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Topic: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: HELyes
Posted 2013-01-07 12:47:12 and read 12986 times.

Thomson Airways 767-304ER G-OBYF, flight TOM577 HKT-HEL, in troubles in Samara, central Russia:
Emergency landing, engine failure. The 767 carried 302 passengers and seven crew members, no one was hurt, according to ITAR-TASS.

ITAR-TASS:
"A Boeing-767 of the British Thomson Airways made an emergency landing in Samara’s Kurumoch airport at 20:05 Moscow time on Monday. According to preliminary information, the jet had to make an emergency landing after one of its engines failed."

http://www.itar-tass.com/en/c32/616171.html

An interesting way to end your tropical holiday, an (?) extra night in central Russia  

[Edited 2013-01-07 12:55:40]

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: FI642
Posted 2013-01-07 15:52:50 and read 12596 times.

Read the last line of the article......... Imagine what they'd put you on. You know I'd jump at
that chance!

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: ushermittwoch
Posted 2013-01-07 15:55:48 and read 12580 times.

Seven crew members and 302 pax?
Those numbers do not add up.

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: HELyes
Posted 2013-01-07 17:34:12 and read 12218 times.

Quoting FI642 (Reply 1):
Read the last line of the article......... Imagine what they'd put you on. You know I'd jump at
that chance!

Me too..

According to the Finnish papers they still are at the Samara airport, it's night, local hotels are full and the small airport isn't too comfy for some 300 passengers and crew... No news of the Russian help. TUI Nordic couldn't tell how they get home yet.

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: BlueShamu330s
Posted 2013-01-08 00:59:55 and read 11653 times.

G-OBYD was despatched from MAN last night to rescue the pax.

No news on 'YF.

Rgds

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: okAY
Posted 2013-01-08 05:09:29 and read 11066 times.

Quoting BlueShamu330s (Reply 4):

The aircraft from MAN brought fresh crew and food supplies. The passengers were flown to Helsinki on the original aircraft at tthe end. People are angry at the tour operator, saying they were not well looked after.

News in Finnish: Iltasanomat

I think they did a good job bringing in food and the delay was not more than 15hrs at the end. And anyway, what can one expect when the flight gets diverted in the middle of nowhere. But of course people were tired and hungry, so I think once they get home and calm down, it will all be put into proportion, also by the ones who got affected.

okAY

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: TC957
Posted 2013-01-08 05:18:52 and read 11001 times.

So do people expect tour operators to have hoards of staff at every Russian diversion airfield then just in the remote chance one of their holiday flights gets diverted there then ?

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: SKAirbus
Posted 2013-01-08 05:31:34 and read 10876 times.

You get what you pay for...

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: okAY
Posted 2013-01-08 05:35:52 and read 10780 times.

Maybe the passengers should be happy it was not a Ryanair flight   "Flight cancelled, find your own way home". Now that would have been an adventure!  

All well ends well, in this case  

okAY

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: nethkt
Posted 2013-01-08 06:07:33 and read 10152 times.

Definitely you get what you pay for.

Charter flights = older planes with higher aircraft rotation and flying at nearly maximum weights.
Max pax, less crew, expect less help from airlines.

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: PanHAM
Posted 2013-01-08 06:10:23 and read 10069 times.

What are they complaining for ? I am sure that there was enough Vodka available....  

Seriously, any legacy carrier would have had exactly the same problem, exept that the pax number would have been smaller.

Plus, the delay gives them a compensation, should be e 600 per head.

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: ushermittwoch
Posted 2013-01-08 06:29:49 and read 9750 times.

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 10):
Plus, the delay gives them a compensation, should be e 600 per head.

Yup, so most of them will have gotten a 30-50% rebate on their holidays. I would chill (no pun intended) in Samara for a few hours for that as well.

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: EricAY05
Posted 2013-01-08 06:43:15 and read 9499 times.

Everytime one of these holiday flights lands at HEL the terminal is flooded with people in shorts and sandals, even in the winter months. Must be pretty unpleasant to be stuck in central Russia wearing this kind of attire! 

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: CaptCufflinks
Posted 2013-01-08 07:16:16 and read 8909 times.

I remember flying on this bird way back when, when she still wore the old BY (BAL) colours - I really miss that livery on the seven sixes.

If the aircraft is still configured the same as it was back then, legroom would have been a nightmare on such a flight - I would have been grateful for the diversion to stretch my legs!

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: GSTBA
Posted 2013-01-08 07:22:36 and read 8797 times.

Quoting HELyes (Thread starter):
Thomson Airways 767-304ER G-OBYF, flight TOM577 HKT-HEL,

G-OBYF is configured in a 328 all economy configuration. I am suprised that TOM use this aircraft on a long haul route. I thought this config was only used to operate short and medium haul routes

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: okAY
Posted 2013-01-08 07:35:27 and read 8597 times.

Quoting CaptCufflinks (Reply 13):

I used to be CC for BY, some of the 76s we had back then were configured to take 325 pax. Flying sardine cans they were! I did feel very proud working for BY at the time and it was always a nice sight seeing the lady Britannia greeting us en route to take us back to the UK   Fond memories  

okAY

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: RussianJet
Posted 2013-01-08 07:48:01 and read 8388 times.

I love the way that a city of a million people is described here by one poster as 'the middle of nowhere'.

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: ushermittwoch
Posted 2013-01-08 08:00:54 and read 8122 times.

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 16):
I love the way that a city of a million people is described here by one poster as 'the middle of nowhere'.

Maybe he was referring to the airport, which actually is in the middle of nowhere.  

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: teme82
Posted 2013-01-08 08:40:14 and read 7399 times.

Quoting EricAY05 (Reply 12):
Everytime one of these holiday flights lands at HEL the terminal is flooded with people in shorts and sandals, even in the winter months. Must be pretty unpleasant to be stuck in central Russia wearing this kind of attire!

And they are bitching and moaning when they get out of the terminal and get to the car park and taxi's.

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: fanofjets
Posted 2013-01-08 09:07:36 and read 6934 times.

Quoting okAY (Reply 8):
Maybe the passengers should be happy it was not a Ryanair flight "Flight cancelled, find your own way home". Now that would have been an adventure!

Sounds like my last flight on United out of EWR!  

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: HELyes
Posted 2013-01-08 13:57:30 and read 3666 times.

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 16):
I love the way that a city of a million people is described here by one poster as 'the middle of nowhere'.

My bad, actually i didn't know much about Samara... but the passengers couldn't leave the small airport.

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: RussianJet
Posted 2013-01-08 14:37:33 and read 3590 times.

Quoting HELyes (Reply 20):
My bad, actually i didn't know much about Samara... but the passengers couldn't leave the small airport.

Hehe, no problem. I understand the airport is really not too great, so I guess it may as well be the middle of nowhere, it's just that resources (food etc.) really shouldn't have been too tricky to organise. Then again, provincial Russia is provincial Russia......

Topic: RE: Thomson 767 Emergency Landing In Russia
Username: HELyes
Posted 2013-01-08 15:43:10 and read 3470 times.

Yes, the passengers from the flight told lack of food was the main issue. They said in the paper that the ice cream retailer at the airport was very pleased they suddenly had 300 unexpected hungry customers, ice cream was sold for EUR 5 per portion  

[Edited 2013-01-08 15:47:00]


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