Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Varig, Iberia And The 757  
User currently offlineS.p.a.s. From Liechtenstein, joined Mar 2001, 996 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3362 times:


Yesterday another Varig 757 had problems in flight, this time, PP-VTT between GRU and MAO. The flight diverted to BSB due an engine shutdown (not sure about the reason, but rumour has it that it was due high vibrations). This was the third problem with a 757 since the type was introduced, less than six months ago.

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Rafael Bessa

While I'm not trying to blame Iberia about this, I'm just curious to learn how good is the type's safety and dispatchability record within the airline.

Maybe Varig is just having some bad luck recently...



"ad astra per aspera"
2 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3229 times:

Ola, Renato:

Indeed, one ex-IB RG757 (EZE-GIG) had an emergency landing in POA some weeks ago.

Did IB have problems with its 757s? As far as I know they were based in IB mini-hub MIA, correct?


User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3177 times:


No, Iberia had DC-9s, Md-87s and then A319s in MIA, they never had 757s based outside of Spain.

Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Iberia And The 757 posted Sun Jul 2 2006 23:26:05 by LY777
Iberia And The B-757 posted Thu Dec 2 2004 20:47:18 by Anxebla
YYZ And The 757 posted Sun Sep 10 2006 05:35:54 by GoBlue
Fedex And The 757 posted Wed Aug 2 2006 05:26:44 by Mason747
USA 3000 And The 757? posted Wed Mar 8 2006 20:05:08 by Petermax777
JET2 And The 757 posted Tue Sep 27 2005 18:41:26 by PMN
NW, PW And The 757 posted Wed Jul 13 2005 19:22:23 by N1120A
Air Canada And The 757 posted Tue Jun 21 2005 05:14:43 by N62NA
Iberia And The 747-400 posted Sun Jul 25 2004 22:45:35 by CX747
Northwest And The 757-300 posted Sat Feb 23 2002 00:52:45 by AmericanF100