VC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2855 posts, RR: 10 Posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4829 times:
I haven't seen this here, sorry if someone has already mentioned it. According to the Rio Times an AF A330 had engine failure and was re-routed to Morocco. The article did not get into much further detail. Everyone is safe, however panic apparently broke out during the incident. AF sent a new aircraft to pick up the stranded pax in Casablanca but according to the report many chose an alternate way back to Paris.
Has anyone else read this story? I have found other reports via Google.
I wonder if superstition could impact this route moving forward, it seems as if it did spook some of these fliers enough not to continue on with AF. I am not injecting any personal commentary in any other way.
Thank God all souls are safe.
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KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4830 times:
It doesn't make any sense at all. If they were superstitious why would they fly an AF A-330 from GIG to CDG in the first place? The same could have happened (lost an engine over the Atlantic Ocean) to an AF B-777.
Has to be one of the funniest things I've seen here, thanks.
With regard to the subject, I guess the shadow of AF447 will for ever be there, and there is no doubt that it should never be forgotten as it gave us many many lessons , some of them valuable if not all.
This is (not trying to be harsh here) yet another incident , well managed by the way, of many that occur while flying, IMO nothing to do with A/C and or Airline here.