Spotterboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2144 times:
A Tyrolean Airways Dash8Q-400 prior departure from Vienna International Airport:
On board also the UN-chief inspector HANS PLIX who was on his way to the Iraq. With him a journalist from CNN. He filmed the inspector while he and the other passengers were told, that the plane has an engine failure...
They had to get out of the plane and the guy from CNN was live on TV then. He told everything about Tyrolean and their next failure. And he also commented that the free world is in danger if the chief inspector and his team is not able to get to Baghdad.
There was no possiblity for him to get there from Vienna, so he had to drive to Budapest, then to fly to Larnaca and from there to the Iraq.
Dangerous game tyrolean!
Now the whole world was told over CNN that your planes are not the best...
Mark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2090 times:
Beschämt den Kopf senken
Talk about not coming through when the chips are down. (though maybe this time it's not strictly Bombardier's fault, but P&W if it's an engine issue. Or maybe Tyrolean maintenance?)
Anyway just the kind of publicity the Q400 (and for sure the carrier as well) don't need. I hope Herr Blix didn't have his mind at all taken off the more pressing international issues at hand, by this foul-up.
Racko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4887 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2005 times:
T prop, the problem is that this is not Tyrolean's first problem with the Q400, but rather the last one in a long row of more than 60 incidents in the last years. They had just set up a 10 points plan to fight these problems, and just some days later the next flight has to be cancelled due to problems with the aircraft.