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AF 445 From GIG To CDG 11/17  
User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2899 posts, RR: 9
Posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 4898 times:
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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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User currently offlinespiritair97 From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 1231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 4899 times:

This is a weird coincidence. Wasn't TAM also having problems with an a330 on CDG-GIG a few months ago as well? I will probably never fly the route aas I am as superstitious as they come!

Thank God everybody is safe!


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12150 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 4899 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.

User currently offlinedanielkandi From Denmark, joined Sep 2012, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 4899 times:

wow, im supersticious sometimes, so this route will never be one I will explore! and never AF again.


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User currently offlineNWADTWE16 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 242 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4899 times:

This is why four engines are better than two!!!

User currently offlinebaldwin471 From UK - England, joined Mar 2012, 296 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4899 times:

Quoting NWADTWE16 (Reply 4):
This is why four engines are better than two!!!

I really hope that comment was sarcastic. If it wasn't - http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...ecialcamper/gif/headshakeconan.gif


User currently offlineColombia From Colombia, joined Nov 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4899 times:

Hi new here, long time reader but first post

Quoting baldwin471 (Reply 5):
I really hope that comment was sarcastic. If it wasn't - http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...n.gif

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.

Best regards,
Daniel



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User currently offlineAF185 From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2012, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4899 times:

Quoting Colombia (Reply 6):
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.

  


User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5586 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4899 times:

Quoting NWADTWE16 (Reply 4):
This is why four engines are better than two!!!

Because that worked out so well for QF in SIN  
Quoting VC10er (Thread starter):

Do you have a link to the article?

And do we have any more details about the incident or the "panic"? If people chose alternate means to get to CDG that would imply that they were pretty spooked by the incident.



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User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 589 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4554 times:

Quoting Colombia (Reply 6):
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.

Totally agree with you here.
If it was another twinjet, another airline, another route, maybe it would not even be news.
It is just because it's 330, AF and RIO-PAR.

I just flew that same flight (AF445) 2 days ago, on 330 and would do so again tomorrow !



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