220389 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 7 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1982 times:
Does anyone else know about the BWIA L10-11 tristar emergency landing in the
Azores due to a engine failure. The flight left London and was bound for
Trinidad. BWIA really needs to buy new widebodied aircraft like the
A330-200/300 or the 767-300/400.
Panman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Aug 1999, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1839 times:
The #1 engine had a gearbox failure. The shaft for the FFR had failed. A replacement L1011 was sent from Trinidad and the PAX arrived at POS early the next morning, it was newsworthy because some former Lord Chancellor from London was on the flight.
I understand that the L1011 replacement is down to 2 aircraft. The A332 or the B764.
Woodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1039 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (15 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1812 times:
This emergency landing had nothing to do with the age of the a/c. Remember the 777 emergency landing a couple weeks ago is SFO?? How dumb do you have to be to attribute EVERY emergency landing of an older a/c to the age of the aircraft! A well maintained aircraft of any age can be reliable, a poorly maintained aircraft of any age can be unreliable!! Get over it!