DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1051 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 17290 times:
BA had a close call with a 772ER in DEN a few years back. Fuel truck pulled away while it was still pumping causing a serious wing fire, killing a member of the ground crew. I'm hoping this wasn't as serious
Why?..... not to mention they have no "New" 777's, it could be upto 7 years old. Engines are RR or GE.
The newest 777 that BA opperates was delivered October 30, 2001 if my info is correct. Not brand-new, but broken-in none the less.
UA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 17136 times:
All a/c will have F&@#%@'s here and there it's how they handle a situation that counts. Sure any a/c can have an engine fire during take off but how many 2 haulers can continue the take off while at the same time shutting down the engine in question.
Any more info on that BA flight that killed a guy?
AirEMS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 684 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 16772 times:
UA777222 IF you were talking about the ground personnel who was killed by fire in Denver... If I remember right the tanker took off with the hose still attached and it sparked and caught fire....Talking to the Denver Paramedic's who were on scene the Denver Fire Department did such a good job putting the fire out with compressed foam that it covered the body..... Only after the Paramedic's left and they started clean up did they discover the body.... At least after all that time they still called for an Air Medical Helicopter to transport the patient....(it was 30-45 min after the incident had started)
7of9 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 15612 times:
Actually the flight was 30 mins out of Houston not 15mins when this incident happened had just seen my sister off on that flight and was just hanging around when i saw the a/c come back trailing smoke. Some pax. were transferred to other flight going LWG.
My sis. decided to stay an extra day. I don't blame her
SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 14827 times:
Was anyone injured in the evacuation? I thought that there were always some injuries when an aircraft with a cabin as high as the 777 is evacuated. Any info?
An article said that all of the passengers were safely evacuated. While minor injuries are not that uncommon during an emergency evacuation, the height of the slides rarely has anything to do with injuries, as the pressure of the slides can cause sprained-ankles, one of the more common injuries, I believe.
"She Flew For What We Stand For"
: I'm with Saigonhouston - was this the flight that heads to Chicago and picks up more pax on the way to LHR or were there only 130 pax on a nonstop fro
: 130 pax not much. Question: Do the 'Oil' guys that travel on this route have to pay the fuel surcharge as well? That way they end up paying their own
: If it was G-VIID it was indeed a GE-90 777. Luckily they were able to get the plane on the ground safely.
: 130 passengers...very interesting...looks like IAH has trouble filling their BA LGW flight just like DFW!! However, when other airports have trouble f
: Can someone fact-check that the onboard fire system was unable to extinguish the fire in the engine. Because if that is the case and this plane was ov
: Can we get a confirmation on those passenger numbers? If BA can turn a profit on a flight to London with 130 passengers, why couldn't they do the same
: PANAM747 I doubt we'll see them back. Especially since they didn't come back for the summer (unfortunately). Mark
: 130 passengers...very interesting...looks like IAH has trouble filling their BA LGW flight just like DFW!! You're drawing a conclusion from one datapo