B747-200 British G-BDXH engine failure 1:200
Boeing B747-200 British Negus livery G-BDXH engine failure 1:200 with collectors coin and stand Announced January 18th 2021, October Delivery.
ARD200 models are made exclusively for Aviation Retail Direct by Inflight200.
On 24 June 1982 a British Airways Boeing 747-236b G-BDXH, Speedbird 9, from London to Auckland and named City of Edinburgh, flew into a cloud of volcanic ash thrown up by the eruption of Mount Galunggung 112 miles south-east of Jakarta, Indonesia, resulting in the failure of all four of its engines inflight. The flight crew immediately performed an engine shutdown drill, which involved quickly cutting off the fuel supply and arming the engines fire extinguishers. A minute later, at 20:43 engine two surged and also flamed out. Within seconds, engines one and three also flamed out and the aircraft fell silent. The flight engineer seated behind the 1st officer then made one of the most chilling statements in aviation history saying "I don't believe it—all four engines have failed!" The crew worked out that the aircraft could glide for 23 minutes without power and they immediately began trying to restart the engines. Captain Eric Moody made the most understated announcement of all time by saying to the passengers who were now wearing oxygen masks due to the lack of oxygen in the cabin
"Good evening ladies and gentlemen. This is your Captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are all doing our damnedest to get them going again. I trust you are not in too much distress."
With time ticking by the crew continued to try and restart the engines and at 20.56 engine number 4 finally started which allowed the rate of descent to be slowed. Shortly after engine 3 managed to restart which then allowed the aircraft to climb slowly to gain time for the restarting of engines 1 and 2 which was successfully achieved .The decision was made to make an emergency landing at Jakarta International Airport where the crew encountered difficulty in seeing through the windscreen because the volcanic ash had completely sandblasted the windows. The aircraft made an approach using the ILS, but the DME was done vocally by the first officer due to the vertical guidance system not working. A tense but safe landing was made and thankfully all passengers and crew were safe. G-BDXH had 3 out of 4 engines replaced at Jakarta along with windscreens and landing light covers and was flown back to Heathrow for a major overhaul before being put back into service.
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Established in 2001, Inflight200 is the first premium quality manufacturer of diecast 1:200 scale aircraft models. Inflight200 has set many standards of production in this scale, using high tech tampo printing to produce exquisite detail and they are continually striving to make more accurate releases. InFlight 200 models are all limited edition, made with all metal die-cast parts and feature antenna, scale landing gear with rubber tires that roll, spinning jet engine fans, and come with an attractive display stand. InFlight 200 models are licensed by aircraft manufacturers (such as The Boeing Company) and major airlines around the world.
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Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14
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