Video: Yet another Boeing 707 engine falls off?

….not absolutely sure, but something big and heavy came off this Sudanese Boeing 707 just before it crashed at Sharjah, UAE two days ago. You can see it in this video, although you have to watch carefully.

It’s a well-documented issue on the 707 and the KC-135, although there have been several different reasons why it happened. A key issue is that the loss of one engine sometimes leads to the loss of the adjacent one – although again for different reasons.

This is a security camera video of the Azza Air Transport freighter crash at Sharjah. You see the aircraft take off from right to left, an object falls, then the aircraft banks steeply to the right and crashes. A reported six crew all died.

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3 Responses to Video: Yet another Boeing 707 engine falls off?

  1. David Nicholas October 22, 2009 at 4:16 pm #

    Difficult to tell what it was, although it came down vertically (which to me suggests something a little lighter than an engine, which would have had residual trajectory). However, such a sudden wing drop suggests (like the 1978 DC10 in Chicago) an asymmetric slat retraction, and subsequent stall of the wing on the same side.
    We’ll be better placed to speculate further when we learn what the object was………….

  2. W MAC October 26, 2009 at 3:23 am #

    HELMUT YOU MAY NOT B THERE NOW WORKING 4 AUSTRIAN AIRLINES NOW MET U IN 84 AND I STILL THINK U R ONE MOST NICEST PERSONS I HAVE EVER MET WE DID NOT KEEP IN TOUCH I LOST UR ADDRESS AGINA 84

  3. mutuelle September 24, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    security camera video of the Azza Air Transport freighter crash at Sharjah,incredible video!thanks for sharing the video.

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