December 7, 2022

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Images show the Boeing 747 clearing the side of the runway as it takes off

A jumbo caused damage to an airport in a major American city by destroying a section of prepared terrain next to the runway.


The incident took place during take-off of a Boeing 747-400 passenger plane from US charter and air cargo company Atlas Air. Currently the world’s largest jumbo operatorIt has more than 50 747s in its fleet.

As shown in the video below, the plane took off from Runway 17 at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport in the US Midwest state of Minnesota. This runway is very small in this big airport which has three runways near the passenger terminal.

The jumbo seen in the footage above was at the airport in an unusual manner, as Atlas does not fly cargo to the location, and this passenger 747 was chartered to take military personnel to El Paso, Texas.

However, jumbos are frequently operated by UPS in Minneapolis with the 747-400 and 747-8 models, but they typically use runway 30L/12R, although there are records of operations on runway 17.

On October 23 a flight with a 747-400, registration N481MC, curiously raised only what appeared to be grass plates on its right side, perhaps the area had recently undergone some intervention, the plates still missing. Fully fixed to the ground.


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