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Varig, Iberia And The 757  
User currently offlineS.p.a.s. From Liechtenstein, joined Mar 2001, 967 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2603 times:

Hi,

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.


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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...

Cheers

Renato





"ad astra per aspera"
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User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2470 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?

Rgs,


User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2418 times:


Hardiwv,

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!!!
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