A332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 9600 times:
I live just minutes from YYC and just viewed a AC A32X that had it's left engine on fire and flaring out (approx 6:42pm MST) ... I saw this from my living room window as I can see departures from runway 10. The engine was clearly in flames and it was popping loudly... the aircraft was struggling but quickly circled around to head back.. should be an emergency landing.
It circled back to land on 16... anyone have any news on this?
Fallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 20 Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9369 times:
I raced out there as soon as I heard about it. Got there just after it had landed. I drove over to the terminal and there was nothing going on around any of the Air Canada Airbus'. One was parked at static, and three were at the gate. Nothing seemed unusual considering what had just happened.
Sgnl06 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 3 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 9069 times:
As far as I know it was a birdstrike. The #1 engine was horribly chewed up around the inside of the cowling, and all of the 1st stage fan blades were damaged (one of the blades had about 20% of the tip missing). I was a little surprised the whole thing didn't come apart, but what the hell do I know
Slashd0t From Canada, joined Dec 2002, 221 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6838 times:
Here's some colourful wording from the Calgary Harold regarding the Alaska incident in their story about the AC issue last night:
"It's the second aircraft to be grounded at Calgary International Airport this week. Alaskan Airlines 737 was put out of commission Sunday morning when the second engine of the plane burst into flames as it was headed for the runway."
Vio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1284 posts, RR: 9 Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 6033 times:
... I was at YYC just before 6pm last night. Glad to hear everything went good. I "love" it how the media makes such a drama out of everything. YYC has a lot of bird activity. Every ATIS mentions it. "...Caution, migratory bird activity around the vecinity of the airport... inform ATC that you have information ...
Something we all have to watch out for.
Superior decisions reduce the need for superior skills.
Fallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 20 Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5621 times:
lastnight Global interviewed a passenger who said everything was calm. The crew handled it well, and just stated that a bird had been injested, and that the plane would be circling around to land shortly.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7702 posts, RR: 55 Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5540 times:
I'm flying Air Canada to Toronto, then I'll be there for two weeks with sidetrips to NY and LA, all on AC. I flew them for the first time a few months ago YUL-YYZ in June and I really liked them, very organised, clean plane (A320), flew like it was on rails. While I've heard some pretty spotty reports of inflight service (esp longhaul) whereby they seem to be doing their best to emulate the service standards offered by their US cousins, I would expect an inflight situation like a bird strike + an engine fire to be a complete non-event on an airline like AC.
Really looking forward to being back in Toronto; rumours of an a.net meetup on the 20th as well.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Boeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2 Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2760 times:
I don't believe the reports that people were laughing and joking on board. That's just plain stupid. OK, so you are sitting in your seat, looking out the window seeing a huge ball of fire, and you turn to your neighbor and start laughing and making jokes. Id like to get a copy of the radio transmissions though.
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