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Air Deccan's First Flight Accident At HYD  
User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4608 times:


Just thought some of you might be interested in this. Hopefully the new airline won't see any more accidents like this for a while.

Air Deccan is India's first "no-frills" airline currently serving mainly southern Indian cities with ATR aircraft.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=199197

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User currently offlineIndianFlyboy From India, joined Sep 2003, 294 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4518 times:

This is bad stuff , for a change there was a no frills airline which had some future visible. Atleast from the first impressions the airline was not being mis managed like the others.

regards


User currently offlineGamps From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4484 times:

Oh, that must be embrassing - with ministers and CM onboard!

I did observe bit unprofessional attitude of Air Deccan staff when I recently flew Bangalore - Mangalore - Bangalore. Flew both VT-ADA and VT-ADB: planes look new but it is clear that they were stored for a long time.

Staff were very enthusiastic no doubt, but I just did not get the feel that they are taking safety and sufficient precautions seriously enough. Like for example, since the flight was delayed to Mangalore they were just rearing to go and I even saw some movements with the door still being open and FA chatting with ground staff. Pilots are young and I think this is their first job after training. (though one of the pilots they have was an ace test pilot for Indian Airforce)

Anyway all this was on 3rd day of operations and 10th day of operations respectively. Their fare is 50% less compared to Jet Airways on the same route (which also use ATR in that route). I will have my trip report soon.

Cheers


User currently offlineGamps From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4452 times:

Looks like it was not an accident after all.

Just the flames coming out of the engine due to accumulation of moisture which is very common I thought.

Cheers


User currently offlineGamps From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4440 times:

Photo of burning engine and smoke:

http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/01242007.jpg

Note the Sun Microsystems logo. When I flew VT-ADB it was covered because Air Traffic Control at Bangalore had forced them to cover it sighting some old rules prohibiting advertisements on the plane! That day Bangalore - Mangalore ops was delayed for more than 5 hours since ATC denied permission to take off and they had to wait till the logo was covered. Sun is paying some $150,000 per year for this logo on the plane.


User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 4357 times:

I think adverisment's on aircraft are a great idea! I am suprised a company like Sun will choose Air Deccan for there ads though. I would think they would choose Jet Airways for that.

Anybody know how the cabin crews are for the flights. Are they like Jet Airways?


User currently offlineGamps From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4293 times:

United777,

Re:Cabin crews, not really like Jet Airways. Uniform seems to be 60ish. I have a photo from a magazine which I plan to scan and put in the trip report.

It was kinda funny to fly with them. For airsickness bag there was a thick envelope which we find in Officemax with nothing printed. Just plain white envelope. And there was a safety instruction card with instructions in Hindi and English. Thats all. No inflight magazine, newspapers etc.

Later


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