On January 13, 2017 a Boeing 747-8F with registration VQ-BLR landed on runway 36R of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. During this landing the tires of the right main landing gear made contact with the runway threshold lights of runway 36R. The runway threshold lights mark the beginning of runway 36R with the aiming point marking situated 300 meters beyond the runway threshold and in the touchdown zone.1 Three thresholds lights disintegrated by the aircraft tires weight. Furthermore, the aircraft sustained damage; multiple scratches and dents were visible on the fuselage and wings.


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