Um dos 2 MD11's desta companhia, pode muito bem estar a caminho do sucateiro, resultado de uma aterragem forte.
A Centurion Air Cargo McDonnell Douglas MD-11 freighter, registration N701GC performing flight WE-431 (dep. Oct 19th) from Miami,FL (USA) to Montevideo (Uruguay) with 5 crew, was concluding an ILS Category I approach to Montevideo's runway 24 in foggy conditions and calm winds, but hit the runway very hard at 02:55L (04:55Z). The airplane slowed safely and vacated the runway onto taxiway A, where the crew stopped the airplane. The airplane leaked fuel onto the taxiway.
The airplane received extensive damage to the right hand main gear and wheels, the right hand main gear strut is bent, cracks are visible. Structural damage to the right hand wing spar is suspected as well.
An aviation source in Montevideo told The Aviation Herald, that the runway visual range (RVR) dropped to 700 meters (required 800 meters for the approach). Local gossip is, that a patch of fog obscured the runway so that the crew never saw the runway, but never initiated a go-around and touched down without flare.
Fotos do trem partido aqui http://avherald.com/h?article=421928fc&opt=0