Saturday, January 26, 2008

Incident at Pointe Noire

Incident at Pointe Noire - 6
Flying in to Pointe Noire yesterday we saw the result of what appears to have been a crash landing by a Russian Antonov freighter which resulted in additional damage to a parked EquaFlight Boeing 727.

Unlike what recently happened at London Heathrow there is nothing on the news wires about this incident so I am not sure if there were fatalities. There were tire marks and gouges in the grass suggesting the Antonov had crash landed and swerved off the runway to the right and onto the tarmac area where it must have collided with the parked Boeing. The two planes had been separated by the time we landed.

Sunday, January 27: News update here