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TV Alert (8pm EST 12/18) AirTransat Flt 236  
User currently offlineJerion From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 253 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

Air Emergency
Airbus A330
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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL

Air Emergency
NGC 45 Dec 18 10:00pm Add to My Calendar
Series/Documentary, 60 Mins.
"Flying on Empty"
When a large commercial jet runs out of fuel, catastrophe often results.

Original Airdate: September 30, 2004.






L10/D9S/D10/M80/M88/732/733/734/735/73G/738/72S/757/762/763/320/319/318/ERJ
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User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2307 times:

Actually I saw this episode Thurday night. Apparently, it was a combination of Rolls Royce, the Air Transat Maintenance, and Air Transat management that screwed up. Rolls Royce shipped their engines with a part missing. So even though mx suggested the plane be taken out of service a little longer, management pushed mx do finish it on schedule. The result was mx putting in a tube or something to fix the problem in the engines. This caused the fuel to leak and drain the plane of fuel. Luckily, the plane was able to glide all the way to a military airport on the Azore Islands off of the European continent.

signed,
Matthew



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User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

O this show is on every so often with this...when I was younger it got me afriad of flying

User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

Im surprised AAplatnumflier wasn't on this flight.

It is a good show though if you havent seen it.



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User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2242 times:

Haha very funny....I am just a privlaged young boy I dont lie...by the way that show still does scare me somewhat

User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

I am just a privlaged young boy I dont lie

HAHAHA! You gotta be pretty priviledged to be a member of a frequent flyer level that doesnt exist.



The Best Care in the Air, 1984-2009
User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2200 times:

Luckily, the plane was able to glide all the way to a military airport on the Azore Islands off of the European continent
For all the ETOPS critics here is a good example.



On a wing and a prayer
User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2194 times:

ya AA platinum exists and I am a member of it....I have flown 38 segments this year....if you want to be politically correct I have flown 49,891 miles this year to date with a trip to ORD and SFO coming up before the end of the year.

User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

Um, im talking about UA Executive Platium....

"I used to be an executive platinum with UA and honestly ever since seven bad experiences in a row I stopped flying with them "

Remember that?

And i thought u said you were only going to Mexico for Christmastime...



The Best Care in the Air, 1984-2009
User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2167 times:

After the new year I am that is what I said...but anyways I am gonna be wathcin this show tonight

User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

Anything to say bout that UA Executive Platinum?


The Best Care in the Air, 1984-2009
User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2157 times:

Read my response in the Non-Aviaton forum

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