FLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 5020 posts, RR: 51 Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1639 times:
"MIRABEL -- An Air Transat plane had to return to Mirabel Wednesday morning shortly after takeoff after experiencing engine problems.
A witness said one of the three engines of the aircraft, a Lockheed 1011, appeared to be vibrating. In response to the problem the pilot turned off the defective engine and turned back to land at Mirabel.
The aircraft, which was headed to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, discharged a significant amount of fuel as a precaution before landing without problem, around 9:15 a.m.
One hundred and forty-seven passengers and 14 crew members were on board"
Qb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1611 times:
I love the L-1011 (not too crazy about TS though) but I think the time has come for retirement. During a recent press conference, TS' president hinted that they are looking at a plan to simplify their fleet. They currently operate 752s, 313s, 332, 333, L-1011-250, L-1011-500; way too much models for a fleet of barely 20 planes. I think they'll get rid of the 313 and all Tristar and stick with 752s and 33x.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.