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Whatever Happened To TheAir Transat A330 Glider  
User currently offlineXms3200 From Sweden, joined Apr 2005, 108 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3115 times:
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Dateline NBC had a segment on the Air Transat A330 glider that successfully landed in the Azores. Any ideas if that plane is scrapped or is it back in service.

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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3100 times:

Pretty sure it's back in service.

User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 977 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3099 times:

Quoting Xms3200 (Thread starter):
. Any ideas if that plane is scrapped or is it back in service.

Repaired... back in service. The airplane only suffered from a faulty fuel transfer pump and a landing gear fire during the dead-stick landing.


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

And a broken fuel line.

User currently offlineSpyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2939 times:

Was onboard the airline shortly after in came back into service. Never flew on the aircraft though since after taxiing to the runway, one of the engines didn't power -up on the runway and we returned back to the gate. Created a 6-hour delay, but on the positive side it did enable me to fly a L1011-150. Guess they hadn't sorted out all the problems when I was back on it.

User currently offlineLPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

You can still see the repair marks on the runway.
LPLAspotter



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User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

There are several pics of this a/c in database since the Lajes incident.

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/826968/M/

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User currently offlineSinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1647 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 2):
Repaired... back in service. The airplane only suffered from a faulty fuel transfer pump and a landing gear fire during the dead-stick landing.

The Aircraft suffered from a ruptured main fule line. This was caused bu chaffing with a bleed line that was not installed properly. Also the aircraft was not "deadstick" as the RAT provides eletrical and hydraulic power for the basic critical systems.


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User currently offlineBWIA330 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

Flew her twice since the accident. Amazing aircraft. Even got a tour of the flightdeck of C-GITS in FLL last April

Regards,

BWIA330


User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From Tokelau, joined Apr 2004, 3641 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

Even the tiny busses have RATs?

Do the tiny Boeings have these?



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 977 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

Quoting Sinlock (Reply 7):
Also the aircraft was not "deadstick"

A landing with no engine power is commonly called a deadstick landing.


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

Quoting AirPortugal310 (Reply 9):
Do the tiny Boeings have these?

The 737s don't, unless it's a customer option that I've never been aware of...


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