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Typhoon LIFTING a B744!

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Video of the typhoon lifting up the front of this 744. Pretty incredible! (youtu.be) Altro...

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DMenscha
We're going to need a bigger nosewheel chock.
preacher1
preacher1 2
Looks like the chock is big enough but whoever though about needing a tie down on big iron.
SWEATINTHSWAMP
Reminded me of a race horse in the stable area
WhiteKnight77
This is just another instance in which Mother Nature shows that you never mess with her. Now, how are they going to retrofit the ramps with pad eyes to chain planes down there?
paviation07
I remember
Northwest dc-9s and delta MD-80s sitting on their tails at KBUF oct 2006... Wet heavy snow...I gotta dig those photos out and post them here...
jmilleratp
jmilleratp 2
Surf's up!
30west
30west 1
V1, Vr !!
preacher1
preacher1 1
That is some hefty wind.
LoralThomas
Gonna take extra care on the walk around!
reneanel
That typhoon must have wind/gusts of 155+ knts (the B744 VR) to lift the nose of such a heavy plane!
madison41
Ray Dahl 1
A very rare occurrence…
weecosse
I worked at Andrews Air Force base, Maryland, USA, in the late seventies. A Hurricane came over the base and lifted our C130's off the ground. The wind was such that the chains holding the aircraft to their tie-downs were held taught by the winds.
WhiteKnight77
That reminds me of a story about a tornado at Offutt AFB in 71 while I was a kid. My Pops had gone up the hill behind the housing area after tornado warnings were issued and saw the tornado that ended up cutting across the base to the back gate and beyond. Of course at that time, there was an air museum there with a B-36. Supposedly, a man who lived off base was standing in his picture window to watch the tornado changed his mind when he saw that big bomber try to take off by itself.
petesjet1
Wow!Now that's some heavy winds!
augerin
.....uhhh, are we at Vb?....
AlmirCosta
awesome
KauaiGolfer
Why on earth did they leave an airplane on the ramp, directly in a storm's path?
dshihakl
unbelieveable
powerboatr
incredible and i had to think...where are the tie downs
wx1996
wx1996 1
What about a new item for the parking checklist before Typhoon, sit more more nose down trim?
paviation07
Seems like it coulda been worse if it was facing into the wind...looks like the rain and wind is blowing across the wings not along the wing.
madison41
Ray Dahl 1
Saw some 747's in Marana (YouTube) that were actually moved about by strong winds...nose up 20ft or so. No engines installed.

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andyc852
744 is the designation for the 400 series B747 hence 744!

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whip5209
LOL, gonna remember that one.
ColleenWatkins
you and me both

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