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Emergency Unfolding At GLA  
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5165 posts, RR: 33
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 12909 times:

Air Malta 197 has suffered two burst tyres on takeoff from Glasgow, at around 20:17.

Ac is reporting hydraulic leak, and "partial brakes - partial spoilers - dont know if the gear is down - will
have to be moved manually"

All aircraft are holding at LANAK while Air Malta burns off fuel and prepares for an emergency landing. More as it happens...

Its 21:03 and ac is preparing for emergency landing


That'll teach you
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User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 12693 times:

I was out with GLA fire brigade today and asked if they had any recent full emergencies. Quite a coinsidience that one occurs tonight. Hope all goes well.


Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineJfkaua From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 12622 times:

What type of equipment is this?

User currently offlineTasha From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 12614 times:

I'm going to say a little prayer for all those on board.

User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5165 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 12604 times:

I hope so. AC is still in the air. MyTravel has been cleared to land. Air Malta has been asking for Prestwick weather so may consider diverting.

Aircraft may be up for another 45 mins yet. Resque helicopter is on standby...



That'll teach you
User currently offlineJfkaua From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1000 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 12569 times:

whats free that i can use to track the flight? On what I tried I either get 0ft or 0mph or please contact airline...

User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 12539 times:

Looks like the flight was to MLA. They fly A319's (3), A320's (4) and B733's (6). Hopefully not a front tire. I wish them a safe return.

Logan


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5165 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 12481 times:

AC is 9H-AER type A320 via Manchester i believe...


That'll teach you
User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 12451 times:

Nighthawk, are you listening in on the frequency I take it? Do you know what tyres are burst?


Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 12416 times:


So far no press releases at: http://www.airmalta.com/page.jsp?id=74&siteid=1 Can also check their hompage.

Logan


User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5165 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 12369 times:

Im not on freq, too far away. Friend is sending me updates over MSN, he is on freq. Noidea which tyre. aircraft is on approach. reporting 214 (!?!) onboard, all ready for emergency evac.

Type is believed to be A320, on loan from air malta to excel...



That'll teach you
User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 12366 times:

Aircraft is a B737-300.

Thanks
-Stephen


User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 12335 times:

214 onboard!!! lot of people for a 737 or A320. Fingers crossed.


Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5165 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 12267 times:

9H-AER:


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Photo © Javier Rodriguez - IBERIAN SPOTTERS



surface wind 107 deg 9 knots



That'll teach you
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5165 posts, RR: 33
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 12114 times:

Glasgow is closed to all traffic. A BA flight has been told to divert as they expect runway to become unusable afte rlanding!

Aircraft is now on approach....



That'll teach you
User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 12074 times:

It is a B737-300. The six A320's are currently 'in action.' At Heathrow, Manchester, Pescara, Frankfurt, and the two chartered are from Kavala into Manchester and Larnaca into Birmingham.

Thanks
-Stephen

[Edited 2004-09-01 22:49:39]

User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5165 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 12003 times:

aircraft has pulled out of approach, and expects to try again in 30 mins. They are now trying to land a few other flights. Globespan is on approach now.


That'll teach you
User currently offlineDan330 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11938 times:

KM197 down as a 733 on the Malta Airport website:
http://www.maltairport.com/arrivals/page.asp?p=5468&l=1

Although aircraft type isn't really important at the minute.


User currently offlineCxsjr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11637 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3619848.stm

Ticker on this site now shows aircraft preparing for emergency landing.

[Edited 2004-09-01 23:12:52]

User currently offlineBENNETT123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7690 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11639 times:

I have just copied this from WWW.BBC.CO.UK


"An Air Malta flight is circling Glasgow Airport to burn up fuel before making an emergency landing.
Airport operator BAA said the Boeing 737, with 143 people on board, suffered hydraulic failure on take-off.

Emergency services have been placed on stand-by.

More soon".

I will let you know if I get any more info.


User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3037 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11584 times:

The news story is now breaking on BBC News 24 and they are speaking to an expert and the impacts of an aircraft landing with 2 burst tires.

They are advising they have ambulances and fire brigade on standby. The BAA spokeman confirmed the airport is closed to all traffic.


User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17068 posts, RR: 66
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11562 times:

CNN Headline news of course can't find Europe as usual. ARGH!


"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11553 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/3619848.stm

Glenn



http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1894 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11545 times:

A little prayer for all on board. I'm sure they will make it. The pilots are in touch with Boeing on the best landindg senario, I'm sure. Maybe even a wheels up landing after exhausting their fuel. Good luck.


Cameras shoot pictures. Guns shoot people. They have the guns.
User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11443 times:

i can c it coming into land right know everyone keep fingers crossed into land very sloley sorry bout spelling

25 Richard28 : according to sky news it is due to land in 5 -10 minutes (i.e. 22:20-22:25 BST) hope everything goes okay.
26 Nighthawk : Aircraft now ready to retry approach. Good luck and god bless all on board...
27 GoAround : Thoughts with those on board.
28 BMIFlyer : Any News?? Have they landed yet? Lee
29 Trickijedi : Aircraft now ready to retry approach Retry approach? Did they attempt to land once before?
30 GLAGAZ : Yes, this is the second attempt.
31 GoAround : BBC update: Full emergency procedures have been activated and a rescue helicopter is on standby.
32 Bmi330 : not sure what i am seeing now i though i had seen it going in but there is still a light in the sky. think its the recure chopper seen it going back a
33 Nighthawk : aircraft has landed....... everything ok....
34 GLAGAZ : Great news, well done to everyone involved.
35 Trickijedi : Good news! Thanks for the updates.
36 Blackbird1331 : Thank God. Thank you for the speedy update.
37 Planesarecool : What damage is there to the aircraft involved? -Stephen
38 Post contains images Starlionblue : If nothing else, there will be brown stains on the seats
39 Logan22L : Nighthawk: Great coverage. I'm sure kudos are in order for the entire flight crew as well. Logan
40 Post contains images Nighthawk : Logan: Great coverage? Everything i posted was wrong, A320 with 214 on board, Aircraft was a 737-300 with 143 on board
41 Post contains images GoAround : But what matters right now is the damage to life - we know everyone's safe - that's what counts. Sometimes it doesn't matter whether it's a 747, A320
42 Nighthawk : I believe the passengers exited the aircraft on the runway, so Glasgow will probably remain closed for the next few hours
43 OPNLguy : >>>What damage is there to the aircraft involved? Don't know about this specific event, but from personal experience on others, you're probably lookin
44 Pe@rson : I'm glad everything was OK and that it was uneventful. I had butterflies even without being on the flight!
45 CMK10 : Any landing you can walk away from is a good one. Good to have them back on the ground.
46 LMML 14/32 : B737-300 9H-ADH The plane burst at least one tyre on take off and this in turn took out the A Hydraulic System. This means that the plane had limited
47 BENNETT123 : Excellent news from the BBC. Well done Air Malta. "Jet lands safely after tyre alert The Air Malta flight lands at Glasgow Airport An Air Malta flight
48 Kl911 : '''circled the airport for three hours to burn fuel before attempting to land. ''' Why not dump fuel and land? That would be better for the mental hea
49 Buckfifty : As I understand it, A320's are not equipped for fuel jettisons.
50 OPNLguy : >>>Why not dump fuel and land? 737-300 doesn't have them either. nor does any 737...
51 LHR27C : Thanks for all the updates, thank goodness it has landed safely. Any news on the replacement aircraft yet?
52 Post contains images Jaspike : There was an interview with one young lady who was on the flight on GMTV this morning She didn't seem to scarred at all.. Tom
53 LMML 14/32 : The relief aircraft, an A319, sent from MLA should be boarding the pax as I write. In these incidents it is not uncommon for some pax to decide not to
54 Planesarecool : The ultimate question remains, will they bother repairing the aircraft. From what i know, these aircraft are knocking on a bit now, should they retire
55 Acvitale : Planesarecool, A tyre burst is not an airframe problem but rather a tyre problem. It could happen to a new or old airframe. Because one has a tyre pro
56 Thunderace : Can you tell me why a 737 does not have the ability to dump fuel. This must have been a nightmare for the pax ! ! ! ! ! !
57 Buckfifty : Fuel jettison equipment, including the manifold, the pumps, etc, add weight and complexity to the aircraft wing. There really is no need for fuel dump
58 Logan22L : Nighthawk - sorry, left work right after the landing. What I meant was, thanks for keeping us so "right-up-to-the-minute." So you got a few details w
59 OPNLguy : >>>Can you tell me why a 737 does not have the ability to dump fuel. There wasn't any need for it, since when it was first designed, the 737-100 was a
60 LMML 14/32 : Actually in the incident of the 13th August, it was a brand new tyre that had been changed during the night that burst on take-off. Of course brand ne
61 Craigy : If the situation had required immediate action, then the 737 would have just made a heavy landing. In this case, the more fuel you can burn off the be
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