A Dozen Airplane Photographs
All images are copyright Ilan Kelman.
Landing at CPH, Copenhagen (2010).
Flying from NAN, Nadi, Fiji to TPU, Fua'amotu, Tongatapu, Tonga (2004).
Firefighters used this wreck near BGI, Grantley Adams, Barbados for training for air crashes. Or so I was told (Barbados, 1999).
Sunset flight: BGI, Grantley Adams, Barbados to YYZ, Lester B. Pearson, Toronto (1999).
A380, the largest passenger plane in the world at the time, at FRA, Frankfurt (2011).
Antonov 225, the largest plane in the world at the time, at YQX, Gander, Newfoundland (2005).
Flying in a Twin Otter from SEZ, Mahé to PRI, Praslin Island in Seychelles (2013).
Daytime deicing at OSL, Oslo (2010).
Night-time deicing at ARN, Arlanda (2015).
Landing at DCA, Ronald Reagan Washington National (2016).
On board from TPE, Taipei to MZG, Magong, Penghu, Taiwan (2013).
"Off with its head!" at DUS, Dusseldorf, Germany (2011).
Bonus: Flight Fun
On 3 September 2004, I was on board Flight IB958 from Madrid (MAD2) to Tenerife Norte (TFN), heading to the island for some field work. Approximately 20 minutes into the flight, a burning smell pervaded the cabin and some people near us vacated their seats rapidly and worriedly. The crew on board scuttled around, not doing much but eventually bringing over fire extinguishers although I neither saw nor heard any being used. The airplane continued ascending, but soon after, we turned around and started descending to return to Madrid where we landed and taxied, escorted by fire engines. The photos below were taken after landing.
Seat damage or just missing a cushion?
A strange collection.
Firefighters examining the airplane.
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