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Manchester City Directors In Plane Scare  
User currently offlineKuba74 From Poland, joined Mar 2000, 432 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2813 times:

News from Man City official website:
http://www.mcfc.co.uk/

The City Chairman and board of directors had a lucky escape when an engine on their plane caught fire on their return from City's Premiership clash at Portsmouth.
The right hand engine on the jetstream plane caught fire just ten minutes after taking off from a local airport on the south coast.

The passengers who included the board of directors, vice presidents of the club and the Manchester Evening News correspondent, Chris Bailey, were first alerted to the problem when they heard a loud bang.

The engine cut out and fumes p0ured into the cabin. The captain of the plane, John Morris put out the fire and turning the plane into the wind carried out an emergency landing at Farnborough airport.

The emergency services had been alerted and were waiting for the plane that was landed safely on one engine.

"It was the most frightening experience of my life," said Chris Bailey of the Manchester Evening News echoing the thoughts of all the passengers.

"There was a loud bang and we could see sparks coming from the engine. It was a very scary moment."

"But the captain was terrific, he handled the whole emergency with great calm and we are all very grateful that we got back down in one piece."

The Chairman John Wardle and the rest of the passengers continued their return journey from Hampshire by coach.




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User currently offlineXXXX10 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

The Leeds united team had a similar incident a few years back, they had an uncontained engine failure on take-off.

Their HS748 (Emarald I thoink) mada a crash landing an luckilly all were safe.



User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

What plane was that ? Gosh, that is scary.


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User currently offlineKuba74 From Poland, joined Mar 2000, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2458 times:

More details were given at http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/sport/football/manchestercity/stories/Detail_LinkStory=77919.html
The plane was Eastern Airways Jetstream, information about a/c type has not been given so far. Eastern Airways operate Jetstream 31, 32 and 41 planes.

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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7378 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2419 times:
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Should be a J32 - the team went on a J41.

David


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2324 times:
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How did the entire first team, which is about 15 or 16 players plus the manager, coach, physio etc all fit in a J41?



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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7378 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2300 times:
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J41 = 29 seater (and gave the aircraft something to do at the weekends as it's normally operating to Stansted Mon-Fri).

David


User currently offlineSpeedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

Probably because the JS41 can carry about 25-30pax...


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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

Any one know which Airport it departed from?!

Justin  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2595 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

It departed from SOU... There were two a/c flying at the same time; I thought the Directors were on board a J32 and the team were on board J41 G-MAJE.... So, was it not the J32 that was involved?

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