Undies737 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3891 times:
I can'y recall exact date, sometime in 2001.
emirates 773 had catastrophic engine (#1 eng) failure during pwr transients on takeoff roll from Melbourne YMML.
i remember seeing this on the news with amatuer video footage from a passenger who was filming @ the time.
blade from the front fan let go, is what the news coverage had. could've been propoganda though.
Tom_eddf From Germany, joined Apr 2000, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3833 times:
That's correct, AFAIK, the A340 write-offs were due to a ground fire caused by wrong maintenance procedures (Air France) and terrorist attacks in Srilanka (Srilankan/AirLanka). However, the A330 was involved in an accident during its early days (pilot error during low-pass at air show).
Arsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3780 times:
No hull losses for the 777 so far, touch wood. It really is a fantastic 21st century jetliner in all aspects. But it takes just one error/terrorist attack/mechanical failure and that record would be broken.
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 9069 posts, RR: 41
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3686 times:
Didn't that A330 crash happen during a test flight, before certification? That's what I've read on this forum and on the internet, and I dare to say I'm quite certain that I would remember having heard of an A330 full of passengers crashing.
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A340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1986 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3578 times:
The 777 has had a great safety record and has had a few close calls as far as hull losses go (BA 777 at DEN fueling fire comes to mind) and the A340 has had the same great safety record in the flying stage with a few ground hull losses due to circumstances beyond their control (Air France "fire" and the Sri Lanka "fired upon").
The A330 that has been talked about involved cn 042. F-WWKH was in basic Thai colors, flying what I believe was a single engine go-around test when it went down June 30, 1994 in Toulouse prior to certification.
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Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3214 times:
No A330 has ever crashed during a scheduled flight. There were incidents but none were fatal except the one that happened during certification flight.
I do remember B772s involved in various incidents but no fatal accidents, albeit with a few close calls. I remember there was a TG B772 in flight fuel leak and had to do an emergency landing at DAD. There were reports of fuel substance on the runway (I am not sure about this but that was what I heard).