Antonov An-225 has been severly damaged

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Antonov An-225 has been severly damaged

Post by ConnieMan » Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:23 am

According to A.net and DAC it is said that one and only AN-225 was badly damaged in UAE earlier this week according to DAC's forum member, here is the link to it:

http://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/dac ... -news.html

AN-225:
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1123222/M/

No pictures yet but if actually happened then this is very sad and unfortunate news for all who care for this aircraft including myself. Hopefully more will follow on this story if its true...

If anyone has newer information on this please feel free to add to this thread as all information is welcomed.
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Post by ConnieMan » Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:58 am

TJ thanks for the picture, but its not looking good, shoot i was thinking it made up story!!!...
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Post by FULLTHRUST » Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:21 am

From the picture, the red color fluid just behind the nose gear seems to ba a hydraulic system failure. This is not a problem, could be a minor line/gasket failure.

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Post by ConnieMan » Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:35 pm

FULLTHRUST wrote:From the picture, the red color fluid just behind the nose gear seems to ba a hydraulic system failure. This is not a problem, could be a minor line/gasket failure.
Yes you are right on hydraulic failure of some sort but there has been reports of sever structural failure also as whole front of aircraft fell to the ground with severe damage to the flooring, nose gears, gear bay and doors due to the weight of the aircraft.
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Post by ConnieMan » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:34 pm

Here is another picture from different angle of this monster.

http://www.400scalehangar.net/forums/at ... 1176608041


I just hope they can bring it back to life again as its one hell of a aircraft and truly one of kind type also.....
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Post by FULLTHRUST » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:51 am

ConnieMan wrote:
FULLTHRUST wrote:From the picture, the red color fluid just behind the nose gear seems to ba a hydraulic system failure. This is not a problem, could be a minor line/gasket failure.
Yes you are right on hydraulic failure of some sort but there has been reports of sever structural failure also as whole front of aircraft fell to the ground with severe damage to the flooring, nose gears, gear bay and doors due to the weight of the aircraft.
Ok, the nose gear shock absorbers are known as *Nose Oleos*, and are filled with that red color hydraulic fluid. If the nose oleo fails, the nose will eventually fell down, and consequently, the damages.

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Post by ConnieMan » Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:21 am

She is back in the air once again!!!

According to restarted thread on A.net, An-225 was on ground for 2 weeks for repairs and now she is back in air and flown back to Ukraine for more repairs...

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/ge ... n/3360764/

But then again there are no latest pictures so far after its repairs and back in air shots....
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