JCS From Netherlands, joined Jun 2004, 208 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2890 times:
I got just a call of a friend who is onboard of KL 777 at AMS waiting for take-off to GRU (Sao Paulo). The departure time is 13:55. But because of problems with the door for the water supply and with the water pressure they are still waiting. Now, it is 15:31 (Dutch time). I don't have a registration number available right now. Who can tell about these problems?
As739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 5949 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2844 times:
Just the usual airplane mechanical. I know with our 737's we get the problem once in a while where you can't get pressure into the water system. Shouldn't take long to fix, of course the 777 is a different bird. It happens to every airplane and any airline.
"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
JCS From Netherlands, joined Jun 2004, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2719 times:
It might be a usual problem. But in that case the 777 seems to be a very different bird then. They are now (16:34) still working on it (already 3 hours!) and they just said to need 1,5 or 2 hours more. Problem is still the door for the water supply. They now want to take it from another a/c.