Aircraft Photo of F-GITA | Boeing 747-428 | Air France |
Registration / Serial:F-GITA
Aircraft Original Type:Boeing 747
Aircraft Generic Type:Boeing 747-400
Aircraft Version:Boeing 747-428
Operator / Titles:Air France
C/n (msn):24969 / 836
City / Airport:Tahiti / FaaaMap
Country:French Polynesia
Airport Codes:ICAO: NTAA   IATA: PPT   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:September 1993
Photo by:T.LaurentContact
Photo ID: 143874
Photographer's Remark

Recovery in progress after a spectacular runway overrun. Due to the spoilers not deployed, the automatic brake disarmed and the assymetric thrust reverser, 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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