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PR904 SFO landing on wet 19L runway

Oct 12, 2007. The tail end of a storm system passed through the San Francisco Bay Area. Runway 19 was in use for landing. Fortunately, PAL special flight PR904 from Manila landed at midday on a very wet runway thereby offering a most exciting and dramatic sight despite difficult shooting conditions owing to light rain and the lack of sunlight.

In this three shot photo series note that the reverse thrust spray falls behind the aircraft as it travels on high speed. But as the aircraft slows down the spray starts to engulf the engines and upper body. Go ahead. Toggle through the photos and check the difference.
Reverse thrust as Philippine Airlines lands on runway 19 left!
Reverse thrust as Philippine Airlines lands on runway 19 left!
N754PR dramatic reverse thrust on a very wet SFO runway !
N754PR dramatic reverse thrust on a very wet SFO runway !
Water spray  above the fuselage & upper deck !
Water spray above the fuselage & upper deck !