31st May 21:56
DHL A300-600 Manpad Incident at Bagdad.
It has been reported the incident A/C, a A300-600, lost "All Hydraulics'" as
a result of being hit by a "Manpad". It has further been reported the crew
flew the A/C using "Engines Only", ala the Iowa DC-10 incident, until
landing some 16 minuets after being hit by the "Manpad". On Landing the A/C
departed the Ry eventually coming to a stop up right.
Questions for those with a knowledge of A-300 A/C & Airbus A/C in general.
Do the A300-600 series A/C have built in "Hydraulic System Isolation
Capabilities/Provisions", as were ordered installed on DC-10's after the
Do Airbus A/C in general have "Built In Hydraulic System Isolation
Below is an excerpt from:
The Airbus A300-600 freighter has a wingspan of 148 feet, is 179 feet long
and has a maximum take off weight of 175 tons. It has two engines. Unloaded
weight is 81 tons. It can carry 48 tons of cargo and costs $70 million. When
the A300 was hit, it was flying at about 8,000 feet. The wing fire caused
the hydraulic system to fail, and the pilots had only the engines to control
the movement of the aircraft. After six**** minutes of maneuvering, the A300
made a landing. But without any steering, it ran off the runway and into the
sand for about 600 meters. As a result the landing gear and both engines
were damaged (from ingesting sand and part of a fence).
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