Delta MD11 mishap at Dublin Airport
Sunday 3rd February 2002
The MD11 exited to the left of runway 28 several hundred yards before coming to a stop having landed in heavy crosswinds.
Nobody was injured and no apparent damage to aircraft.
What a truly magnificent aircraft this is to behold.
The AAIU report can be downloaded from here
Mud, Glorious Mud
With main runway 28 closed the two shorter runways were in use. This is a shot of an Aer Lingus Boeing 737 departing off runway 29. This runway is only 1356m long and the aircraft is already in the air long before the halfway point!!!
There were some spectacular high speed landings on Runway 16 when the wind was 240 @ 24kts gusting to 50 at times. This Air2000 Jet, like others, had a rocky time of it. The pictures don't really convey the awesome skill of these aircrews.
All photos © Pat Cleary 2002
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