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US 754 (PHL-CDG) Emergency Return To PHL  
User currently offlinezschocheimages From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 151 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3710 times:

I live just outside of Philadelphia and was listening to PHL departure tonight (via the LiveATC app on my iPad). Immediately after departure, US 754 (PHL-CDG), an A330-200, requested to enter holding in order to burn down fuel to their max landing weight for an emergency return.

They're still holding south of the field as of 8:05 EST. I didn't catch the nature of their problem. But based on the calmness of the radio transmissions, it doesn't sound like it's too serious. I'll keep listening and will update as anything else comes up.

[Edited 2013-05-07 17:08:38]


Why fly with 2 engines when you can have 3?
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User currently offlinezschocheimages From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3575 times:

They just landed without incident and were able to taxi clear of the active. Kudos to the flight crew and controllers.


Why fly with 2 engines when you can have 3?
User currently offlinephlwok From United States of America, joined May 2007, 527 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3414 times:

Good thing I picked Sunday to be on this flight, I was considering going over tonight.

User currently onlineCO764 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

It was N281AY, a nearly four-year-old A330-200.


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User currently offlinephlwok From United States of America, joined May 2007, 527 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

Looks like they were in the air for about 1 hr 13 min:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A.../20130507/2220Z/KPHL/LFPG/tracklog

Not sure why FlightAware doesn't show them diverted.

It will be interesting to see what the issue was. Clearly, it was enough to not attempt the oceanic crossing, but not imperative enough to get on the ground for an overweight landing.

The US site shows they're going to attempt a 10:30pm EDT departure, so they're either going to do a plane swap or fix N281AY and still get it out tonight.


User currently onlineCO764 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

It appears that their speed was fluctuating quite a bit (from about 180 to 230 knots), although that could of course be a technical mistake.


http://flightdiary.net/CO764. Next Flights: ORY - PSA, CTA - CDG.
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20362 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3184 times:

Quoting CO764 (Reply 5):
It appears that their speed was fluctuating quite a bit (from about 180 to 230 knots),

The fluctuation is very regular. The track shows that they were in a holding pattern for some time. As they enter the turn, the speed would drop and as they go into the straightaways, the speed would increase.

What sort of issue would lead an aircraft like this to not land immediately, but not fly to its destination?

Landing gear issue?


User currently offlinephlwok From United States of America, joined May 2007, 527 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2923 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 6):
What sort of issue would lead an aircraft like this to not land immediately, but not fly to its destination?

Landing gear issue?

The list could be really long:

- Gear/gear door
- Pressurization
- Flaps
- Fuel transfer pumps
- Hydraulics
- Communications
- On board computers
- Any equipment that you must have all of operating (primary + all backups) prior to starting the oceanic passage
- Etc.

Barring any data, the possibilities are so broad that we're just limited to pretty wild guesses.


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