Grove GMK6300L-1 from ÖZ TUNCEL Deployed at Istanbul Airport For FedEx Plane Salvage Operation – Heavy Lift News
18 Jun 2024

Grove GMK6300L-1 from ÖZ TUNCEL Deployed at Istanbul Airport For FedEx Plane Salvage Operation

Last month a Grove GMK6300L-1 was rapidly deployed to assist with an aircraft salvage operation after a plane landed without its front landing gear at Istanbul Airport.

Turkish crane rental company ÖZ TUNCEL and its Grove GMK6300L-1 all-terrain crane were called in for a rescue operation at Istanbul Airport, after a FedEx Express Boeing 767 cargo plane touched down at the airport without its front landing gear, bumping its nose on the runway and sending sparks flying in a dramatic incident.

 

 

Thankfully, with guidance from the control tower and great skill from the pilots, no one was injured and the crew all safely evacuated.

To support the rescue of the downed aircraft, the GMK6300L-1 was on site for eight hours, carefully lifting the 15.4t nose of the airplane, while needing to ensure strict control of the load so no other parts of the plane were damaged or moved during removal.

 

 

The crane successfully lifted the 15.4t nose of the airplane, ensuring the rescue operation was a success.

The 300t capacity Grove GMK6300L-1 offers exceptional strength and can lift 14t at the full length of its 80m MEGAFORM® main boom. Its six-axle design ensures stability and performance even in the toughest conditions, while the advanced Crane Control System (CCS) enables precision lifting.

 

 

ÖZ TUNCEL was formed in 2000 and offers crane rental, heavy transport, and construction services across Turkey.

 

All photographs courtesy of Manitowoc Grove

 

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