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Chiang Rai NokAir B737 recovery in pictures


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Courtesy of The Nation - full article here > https://www.nationthailand.com/in-focus/40018501

 

Equipment arrives on transport from the south >

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U-tapao PTT staff remove remaining fuel whilst road base is delivered (see in background) and levelled over the recovery route >

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Air-bags are placed under the fuselage to lift it clear of the ground >

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Thai Airways engineers supervise the lowering of the nose onto a trailer - note damage to both engines >

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A makeshift ramp is created in preparation for a move to solid runway but the main gear collapses and causes more delays >

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Eventually a badly damaged 737 is towed onto the runway >

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I believe airframe and engineering inspections and essential repairs could take months before a ferry-flight is possible to get the 737 back to it's home base for a complete overhaul and Airworthiness inspection.  Many 100's of millions for recovery and repairs.  

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