Aviation Photo #2775927 Boeing 747-428 - Air France

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Recovery in progress after a spectacular runway overrun. Due to the spoilers not deploying, the automatic brake disarmed and the reverse thrust were asymmetric, the aircraft overran the runway and ended up in a lagoon! Nobody was injured and the aircraft was repaired after a long working party.
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    T.Laurent
    Air France
    Boeing 747-428
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    24969
    836
    F-GITA
    Tahiti - Papeete - Faa'a International
    French Polynesia
    September 1993
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Anonymous
1 year ago
Shorts and socks ....an indicator for the early 90ies! ^^
Anonymous
1 year ago
You gotta love that guy nonchalantly sat atop the aircraft seemingly with nothing by way of safety gear, the health and safety people would have kittens these days
Anonymous
1 year ago
At least there was an excuse for this Air France frame to be dirty... ;-)
Anonymous
1 year ago
I don't know what hurts more to look at, the tight shorts, socks and sandals of that time or the fact that this poor 747-400 was barely two years old at the time.
Anonymous
1 year ago
Air France has a shocking record for safety..
Anonymous
1 year ago
Nice

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