I remember hearing of something like that, I was a kid at the time and I think it was a Super Connie approaching Heathrow and talking to control, landed at Northolt and same thing, told tower they were down and tower said not here you're not!

 

 

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Having worked for Boeing, I'm pretty sure that "elaborate planning to make sure no-one gets hurt" means, stop everything, and move everyone for miles around, and tick some boxes on a sheet that makes someone else responsible. Oh, and fill out an environmental impact form to compensate for any small critters you might upset.

 

 

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Some cargo mob ran the outfit. I can't see that it was Boeings fault, directly. Unless they took the lowest bidder and didn't check it all out I can't see how the pavement would take the weight on that runway. You have to check out all the bays and taxiways for load carrying capability If you don't go there regularly you will muck it up someway if you don't do the planning. Can't blame the language like you might in other places. Nev

 

 

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