747-200 freighter shreds 14 tyres
16 / 10 / 2012
AN electrical failure is thought to be behind an emergency landing at Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport, US.
Local media have identified the aircraft, which blocked the runway for several hours from 2am Tuesday, as a Southern Air Boeing 747-200 freighter from Miami.
“A couple hours outside of Anchorage, they had a complete electrical failure,” investigator Clint Johnson is reported to have told Anchorage Daily News.
“They were flying almost entirely with battery power, and those were getting depleted.”
It has been reported that reverse thrusters were also not available to ease the landing, which left the aircraft standing on only four tyres but the crew unharmed.