Anair From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 61 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7244 times:
In according with information given by radio "Cadena Ser", as well as most important national papers, today, an Iberia's Airbus A340-600 flying from MAD to Mexico performed an emergency landing due to smoke on board.
The plane took off from MAD at 00:00 UTC and landed at LIS at 03:00 UTC
288 passengers an 14 crew on board, some of them suffered small injuries during the emergency evacuation. No fire was found on board.
Anair From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 61 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7144 times:
As you know, information given by mass media are usually too vague. I've read several papers but there's no more info about it.
I suppose they found smoke on passengers cabin..... But I can't assure it :-(
EUROBUS From Spain, joined Nov 2004, 313 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7135 times:
8 injured, 1 with a broken leg. And President Putin was another of the affected travelers, as he was on his way back from Brazil and had to wait almost two hours to continue his trip due to the partial closure of LIS airport.
PhotoLPPT From Portugal, joined Jul 2004, 497 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7072 times:
Reg. confirmed from RTP (Portuguese Television) footage shown this morning here on TV. News here are of a cargo hold fire warning that got activated.
Plane towed to stand, airport now under normal ops.
Russian pres. Puttin was on board the presidential IL-96 taxiing to the holding point of runway 03 (visit of state, enroute to Brazil) when the IB declared the emergency, and due to the incident, got stuck at LIS until the airport reopened.
14 injured from the emergency evacuation, everyone ok.
PhotoLPPT From Portugal, joined Jul 2004, 497 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6820 times:
Maybe some of the pax ellected to be transfered back to MAD in the morning flight out of LIS, either to resume voyage or to go home.
Anyway, I am positive they are sending the A343 I mentioned as the replacement aircraft. Currently scheduled to leave MAD around noon spanish time.
Three pax were admitted to Santa Maria Hospital... an Israeli woman of 57, with a twisted ankle, an english cityzen, male, 69, and a 24 year old spanish girl.
All injured are ok, one of these three was submitted to a cirurgical procedure at the hospital and it is now recovering.
Hardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 51 Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6776 times:
Interesting enough an ex-IB 757, operating now as RG fleet, after one week in operation suffered an emergency landing in POA on Thursday last week. The RG flight operated EZE-GIG. a/c sent back to IB for checking.
Iberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 15 Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6124 times:
EC-IZX was delivered in September of this year so its about 2 months old. I have heard that the sensors on the A340's are very sensitive. Not sure what triggered the smoke in cargo hold warning but thank god it was a false alarm and that the only injuries happened during evacuation.