Egghead From United States of America, joined May 2005, 48 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7761 times:
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - An Air India plane bound for New York and carrying 205 passengers aboard made a safe emergency landing in Romania on Thursday after reporting fire aboard, a transport ministry official said.
"The Boeing 777 landed safely in Bucharest and no one aboard was hurt," the official, who asked not to be named, told Reuters.
He said the plane, which took off from Bombay and was due to make its first stop in London, reported a small fire aboard and asked for permission to land at 1510 GMT. It landed at 1555 GMT.
The fire, caused by a short circuit, was put out automatically by safety equipment, the official said.
He said passengers were evacuated from the plane that was now undergoing checks. The passengers would most likely resume their flight within one hour, he added.
JoyA380B747 From India, joined Mar 2005, 434 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6941 times:
I've nothing to say but that the AI is simply Gone.... Two such incidents on AI reported in the past week or so.
Sorry, but I feel very sorry for those who travel on AI just due to Low Ticket price.
If it wasn't for AI and those money mongers sitting in the parliament, 9W would have been as big as SQ...:(
Mrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6293 times:
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10): I would like to know what caused the Short circuit & how severe it was,
Outlook India reports that the fire was extinguished before the pilot went for emergency landing - he decided to give safety very first priority, although the fire was extinguished automatically by the circuits in the luggage bunk.. I think it is very responsible for the captain to go 100 % sure though for economic reasons he coul have continued
haning said that, my favorite comment: BA woul have continued the flight
Air India and its corrupt management continues to put innocent passengers in danger by operating these substandard aircraft. Who will take responsibility if one of these planes falls out of the sky tomorrow? I am sure Thulasidas and Patel will both be makig excuses trying to justify the unjustifiable.
Said it before and i say it again: these T7s are to Air India what the westland choppers were to Pawan Hans and will ultimately be the downfall for the airline.
In the meantime, Passengers shoudl avoid travelling by Air India and opt for either BA or 9W. If they have no option then atleast make sure that their flight is not being operated by one of these rustbuckets.
COUGARRIDES From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6153 times:
The most shocking aspect to this incident is the extent to which the AI mgmt is going to keep the knowledge about the problems faced with the 777's secret thus putting the travelling pax under great risk.
It is well known that Air India has been having serious issues with integrating these substandard, damaged aircraft into their fleet with numerous, numerous incidents of aircraft goin tech since the first commercial operation using this aircraft. And atleast one of the aircraft has had its induction idelayed because of issues with (yes!) corrosion related maintainance problems.
Its time the media got into the act and exposed the truth behind the operational and maintainance records of the 3 T7's operating in Air India. Air India is putting the lives of thousands of passengers to great risk everyday by operating these rustbuckets. Its time the truth was told.
COUGARRIDES From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6128 times:
Subin: would u have booked the tix and put you and your family in such danger if you had known the truth about the nature of problems these T7's have been facing since their induction? That is exactly my point. The AI mgmt is putting the lives of thousands of people in danger by pulling a curtain on the T7's known problems.
The fact remains that these 3 rusty aircraft are not completely airworthy and the repeated incidents of cancellations and reschedulings over the past 2 months and now this diversion have proved this inal ample measure.
Let the truth be told: the public has a right to make an informed choice. By not telling the truth the AI mgmt is guilty of endagering the lives of the thousands of passengers who book tix on Air India and and get put on a flight operated by one of these rustbuckets.
I personally think that you are taking a huge risk and unnecessarily putting yourself and your family in grave danger by booking a flight on an aircraft that has a questionable record of operations within Air India. I would suggest you cancel and rebook yourself on BA or 9W or alternately atleast switch to a AI flight operated by a known reliable aircraft like the 744.
COUGARRIDES From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6104 times:
Any source of these figures Mendis? I must ask you how u came up with these figures? Who in Air India is giving u these figures? Wow! U sure have connections man! Bata na: who is giving out these figures?
When you make a post on ANET, you must back it up with some source, like a URL or something like that. Can you post some links to back up your claims please?
which I do regularly seem to be some of the most punctual flights in the AI system. Until this incident flights have been running smoothly hardly any delays that I have noticed. Even the flight information on http://www.baa.co.uk/ backs this up most of the time.
To me what Sean is saying which regards to B777 dispatch reliability seems true.
Also I have flown AI by choice on my flights to India and have found the flights to be fine and I consider AI to be one of the best airlines in the world. If given the choice again would fly Air India to India out of choice.
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WestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2114 posts, RR: 8 Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5864 times:
Quoting B747-437B (Reply 20): VT-AIK has a 99.2% dispatch reliability since January 2005
A purely mathematical digression...
If the dispatch reliability number is accurate, (99.15% <= DR < 99.25%), then the number of dispatch problems must be exactly TWO and AIK has to have made between 234 and 264 successful departures during the period. (If the number of problems was 1, then AIK would have had to have made less than 133 departures, which seems too low).
It was reported in another thread that AI had "cannibalised" an engine from N789UA to replace one of the engines on AIK. Perhaps the engine issues were a contributing factor.
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25 Brons2: Cougarrides, what is your problem? What is the source of you calling these planes rustbuckets?
26 HAWK21M: So it was a Cargo Fire warning Was it.This was VT-AIK wasn't it. regds MEL
27 WestWing: Would be interesting to learn whether AI 777s have halogen or incandescent lighting in the cargo hold.
28 MKEdude: When they landed did they do a full evacuation using the slides, or did they use the stairs instead? Also the T7 has a spotless safety record (absolut
29 TheBigOne: Cougarrides - Sean's proved himself correct countless times on this site. Perhaps its up to you to disprove him?
30 B747-437B: AIK only went into service on January 5. I did some rough math and if my calculations are correct she should have made ~135 revenue flights for AI by
31 A340roy: We need facts and not opinions to judge wether a aircraft is airworthy or not. remember, AI is the only airline (until today) which has a record of n