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1 VH-OJH INCIDENT 23 SEPTEMBER 1999 PETER THOMAS OJH PROJECT COORDINATOR

2 THE FIRST DAY VH-OJH left the end of RWY 21L at BKK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT on the night of 23 SEPTEMBER The A/C travelled a further 200 metres across the RWY run-off area. On its way the A/C collided with the RWY 03R Localiser Antenna before coming to rest in a RWL position.

3 pth13: Localiser Antenna pth13: Localiser Antenna

4 pth13: The Day After pth13: The Day After

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7 pth13: No.3 Pylon pth13: No.3 Pylon pth13: Note failure of Diagonal Brace end fitting pth13: Note failure of Diagonal Brace end fitting

8 pth13: Golf Course Road pth13: Golf Course Road

9 THE RECOVERY The importance of keeping the Station Aircraft Recovery List updated, including checking Emergency Contacts and Equipment Suppliers phone numbers. An assistant is required to keep notes during the initial Recovery planning period.

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11 pth13: Construction of a road to return to RWY 21L. pth13: Construction of a road to return to RWY 21L.

12 pth13: Road constructed to allow unloading of aft cargo and parking of crane. pth13: Road constructed to allow unloading of aft cargo and parking of crane.

13 pth13: Stabilising R/H wing to prevent A/C movement. pth13: Stabilising R/H wing to prevent A/C movement.

14 pth13: Fuselage damage due to ingress of NLG Assy. pth13: Fuselage damage due to ingress of NLG Assy.

15 pth13: Classic failure of R/H WLG. pth13: Classic failure of R/H WLG.

16 ARRIVAL OF PARTS To ensure swift delivery of Parts, Materials and Tooling a Customs Agent must be engaged who has contacts at the HIGHEST LEVELS. Arranging a Customs Carnet is of utmost importance to overcome heavy Customs Duties. To ensure these deliveries are completed with the utmost promptness, cooperation with all levels of the Airport Authority is required.

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19 INCIDENT SITE SCRAP All scrap had to be collected for documentation. To conform to Customs regulations all parts and raw materials movements had to be thoroughly documented and presented to the Authorities for approval so as not to incur large Customs duties. This procedure was also required for all scrap material.

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21 JANUARY REPAIR BEGINS The Boeing Team begins the repair by first stabilising and jigging the Aircraft to prevent fuselage movement during the removal of the lower sections of Sections41 and 42.

22 pth13: A/C was tied to the tail jack and the jack was cabled to the ground. Jack point was drilled to allow fitment of a rod between the jack adaptor and the jack point. pth13: A/C was tied to the tail jack and the jack was cabled to the ground. Jack point was drilled to allow fitment of a rod between the jack adaptor and the jack point.

23 pth13: Installation of Tower Jacks pth13: Installation of Tower Jacks

24 pth13: Fuselage stabilisation complete. pth13: Fuselage stabilisation complete.

25 AIRCRAFT REPAIR BEGINS Removal of Section 41 and 42 begins. Replacement of the damaged window- belt has to be done before removal of the lower Section 41. This is to ensure the alignment of the Aircraft is maintained.

26 pth13: Window belt repair. pth13: Window belt repair.

27 pth13: No.3 Pylon repair. pth13: No.3 Pylon repair.

28 pth13: Wiring pull-back pth13: Wiring pull-back

29 pth13: Wiring pull-back completed. pth13: Wiring pull-back completed.

30 pth13: Sections 41/42 removed. pth13: Sections 41/42 removed.

31 pth13: Aligning Sect.41. pth13: Aligning Sect.41.

32 pth13: Installation of Sect.42 plug. pth13: Installation of Sect.42 plug.

33 pth13: Final Alignment pth13: Final Alignment

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35 pth13: Skin finish after repair. pth13: Skin finish after repair.

36 STORES PERSONNEL A team of Stores Personnel was required to acquit all the Parts demands and to administer a Parts store to ensure a smooth production flow is maintained. Boeing were ordering hundreds of parts daily from Seattle and expecting 2 days delivery at the site.

37 pth13: Mick Gledhill pth13: Mick Gledhill

38 DOCUMENTING AND CERTIFICATION To lessen the impact of the cost of the repair to QANTAS a lot of rotable parts were supplied by QANTAS. The Insurance Company will only pay Market Price for these parts. A Team of LAMEs were needed to document and certify these parts as a lot of the Parts were delivered straight from the Vendor. This included all the Landing Gear assemblys.

39 pth13: Mark Coffey pth13: Mark Coffey

40 pth13: First Engine installed by QANTAS LAMEs pth13: First Engine installed by QANTAS LAMEs

41 pth13: Zones 1 & 2 rework by QANTAS. pth13: Zones 1 & 2 rework by QANTAS.

42 pth13: A few of the 300+ F/G repairs to the L/E. pth13: A few of the 300+ F/G repairs to the L/E.

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44 HI - BLOW TEST Seats all the rivets and frame joints. Exposes any fuselage skin joints leakage. Fuselage blown to 12.5 psid.

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46 pth13: Hi-Blow relief vlv. pth13: Hi-Blow relief vlv.

47 ROLL-OUT AFTER REPAIR Rollout from Hangar after approx. 6 months. Due to publicity sensitivity the A/C had to be similar in appearance to other B744s prior to rollout. The repaint of the repaired areas was achieved by paint rollers.

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51 pth13: Thorough wash before functional checks begin. pth13: Thorough wash before functional checks begin.

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54 pth13: Second Test Flt. Return. pth13: Second Test Flt. Return.

55 pth13: Taxi-In after 2nd Test Flt.return. pth13: Taxi-In after 2nd Test Flt.return.

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57 AFTER A/C DEPARTURE A/C Departs for Paint Facility in Xiamen. Final Clean-up underway.

58 pth13: Signing of Certificate of Completion. pth13: Signing of Certificate of Completion.

59 pth13: Departure for repaint at Xiamen, China. pth13: Departure for repaint at Xiamen, China.

60 pth13: All scrap had to be disposed of so as to not arouse Media interest. pth13: All scrap had to be disposed of so as to not arouse Media interest.

61 pth13: Last shipment of scrap is loaded before returning the Hangar to Thai Airways. pth13: Last shipment of scrap is loaded before returning the Hangar to Thai Airways.

62 pth13: The crash site 6 months later. Note: the addition of landing lights. pth13: The crash site 6 months later. Note: the addition of landing lights.

63 THE END VH-OJH RETURNED TO SERVICE AFTER REPAIR AND REPAINT ON 8 APRIL 2000.


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